Two years after the Orlando nightclub massacre, gay Americans are arming themselves to stay alive
Armed self defense is everyone’s right . . .
“I DON’T want to get beaten to death, stabbed and burnt alive,” a slight woman with long blond hair and a checked shirt says. “I want a gun to feel equal.”
She is a member of one of the United States’ fastest growing gun clubs, the jauntily named Pink Pistols.
Two years after the massacre at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, gay, lesbian and transgender Americans are nervous. According to the Human Rights Centre (HRC), a US LGBTI advocacy group, 52 gay people were murdered in the US last year, because of their sexuality, and 28 transgender people met the same fate.
In increasing numbers, they are fighting back by taking up arms.
Colorado Democrat Advocates for Gun Control by Pepper-Spraying His Eyeballs in a Neat New Ad
When you have no other plausible message and need to get your name recognized . . .
A Democrat running for a seat in Colorado’s sixth congressional district is taking an unorthodox approach to getting the vote out.
Levi Tillemann, a progressive candidate running for a House seat this year, released an ad last week that he hopes will shine a light on alternative approaches to gun control in schools and other soft-target areas.
“I’m calling on Congress to stop talking past each other and try something new,” he says in the video. “Empower schools and teachers with non-lethal self-defense tools, like this can of pepper spray.”
The entire 2-minute video, aptly titled “This Will Save Lives,” is entertaining on just about every level.
Frustrated AMA adopts sweeping policies to cut gun violence
The “gun violence is a public health crisis” lobbying group is frustrated . . .
With frustration mounting over lawmakers’ inaction on gun control, the American Medical Association on Tuesday pressed for a ban on assault weapons and came out against arming teachers as a way to fight what it calls a public health crisis.
At its annual policymaking meeting, the nation’s largest physicians group bowed to unprecedented demands from doctor-members to take a stronger stand on gun violence — a problem the organizations says is as menacing as a lethal infectious disease.
The action comes against a backdrop of recurrent school shootings, everyday street violence in the nation’s inner cities, and rising U.S. suicide rates.
CMS principal whose school gun-rally outburst went viral has been reassigned
She dared to speak favorably about guns . . .
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has reassigned the Collinswood Language Academy principal whose unscripted pro-gun remarks at a student-led “walkout” left some people baffled and others irate.
Jennifer Pearsall, who has led the K-8 language magnet school since 2015, “will be transitioning out of the leadership role at Collinswood Language Academy to serve students from a new role in the district,” Superintendent Clayton Wilcox said in a note sent to Collinswood families Monday. Friday was the last day of school for students.
Neither Wilcox nor Pearsall, whose note to her staff was included with Wilcox’s message, said what the new job is. A CMS spokeswoman said Tuesday she’s checking on that.
California Senate committee should reject bill denying young adults the right to defend themselves
But they won’t . . .
The bill will make it illegal for firearms and ammunition to be transfered or sold to young adults aged 18-20 by licensed firearms dealers. In other words, AB3 is just a bailout for unlicensed firearms and ammunition dealers.
It is set to go before California’s Senate Public Safety Committee on Tuesday. I encourage anyone who values liberty and opposes the perpetual erosion of our freedoms to make their opposition known to their representatives in the Legislature.
Unfortunately, AB3 is just the latest reflection of the contempt many in the Legislature have for the Second Amendment.
It’s a human and civil right to defend yourself and your loved ones. Period. Anybody trying to take that human and civil right away is involved in a criminal action and needs to be in an orange jumpsuit in front of a judge. Period.
Socialist. Communist. Fascist. All 3 are the same and all are guilty of the greatest crimes against humanity in the history of the world.
It’s a crime against humanity to make adults wait until age 21 before they can get their first Creedmoor.
A late-breaking addition for the ‘Digest’ :
“Dancing FBI agent charged with assault after dropping gun during backflip”
“An FBI agent who shot a man in the leg after dropping his gun while doing a backflip on a dance floor has been charged with second-degree assault and more charges could be filed based on the results of blood alcohol tests.
Chase Bishop, 29, has been charged with one count of second-degree assault in connection with the June 2 nightclub shooting, according to a news release from the Denver District Attorney’s Office.”
My understanding is that if an FBI agent is consuming alcohol they cannot be carrying a firearm. Possibly there could be an out if working undercover.
If this guy was “working undercover” he should be fired just as fast for the crime of being a moron.
