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    Default Operation Blazing Sword

    Weird, this training initiative is over 3 years old now, and nobody has mentioned it here yet?

    https://www.blazingsword.org/

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    Operation Blazing Sword is a grass-roots organization dedicated to helping LGBTQ people become responsible firearm owners. If you think you may need a firearm for armed self-defense but donít feel comfortable going to a shooting range or a gun store by yourself, seek out any of our LGBTQ-friendly volunteer instructors. They will teach you the basics of firearm safety, operation and ownership for no cost and without judgement for your color, gender, sexual orientation, biology, or manner of dress.
    They are a part of Pink Pistols.

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    Default Re: Operation Blazing Sword

    Oh, that is just soooo nice.
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    Default Re: Operation Blazing Sword

    I’m unaware of any place that would discriminate against individuals for this training anyway...

    They will teach you the basics of firearm safety, operation and ownership for no cost and without judgement for your color, gender, sexual orientation, biology, or manner of dress.

    Sounds like a good cause nevertheless.
    Last edited by JAKIII; June 26th, 2019 at 05:39 PM.

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    Default Re: Operation Blazing Sword

    It was started pretty soon after the Pulse nightclub shooting. I became aware of it on social media and have been on the volunteer trainer list since day 1.

    I think it's a useful option. Just like LEO encounters, you never know when you may come in contact with someone who's a real ass. Overall the gay community is seen as part of the left. For them to reach out to a random stranger, who is typically assumed to be far right, and who is likely to have quite a few political disagreements, is a daunting task. Everyone is different, but if the effort makes a difference somewhere for one person, then it's worth it, and that's why I decided to participate as a volunteer.
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    Default Re: Operation Blazing Sword

    Quote Originally Posted by gnbrotz View Post
    It was started pretty soon after the Pulse nightclub shooting. I became aware of it on social media and have been on the volunteer trainer list since day 1.

    I think it's a useful option. Just like LEO encounters, you never know when you may come in contact with someone who's a real ass. Overall the gay community is seen as part of the left. For them to reach out to a random stranger, who is typically assumed to be far right, and who is likely to have quite a few political disagreements, is a daunting task. Everyone is different, but if the effort makes a difference somewhere for one person, then it's worth it, and that's why I decided to participate as a volunteer.
    And thanks to you, my name is also on their map.
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    Default Re: Operation Blazing Sword

    They said Blazing Sword. Lol.

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    Default Re: Operation Blazing Sword

    Quote Originally Posted by gnbrotz View Post
    For them to reach out to a random stranger, who is typically assumed to be far right, and who is likely to have quite a few political disagreements, is a daunting task.
    Well, perhaps not “far” right.

    Contrary to popular opinion, there are liberals who are pro 2A, but they certainly realize that conservatives probably shoot better, (i.e., we’re better trainers in firearms safety and marksmanship).

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    Default Re: Operation Blazing Sword

    Quote Originally Posted by JAKIII View Post
    Well, perhaps not “far” right.

    Contrary to popular opinion, there are liberals who are pro 2A, but they certainly realize that conservatives probably shoot better, (i.e., we’re better trainers in firearms safety and marksmanship).
    And there are gay rednecks too. I'm speaking about overall societal perception, in broad general terms.
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    Default Re: Operation Blazing Sword

    Quote Originally Posted by gnbrotz View Post
    And there are gay rednecks too. I'm speaking about overall societal perception, in broad general terms.
    As long as their for Everybodys right to arm themselves, welcome aboard.
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    Default Re: Operation Blazing Sword

    Quote Originally Posted by JAKIII View Post
    I’m unaware of any place that would discriminate against individuals for this training anyway...

    They will teach you the basics of firearm safety, operation and ownership for no cost and without judgement for your color, gender, sexual orientation, biology, or manner of dress.

    Sounds like a good cause nevertheless.
    Yes, it does seem to be a good cause. And maybe we can get some more 2nd-A support against gun control from some that are nominally considered to be on the left.

    Quote Originally Posted by gnbrotz View Post
    It was started pretty soon after the Pulse nightclub shooting. I became aware of it on social media and have been on the volunteer trainer list since day 1.

    I think it's a useful option. Just like LEO encounters, you never know when you may come in contact with someone who's a real ass. Overall the gay community is seen as part of the left. For them to reach out to a random stranger, who is typically assumed to be far right, and who is likely to have quite a few political disagreements, is a daunting task. Everyone is different, but if the effort makes a difference somewhere for one person, then it's worth it, and that's why I decided to participate as a volunteer.
    I've been aware of pretty much since it started, but I've only been able to participate in the last year or so. I originally heard about it from Larry Correia.

    I also looked at the map and notice there isn't anybody for about a half hour drive around where I live, and figured it was time to sign up.

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