To my LGBT friends and readers 

In the aftermath of yesterday’s horror in Orlando, I have a message for you. I posted this on my Facebook page, and I’m posting it here as well. 

ABSOLUTELY. Props to the late Ray Carter, who designed it as the logo for CeaseFear, the Seattle PP chapter.

To my LGBT friends – I know you still face prejudice, bigotry, hatred, and ignorance even in this day and age. I know many of you are still afraid to walk down the street with your partner holding hands and are still apprehensive about entering a public bathroom for fear of becoming a victim. I know many of you still face physical threats. 

I just want you to know I want you to be safe. I want you well-defended. I want you to have the tools and skills to protect yourselves. 

If you are in the VA/DC/MD area and want a partner with whom to go to the range, just ask. I’ll not only go with you, I’ll pay for your range time! I’ll go with you if you want to purchase a gun for self defense. I’ll help you learn how to use it safely and properly. I’ll help you get your CCW. 

I never want to see my friends trapped unarmed and terrified in a situation like the one in Orlando, begging for their lives and saying “goodbye” to their loved ones while waiting to die. I want you to have the tools to at least fight back against the prejudice and hate you face. I want you to live to see hatred and bigotry eradicated from this world. J want you to have a chance.
I want you to live. I love you all.

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  1. I love this SO MUCH!!! You are so awesome *HUGS*

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    1. Love you! Thank you so much. Hugs right back!

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  2. I’d like to jump on the bandwagon. I live in Woodstock, GA, in north metro Atlanta, and am also available for range trips.

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  3. Hear, hear! And…

    Likewise, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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  4. Well said, and keep it up front.

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  5. Once again a coward takes advantage of a “gun free zone” to target innocents. Florida has some of the loosest gun laws (in favor of law abiding citizens) in the land, however they still refuse to allow CC in places that serve alcohol. Better to have “designated safety people” (armed but not drinking) than be a target rich environment for the deranged.

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  6. So…….the Gateway Pundit came out of the closet. Who knew?
    On Brietbart.

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    1. I’m not familiar with him, but the more of us who leave the closet, the better.

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  7. Forgot to say……in the words of Big Kenny…….”Love Everybody”

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  8. Please note that BY FAR the hatred and prejudice directed towards the LGBT “community” comes primarily out of Islam. Yes, there are people in the US who are not Muslim who illustrate that hatred and prejudice, but few (if any) would stoop to killing gays out of hand…even so. Opposing the LGBT’s agenda is NOT a manifestation of EITHER hatred or even prejudice and we should ALL understand that. I’ve worked with and been friends with gays all my life but that doesn’t mean that I agree with LGBT militancy and efforts to blur the difference between what is moral and immoral. I regret what happened in Orlando as much as any right-thinking person does and wish it hadn’t happened. No one should be disarmed so some nut can spray them with bullets with impunity. Frankly, I REFUSE to do so and reserve the right to carry when I perceive it to be prudent…not some faceless bureaucrat.

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    1. I doubt it has occurred to you how insulting it is to imply they’re immoral. And you want these people to think you’re friendly to them? You are at best willing to leave them alone.

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    2. “Please note that BY FAR the hatred and prejudice directed towards the LGBT “community” comes primarily out of Islam.”
      *twitch…twitch* Try selling this nonsense to someone who hasn’t been beaten within an inch of his life by Christians. To this day I still bear the scars and and walk with a limp because of Christian “love”.

      Religion was the cause of this travesty, plain and simple.

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      1. As you might have noticed, my tolerance for certain individuals being gleefully oblivious to patterns of behavior by their co-religionists is rapidly fading. So now we have this guy, who was not only dismissive of it, he made sure we understood that some of his friends are gay, before telling us god thinks they’re defective.

        So after seeing this sort of thing again and again, I run into “conservatives” on gun blogs who cannot understand why so many gays insist on voting for politicians who vote for gun control. Were it not for knowing just how self-oblivious it’s possible to be, I’d think this sort of crap was willful.

        [Full disclosure, I myself am straight.]

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        1. Well, for the record, I’m gay, a gun owner, and a staunch supporter of the right to self defense. And I’ m absolutely sick of Christian blood cultists telling me I’m going to their hell because i don’t fit their narrow view of “morality” – which includes the slaughter of anyone different from them.

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        2. I forgot to mention I’m an atheist. So I’ve seen more of that condescension and back-handed “morality can only come from god” “you can’t possibly have morals” shit than anyone can shake a stick at. I did manage to avoid being beaten for it. But I’ve had a bellyful of this casual mistreatment by people who are oblivious to what the fuck they are even saying. The ones who aren’t oblivious, who’ll double down, are even worse.

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  9. Well-said! I throw my name into the hat: Winston-Salem, NC.

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  10. CavScoutCoastie

    Tampa, FL

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  11. Hi Nicki,
    Thank you for your solidarity, and I’m glad to have people like you as our allies. I’m in the MD/DC/VA area and I’d like to take you up on your offer to go to the range. Can you email me back so we can talk privately about where & when?

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  12. Hi Nicki,
    Thank you for your solidarity. I’m glad to have people like you as our allies. I’m in the MD/DC/VA area, and I’d like to take you up on your offer to go to the range. Can you email me back so we can privately discuss logistics?

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    1. Hi! You bet. Stand by.

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    2. Check your email.🙂

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  13. How can you be so smart yet not see that despite his flaws, men and women of Trump’s ilk will be the best thing to ever happen to this country?

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  14. This is a awesome idea,teaching new folks who want to learn.I would like to see this system be a long term solution to introducing folks to firearms.I would be glad to take a new person interested in shooting,just am not a range member.I will though when get back to the good lands and can shoot private property have a safe range setup there and would then be glad to introduce any one to safety/shooting basics,beyond that would need to practice or want to compete as you get the urge might look for better trainers,but safe handling and basics,no problem.

    As I said,can we get this organized to a long term commitment to introducing folks new to the shooting community,till then,be safe and happy shooting all,whether a new or seasoned shooter.

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  15. Yaaaay! We’re on the map! Our Facebook group is up and running: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NortheastTexasPinkPistols

    Thanks for this!

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  16. […] The Liberty ZoneIn the aftermath of yesterday’s horror in Orlando, I have a message for you. I posted this on my Facebook page, and I’m posting it here as well. To my LGBT friends – I know you still face prejudice, bigotry, hatred, and ignorance even in this day and age. I know many of you are still afraid to walk down the street with your partner holding hands and are still apprehensive about entering a public bathroom for fear of becoming a victim. I know many of you still face physical threats. I just want you to know I want you to be safe. I want you well-defended. I want you to have the tools and skills to protect yourselves. If you are in the VA/DC/MD TX area and want a partner with whom to go to the range, just ask. I’ll not only go with you, I’ll pay for your range time! I’ll go with you if you want to purchase a gun for self defense. I’ll help you learn how to use it safely and properly. I’ll help you get your CCW. I never want to see my friends trapped unarmed and terrified in a situation like the one in Orlando, begging for their lives and saying “goodbye” to their loved ones while waiting to die. I want you to have the tools to at least fight back against the prejudice and hate you face. I want you to live to see hatred and bigotry eradicated from this world. I want you to have a chance.I want you to live. I love you all.I second this message without reservations (and edited only for region). We may have policy differences about cakes and marriage laws, but we share a basic human right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. […]

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