A friend pointed me at this article: Gun sales surge among gays, lesbians after Orlando shooting. This please me. But what pleases me even more is this quote buried a bit further down:
The Pink Pistols is a national gun club for gays and lesbians. It saw its membership soar from about 1,500 members on Saturday to 3,500 on Monday.
If you’re gay LGBT…∞ and more interested in defending yourself than being prey, you should join the Pink Pistols. It’s pretty easy.
It’s easy to become a member of the Pink Pistols!
First, it doesn’t cost anything. There’s no dues, and no membership form to fill out.
Second, you just have to believe in the basic core principles of the Pink Pistols, that all people have the right to defend themselves from harm, and that everyone has the individual right to keep and bear arms as protected by the Second Amendment.