African American Gun Manufacturer “Civilian Force Arms” ~ VIDEO

By Philip Smith – President National African American Gun Association.

Yonas Hagos of Civilian Force Arms
Yonas Hagos of Civilian Force Arms
National African American Gun Association
National African American Gun Association

USA –-(Ammoland.com)- I ran across a Company called “Civilian Force Arms” they are an African American owned “Gun Manufacturer” in the United States.

Yes right here in the USA and they are thriving. The company was founded by Yonas Hagos who is a USA Army Veteran and Purple Heart recipient.

The company is delivering a World Class AR-15 platform that is dependable and performs at a quite a high level.

Yonas Hagos, a child refugee from Sudan, has always dedicated his life to serving his country and others.

Yonas Hagos
Yonas Hagos

After being wounded by a rocket propelled grenade in Iraq during the height of the war in 2004, Yonas became an avid community volunteer and entrepreneur.

Volunteering as a Mission Continues Fellow, he along with other post 9/11 Veterans dedicated their time and energy to rebuilding communities across the nation.
Soon he turned his drive to serve into business, launching three successful businesses helping to employ fellow Americans.

Now he is focusing on what he does best, designing and building custom AR-15s. Yonas prides himself on producing weapons that are American Made, Built To Survive.™

This is a solid Veteran owned organization that the NAAG community needs to support “Nationwide” and buy products from. They are based in Illinois.

Company Website: https://www.civilianforcearms.com/about

Location:
Civilian Force Arms
1208B Badger St. Yorkville, IL. 60560
Telephone:
630-882-3498 / Phone: 815-341-9165
Email; [email protected]

About National African American Gun Association (NAAGA):

The goal of the National African American Gun Association is to have every african american introduced to firearm use for home protection, competitive shooting, and outdoor recreational activities. We are a civil rights organization focused on self preservation of our community through armed protection and community building. The National African American Gun Association provides a network for all african american firearm owners, gun clubs and outdoor enthusiasts. We welcome people of all religious, social, and racial perspectives. We especially welcome african american members of law enforcement and active/retired military.

For more information, visit: www.naaga.co.

  • 61 thoughts on “African American Gun Manufacturer “Civilian Force Arms” ~ VIDEO

    1. I have seen numerous You Tube videos by different reviewers and all and I repeat, ALL have given these rifles rave reviews! So I would love to get one of the” Hagos” model rifles! One day!
      As far as all this going back and forth over hyphens and such, I am so sick and tired of all the arguing!!! Damn it people we are all Americans!!! who cares what your color or ethnicity. What are you doing ? How do you treat people? Are you productive member of society? That’s what matters. I am no bleeding heart liberal, but this arguing will get us no where. The people in control are loving it when we argue and put labels on each other. It keeps us divided and easy to manipulate, we need to wake and come together.

    2. Why does it have to be African American owned by name. This is why there is racism in our country. As long as people do things and give it a special name that leans towards race then that just reminds others that everything has to be a black white thing. Why couldnt the story be about a Vet that opened a gun manufacturing business in the US. Saying we accept all races buit we really play towards African American is racist. There should be no African American anything. You are either American or not. You werent born in Africa and you never been to Africa then you are American and not African American. Either be American or move to Africa and be African. If I opened a Gun Manufactiring business and said that I accept all Races but really wanted White Americans to get involved in learnnng about guns. There would be a lynch mob out looking for me. Seems like when a Black man does something and gives props to being black and proud then the US calls him a scholar. If a white man does something and gives props to the white community or white race. They call him a Racist bigot and they want him dead. This is the truth and you all know it. That being said. I would like to take this time to thank the owner for his service andlet him know that he is a hero to me..

      1. It has to be African American Owned because it is needed and wanted in the African American Communities. For more than 500 years the Black Population have had to rely on weapons made by racist bigots for the express purpose of them hunting us and limiting our access to protect ourselves while they are able to invade our towns or our homes and murder us at will.

        I as am American Veteran is extremely proud of Hagos for being able to get into this business.

