Pink Pistols Grow to 40 Chapters
By Mikester • February 4, 2008 •
An article that came out this week on PrideSource.com notes the spread of Pink Pistols chapters across the country:
PrideSource - Pink Pistols grow to 40 chapters: As unlikely as the combination of guns and gays may sound, the Pink Pistols have grown since their inception in 2000 to include over 40 chapters in the U.S. and one in Canada.
The article includes an interview with Dexter Guptill, coordinator of Virginia Pink Pistols. Phoenix members may remember hearing of Dex, who is pictured in our photo album at the NRA Museum.
Guptill has seen a cooperative spirit in Virginia between his group and other gun rights groups. “Its fun to watch peoples’ heads explode when you shatter their stereotypes.”
The story also touches on the negative reactions of other gay rights groups but ends with a positive statement by Al Lowe, coordinator of the Michigan Pink Pistols and the notorious author of “Big Gay Al’s Big Gay (Gun) Blog“:
“The goal is to get people interested in shooting,” said Lowe, adding that monthly gatherings of his group focus mostly on guns and less on LGBT politics. “It’s a relaxing form of recreation.”
Read the full article at PrideSource.com.
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