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Membership in Gay Gun Group the Pink Pistols Skyrockets after Orlando Shooting

By Mark Judge | June 23, 2016 | 6:34am EDT

USA Today is reporting that membership in the Pink Pistols, a gun club for gay people, has skyrocketing in the wake of the recent mass shooting in Orlando.

(Pink Pistols/Screen Capture)

Reporter Michael Burke writes:

Dylan West says the Pink Pistols gun club in Atlanta has been a stagnant group since he joined a year ago. But that's all changed now.

 

The gun club for LGBT people has roughly doubled in size to 230 members following this month's nightmarish shooting at an Orlando gay nightclub that left 49 dead and 53 injured.

 

"There’s always been a necessity for self-defense in the LGBT community,” said West, who grew up in Alabama surrounded by guns.

 

There are 35 chapters of the Pink Pistols in America. It's Facebook membership has increased from 1,500 before the shooting to almost 7,000 members.

 

 

 

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