It was not that long ago when we were reading political pundits announcing that Gun Control should follow the example of Gay Rights. In fact, some activists stood behind the president demanding a solution to “gun violence.”
“While our congressional leadership has refused to do anything at all, the President took action to help address our nation’s ongoing cycle of gun violence and we will be monitoring its impact,” said Rea Carey, National LGBTQ Task Force Executive Director. “If you’re not part of the solution you’re part of the problem.”
That was January of this year. Day before yesterday, another Gay Rights group managed to place a legal bomb in the field of battle:
A group that advocates for gay Americans to carry firearms says its Tuesday victory in federal court against a restrictive concealed carry law in the nation’s capital is a twofold win for their cause.
Pink Pistols leader Gwen Patton says U.S. District Judge Richard Leon handed the group not only a win with real-world effects but fantastic free publicity for its mission.Leon issued a preliminary injunction against the city’s requirement that residents supply a specific “good reason” ª generalized fear of crime doesn’t cut it – to acquire a license to carry a gun, finding that requirement is likely unconstitutional.
The judge did not stay his injunction, meaning a lower standard for reviewing license applications is in place unless either Leon or the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit presses pause as the lawsuit continues.But so long as the injunction stands, Patton believes it could have a deterrent effect.“It’s been almost an automatic assumption that gay people won’t fight back, that they’re passive, they’re weak,” she says. “We’re putting it out there that you don’t know which of the gay people out there are armed. … Don’t attack gay people because that could be a really bad decision.”
Basically, they came out of the closet, guns blazing and hitting doubles. Now, Pink Pistols is not a large organization or command the immediate attention of the traditional media with one snap of the fingers, but they do represent a chink in LGQTB armor who is mostly lock-stepped with the Ultra Liberal politics. They owe no allegiance to anybody but themselves and they are going to be a hard target to destroy by the lib machinery, least they run the risk of being cataloged as (take your pick)-phobic.
Pink Pistols like to say Armed queers don’t get bashed. Good luck to our Opposition trying to counter that.