William is a NRA Certified Pistol Instructor, Certified Firearms Instructor, Head Trainer of Gunfighting University, Security Defense Academy and President of The African American Carry Conceal Association. William was born in St Louis Missouri and is the proud father of two children. He has been training Carry Conceal for the past ten years and occasionally gives free classes to women in self-defense and firearms training. William has completed Conversations on Access to Lethal Means (CALM) and Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) training on suicide by firearms.
“Of all the training and firearms certifications I have, being part of the Safer Homes Collaborative has become the most important focus at this time, because of the epidemic that firearms are being used by suicide victims. My hope is to get as many trainers, gun shops and gun owners to get on board with this must needed project and others like it.” – William Mays.