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Gay Community Arming up Two Years After Orlando Pulse

June 12, 2018, marked two years since the horrific shooting at Orlando Pulse. It also defines two years that an increasing number of gay Americans have spent arming themselves for self-defense.

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The AR-15: ‘America’s Rifle’

While Senate Democrats push an “assault weapons” ban, they face resistance that rests on the fact that the AR-15 is “America’s rifle.”

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Gun Control Groups Take Aim at ‘Legally Obtained’ Weapons

On January 9 two leaders in the gun control movement took off the mask and made plain that their desire is not just to limit illegal guns or go after illegal gun owners but to target “legally obtained” firearms as well.

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Owner of Istanbul Nightclub Where 39 Were Killed: Gun Bans Empower Armed Terrorists

Memet Kocarslan, who owns the Istanbul nightclub where 39 people were gunned down in cold blood minutes after 2017 began, contends that Turkey’s bans on private ownership of popular semiautomatic rifles made it easy for a terrorist who ignored the ban to outgun police and overpower security at the facility.

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BBC: Even Liberals Are Buying Guns Under Trump

On December 20, the BBC pointed out that the “traditional” image of the American gun buyer is shifting under Donald Trump; even liberals are making gun purchases.

Gun violence victim and former U.S. Congresswoman Gabby Giffords watches her husband, NASA astronaut Mark Kelly, speak as they visits City Hall on her 2016 Vocal Majority Tour on October 17, 2016 in New York City.

Mark Kelly Urges New Yorkers: Don’t Vote Trump, He’s Too Pro-Gun

Mark Kelly, a gun control proponent like his wife, Gabby Giffords, specifically cites Trump’s support of concealed carry for self-defense in the wake of the June 12 Orlando Pulse attack. In that attack, 49 unarmed, defenseless patrons were gunned down in a gun-free zone.

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Nancy Pelosi Wants a ‘Gun Vote’ from the GOP

On September 14 Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA-12) called on the Republican-led House to allow a “gun vote” on new versions of old controls that Democrats have been pushing for years.

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Gay TV Editor Launches West Hollywood Pink Pistols Chapter

Television editor Jonathan Fischer has decided the correct response to the June 12 Orlando Pulse attack is to arm himself for self-defense and to urge others within the gay community to arm themselves as well.

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Senate Vote on Gun Control Expected Monday

The Senate is expected to vote on a number of gun control measures Monday, all of which are in response to the June 12 Orlando terror attack.