I have some good news for a change. It’s not surprising that gun sales are up. Gun sales always go up when the State starts talking about restricting them. What is a pleasant surprise is that the Pink Pistols are gaining a lot of memberships:
The Pink Pistols is a national gun club for gays and lesbians. It saw its membership soar from about 1,500 members on Saturday to 3,500 on Monday.
Dozens of new chapters are springing up, including one Smith is creating in Colorado Springs. He said it’s something he feels compelled to do, even though he’s heterosexual.
“I look at it as a disenfranchised minority that needs someone who’s willing to say I’m a resource who’s here and willing to help,” he said.
Another chapter also appears to be forming in the Denver area. The Pink Pistols typically meet on a regular basis at firing ranges to practice shooting.
I’m a huge fan of marginalized individuals arming themselves. I also give kudos to anybody who isn’t a member of a marginalized group providing aid to those who are. Gays, bisexuals, and transgender individuals still face high amounts of violence just for being who they are. If they make it known that they are armed and willing to defend themselves the people who traditionally prey on them may start to think twice.