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Second Amendment and @LogCabinGOP: Because Survival Is the First Natural Right

Posted on | February 25, 2017 | 1 Comment

Gregory Angelo of Log Cabin Republicans at CPAC.

An armed society is a polite society, as Robert Heinlein observed, and no right is more important your right to defend your own life. All other rights are meaningless to a dead man, and last year’s terrorist attack in Orlando, where a radical Muslim killed 49 people and wounded 53 others at a gay nightclub, was an overdue wake-up call.

“The Second Amendment offers the LGBT community the constitutional right to defend ourselves and our families. And that’s something I don’t think we should take lightly, nor seek to erode,” Log Cabin Republicans president Gregory Angelo said last year in an interview with Lifezette. “Without the ability to defend yourself, there are no gay rights.”

At the group’s booth at CPAC where the “Gays for Guns” sign was prominently displayed, Angelo said that the concept of equal protection expressed in the landmark Obergefell ruling on same-sex marriage could also be used to strike down local anti-gun laws that limit the right to self-defense. Concealed-carry licenses issued in one state should be recognized in all other states, Angelo said. He noted that Log Cabin Republicans are the only LGBT advocacy group that consistently defends the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

Robert Heinlein would totally understand.




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