It’s likely the FBI has a policy that an agent carrying his/her duty gun can’t consume alcohol. I haven’t bothered to read this story to find out if it’s indicated whether this was his duty gun or personal gun. The FBI policy can only cover government issued property. If it was his personal gun, he’ll get jammed up via the state laws wherever this occurred.
“working undercover” means not calling attention to yourself…this guy was just a jerk…
Nobody can legally carry a firearm while drinking alcohol.
Depends where you are…
Says who? It varies from state to state. Granted, even if it’s not illegal in a certain place, your life will still be a nightmare even if you find yourself in a good shoot and you’ve been drinking.
HP, you would still be in better shape than you would be if you locked away your firearm before having a drink, and then were shot dead while defenseless.
You are correct in general but I’d be careful about absolutes. A federal or even local law enforcement agent working under a deep cover assignment might be excepted.There is no evidence that was the case here.
Seriously spraying yourself with pepper spray?!? What’s next…neutering your boyho er manhood to protest overpopulation? Sorry no one could man up and at least ya’ know throw a chair or rush the Pulse shooter. Jus’ sayin’😋😧😏Sorry Geoff already broke that story if less “detailed”😏
Like any other bright idea involving the use of deadly force; cops, military, and government protective details first. If you can get those institutions to agree that pepper spray is an adequate form a self defense in a gun fight and forgo the need for firearms, then maybe we can consider it. Otherwise he’s just throwing our kids under the bus. Government officials’ kids are protected by armed security, but our kids aren’t worth it.
People like to say that the next generation will be more “conservative” than the millennials. Sure, there will be more “conservative” people than the millennial generation has, but the majority of the next generation will be just like or worse than the millennials.
The majority always follows the trend and chooses the path of least resistance.
And there is also a natural tendency of kids to rebel against their parents.
What better way is there to piss off a Leftist parent than to be a legal gun owner?
Be straight and cisgendered?
Edit: Oh, and male.
Wouln’t it be worse if it was a daughter to be a gun owner, Sil?
Don’t forget white.
Add Bible believing Christian to that 😄
My parents were Democrats, and my mom was card carrying member of the “League of Women Voters.” My brother and I both became serial gun owners which irritated our mom for years.
Support for substantive gun control like bans is highest, in the oldest, dying off cohorts.
EG >60 years old is the only cohort with majority support assault rifle 10 year running average, each cohort step younger shows decrease in support for assault rifle ban.
Baby boomers support assault rifle ban in majority, minority of millennials do, even less as you go look at gen x.
Long term trends for assault rifle ban look very bad for gun ban lobby. That is why they are pouring the money in right now.
This 72-year-old has no problem with “assault” rifles. He has a major problem with being assaulted with anything.
And this nearly 72-year-old will respond to any assaults with his own “assault” rifle.
The point is the average in the cohort.
Americans aged 18-34 most likely to oppose assault weapons ban, poll finds
Poll finds attitude to ban on military-style weapons has striking age divide
The Democrat running for a seat in Colorado’s sixth congressional district is a Moron.
Isn’t that implied when labeled as a democrat?
Can we please just cut off California and sell it to the highest bidder?
We would end up paying to get rid of the natives and would still be stuck with keeoing the 10 million illegals.
I read a cool piece today about Trump trading California for NK going non nuclear.
It made me smile.
(Though not for JWM)
It could go in our favor, Tom. With CA being a part of the US we rise up in armed rebellion against the fascist tyrants in Sacramento and, we in effect, are in rebellion against the US .gov.
We rise up against our new nork overlords and we can get military aid and advisors from the US.
Dear Pink Pistol Person: Gun ownership is not about “feeling” equal. It’s about being equal. Please use your equality responsibly, and only if you have to.
Dear C-Meck Principal: Leave the district for one of the adjacent districts. C-Meck is notoriously Proggie. But you know that. They will never leave you alone. You are done. You exude “white privilege” even though you said nothing racist. But you talked about gun ownership and how harmless it was and is in the hands of the law abiding vast majority. Take your experience and your politics somewhere that they will be appreciated. For example, take your experience to one of the municipal charter school districts that the Legislature approved over the vehement objection of the bloated C-Meck school administration and the twit of a governor. Best move by the Legislature on education in decades and hopefully precedent-setting. Readers who don’t live in NC, please look this up and see if your laws will allow the same.
