Advocacy on this issue has the potential to make the LGBTQ movement even more relevant to national politics and to win over allies outside the community. Achieving gun control legislation would constitute, for Preston, a “contribution to benefit our society as a whole and give us the recognition and respect we deserve.
Julie Moreau, Ph.D.
Commentary: Is Gun Control Next Step for LGBTQ Movement?
That’s a mind bogglingly stupid conclusion. And from so many different angles. Here are just a few:
- They are going to alienate one of the most politically powerful, single, set of people in the entire country. Gun owners.
- They are advocating against their own best interests.
- Attacking a specific enumerated right is not on the list of things of things to do for people who want respect. Maybe they should attack religion, the First Amendment, as well and try to get twice the respect.
I know I have a biased sample, but nearly all the LGBTQ people I know are gun owners. I find it difficult to imagine they are going to get much unity in their community on a gun control effort.—Joe]