Gun sales surge among gays, lesbians after Orlando shooting

Gun sales surge among gays, lesbians after Orlando shooting, by Keagan Harsha.

Gun sales are surging in the wake of Sunday’s deadly mass shooting in Orlando, Fla.

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. …

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.

UPDATE: Gays, Lesbians Thinking About Self-Defense, by John Hinderaker.

All around the country, gun owners are offering free shooting instruction to gays and lesbians. And in West Hollywood, these posters appeared overnight:

shootback

Shoot back: that’s good advice, and a lot of people have figured out that it isn’t necessarily safe to wait for police to intervene (three hours in the case of the Orlando massacre). The real legal loophole relating to guns that came to light as a result of the Orlando attack is the Florida law that makes all bars gun-free zones.