The right of self-defense by any means is for everyone...

Self-defense by any means you deem appropriate is a universal right...

Some good news on the fight for firearms rights today. Florida’s Second Amendment rights organization, Florida Carry, has allied itself with Blazing Sword, a new organization which promotes the concepts and ideas of firearms rights to the LGBTQ community. Presser below…

Florida Carry Wields a Blazing Sword
Daytona Beach, FL, 2/20/17:
Florida Carry is proud to announce that it has appointed Erin Palette to the position of Diversity Outreach Coordinator within its organization. Ms. Palette’s charity, Operation Blazing Sword, was founded in the wake of the Orlando Pulse terror attacks and seeks to pair friendly firearm instructors with LGBTQ people who wish to learn how to safely own and operate a firearm for self-defense. Sean Caranna, Executive Director of Florida Carry, said that “I believe the future of the Second Amendment depends on educating people that gun owners do not fit in to a single stereotype. By appointing Erin Palette to this position, I want to show the LGBTQ community that they are welcome with us and that we will fight for all Americans’ rights to defend themselves from violence, terror, and hate crimes.” Ms. Palette added, “I am thrilled to be able to use Florida Carry’s platform and resources to carry the message that ‘The Second Amendment Is For You, Too’ to my siblings-in-arms — and those siblings not yet in arms — into a community formerly not sympathetic to the right to keep and bear arms. Partnering with Florida Carry is a mutually beneficial arrangement: Operation Blazing Sword can more effectively communicate its message of education, and Florida Carry will reap the benefit of new members.” Mr. Caranna concluded, “I am excited at the prospect of being able to grow both of these pro-Second Amendment organizations.” Florida Carry, Inc, is a nonprofit, non-partisan, grassroots organization dedicated to advancing the fundamental civil right of all Floridians to keep and bear arms for self defense. Their website is floridacarry.org. Operation Blazing Sword, Inc is a 501c3 tax-deductible charity and nonprofit, non-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to helping LGBTQ people become responsible firearm owners. Their website is blazingsword.org

Self-defense by any means you deem appropriate is a universal right

The Second Amendment is for everyone, and is not limited to any one race, belief system, gender, or sexuality. If you think you need a gun to defend yourself, it’s your right. You’ve had it all along. Our government didn’t grant you a “privilege”, it acknowledged that you’ve had the right all along. No one can take it away from you.

It’s also your responsibility to educated yourself on the safe and effective use of your chosen weapons platform. Organizations like Florida Carry and Blazing Sword promote this. I’m proud to also say that Blazing Sword lists me as a resource.

A reminder of my offer.

If you are in the South Florida area and don’t know where to start, email me at dv@regularguyguns.com. I’m not a certified trainer, as of yet, but I will be more than happy to show you, and anyone else, the basics of safe firearms operation. I will also refer you to any number of certified trainers who will be more than glad to provide training beyond the scope of what I can offer. My services will be “on the house”. I’ll bring the guns and ammo, you bring only yourselves and a desire to learn.

I’m just a regular guy, but I’m always willing to pass along what I know. In the meantime, be alert, be vigilant, and be safe.