Does the gay bar attack in liberal Massachusetts have you skittish about violence against our community? Well folks, Jake at Breakfast at Tiffany’s reminds us that gay people are protected by the Constitution with a specific right — to bear arms if we choose.
These are my words of advice to every gay person I meet: Obtain a RtC permit and use it. What is an RtC, one friend of BaT asks? RtC stands for “right to carry.” It’s the correct term for “a concealed weapons permit,” which the anti-self-defense groups like to use because “concealed” sounds more ominous. Thirty-eight states have RtC laws for qualifying citizens. Among the 12 that don’t are some of the worst crime statistics. If you are unfortunate to live in one of those dozen states then you have to make a moral judgment on what is more important to you.
Yep, that good old Second Amendment doesn’t distinguish between white, black, man, woman, gay or straight. Oh and I agree with Jake’s closing remarks….
You won’t convince me with any argument, lame or otherwise, that I do not have the capability or right to protect myself — especially if you are the same sort who will also say that we must “understand” why people commit crimes. No, I don’t have to understand sh*t, and I’ll take my chances with my 25 years of firearms knowledge over waiting 5 minutes while 911 responds.
As the T-shirt once said, “I’d rather be tried by 12 than carried by 6.”
Which is why we didn’t win the Cold War by implementing the Liberal Plan: A Nuclear Freeze.