Well if nobody else is going to say anything, I will. Where’s the Creedmoor content in today’s Daily Digest?
That’s what you mouth breathers still don’t understand. There are no other calibers. Everything is 6.5Creedmoor. 6.5Creedmoor is everything.
They should just call it the Daily Creedmoor.
The truth about creedmoor? TTAC?
Did you wake up this morning? Did the sun rise? Is water wet? Is the sky blue?
Get in the prone and thank Creedmoor for these blessings.
I need to go buy something in creedmoor!!! Is 6mm ok if I can’t find any 6.5?
As long as it’s more Creedmoor you’re good. After all, a Creedmoor a day keeps the trolls away.
Even though the 6mm Creedmoor is only 92% of the 6.5 Creedmoor it’s still 100% better than anything else that’s ever been invented by man. (Of course, we all know that 6.5 Creedmoor was a gift from the gods.)
A couple wraps of tape and all is good, so long as it’s Creedmore.
Jeremy’s got a fever and the only prescription is 6.5mm moor Creed. 😀
I’m not understanding the references in EVERY post in the last few days. Will you please enlighten me?
Hopefully this helps: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2018/06/jeremy-s/308-is-fat-and-stupid-and-so-are-you/
Can I get 9mm Creedmore? That would be awsome.
.9mm Creedmoor. FIFY.
(dammitalltohell. I’m the only one spelling Creedmoor right and spell check tells me I’m wrong. This is all the Gov’s fault.)
I can’t be the first to say this?!
.45 Creedmore, baby
Resistance is futile. All will be assimilated into the 6.5 Creedmoor.
Do we have an orthodox Creedmore Creed to recite yet?
It is now perfectly acceptable to move your targets to 50% or less of the competition distance if you are shooting a caliber other than 6.5 creedmoor. Because the wind.
When you tell hunting stories of good shots made with calibers other than 6.5, you should add the 50 yards that you were going to lie anyhow, then double the amount.
I.e. if you take a shot at 50 yards, it is now +50 then *2 = 200 yards. Make sure everyone knows you got it with iron sights.
All other cartridges shoot off the ladies’ tee.
CREEDMOR is to TTAG as OVERMATCH is to DOD.
Somehow I get the feeling we’re going to totally Chuck Norris the 6.5 Creedmoor before this is all done.
We. You got a mouse in your pocket, gov? This is totally on you. The creedmoor is strong in you. 🙂
Chuck Norris eats Creedmooreos for breakfsst
I’m lazy, I’ve got to get me a Creedmor also, it’s the only caliber you can shoot lying on your back.
I call bullsheet on the gay and tranny death numbers.
Just like the MDA lies about school shootings.
Truth is not a value for the Left.
Especially not when they have a hysteria to push.
Crush the Prog agenda with the Boot Heels of Truth.
can they shoot you for not baking a cake?…….
The elevated trans murder numbers in virtual entirety, and much the elevated gay numbers are established to result from prostitution. The remainder of the elevated gay homicide numbers derive from higher likelihood of that cohort living in higher murder rate urban areas.
Okay, look — the congressional candidate may be a moron, but he does have a point.
I’d much rather have my kids’ classroom have pepper spray, than have them cowering under desks.
I’d much rather have the Pulse nightclub armed with pepper spray, than to have 60 people cowering in a bathroom while one armed Jihadi systematically murders them.
If pepper spray is something the pearl-clutchers would get behind, then hell yes, get ’em some pepper spray.
Now, it’s true, pepper spray is hit-or-miss; sometimes it’ll drop someone like a stone, and sometimes they’ll shrug it off like it never even happened. But I’ve seen enough gunfight videos to know that the exact same thing happens with firearms. You never know; will that bullet drop the bad guy, or will he take five or six hits and just keep on coming?
Moron has another point — pepper spray won’t accidentally kill a kid. So maybe this is a step the pearl-clutchers can take.
While far from an ideal solution, it’s a hell of a lot better than letting a murdering psychopath go unchallenged.
I like it as a first step. Use it the same way Anti-Gunners have been nibbling at our rights. Foot in the door with the real agenda that all school personnel eventually be required to be armed.
I was thinking the same thing, thanks for saving me from having to type it all out.
I would like you to be correct,
” Moron has another point — pepper spray won’t accidentally kill a kid. ”
But, you’re not…
Cuase there’s always gonna be at least one kid per class that has the susceptibility.
