Gun Banners Again Hijack The LGBTQ Community For Their Own Ends

posted on May 4, 2017

In March, we warned you about desperate attempts by flailing gun banners to co-opt other movements in order to stay relevant. Specifically, we called out Igor Volsky of Guns Down and Mark Glaze, of Everytown for Gun Safety, for telling the LGBTQ community that “The Issue Of Our Time (is) Gun Control.”

Now, Volsky and Glaze are hijacking controversy over the decision to replace the LA Pride Festival parade (on the anniversary of the Orlando Pulse massacre) with an anti-Trump march. In the Advocate, the pair crudely injected their issue with the headline, “On Gun Violence: Marches Aren’t the Problem.” (The article they were reacting to never mentioned guns.)

They wrote that the Pulse murderer was a “man whose toxic hatred for LGBTQ people and history of domestic abuse was weaponized by our lax gun laws.” They even managed to drag immigrants into the argument. No cause is safe from their claim-jumping.

We suspect the Moms Demand Action photo included was also unrelated to the LGBTQ cause—just like gun control is.

Latest

Frank Miniter
Frank Miniter

From The Editor: Will More Europeans Go Pro-Gun Rights?

It is an open question whether, as everyone sees Ukrainian citizens picking up rifles to defend their lives and liberty from Russian troops, more Europeans will come to the conclusion that this is a right every law-abiding person needs.

President’s Column | Ukraine’s Example

For anyone who ever needed proof of how crucial gun rights are to our survival and our safety, I have just two words of advice: Remember Ukraine!

Freedom’s Biggest Movement: Constitutional Carry

I am immensely proud to join with Second Amendment supporters across America in celebrating a major milestone reached in April, when Georgia became the 25th constitutional-carry state.

Standing Guard | 151 Years Strong!

With the NRA now over 150 years old, it's no overstatement to say that the vision, initiative and determination shared by you, me and millions of our fellow members have fueled the greatest restoration of freedom this nation has ever seen.

President Donald J. Trump to Address NRA Members at the 2022 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits

The former president will headline a star-studded cast of political heavyweights at the NRA Annual Meetings in Houston, Texas.

Court Rules That 18-21 Year Olds Also Have Constitutional Rights

Here's what a recent ruling from the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals means for 18-21-year-olds' constitutional rights.



Get the best of America's 1st Freedom delivered to your inbox.