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Member Introductions / Hello from Ridgecrest, CA
« Last post by NewMommy310 on March 26, 2017, 05:32:24 PM »
While not a member of LGBT community, I am a proud gun rights advocate for all.  I wanted to join this group because of what it represents: the right to self defense.  This is important to me as a woman and a motorcycle rider. California has passed some crazy gun laws, including making my S&W 380 Bodyguard illegal.  My gun now resides in Nevada because I cannot register it in California and use it with a CCW. The gun js a perfect size for when I ride and I am frustrated with my shrinking gun rights in California.  I wanted to connect with like minded people who understand the right to self defense, particularly because most attacks against women, like tbe LGBT community, are attacks against the person to cause serious bodily harm or death, not take my wallet. If there are Pink Pistols in California fighting this good fight of Constitutional carry, please get in contact with me.  You have another warrior willing to join the battle.  Thank you.
General Pink Pistols Discussion / Re: NRA 2017 voting ballot recommendations
« Last post by chibajoe on March 23, 2017, 11:33:02 AM »
Found this blog"

The subject of perceived apathy also brings up another unresolved issue – many “old guard” Board members take their status so much for granted that they don’t even bother campaigning.  They are Board members now, they are nominated by a committee of their friends, they will be Board members again.  If the “new blood” grassroot candidates must earn their spot, so too should existing Directors.  We understand the need for industry inclusion and the draw of “known names,” but the ultimate question – as we have now asked for years – is this: What have you done for the organization and the Second Amendment rights of members since becoming a Board member?

A seat on the Board is an opportunity to work, not a reward for past – sometimes distant past – notoriety.  We cannot expect grassroots candidates to work even harder for election if our existing Board will not campaign, much less further the aims of our Association.  Demanding more of “the old guard” and having a nominating committee willing to ask hard questions of worth and effort would go a long way towards assuaging concerns about the fairness of the new policies.

General Pink Pistols Discussion / Re: NRA 2017 voting ballot recommendations
« Last post by HuckleberryFun on March 22, 2017, 10:51:36 PM »
I tried researching the candidates to weed out the extremists and gay haters. Most of them have websites you can find if you google "candidate NRA board (name)". There is also a website called that has a collection of controversial quotes by past and present NRA board members including anti gay slurs. Of course, new prospective board members will be a blank slate.
Many NRA board members are very conservative across the board, and some hate gays, but when they speak they speak for themselves and not the NRA as an institution. Basically, I voted for the sportsmen and women (aka the 'Fudds') who are more about shooting sports than a political agenda.
Hope this is some help.
General Pink Pistols Discussion / NRA 2017 voting ballot recommendations
« Last post by chibajoe on March 22, 2017, 11:02:52 AM »
Does Pink Pistols have any recommendations for NRA board members who are particularly friendly to our cause?  If there are no official recommendations, might I suggest a couple of people, for those here who are voting members of the NRA?
General Pink Pistols Discussion / Re: Pink Pistols at NRA Annual Meeting 2017?
« Last post by chibajoe on March 22, 2017, 10:56:38 AM »
I'd rather not.

And not just on gay issues. I find fault with the NRA's past political rhetoric, like spreading terror and fear against Democrats waving a specter of gun confiscation after EVERY mass shooting simply to stoke gun sales. They actively block any national conversation about safer access to firearms within minutes of every mass shooting. For these, and many other reasons, I can't see myself ever giving them a dime.

Um, after every mass shooting, Democrats at both the National and State level push to enact more restrictive firearm laws.  Usually, this is some sort of "assault weapon" ban, regardless of the type of weapon used in the shooting (and in spite of actual crime statistics indicating that rifles are used in less than 4% of homicides).  So, I would say that the NRA fear of Democrats is perfectly reasonable.

If you believe in the individual right to own a gun, not supporting the single most effective lobbying organization for gun rights in the United States is the height of hypocrisy.  I don't agree with a lot of the stances that the NRA has taken in the past, but I am a life member.  As a life member, I can vote in the elections, and elect people to the board who are more in line with my sentiments.  There's a reason the NRA BOD isn't a bunch of old white men anymore, and that reason is because of people like me.   ;) 
General Pink Pistols Discussion / Re: GAG?
« Last post by Sergal on March 22, 2017, 12:53:36 AM »
I'm half tempted to join in the Disqus conversation but I'm not in the mood to have a hundred bible verses regurgitated at me :-\
General Pink Pistols Discussion / GAG?
« Last post by VeganPilotMarty on March 21, 2017, 09:15:09 AM »
Now more than ever it seems we need to engage anti-gunners in discussion about self protection. This article came up on one of my news feeds.

Also, if you missed it I was a guest on Gun For Hire Radio:

Member Introductions / Re: Hi from Tampa
« Last post by HuckleberryFun on March 21, 2017, 09:09:30 AM »
Welcome from Portland!
Member Introductions / Hi from Tampa
« Last post by JMtampa on March 21, 2017, 01:17:42 AM »
Hi all. Tampa, FL shooter here, and I noticed the Tampa chapter is closed. Anyone have a back story on that? Anyone know if there'd be any interest in opening a new one? I tried reaching out to the next closest chapter, Sarasota, but no response. Any tampa peeps interested in hanging, shooting, etc?
i've been a life member since the mid 80s.  what exactly has the NRA published that struck you as anti-gay?

they are pro gun, and that's all i get from their publications.
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