Wednesday, April 04, 2007

AlterNet article on Pink Pistols

In an AlterNet story on the Pink Pistols, Log Cabin Republicans spokesperson Scott Tucker said he admires the Pink Pistols, but...

"Tucker says his organization doesn't have an official stance on gun control"

For clarification, here is the Outright Libertarians official stance on gun control:

"the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed"

But more importantly, what's up with these "T-COPS" opposing the right of LGBT people to defend themselves? As transgender police officers, they should know better than anyone that all the police can do is take your statement after you've been bashed, or, worse yet, draw the chalk outline around your body. Their founder even admits that she wouldn't be alive today if not for being armed:

"I had one experience with a hate crime," Marin said, "and it was beneficial that I was armed ... otherwise I probably wouldn't be here today."

So is she saying that a cop's life is more valuable than a civilian's? That's the kind of fascist nonsense I'd expect a D.C. politician to say, not a transgender woman in the Bay Area.