    3. Great vet, business owner, business and gun.

      We need more AFRICAN AMERICAN, BLACK, whatever we choose to call OURSELVES in the gun/shooting industry. Far too often the media and Internet trolls lead you to believe we are not here and here in a responsible way but we are. Comments like those above are why I’ve chosen to build my next AR versus give my money to support someone who doesn’t support me. Maybe I’ll purchase a CFA after my builds.

      1. Good for you, and trust me. There are many individuals such as myself who wish more responsible people such as yourself were involved in the firearms industry in a visual and outspoken way. We need more success stories like yourself for youth in America to see and look up to as opposed to the current rappers, NBA, and NFL stars who are constantly in and out of court and prison.

        Best of luck on your build brother.

    4. If it’s American-made, decent quality and price point, I’ll give it a chance. I’ll even lean towards it more because he’s a decorated vet. If his pigmentation and message helps break the stupid wall and introduced more black Americans to firearms in a responsible way (as opposed to the Hollywood way), then that’s great. Just like Colin Noir, this guy has a foot in the door into that demographic. I support that.

      Heck – I’ll even offer this as his potential advertising tagline – “Genuine black rifles.” 😉

      1. Great comment!

        Too many people forget the war on the Second Amendment in the US started with the black population, and not just after the civil war. The persecution on “Saturday Night Specials” back in the 70’s is a prime example, but one that still dates back to the 1700’s when small less expensive pistols were the targets of laws as a means of restricting black firearms ownership, specifically trying to price them out of reach of the poorer black family and thereby preventing them from being able to defend themselves. And before anyone disagrees with that bit of information here is some citation. Go read an article written in 1976 called “The Great American Gun War” by B. Bruce-Briggs. You can find it currently in National Affairs online publication number 31. It is decently written, and a worthwhile read to invoke thought, but as always do your own due diligence and research your material.

        1. …There seems to be no search links to your citation (“The Great American Gun War” by B. Bruce-Briggs), do you think this is purposefull?

      1. Of course. Instead of seeing an American hero and patriot who is offering a great product from a company he started, they see his skin color and have to make everything about their political extremist views, naturally including how they have been wronged by people they have never met once in their life.

        So far, we have people culturally appropriating the Jews, Native Americans, and claiming license on historical accuracy.

        You know, something tells me that if Mr. Hagos met most of those individuals that his service and upbringing would have given him the character and discipline that he would not respond to them in what he is thinking, and that it would probably be along the lines of “What the heck are you doing in the country that I love if you hate it so much.”

        God Bless and safe shooting Andrew. That makes two of us who are interested in seeing what Mr. Hagos offers next.

    5. I’m white, Scots-Irish with a hint of Cherokee blood in me, and I don’t give a rat’s a$$ how this gentleman is referred to. He’s a wounded warrior and a successful entrepreneur who makes a solid AR-15. I almost bought one but got seduced by Springfield’s new offering, the SAINT, instead. If I ever get another, it will probably be a CFA. One of the tightest, most well-built rifles I’ve ever handled, not to mention the great price point.

    6. I’ve served in the Marine Corps and the Army Reserves for almost 30 years and retired from civil service after 30 years. I agree we should stop using hyphenated words/countries to tell who we are. We are all Americans! I hunt, fish, target shoot, build ARs, hike, camp, ride ATVs and pay my taxes like all good American citizens. Do I have to label what race I am? I’m an American period! Somebody needs to recommend the race blocks be taken off job applications. Actually, why not take it off of all applications? Doesn’t your SSN identify you enough? I’m just saying…

    7. Why can’t he just be American soon transitions to’ why can’t he just call himself Bill? After that; why can’t he straighten his hair? Quickly followed by; why can’t he lighten his skin? Let the man call himself what he wants to indentify as and go find yourself another reason to whine.

      1. Because the bean counters have to have a way of identifying EVERY ONE AND EVERYTHING to make sure that nobody is missed and all are watched. I used to work in an office that required “Demographic Statistics” on everything that was worked on in that office in the 70’s. We’ve been doing this for close to 50 years now so it is ingrained in our society and the powers that be don’t know how to stop it.

