Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Pink Pistols: LGBT people need to be able to defend themselves, for existential reasons

Nicki Stallard, transgender, makes her own case for “The L.G.B,T. case for guns” in the New York Times today.  I do get the writer’s point and share it.  At any point in time, “I am what I am”, and I can indeed be brought low (short of being killed outright) by someone else’s violence.  Government rules cannot protect me from a determined enough enemy, only I can protect myself.  Then you get into what it means to live in a community.

She mentions Pink Pistols, which is asking for volunteers to offer training. "Pick on somebody your own caliber".

USA Today also covered the interest in self-defense in this story.

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