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Old 07-30-2022, 3:53 AM
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Default Sad to see what has become of the Pink Pistols

I heard of the Pink Pistols group way back when and, when I recently took interest in joining, I found many factors that indicated to me the total decay of the Pink Pistols society:
  1. A burned out Wordpress website (possibly even infected with malware???)
  2. a list of chapters with Facebook pages that mostly seem totally unmonitored and disengaged
  3. A website reference to having lost contact with chapters entirely or chapters having died
  4. Archives last updated July 2020
  5. No apparent source of funding for the organization and no donations structure
  6. No recent mention of the Pink Pistols in any media that I could find
  7. Typos and weird political language throughout the website
  8. A website that doesn't even comply with current laws (privacy policy not listed, cookie policy not listed, terms and conditions not listed, and etc).
  9. No apparent central leadership whatsoever and nobody even listed to contact
  10. A dead link entirely where their forum should be

It is a shame to me that the Pink Pistol group seems to have fizzled out like this on the national level. Does anyone know what happened to the group and why they died out? I'd love to see someone take an interest in actually organizing the group and getting some actual revenue in there so that it doesn't continue to go extinct in this way. Do they even have a non-profit or corporate registration or is it just sort of a cobbled together idea that existed for a while?
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Old 07-30-2022, 5:21 AM
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I heard of the Pink Pistols group way back when and, when I recently took interest in joining, I found many factors that indicated to me the total decay of the Pink Pistols society:
  1. A burned out Wordpress website (possibly even infected with malware???)
  2. a list of chapters with Facebook pages that mostly seem totally unmonitored and disengaged
  3. A website reference to having lost contact with chapters entirely or chapters having died
  4. Archives last updated July 2020
  5. No apparent source of funding for the organization and no donations structure
  6. No recent mention of the Pink Pistols in any media that I could find
  7. Typos and weird political language throughout the website
  8. A website that doesn't even comply with current laws (privacy policy not listed, cookie policy not listed, terms and conditions not listed, and etc).
  9. No apparent central leadership whatsoever and nobody even listed to contact
  10. A dead link entirely where their forum should be

It is a shame to me that the Pink Pistol group seems to have fizzled out like this on the national level. Does anyone know what happened to the group and why they died out? I'd love to see someone take an interest in actually organizing the group and getting some actual revenue in there so that it doesn't continue to go extinct in this way. Do they even have a non-profit or corporate registration or is it just sort of a cobbled together idea that existed for a while?
If you have the time take the lead.
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Old 07-30-2022, 6:44 AM
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This group never made sense to me considering its membership practiced something that a majority of those politically-aligned with the same cause found uncomfortable. It's a little like being an evangelical Democrat.
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Old 07-30-2022, 11:55 AM
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I heard of the Pink Pistols group way back when and, when I recently took interest in joining, I found many factors that indicated to me the total decay of the Pink Pistols society:
  1. A burned out Wordpress website (possibly even infected with malware???)
  2. a list of chapters with Facebook pages that mostly seem totally unmonitored and disengaged
  3. A website reference to having lost contact with chapters entirely or chapters having died
  4. Archives last updated July 2020
  5. No apparent source of funding for the organization and no donations structure
  6. No recent mention of the Pink Pistols in any media that I could find
  7. Typos and weird political language throughout the website
  8. A website that doesn't even comply with current laws (privacy policy not listed, cookie policy not listed, terms and conditions not listed, and etc).
  9. No apparent central leadership whatsoever and nobody even listed to contact
  10. A dead link entirely where their forum should be

It is a shame to me that the Pink Pistol group seems to have fizzled out like this on the national level. Does anyone know what happened to the group and why they died out? I'd love to see someone take an interest in actually organizing the group and getting some actual revenue in there so that it doesn't continue to go extinct in this way. Do they even have a non-profit or corporate registration or is it just sort of a cobbled together idea that existed for a while?
Can I translate the part where I added bold? A statement like that almost always means the writer/speaker/poster wants somebody OTHER THAN THEMSELVES to take the ball and run with it. And please don't tell me I'm wrong about the OP, let the OP show us what specific actions the OP has personally taken to resurrect the Pink Pistols.
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Old 07-31-2022, 12:44 PM
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Can I translate the part where I added bold? A statement like that almost always means the writer/speaker/poster wants somebody OTHER THAN THEMSELVES to take the ball and run with it. And please don't tell me I'm wrong about the OP, let the OP show us what specific actions the OP has personally taken to resurrect the Pink Pistols.
That was sort of the point of this post. I asked specific questions about the state of the organization in order to ascertain information and maybe a starting point of contact. With that being said, nobody has yet to answer my questions so I am still in the dark.

