Pink Pistols, LGBT gun-rights group, sees membership spike after Orlando attack

A U.S nationwide gun club geared towards the LGBT community has reportedly seen its membership more than double following Sunday’s mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

Pink Pistols

Pink Pistols, a 16-year-old organisation that boasts dozens of chapters U.S nationwide, went from having about 1,500 members Saturday to 3,500 Monday — an exponential increase that occurred in the immediate aftermath of the Sunday morning massacre that left 49 patrons of Pulse nightclub dead and dozens more injured, Denver’s Fox News affiliate reported Thursday.

- Advertisement -

On its website, the group says its “dedicated to the legal, safe and responsible use of firearms for self-defence of the sexual-minority community,” and currently boasts 45 branches in 21 states. According to Fox, however, “dozens” of new chapters are being launched, including one in nearby Colorado Springs.

Read more at don’t think guns are the answer or a good response of the hate crime terror attack in Orlando.