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General Pink Pistols Discussion / Pacific Northwesterners
« Last post by AriaQueenOfOmega on April 03, 2017, 11:35:47 PM »
So, as a mtf in a relationship with an ftm who loves guns, hiking, hunting, and camping, it can be a bit straining finding people that are gay and transfreindly but are also tolerant or excited about guns. So I was wondering who all here is in the Northwest. Anyone on the Olympic Penninsula or Washington Coast?
General Pink Pistols Discussion / Diversity Shoot in NJ 4/6
« Last post by VeganPilotMarty on April 01, 2017, 01:02:43 PM »
Hi all,
I won't be able to make it to this event but here is the info if you'd like to make it on your own.  We will be having a range night either later in the minth and/or in May.  Of course if you'd like to go at ANY time let me know and we'll see what we can do to make it happen with a few other people.
I know right, I was afraid the range would be closed.
i made a standing offer to take anyone shooting and show them the basics after Orlando last year.  i'm on Blazing Sword.  i've had one contact, i replied, and that was it.  my offer still stands.

i'm a married straight guy.  i don't have any gay friends.  don't know any even.  but if you want to learn the basics of firearms, i'll take you to the range and show you.  at my expense.  i'm not going to change what i believe, but i'm willing and able to show anyone the basics of firearms.

i don't know if you are going to get a better offer, but that's mine.

shooting an IDPA match tomorrow.  i presume everyone i know is straight, but i don't know, and they haven't brought it up.  it matters that you are a safe shooter and that you continue to improve.
EDC/Prepping / Pacific Northwest Prepping
« Last post by AriaQueenOfOmega on March 31, 2017, 12:49:43 AM »
So as part of a trans couple with a kid, in a non traditional household, we are starting to get really serious about prepping. Wondering if there is anyone out there that knows of LGBTQ+ prepper groups, or if anyone out here in the Northwest preps. Thanks a ton :D
Broadly speaking, I've found more comfortable acceptance by straight 2A gun people who know I'm gay than I find among gay people who know I have guns and support the Second Amendment.
There are always exceptions, though, like the old straight white guys interviewing me for a gun club membership: I figured I was in until it came out I'm gay..,then the temperature of the room dropped 20 degrees in an instant. I went from sure-thing to "well this is a social club".
There are dimwitted donkeys on both sides, but a shared interest/passion often overcomes that.
I was booted out of one of the AR15 related Facebook groups after a similar conversation. Someone looked at my profile, said, "I think he's a fag." I'm actually straight, but as I replied... "That's irrelevant. I'm here to talk about AR15s." 5 minutes later I realized I'd been booted from the group.
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.
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