    8. Man go somewhere with that alt-right bs. You don’t get to dictate what people call themselves and that’s what bothers you. Get a life

    9. Great rifle, look foward to my purchase…
      For the hyphenated guy..ummm indigenous were here before the Indians an eoripeans every one else are honorary Amerikkkan, given yhe opportunity to build..seems to me since 1920(blackwallstreet) theres been a mission n straight terrorism towards the indigenous and the great grand children of the slave..besides We as indigenous an slave understand WE are not an never will be considered a citizen(the constitution states this fact)…but you think Alkebulan is not great ? You dont know Alkebulan that the diamonds,gold,an precious metals an stones come from Alkebulan. So for your ignorance an white supremacy jargon…you should be deported along with trump an his weiner followers..Amerikkka has never been great…or caucazoid. Until invaded just like Alkebulan

    10. You knowhow Europeans get when African Americans get ahold of guns..lol…. I wish my brotger the best success….

    11. I hope his company does well and he makes it a fortune 500 business. Thank you for your service to this country I hope your injuries have healed.(Purple Heart)
      I can understand his using the hyphen but wouldn’t it be more correct to use his true country heritage of the Sudanese – American or does that take away from what he is trying to do?

    12. Thats great that he is a U.S. vet and small business entrepreneur! I wonder how long it will take him to realize that the U.S. is a far greater country than any in Africa? It’s time to drop the African part and JUST be an American!

      1. Uuummm… WE DIDN’T ASK FOR THE MONIKER…

        Just like religion it was given to my ancestors and passed down by generations no matter how screwed up things have gotten!!!

        I’m so sorry certain people are somehow offended that the point of this article was totally missed and misrepresented…

      2. Talk to Walter Plecker and the rest of the Hell Fire fellas who committed paper genocide to hide the fact that we are the Aboriginal / Indigenous Americans found here. As MLK said ” We are in exile in our own land ” we were called African until 1988. Ask the government who’s trying to steal our birth rights by changing 21 million Birth Certificates to hide our identities…..

    13. There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all.”
      “This is just as true of the man who puts “native” before the hyphen as of the man who puts German or Irish or English or French before the hyphen. Americanism is a matter of the spirit and of the soul. Our allegiance must be purely to the United States. We must unsparingly condemn any man who holds any other allegiance.”
      “But if he is heartily and singly loyal to this Republic, then no matter where he was born, he is just as good an American as any one else.”
      “The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English- Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian- Americans, or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality than with the other citizens of the American Republic.”
      “The men who do not become Americans and nothing else are hyphenated Americans; and there ought to be no room for them in this country. The man who calls himself an American citizen and who yet shows by his actions that he is primarily the citizen of a foreign land, plays a thoroughly mischievous part in the life of our body politic. He has no place here; and the sooner he returns to the land to which he feels his real heart-allegiance, the better it will be for every good American.”
      Theodore Roosevelt
      Address to the Knights of Columbus
      New York City- October 12th, 1915

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      1. Look I’m not here to fight, fuss, cuss, or have a debate war. But just maybe people will stop being hyphenated Americans if they were treated more like citizens. So called African- Americans as a WHOLE get treated worst than dogs in this country…..that they helped build I might add. If you truly see blacks in this country as fellow citizens than lend a helping hand. Don’t just point criticize and talk about them. While we’re at it get rid of the black and white labels on job applications and other things. Let’s all just be Americans!

        1. Perhaps you would like to explain how they are treated worse than dogs?

          I’d like to know what parts of society you think do that without including any actual criminal arrests. Lets go with straight, upstanding and law abiding examples only. Please cite your work so I can read and cross check it.

          Criticism is given where due but only based on action. And I agree help out. Instead of putting someone on food stamps, get them a job. The bible says “if a man will not work, give him neither food nor drink and send him on his way.” Do not support those who are lazy, strive for continual self improvement, and treat everyone else as you would a brother or sister. These are not just Christian principles, they are codes of conduct that everyone of everyone in America should and can abide by.

