A reader contacted TTAG central with a heads-up on tomorrow’s Pink Pistols’ participation in tomorrow’s (Sunday) Long Beach Pride Parade. If someone could email firstname.lastname@example.org a paragraph on that part of the parade and a couple of family-friendly jpegs of some celebratory Pink Pistols we’d be much obliged.
If you’re interested in commenting or covering it at all, the Pink Pistols will be marching in the Long Beach Pride Parade tomorrow at 10:30am for the 4th year in a row. Pink Pistols is a pro-gay rights, pro-gun rights advocacy group; it’s a great opportunity to get the 2A out there and interact with people traditional 2A advocacy may not usually touch. And frankly, they love us . . .
Even we were surprised the first year; we march every year, and every year we’re overwhelmed by the public show of support. Even the police / sheriffs give us smiles and thumbs up. Long Beach gets it, regardless of demographics or party affiliation of “culture war”. Self defense is a civil right as much as marriage and speech and religion are, and we support all rights. Heck, we had a few high school girls from the crowd join and march with us, and they’ve come back every year since.
The look on people’s faces when you walk by carrying a giant rainbow Gasden flag and a hot pink toy shotgun is just priceless. The cheers and broad popular support is even better.