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    Gay Americans are arming themselves to stay alive .

    https://nypost.com/2018/06/12/gay-am...to-stay-alive/
    https://youtu.be/401x4W_uYwY

    “I don’t want to get beaten to death, stabbed and burnt alive,” a slight woman with long blond hair and a checked shirt says. “I want a gun to feel equal.”

    She is a member of one of the United States’ fastest-growing gun clubs, the jauntily named Pink Pistols.

    Two years after the massacre at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, gay, lesbian and transgender Americans are nervous. According to the Human Rights Center (HRC), a US LGBTI advocacy group, 52 gay people were murdered in the US last year because of their sexuality, and 28 transgender people met the same fate.

    In increasing numbers, they are fighting back by taking up arms.

    It’s brought them into lock step with pro-gun groups that haven’t, historically, been all that welcoming of gay people.

    Australian journalist Patrick Abboud traveled to the US to meet some of the new gun-toting gay people, for a report to be broadcast on Australian news show “The Feed” on Tuesday. Modal Trigger On June 12, 2016, Omar Mateen killed 49 people and injured 54 more inside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida.Getty Images
    It was a sobering experience, he told News.com.au.

    “There is one murder per week of a gay person purely because they’re gay, and that’s really horrifying. The level of homophobia and transphobia in the USA is out of control and some people told me a gun is the difference between living and dying.”

    The Pink Pistols have been nicknamed the “gay NRA,” a reference to the controversial National Rifle Association that is a staunch proponent of pro-gun laws.

    “I would never have thought I’d see the LGBTI community siding with incredibly conservative, right-wing, pro-gun advocates that have been publicly homophobic and transphobic — that didn’t make any sense,” Abboud explained.

    But after meeting some of the gun club’s members, Abboud said, there was a real fear that had only been stoked by the country’s rabid political landscape.

    Tuesday marks two years since the massacre at Pulse. Almost 50 people were gunned down by security guard Omar Mateen in a three-hour rampage.

    Abboud spoke to Piper Smith, head of the Pink Pistols chapter in San Diego: “She decided to take up arms two days after Orlando because she said it was the 9/11 of [the] gay community. She couldn’t comprehend it and she genuinely didn’t want to go outside because she felt threatened just because of who she was.”

    “There is a looming fear that if it can happen in Orlando, it can happen anywhere.”

    The Pink Pistols now claim to have 45 regional divisions and 10,000 mostly LGBTI people on its books. They exist for a very simple reason: “We teach queers to shoot,” states the website. Modal Trigger A member of the Pink Pistols practices shooting in Orlando, Florida.Getty Images
    “Gays that are armed and trained, don’t get bashed and killed,” said Jeff Bloovman, a nursing student and gun instructor who has become something of a poster boy for the Pink Pistols.

    “Jeff breaks every stereotype,” said Abboud. “He’s super buff, super butch, the straightest gay man I have ever met and he has tons of guns in his home.”

    “He spent a couple of hours showing me his guns. I couldn’t believe the number he keeps around him, I saw 35 guns, but he wouldn’t tell me how many he had.”

    “Some people might say he’s a gun nut, but I spent several days with him and he’s the sweetest, gentlest, most loving guy you’d know. But he genuinely goes out every day and feels like he’s going to be attacked and his schtick is that if it happens, he’s ready.”

    Abboud said the message he received was that the political divisions in US society were making gay people more fearful than they had been for some time. Others said the police could no longer be trusted to protect the LGBTI community or they took too long to react.

    “Jeff said that the threat came from the culture and climate he is now living under as well as the [homophobic] things he has heard,” Abboud said.

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    Somewhere David Hogg is crying.
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      #3
      Originally posted by Synner View Post
      Somewhere David Hogg is crying.
      he will get a couple of threats and end up packing . Like every liberal hypocrite he is only against YOUR guns

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        #4
        Originally posted by warmnfuzzy View Post

        he will get a couple of threats and end up packing . Like every liberal hypocrite he is only against YOUR guns
        He doesn’t have the arm strength to lift an LCP.
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          #5
          I would love to see a Pink Pistols chapter on Long Island. It would be good for them and for us.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Genghis Khan View Post
            I would love to see a Pink Pistols chapter on Long Island. It would be good for them and for us.
            Will you folk still use ligc or start your own site?

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              #7
              They only want breach loaders.

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                #8
                Originally posted by LazyLab View Post

                Will you folk still use ligc or start your own site?
                ZING!
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by LazyLab View Post

                  Will you folk still use ligc or start your own site?
                  Haha.

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                    #10
                    So "I'm queer and I live in fear is the reason I want to carry here " is what to right on the line asking why you want a CCP ? Don't think it will work in this liberal shit hole

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by FastPhil View Post
                      So "I'm queer and I live in fear is the reason I want to carry here " is what to right on the line asking why you want a CCP ? Don't think it will work in this liberal shit hole
                      If that gets them full time carry then I suspect there is going to be a run on the new “quaint” LIGC gun club shirts in order to go and get our permits modified.
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                        #12
                        In our Women on Target classes we get quite a few --- some by very educated guessing on my part -- some by -- introductions --

                        "And this is my wife Cathy"

                        If anything --- they're better students --
                        Last edited by Ricekila; 06-13-2018, 03:09 PM.
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                          #13
                          Why do they keep adding new letters? What does the I on the end stand for?

                          Also, good for them. Hope they're voting with their 2nd amendment rights in mind...if they're going lefty on the ballot, then they're not really advocating for anything.
                          “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are." - Benjamin Franklin

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by sheeple View Post
                            Why do they keep adding new letters? What does the I on the end stand for?

                            Also, good for them. Hope they're voting with their 2nd amendment rights in mind...if they're going lefty on the ballot, then they're not really advocating for anything.
                            Indeterminate?

                            I truly have no idea.
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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Synner View Post

                              Indeterminate?

                              I truly have no idea.
                              I googled it. It stands for "intersex."

                              After googling intersex:
                              "“Intersex” is a general term used for a variety of conditions in which a person is born with a reproductive or sexual anatomy that doesn't seem to fit the typical definitions of female or male."

                              I'm not even sure what that means.
                              “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are." - Benjamin Franklin

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