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Former mayor of San Francisco attacks transwoman for her pro-2A stance
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A Facebook post by former S.F. mayor accuses NRA of using trans woman to lobby their cause

Lt. Governor of California and LGBT advocate, Gavin Newson (D) has upset many LGBT people on Facebook because of comments he made in response to a transgender woman’s remarks regarding his planned California gun control measure.

Nicki from Fresno posted this question on Facebook in response to the former San Francisco mayor's recent "Safety For All" initiative, a restrictive open carry policy:

“If Gavin Newsom gets this passed, how will transgender women like me be able to protect ourselves?”

Newsom, in response to the query wrote:

“The NRA group in California is using the Trans community to fight our common sense gun safety initiative. Using the Trans community to fight their battle of lies is arguably one of the most disgusting things they've ever done.”

Several people took offense to Newson’s response and defended Nicki, saying she is a member of the Pink Pistols, an LGBT firearm advocacy group; she is not a part of the National Rifle Association (NRA).

The Pink Pistols are in fact not associated with the NRA, however their website does state they have worked with them on court cases in the past.

Newsom’s feed became a hotbed of mostly negative remarks calling him transphobic and mis-informed:

“I met Nicki, she's not a puppet, she works for the community, not the NRA and to attack her character is a disgusting bit of mud slinging that I can't abide.” – Cameron Barker

“So you are transphobic Gavin Newsom? Why cant "she" have a gun to protect herself? Doesn't she deserve the same right to protection that you afford yourself with your armed security? That is not very progressive to deny someone like her the constitutional right to her second amendment.” – Adam Holloway

“Um Gavin...you just accused a LGBT group of exploiting the Trans community. That's a special kind of stupid right there. You see, Nicki is part of the Pink Pistols. The Pink Pistols are a pro 2nd Amendment LGBT organization. And while the Pink Pistols are likely supportive of the NRA...and vice versa...they're not affiliated. But, ya know, never let the truth get in the way of your anti gun agenda and bashing the NRA. But it would seem that the only one who is actually trying to exploit the LGBT community here...is YOU!” – Mike Cabo

Newsom is an avid gun control activist and he recently authored an initiative that would require background checks for ammunition sales and force licensing for ammunition sellers. If passed, California would be the only state to have such a law.

The measure also seeks to create a process to seize weapons from individuals with criminal records, also require lost or stolen weapons to be reported to the federal authorities.

Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed several of Newsom’s ideas, but lawmakers are re-organizing some of his concepts to create future initiatives of their own.

“Politicians like Newsom need to concentrate on stopping criminals and terrorists, not law-abiding citizens exercising their rights,” said Chuck Michel, co-chairman of the Coalition for Civil Liberties in the Sacramento Bee.
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It's funny to me when they get too many liberal agendas all going on at the same time. Then when they start to conflict, it's like, (hey where is that popcorn smiley?)
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RugerGirl;174131 Wrote:It's funny to me when they get too many liberal agendas all going on at the same time. Then when they start to conflict, it's like, (hey where is that popcorn smiley?)

This just comes off of personal experience, but transpeople are a fraction of the population of gays there are---but they're way more likely to be gun owners. For all the shit gay people have gone through, transpeople have had it a lot worse. I know a number of gay people who are firearms owners--some reluctantly (parent died and they inherited the gun collection)... most of them I never see at the ranges, and only a few of them are like me who not just go to the ranges regularly but they also conceal carry, etc. I know at least 4 trans people who carry a gun in their purse or in the car with them wherever they go.

You can't hide in a closet if you're trans. The only way to not get singled out is to complete your transition and hope to have enough money for all the surgeries so that no one would ever question your sex upon appearance. It's only the "undetectable" trans who ever get general acceptance again. As soon as you decide to transition you go through a world of shit until you reach the other end. Some never transition and are "stuck" for whatever reason.

There's also little trans acceptance in cities unlike what gays have. You get just as much shit for being trans in the big city as you do out in rural areas. Enough trans people are aware of that so they don't up and relocate to some more tolerant place since there isn't anywhere they can go where they can live and get through a day w/o some form of harassment. It's also super hard for transfolk to get gainful employment which is a Catch-22.... the surgeries required to end your transition are super expensive. The suicide rate of trans is also super high.


Basically take the worst shit a gay person has ever gone through and multiply that times 10,000x and you'll get a rough conservative approximation of what it's like to be trans.
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ArcticSplash;174133 Wrote:
RugerGirl;174131 Wrote:It's funny to me when they get too many liberal agendas all going on at the same time. Then when they start to conflict, it's like, (hey where is that popcorn smiley?)

This just comes off of personal experience, but transpeople are a fraction of the population of gays there are---but they're way more likely to be gun owners. For all the shit gay people have gone through, transpeople have had it a lot worse. I know a number of gay people who are firearms owners--some reluctantly (parent died and they inherited the gun collection)... most of them I never see at the ranges, and only a few of them are like me who not just go to the ranges regularly but they also conceal carry, etc. I know at least 4 trans people who carry a gun in their purse or in the car with them wherever they go.

You can't hide in a closet if you're trans. The only way to not get singled out is to complete your transition and hope to have enough money for all the surgeries so that no one would ever question your sex upon appearance. It's only the "undetectable" trans who ever get general acceptance again. As soon as you decide to transition you go through a world of shit until you reach the other end. Some never transition and are "stuck" for whatever reason.

There's also little trans acceptance in cities unlike what gays have. You get just as much shit for being trans in the big city as you do out in rural areas. Enough trans people are aware of that so they don't up and relocate to some more tolerant place since there isn't anywhere they can go where they can live and get through a day w/o some form of harassment. It's also super hard for transfolk to get gainful employment which is a Catch-22.... the surgeries required to end your transition are super expensive. The suicide rate of trans is also super high.


Basically take the worst shit a gay person has ever gone through and multiply that times 10,000x and you'll get a rough conservative approximation of what it's like to be trans.

Thank you for posting this, it gives us hetros some perspective on what a gay, lesbian and transgender people must put up with, especially the transgenders, it takes a lot of courage to say, i am a gay, lesbian, or transgender person, in a country that is full of hate for you, and then look those hateful people in the eye and say, i am here, deal with it.
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If a conservative black man is an Uncle Tom to progressives, is a pro 2A transgender an Aunt Tom or an Uncle Jane?

BTW the politician they are taking about, Gavin Newsome, was married to this lady who you may know from Fox News.
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