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Sat Jul 2, 2016, 05:25 PM

 

LGBT Gun Group Membership Spikes After Florida Shooting

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Memberships have more than doubled in a national LGBT pro-gun rights organization since a gunman opened fire at a gay nightclub in Florida, killing 49 people.

Pink Pistols Utah chapter President Matt Schlentz said Pink Pistols membership has grown from 1,500 to 4,000 since Omar Mateen's June 12 rampage, the Salt Lake Tribune reported (http://bit.ly/29p0eMI).

"It's really sad that something on this scale had to happen for people to realize this is a need for our community," Schlentz said. "But the reality is, we still get attacked for kissing our partners or holding hands in public. We get windows smashed for having an equality sticker on them."

Schlentz owns semi-automatic rifles similar to the Sig Sauer MCX that Mateen used and said he gets mixed reactions from people who learn he's a gun rights advocate.

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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_PINK_PISTOLS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-07-02-16-18-20

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Reply LGBT Gun Group Membership Spikes After Florida Shooting (Original post)
Purveyor Jul 2016 OP
scscholar Jul 2016 #1
tortoise1956 Jul 2016 #2
Marengo Jul 2016 #3
sarisataka Jul 2016 #4
gejohnston Jul 2016 #5
ileus Jul 2016 #7
Eleanors38 Jul 2016 #11
beergood Jul 2016 #14
ileus Jul 2016 #6
DonP Jul 2016 #8
Nuclear Unicorn Jul 2016 #9
discntnt_irny_srcsm Jul 2016 #10
sarisataka Jul 2016 #12
discntnt_irny_srcsm Jul 2016 #13

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 08:51 PM

1. Sad to see they're standing against the right to life.

 

That is assuming this is a media lie.

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Response to scscholar (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 09:02 PM

2. Good to see they're exercising their right to self defense

And no, this isn't a media lie:

http://www.sltrib.com/news/4011110-155/were-here-were-queer-were-packing

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/793995/pink-pistols-gays-turn-to-guns-after-florida-shooting

https://www.facebook.com/PinkPistolsSLC/

Unless the media has infiltrated the entire LGBT community in Utah to plant this story...

Why would you be sad that they want to defend themselves against haters? Are you that set against people being able to protect themselves and their families?

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Response to scscholar (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 09:03 PM

3. I'm impressed, you are really bringing it.

 

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Response to scscholar (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 09:22 PM

4. Better to be a victim...

We've heard that before but directed towards people targeted by hate groups is a new twist.


Climate deniers also think everything they disagree with or just don't like in the media is a lie.

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Response to scscholar (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 10:35 PM

5. From DC?

“The problem is, if you are armed, it escalates the situation. It is much better, in my opinion, to be scared, to be frightened, and even if you have to be, to be injured, but to walk away and survive. You’ll heal, and you can replace whatever was taken away.”

Paul Quander, Washington, D.C., Deputy Mayor of Public Safety and Justice

Of course, people like ISIS, KKK, and alike don't plan on letting you walking away. The asshole in Orlando was telling 911 that he pledged his allegiance to ISIS and Hezbollah. Meanwhile, OPD SWAT stood around with their fingers up their asses for three hours while the wounded bled to death. If it weren't for a busted radiator hose, a friend of the family would have been there.

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Response to scscholar (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 3, 2016, 08:52 AM

7. Reads like they're standing for the right to life.

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Response to scscholar (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 3, 2016, 04:40 PM

11. Won't say it's a lie, but the figure has gone up to 6,500.

 

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Response to scscholar (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 5, 2016, 09:39 PM

14. are

you saying a homophobes right to life is greater than that of his gay victim?

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Jul 3, 2016, 08:51 AM

6. gun humping scaredy cats.

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Response to ileus (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 3, 2016, 12:17 PM

8. Reminds me of a "Canadian Lawyer" we had here that claimed the Pink Pistols didn't exist

 

Long gone on DU now, but still pissing and moaning on Discussionist between suspensions.

She styled herself as a self designated spokesperson for African-Americans and the entire LGBT community.

She swore that the Pink Pistols was totally invented by the NRA to make them look less homophobic and there were no actual members.

When a poster who was a member called her out, she refused to acknowledge it.

Denial is a big thing for control minded folk.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Jul 3, 2016, 03:01 PM

9. Is "ammosexual" still in vogue among those possessed of the need to cast insults?

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Reply #9)

Sun Jul 3, 2016, 03:41 PM

10. Is a bear catholic? n/t

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Reply #9)

Sun Jul 3, 2016, 05:28 PM

12. Anti gun homophobia

Is alive and well.

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