Gun sales surge among gays, lesbians after Orlando shooting

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DENVER — Gun sales are surging in the wake of Sunday’s deadly mass shooting in Orlando, Fla. The tragedy is generating new debate over gun control reform and the right to bear arms.

Gun shops typically see a spike in customers after mass shootings. But this time, many are seeing shoppers they’ve never really seen before: More gays and lesbians.  

George Horne, the owner of The Gun Room, Denver’s oldest firearms dealer, said Tuesday business is booming at his store.

“For this time of year I’d say its three to four times what we normally have,” he said.

Background checks that once took minutes can now take hours. It’s a sales surge similar to what happened after Sandy Hook and the Aurora theater shootings.

“We’re not surprised by it,” Horne said.

However, what’s different this time around is the clientele. Mike Smith, a firearms instructor in Colorado Springs, is one of many closely tracking the sudden surge in gays and lesbians buying weapons.

“I think right now because of what happened, people are looking for answers,” he said. “You walk into a gun shop and you expect to see people, frankly, who look like me. I think we forget we’re a country of all people, not just people who fit that predetermined mold.”

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.

Dozens of new chapters are springing up, including one Smith is creating in Colorado Springs. He said it’s something he feels compelled to do, even though he’s heterosexual.

“I look at it as a disenfranchised minority that needs someone who’s willing to say I’m a resource who’s here and willing to help,” he said.

Another chapter also appears to be forming in the Denver area. The Pink Pistols typically meet on a regular basis at firing ranges to practice shooting.

For more information Smith’s defense instruction group and his firearms courses, he can be reached at 719-286-9451.

Gun sales surge among gays, lesbians after Orlando shooting

9 thoughts on “Gun sales surge among gays, lesbians after Orlando shooting

  1. *** The tragedy is generating new debate over gun control reform and the right to bear arms. ***

    Note the subtle editorializing here. The use of the word “reform” here implies that there is something wrong with current gun laws that could be rectified if enough people agreed to do so.

    I see this sort of crap a lot in the mainstream media, and the same propaganda techniques are often used repeatedly. The use of “gun safety” in lieu of “gun control” is another common meme.

  2. Long ago I felt that attitudes on gun ownership would change once left-wingers became a targeted group. Is that what I’m finally seeing after Orlando? Also, take note of Jeh Johnson bringing up the right wing, being just as dangerous, after the Orlando shooting. Count on old Jeh, carrying Obama’s water. What a kiss-ass, useless individual.

  3. I dunno. I kinda felt better knowing the queercomms were unarmed for the most part and would run away screaming if they saw a gun.
    Maybe some of them are waking up, at least to the point where they realize the need for self defense.

    1. It’s always a good thing when any group or individual comes to the

      realization that self defense is a natural or organic right.

      The more, the merrier.

  4. I have no problems with gay people other then their gay parades and marriage which seems and is perverted. Why can’t they just keep their bedroom activities to themselves like normal people instead of flaunting it in everyone’s faces?
    Anyways, the more liberal retards that finally wake up and realize that their God given rights may be taken away along with their ability to defend themselves and loved ones, the better. This is war and we need troops against the dark evil empire that Killary wants to take over and resume the evil deeds.

  5. As I said before, watch for record breaking gun sales thanks to Barry the gun salesman of the year. Lol

  6. Fags are notoriously insanely jealous of their ‘lovers’.

    Many of these guns sold will likely be used to put an end to ‘extracurricular activity’.

    Permanently.

    1. San Bernardino much? 1:20 mark, carry permit conveniently on kitchen counter. Race “white”…B/E, tampering with evidence(uncollected apparently. Probably not important. Eh, whatever, right?)

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