“…these people had a violent allergic reactions that was life threatening known as anaphylaxis. Symptoms of this condition include obstructed airways as a result of swelling, fainting and shock. Those with a higher risk of an adverse reaction to pepper spray are asthmatics.”
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the “foggers” have the ability to deny access to an area for a limited amount of time…so anything is better than nothing……
Perhaps Elon Musk could donate his ‘not flamethrowers’ to schools for classroom defense.
Realizing you have a right to use violent deadly overwhelming force to protect yourself is only one half of the issue. The other half is voting for people who will work to protect your gun rights. The homosexual power state of California gay voters have yet to demonstrate a willingness to vote for Liberty.
Justin Raimondo an open proud gay white man, pro gun, and one of the founders of AntiWar.com, ran against Nancy Pelosi, because she is a war monger for supporting the Democrat war in Kosovo. He lost because homosexuals are socialist progressive in their political orientation. They like getting “free stuff” from the government.
Maybe what happened at the Pulse has changed their minds. I don’t know yet. I do know it was Milo, that “dangerous Faggot”, the name of his tour, crisscross the country supporting Trump, that got many gay people to vote republican for the first time in their lives. Even Reason magazine was terrified when they learned just how many gays were going to vote republican. White homosexuals still have a long way to go.
Pride Paraders Turn Out to be Major Hypocrites! | FLECCAS TALKS
At least his eyebrows stayed on.
Perhaps suggesting more Democrat politicians ought to be pepper-sprayed!
Only hope for 2nd amendment rights lay in the courts.
god help us all.
Yeah, pepper spray is perfect against a teen with a gun and a deathwish. Except the what, 15yd MAX range of the can? Sorry, I’m not volunteering to be the guy who takes on the rifle with a can of pepper spray.
“But there’s no guns allowed, so it’s your only option.”
There’s a huge difference between allowed to carry and able to carry. My life is worth more than any psycho, regardless of their reason for killing. Where they go is not my choice. A lot of people talk a big game with “better to be judged by 12…”, yet cry about losing their jobs and not carrying. If you learn how to carry the gun properly, you’ll never have to worry about being found out, and when you are found out, everyone will be glad you broke the rules/law.
Put the gun on, keep your mouth shut about it, and go on about your day. Everything will be fine.
“It burns like lava.” Said this guy. Calmly. New York State Police have as part of their training to get a full shot of spray and then run an obstacle course.
I have a couple of friends who are NYSP now, and though I don’t get to see them much, it brings me joy to know they had to suffer through that. What are friends for, if not to enjoy your pain? 🙂
Hey AMA, one of the kids, in one of the thousands of buckets, a few years back, (you know, one of the ones that got used for food) had the potential of convincing some of us you were humans worth saving. Fuck your B.S. stupid we’re against gun violence shit, you can hide that permanently elbow deep in your asses.
Other people have already brought up some reasons why the pepper spray gag is stupid assuming it’s even real. The limitations of OC spray are significant and there’s a very good reason why good guys trying to stop bad guys carry guns. I have found OC spray to be almost without use and have only applied it in cases where some numbnuts is already mostly restrained and is just refusing to get cuffed. In that circumstance, I have the benefit of time to let the stuff work.
But having received a similar dose of spray to the eyeballs: not only do I think I could keep fighting, I know I could, because that was the damn point of the exercise. If you pepper spray me you haven’t immediately disabled me, you’ve pissed me off. A lot.
Yes, eventually I will be in a lot of pain and have trouble seeing. Yes, after a minute or two I will have snot dripping down my face and everything will feel on fire.
Let’s be charitable. One minute. How much can a determined aggressor do in a minute? The answer is: a lot. This is stupid. You might as well go back to throwing textbooks, you’d have a better chance of getting him with a good hit to the head. OR you could shoot the asshole.
A girl was expounding on her ability to defend herself with Pepper spray, I took it from her, sprayed it directly into my eyes, then grabbed her by the neck for added effect. My guess is it would be useless against someone on drugs or drunk
“Pepper Spray” is used because the tested Cinnamon Spray compounds caused potentially fatal bronchial spasms, lung damage, and blindness.
Where’s the Mace when you need it?
