Boston Pink Pistols on NPR

What is this world coming to? ‘I Just Want To Be Prepared’: Group Teaches LGBT People Gun Self-Defense. (I hope this isn’t a sign of End-times.)

As is usual, to humanize the story, they follow one individual.

Different, because now he’s shooting with the Boston Pink Pistols — a group brought together by their LGBT identity and interest in using firearms for self-defense, if need be. Many come to learn to protect themselves, while others just come to shoot.

So they point out the fact that anyone can shoot – though you have wonder what hoops you need to jump thru in Massachusetts.

And the realization that when seconds count, police are minutes away.

With state data showing nearly a 10 percent rise in hate crimes in Massachusetts in 2017 over the previous year, Grossman says Pink Pistols participants worry they could be victims of a violent hate crime.

“And when that happens, it’s too late to seek help, it’s too late to avoid it,” he says. “Because the situation is already there.”

And the stigma of guns in the gay community.

Most folks in the Boston Pink Pistols don’t want to be in this story because they don’t want to out themselves as gun owners or advocates. They say there’s more of a stigma in Massachusetts being a gun owner than being gay.

Ah, the tolerant Left strikes again. Pink Pistols website at this link.

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