          ~Acta non verba.

        2. We need all the hidden history thats been purposely kept from the public so we can fully understand what got us to this point in history. Re-educate the next generations with truth. We gotta love our Nation enough to be honest about a history of lies that needs to be corrected. Europeans in America have been very cruel over the years in their conquering please pursuit of happiness.
          I do believe America can become an even more advanced society once we clear a larger percentage of the racial divide.

          1. Mr. Hargrave,

            Having been born in, and raised in the United States of America by a family that has shed both blood and life for the defense of the constitution and nation proper, I am as American as it gets. I am also the result of two immigrant families moving her legally many generations ago. Having said that, I am what you describe as a “European in America” even though I have never set foot off of American soil personally.

            While yes, there are historical issues that need to be addressed, they are present on both sides of the argument. Personally, I was one of the first of a Generation that did not see race or raciality as an issue coming to age in the first part of the new millennium. I also was of voting age and got to watch as every bit of progress on race relations crashed to the bottom of a cliff shortly after Barrack Hussein Obama was elected to his first term in office.

            Now I would be proud to own one of Yonas Hagos’ rifles, and I respect his service and count it alongside my ancestors’. The blood that flows in both our veins is red, and as far as I am concerned he is my American Brother just as I am his.

            So, before we can talk about the entire history of the United States, we need to be honest about the present. “Acta non Verba” means actions not words. It’s not just good enough to speak of the truth, you have to live it. To that end, perhaps we can start by calling out racists in all forms. That includes groups like the Black Panthers when they shout “Kill the crackers” or Black Lives Matter when they chant “Pigs in a blanket, Fry em like bacon.”

            You can’t pick and chose which history is truth and which is lies based on opinion. If you do, then first you are not being “honest about a history of lies that needs to be corrected”, and second you will never ever clear the racial divide of which you speak.

            1. Revelator. you lie. You’re full of it. First of all, the Panthers were a political group. They were for revolutionary ideas. Thier slogan was” kill the pig” { police} not kill the cracker. As far as you calling yourself “the generation that do not see race as an issue. You must be blind, this is America, man. When “Black Lives Matter” refer to police as pigs in a blanket, they’re talking to and about the racist, murdering cops that shoot Black men in the back.. And since when do you get to choose what kind of American people refer to themelves as. You are the problem, but you just don’t consider yourself such.

            2. This is a reply to Charles Pruitt.

              First off, no. The Black Panther’s were essentially a paramilitary nationlist group. You can call it a “Political group” or movement all you like. It doesn’t change the fact that the original group sent armed patrols out to walk the streets, and engaged in racketeering and voter intimidation. Those are the facts based on evidence and the actions of that party when they were in their heyday from 1966 to the mid 1970’s, at which time they began falling off but hanging on as an organization until they disbanded in 1982. The new black panther party was started in 1989 and has since engaged in much of the same activities as the former at times engaging in voter intimidation, anti Semitism, violence, and calling for the murder of individuals or disruption of public activities to achieve their political goals(See the definition on terrorism for that one). While much of the violence has been keyed down within the last 5 years, it is interesting that they still are out there pushing for violence in the marches going on.

              Don’t believe me? How about a little video evidence then? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SULoScsVFzA
              You want to watch that and then explain to me why the guy saying “Kill white babies” is wearing a New Black Panther Party button on his shirt and hat? Would you like to call me a liar again without posting evidence to back up your claims? Please do, because everything I have written can be looked up and verified, and when people see that, and watch actual footage from the events taking place all over this country instead of the filtered garbage being fed to them through the nightly news.

