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These 5 Challenges Stand Between LGBT Advocates and Gun Control

September 6, 2016

Out Magazine

September 1, 2016

By MICHAEL LAMBERT

More than two months after the attack on Pulse, the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, gun control efforts have still faltered—despite the attention of LGBT advocates. Most queer people—even the Pulse survivors themselves—understand that the journey to common-sense gun control reform will take patience. And the LGBT community is just getting started.

However, before LGBTs wade fully into the treacherous waters of the gun control debate, advocates need to understand what dangers wait along the path to responsible gun safety. These five challenges are just the beginning of what LGBTs will face as they join the side of longtime gun-control advocates.

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