Saturday, December 20, 2008

A Nice Profile of Atlanta's Pink Pistols.

Gays and guns - Southern Voice Atlanta Pink Pistols is a group that supports the right of people to legally carry concealed weapons for self-defense.

This article is a nice profile on the current organization in Atlanta, which includes gay and straight members, works for education about gun safety, and supports the repeal of anti-gun and anti-self-defense laws.

It was started in the GLBT community, but doesn't discriminate.
Kurt Martin, 40, a heterosexual attorney living in metro Atlanta, said he joined the Pink Pistols to seek their help in fighting gun control legislation in Georgia.

“[W]hile the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community faces extra risks in the form of hate crimes based on sexual orientation, my main interest is looking out for the rights of the smallest minority — the individual citizen. A minority of one,” he said.
The only thing missing is any information about how to contact the organization. And you have to go the comments to find a link to the Atlanta Chapter.

Armed Gays Don't Get Bashed.
"Thirty-one states allow all qualified citizens to carry concealed weapons. In those states, homosexuals should embark on organized efforts to become comfortable with guns, learn to use them safely and carry them. They should set up Pink Pistols task forces, sponsor shooting courses and help homosexuals get licensed to carry. And they should do it in a way that gets as much publicity as possible. "

--Jonathan Rauch, Salon Magazine, March 13, 2000

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