In an ironic embrace of the Second Amendment, a bunch of paranoid gays, lesbian and transgenders are getting weapons training to prepare for the day when President Donald Trump gives the order for them to all be rounded up and put into concentration camps.
Months of media and political fearmongering has driven the members of the Trigger Warning Queer & Trans Gun Club in Rochester, NY to take up arms for the inevitable shooting war with the white supremacists and Nazis that they have been brainwashed into believing have taken over the country.
The spread of liberal mental illness via Trump Derangement Syndrome has leftists increasingly looking to violence as a solution to political problems and this story should serve as a warning to conservatives and normal Americans that they have targets on their backs thanks to sore-loser Democrats.
— AP Eastern U.S. (@APEastRegion) October 23, 2017
Via the Associated Press “In response to far right, LGBTQ gun group hits firing line”:
The former pacifist pumped a shotgun at the firing line.
Lore McSpadden never touched a gun before the Trigger Warning Queer & Trans Gun Club started this past year. Now McSpadden is among the shooters routinely yelling, “Pull!” and blasting at clay pigeons angling over a mowed field near Rochester.
Trigger Warning members are anxious about armed and organized extremists who seem increasingly emboldened. Their response has a touch of symmetry to it: They started a club to teach members how to take up arms.
“It’s a way to assert our strength,” said Jake Allen, 27, who helped form the group. “Often, queer people are thought of as being weak, as being defenseless, and I think in many ways this pushes back against that. And I want white supremacists and neo-Nazis to know that queer people are taking steps necessary to protect themselves.”
Trigger Warning members meet once a month to shoot still targets and saucer-shaped pigeons. The 18 dues-paying members are all LGBTQ, many just learning about guns.
“I identified as a pacifist really through most of my life,” said McSpadden, 37, who has attended a self-defense seminar and now owns a 20-gauge shotgun.
On a recent evening, their instructor showed novices how to pull a .22-caliber rifle snugly to their shoulders and how to aim slightly ahead of a moving target. Members cheered when shooters shattered a pigeon or hit a bull’s-eye.
The light mood belies the apprehension that led to group’s creation this past winter amid a year marked by politically tinged violence ranging from scuffles at protests to a violent clash of white supremacists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Zora Gussow recalls a dismal time earlier this year when she began talking to Allen about taking on “the gaping hole in the knowledge of people on the left” about firearms.
“I grew up afraid of guns,” Gussow said. “The first time I was near a gun in a house, it was of one of my friend’s, and I basically jumped back. And that feels dangerous to me in a society where there are so many guns.”
So-called leftists see the country differently now than the days of Occupy Wall street six years ago, said Mark Bray, author of “Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook” and a visiting scholar at Dartmouth College. Trump’s victory emboldened white supremacists, he said, and the threat is felt not just by the LGBTQ community, but people of color, immigrants, Jews and Muslims.
“Back then we were sitting in parks, twinkling our fingers and talking about economic inequality,” he said. “Now we’re talking about firearms and self-defense.”
That a major media organization like AP is promoting a story like this is a testament to not only the media’s role in creating an air of divisiveness and paranoia based on lies but also serves to make them into accomplices if and when these freaks decide to take the law into their own hands and start hunting their political enemies.
That the piece favorably quotes domestic terrorist Mark Bray speaks volumes as to what the agenda is and the media’s responsibility for encouraging violence, remember this guy was a guest of Chuck Todd on Meet the Press a few months back.
We are living in really sick times.