              Now lets look at two cases. First, South Carolina. One officer named Michael T. Slager shot a retreating black man in the back multiple times and then altered crime scene evidence, but was caught on film doing so. That was murder and abuse of force. Now, turn to Missouri. Darren Wilson was attacked while attempting to stop and question an individual after he had just come from giving aid to a two year old baby at the Northwinds Apartment Complex. Bystander reports aside from those of Michael Brown’s accomplice stated that Brown attacked Wilson through the window of his cruiser, even leaning his way in and struggling with the officer until the sound of a gunshot went off. Evidence was found in the car corroborating witness testimony to that account as opposed to the claims of a few including Brown’s Accomplice that brown in no way was going for the officer’s gun and was not fighting him through the window. By the way, several of those witnesses key to the release of Wilson from charges happened to be black and stated that they could not testify publically for fear of them and their families being targeted by BLM rioters, who subsequently tried to burn down the city. Instead they appeared at the courthouse and filed affidavits privately.

              The point is, not every case of a cop shooting a suspect is murder. In fact, the vast majority are not. You do not want to talk about the cases in depth that way because when factual evidence and a review of case law are presented, your argument mysteriously vanishes. Am I denying racism was present in the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s? No, I am not. Were we on the road to individuals like myself who did not look at an individual’s skin color and have an “Issue” with it? Yes, we were. When I use the term “Issue” I was referring to acting against someone based on their race. But since that argument makes too much sense, if you want to try and delegitimize it by saying I am “Blind” when you could not even SEE what I was saying, go right ahead. The hypocrisy in that statement is not hard to miss, even when reading in brail.

              That is why I said “You can’t pick which history is truth and which is lies based on opinion.” That is why you see me as the problem, because I am not somebody you can intimidate into silence by character assassination. So sorry Charles, you happen to be a prime example of the type of person I was referring to with my “Acta non Verba” statement. But it is just like you said, you just don’t see yourself as such.

              Have a nice day, and please remember… Evidence proves fact, Facts show truth. Calling something a lie and hoping people will believe you over evidence doesn’t work.

            3. For anyone else interested, its interesting that Charles chose the word “revolutionary” when describing the Black Panthers.

              Here is a recording of New Black Panthers calling into a radio show saying “Kill the Crackers”, “I advocate Violence”, “These maneuvers are for training us for battle and to stock up weapons.” Beware of the language though.
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QKoxH4PtC0

              As a final note, I wish to say to all regardless of race who read this, God Bless. And to Mr. Hagos, Thank you for your service, and I wish you every opportunity for success. May you be a beacon of light and inspiration to others.

      2. Mmmmm interesting choice of words…. Seeing as even if one chooses to Naturalize… They become U.S citizens… Not Americans…. 2nd…. More than 50% of europeans who ancestors immigrated here havnt naturalized…. 3rd… This is not a European country…. And the U.S is foreign to this Native-Aboriginal country…. But by ur statments you and all others who think this is European land furthers concludes that colonization and slavery is still intactact… With tht… Go be American in Europe or whatever land is Aboriginal to you…

      3. During the rime Teddy Roosevelt made his speech you quoted from, America was literally “hyphenating” it’s citizens in every way possible. So if TR believed in the empty words that were coming out if his mouth at the time, he perhaps should have saw to it that people like Rosa Parks didn’t have to exist, Martin Luther King didn’t have to exist, the civil rights movement didn’t have to exist, Brown vs Board of Education never had to have happened, military soldiers didn’t have to serve in “hyphenated” groups durring WW1-2, Korea, a person like Truman never came to power, and on and on and on.
        Quoting something that someone says is cool and all, but means nothing if it’s void of reality, especially the reality of the time it was spoken

        1. We were already on that road. if you read history, then go back and look at what Woodrow Wilson did. It was he who resegregated America, specifically the Army, and put us back into the position that led us into the problems during the 50’s and 60’s.

          The problem that we have today is that some people seem to think that as long as you have a certain skin color, its ok to hate someone of a different skin color so long as the hater is labeled a “minority”. Is it really any different from the injustice you and I both agree was going on 100 years ago? It is not, and the problem will never be solved unless we can all start agreeing on that and begin countering the people on our own sides instead of whoever we feel to be the opposition view. Agreed?

      4. This has nothing to do with the gun he is selling. Does the idea of a black guy selling guns for black people scare you that much?

