Monday, March 21, 2011

Why I carry a handgun for protection, Vol. 47

Because roving packs of hoodie-clad feral youths are prowling the streets randomly assaulting innocent pedestrians for no other reason than a person's perceived sexual orientation:

"Barie Shortell, 29, was walking down North Fourth Street in Williamsburg at around 10 p.m. on Feb. 22 when a group of teens started taunting him, according to The Brooklyn Paper.

Shortell told The Paper the teens started to mock him and began yelling anti-gay slurs so he decided to cross to Wyeth Avenue to be on the safe side.

That is when the hoodie-wearing gang of teens shoved him against a wall and started attacking him. Although he was not robbed, he suffered a fractured jaw, broken nose and eye sockets."

We note with no small amount of frustration that this brutal and unprovoked attack occurred in Brooklyn, which is part of  Mayor Michael Bloomberg's anti-gun paradise of New York City.  Gee, a lawfully owned-and-carried handgun might have really come in handy here, eh, Mayor?  We don't know if you realize this, sir, but not everyone in your town rates a 24-hour armed police guard like the one you are fortunate enough to have (and even bring on vacation with you to Bermuda, all at taxpayer expense, of course).

Gay people concerned about becoming victims of similar bias crimes and who desire to learn more about lawfully defending themselves with firearms should definitely check out the Pink Pistols, a stellar gun-rights organization that welcomes members of all sexual identities but which especially reaches out to gays.  Their motto?  "Armed Gays Don't Get Bashed".


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