Sorry, I’m not supporting LGBT’s, whatever, because they purchase firearms. My grandchildren do not need to see some little naked man wearing a thong kissing another man dressed in a leather tutu.. Keep that shit in your homes with the curtains shut, please
instead of on a float parading down the the street!…gotta’ believe there’s a certain amount of “in your face” arrogance at work here….
You don’t have to support them as being gay, but you should support them their having the right to self-defense for being human.
Even if you could get close enough to pepper spray someone who had a gun and was bent on committing homicidal violence, or you were foolish enough to try, the worst pepper spray will do is temporarily blind the potential murderer and make it difficult to breath. Some people tolerate pepper spray amazingly well. I have used law enforcement issued OC spray to spice up a pot of chili. Yet, the murderers trigger finger would remain unaffected. You have probably just motivated him to increase his indiscriminate rate of fire. The question comes to mind. Where exactly does one hide from a wheezing blind guy with a gun?
inside a barricaded classroom??????
Countering lethal force with less-than-lethal force is always a bad idea. LTL doesn’t work on everyone. Even if you were able to temporarily blind someone with OC spray, they can still pull the trigger and score some hits.
About the gays tooling-up (with guns, that is): There’s still not enough of them committed to the idea yet. There’s been at least a few different crime sprees in the Oaklawn part of Dallas. Lots of crying for more police protection, but not much in the way of self-defense that I can see. Plus, as someone else already said, whether they become firearm owners or not, we all have a good idea on how they’re going to vote.
So, their idea of school defense is something that can be circumvented with a pair of $9 conventional swimming goggles? Yep, they *can* get dumber. It is possible in the quantum scheme.
The max distance I could find for pepper spray was 25ft while most seemed to be around 10ft even if they did manage to hit the shooter then they’ll just have an enraged shooter firing blindly at the closest crowd. Whats to stop the shooter who now knows his only deterrent is pepper spray to get a cheap pair of goggles and a mask? His non lethal claim is bullshit tell that to any kid with asthma.
The CMS principal sounds like good people and a field trip of skeet shooting and deer meat sounds a hell of a lot more fun than anything I ever did in school.
Even tho I don’t own a long gun if I go out and buy some creedmoor bullets does that make me an official, certified creedmoor guy?
Creedmoor Cartridge Collectors of The Universe. They send you a sticker to place on your Prius, next to the Baby Groot, and Sig decal
Baby groot gets killed in the latest guardian movie. RIP groot
Heller actually does go farther and protects all bearable arms……From Heller…
We do not interpret constitutional rights that way. Just as the First Amendment protects modern forms of communications, e.g., Reno v. American Civil Liberties Union, 521 U. S. 844, 849 (1997), and the Fourth Amendment applies to modern forms of search, e.g., Kyllo v. United States, 533 U. S. 27, 35–36 (2001), the Second Amendment extends, prima facie, to all instruments that constitute bearable arms, even those that were not in existence at the time of the founding.
Scalia also specifically mentions AR-15 rifles as protected under Heller in his dissent in Friedman v Highland Park…..let’s not forget that ……..
Scalia dissent on not hearing this case…., Friedman v Highland Park…
The City’s ban is thus highly suspect because it broadly prohibits common semiautomatic firearms used for lawful purposes. Roughly five million Americans own AR-style semiautomatic rifles. See 784 F. 3d, at 415, n. 3. The overwhelming majority of citizens who own and use such rifles do so for lawful purposes, including self-defense and target shooting. See ibid. Under our precedents, that is all that is needed for citizens to have a right under the Second Amendment to keep such weapons. See McDonald, 561 U. S., at 767–768; Heller, supra, at 628–629.
Washington Post on proportion of gays: The proportion of the US population that is gay is severely under-counted because people do not answer high confidentially/privacy direct questions truthfully. Largest under-counts are in face to face interviews.
Washington Post on firearms ownership rates: The face to face GSS interview number on household with firearms is 100% accurate and the “”gold standard.”
Oh ok. Science says 3/4 of gays won’t tell a stranger banging on their door that they are gay, 1/2 will deny it outright, but gun owners will tell a strange there is a firearm at the address, despite all modern firearm training emphasizing that you never tell a stranger.
Hey DILDO HEAD, running for office. A bullet has a lot further range than a can of pepper spray. Are all you dumb ass anti guns pecker heads to stupid to understand that it takes a good guy with a gun to stop a bad guy with a gun. Pepper spray unless you are close is useless. WAKE the HELL UP. What a nut case!!!!!!!!!!