      5. Do you actually know what the name Scharzenegger really mean or where that name came from? Means “harrower of the dark fields” or “dark harrower of the fields” from German schwarz meaning “dark, black” and egge meaning “harrow”

      6. African American is a 60 s hair style! We are Hebrew Israelites ( negros) from Shem thru Abraham, Isaac and Jacob! The people who came here on Cargo Slave shipswere 98 percent from the tribe of Judah , the 2 Southern tribes of Yisrael! Made up ofJudah, Benjamin and Levi! We are not part of the 4 groups of Hamitic Africans! We escaped down into Africa when the Romans attacked and ran us out of Judea in 70 AD

        1. This is a messed up version of history and it is bogus! The only people who are Hebrew Israelites are those with the Cohanim genotype (found in Lemba people), and various East Africa, who by affiliation are such. African American are essentially West Africans from that region of Africa, and part of SW Africa,

      1. If you study real history you would know that the people we all call African American are the true Indigenous Americans and as the 1828 Webster Dictionary describes. AMER’ICAN, adjective Pertaining to America.
        AMER’ICAN, noun A native of America; originally applied to the aboriginals, or copper-colored races, found here by the Europeans; but now applied to the descendants of Europeans born in America. If we are being specific paper genocide was performed by Walter Plecker and we weren’t called African American until 1988. As MLK said we are in exile in our own land and that we were here when the Pilgrims arrived at Plymouth. So those that are not aware will fall for the fake patriotism at your demand but the true American aboriginals are and will always be the real Americans. Besides The United States is an occupying Corporation legally. There is a trust that is in place and treaties in place that owes the Aboriginal / Indigenous people if they claim their true identity.

        1. Ok… I understand the mindset and the history of where you are coming from, and how it ties in with liberation theology. Unfortunately for you both historically and factually, its wrong. Native Americans were here already, from the Iroquois to the Huron, to the Cherokee and Seminole. At the time of the Spanish Colonization of South and Central America, and southern North America they did use natives as slaves. This practice soon was banned by the royalty in Europe, and eyes were turned towards Africa. This was the policy by the time the English and French began setting up camps in North America.

          What MLK was referencing was segregation, and the fact that HE as well as the people that he was speaking to were all American Citizens. So yes, he was an American, exiled within the United States of America because people like LBJ and Walter Plecker who had a problem with the pigment in his skin. As far as the claim of the term “African-American”, yes that was born out of political correctness because the term Negro became unacceptable. At no time were blacks considered part of the Aboriginal tribes of America except by a fringe minority who really have no evidence predating the colonization of America to back up their claims, in spite of all the evidence that we do have concerning the real Aboriginal peoples who were here.

          I referenced Liberation Theology before, and this is no different from the minority of blacks who think that blacks in America are the direct descendants of the ancient tribes of Israel. It’s equal parts mixture of Insanity, delusion, and racial hatred towards whites.

          So I want to ask you, Can we put all racial hatred aside? Can we stop having some people trying to tell other citizens in the same country as they that they do not belong? Can we both agree that we both bleed the exact same fluid when cut, and that we are both Human Beings? Enough with the hatred of whites… I don’t put up with idiots who believe in white supremacy, and the ideas being sprouted by black supremacist groups like “We were here first”, “We are the real Jews”, and “Racism doesn’t count for us” are no better. Racism is racism and should not be acceptable no matter what skin color you have. Wake up.

          1. The majority of the people decended from American Indians resent the use of the term native-American, because the resent being included in this P C garbage.

            1. Oldvet. The individuals I have interacted with, including a few who were course instructors for me (one was a council chief even), they have been fine with either Native American or American Indian. I do not use the term as a politically correct one, but one of respect and I honor the wishes of those with whom I discourse.

              I shall also point out as a side tangent, that I support the right of the Washington Redskins not to change their name. I know that it was a nod of respect and endearment to the members on their team decades ago. Native Americans have long been some of the best contributors to professional sports going all the way back to Jim Thorpe who was a multi sport athlete and Olympic gold medalist.

              Please be aware of this and the history, and also understand that I in no way support “P C Garbage”

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