Far too much conflict in this to be effective as it focuses on a specific "group" or one area of society that now feels they need protection.Thus the call to arms is much more than symbolic; it is a very real reminder that citizens must be ever-vigilant and prepared to confront evil when it comes intent on violence, and the only real path to ensuring one's own survival is to rely on the most powerful deterrent that one can utilize.
I think now would be a fantastic time for the NRA to push such a position and gain supporters in this arena. They could partner with some LGBT gun rights groups to start a campaign. I personally know quite a few LGBT people who are also gun owners and carriers. Let's appeal to everyone and gain supporters in the right to defend ourselves.This has potential for a new advertising campaign, "I'm gay and NRA"
(No not me personally)
Many of the LGBT persons I know are libertarian, and will stand and fight for the rights of all people, not just ones that fit a certain description.Several of the gay people I know own firearms, and support the right to keep and bear arms. And many support other traditionally-conservative ideas - like lower taxes - as well.
Unfortunately, they have been led to believe, by Democrats and Republicans alike, that whom they sleep with is more politically important than their views on such matters.
I've always thought that was a shame. It seems that the Second Amendment would get a lot more support from voters if everybody would just take sexual orientation out of politics altogether.
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