With that being said, I will not self-elect myself to be the savior of the Pink Pistols. I have been down a similar road before and my experience is that this is way too much responsibility for one guy and burnout is all but assured before any real traction is gained. I would very much like to help out though (like say maybe be in charge of one aspect like the webmaster, web designer, and/or the marketing/company registration/fundraising/bookkeeping consultant) if I could team up with a few others who would be willing to put in some work to get the organization up and running again. That is the key though and why I need a starting point of contact.
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Old 07-31-2022, 12:46 PM
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If you have the time take the lead.
See my reply to Jeepergeo.
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Old 07-31-2022, 1:03 PM
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This group never made sense to me considering its membership practiced something that a majority of those politically-aligned with the same cause found uncomfortable. It's a little like being an evangelical Democrat.
I am assuming in this reply that you are unaffirming if you say, "practicing something" but I apologize if I am incorrect.

You seem to paint with multiple broad brushes there in a single statement. Your statement seems to assume that:
  • The majority of 2A supporters in California are unaffirming of LGBTQ (which I suspect is way off-base but I cannot prove of course).
  • That unaffirming 2A supporters in CA are disinterested in supporting LGBTQ people who are interested in learning about/owning firearms.
  • That LGBTQ people do not have a viable place in the 2A supporting community.

I'll have you know that almost every LGBTQ friend that I have is either interested in shooting, has been shooting before and enjoyed it, owns a gun, or wants to own a gun and are anywhere from passively to actively supportive of 2A rights on some level or another. I've been teaching my various LGBTQ friends to shoot for a few years now and the wait list is super long. By the time I am done, I will have been shooting with/taught how to shoot like 95 percent of my many various Southern California LGBTQ friends. But I understand your disregard; this is likely something you would not know or ever experience if you spend your time within circles that refer to LGBTQ as, "practicing something".

Also, your comment seems to contribute little to my post except pessimism and unaffirming comments like, "practicing something". My post is clearly LGBTQ affirming and I would clearly not desire such comments. Please directly respond to my post with something positive if you are going to be replying.

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Old 07-31-2022, 1:12 PM
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I think the Liberal Gun Club and the Liberal Gun Owners Association have taken over the mantle.

https://theliberalgunclub.com/

Here is one of their more visible proponents.

https://youtu.be/k_b9HIrjrAY

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Old 08-07-2022, 1:31 AM
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Originally Posted by tanman8907 View Post
I heard of the Pink Pistols group way back when and, when I recently took interest in joining, I found many factors that indicated to me the total decay of the Pink Pistols society:
  1. A burned out Wordpress website (possibly even infected with malware???)
  2. a list of chapters with Facebook pages that mostly seem totally unmonitored and disengaged
  3. A website reference to having lost contact with chapters entirely or chapters having died
  4. Archives last updated July 2020
  5. No apparent source of funding for the organization and no donations structure
  6. No recent mention of the Pink Pistols in any media that I could find
  7. Typos and weird political language throughout the website
  8. A website that doesn't even comply with current laws (privacy policy not listed, cookie policy not listed, terms and conditions not listed, and etc).
  9. No apparent central leadership whatsoever and nobody even listed to contact
  10. A dead link entirely where their forum should be

It is a shame to me that the Pink Pistol group seems to have fizzled out like this on the national level. Does anyone know what happened to the group and why they died out? I'd love to see someone take an interest in actually organizing the group and getting some actual revenue in there so that it doesn't continue to go extinct in this way. Do they even have a non-profit or corporate registration or is it just sort of a cobbled together idea that existed for a while?
Suggest you contact CG member "nicki" they were very active both here and with PP a few yrs ago.

They started this thread last month. https://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/....php?t=1804689
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Old 08-07-2022, 8:02 PM
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Who cares if a person that supports the 2A and RKBA is a part of another “community”? If they can follow the Four Rules, it’s not my business, I don’t ask, and don’t care. Let’s talk guns, shooting, ammo, reloading, and classes first. The other dosen’t matter.
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