It took less than a week for the anti-gun factions of the LGBT community here in San Diego to attack the actions that I detailed in my last article, raising the rainbow Gadsden flag over a local pawn shop and gun store. While a few clueless TTAG commenters were busy accusing me and my non-partisan pro-2A group of mostly libertarians of being radical ANTIFA leftists for attempting to grow the 2A community, actual radical leftists were busy accusing my group and me of being racist.
Here are a few choice comments from the far left:
“The NRA is a known white supremacist organization”
“My girlfriend and I walked past the (LGBT Gadsden flag) last week and were disgusted and scared because that flag is used by white supremacists”…
“Piper is a racist boot licking right winger”
“Piper is a known bully who makes LGBT individuals in this city feel extremely unsafe”
“You’ve made a mistake in thinking that I believe the constitution has any value”
I expected some level of opposition from these adult children on the 2A issue. It’s become the norm. I was not expecting to be called a racist for finding inspiration in the Gadsden Flag.
I see this flag as the symbolic embodiment of the willingness to defend life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness from all who would aggress upon those innate human rights.
After posting screenshots of the whining social justice warriors’ comments, I considered how best to respond. The answer: a range day was in order.
A range day where, after being called racist for facilitating armed self-defense training of LGBT individuals and growing the 2A community, I would facilitate the arming and training of an 18-year-old Jewish trans woman with a Kar 98k Mauser that has been traced back to having been used in WWII by the Nazis.
It’s never been in better hands.
The Nazis rounded up Jewish and LGBT individuals not all that long ago and I don’t think the elements of our fundamental human nature that allowed that to happen have evaporated quite yet. I firmly believe that #NeverAgain doesn’t mean anything unless you’re prepared to enforce it.
So once again, we keep calm, and we carry on.
I know we’re fighting for what’s right and I think even the most ardent of those who hate us know that too.