LGBT Community Floods FREE Firearms Training Classes in Texas

LGBT Community Floods Free Firearms Training Classes in Texas
LGBT Community Floods Free Firearms Training Classes in Texas

Texas State Rifle Association

Texas -(Ammoland.com)-I wanted to share the message below from Jeff Sanford, General Manager of the Shiloh Shooting Range in northwest Houston.

We were all shocked by the tragedy perpetrated by a heartless terrorist in Orlando. As we as a country debate our response to this tragedy, it’s inspiring to see Jeff and the Shiloh Shooting Range reach out to the LGBT Community about the 2nd Amendment.

Jeff says it best when he says, “As gun owners and gun advocates, this is truly a golden opportunity to gain a very passionate group of 2nd Amendment advocates with open arms.”

I hope everyone has a safe and fun 4th of July weekend.

Thank you,

Justin W. Williamson
Director of Communications
Texas State Rifle Association


Dear Alice,

Thank you for reaching out to us here at Shiloh Shooting Range (NW Houston) about our offer to the local LGBT community. After the slaughter in Orlando, my family put our heads together to do something for the LGBT community here in town. We decided to offer free LTC classes to the friends of our friend and customer, Ryan Thomas. We asked him to spread the word among his friends and let the LGBT folks know that we were here to help and empower them. Americans helping Americans, Texans helping Texans. Ryan was very appreciative of the offer, and told us he would do his best to spread the word.

We thought we might have a couple of classes with 30-40 people total. When I was contacted by Channel 2 news the next day, I had a feeling that number would grow. And grow it certainly did! We are now at 13 classes with over 550 people signed up. I admit that around 200 students, as GM of our family owned and operated small business, I began getting nervous about the number of students we were racking up. I convened a family meeting and asked my folks “how many more of these can we possibly do?”

To which my mom responded with a smile “all of them.” And our calling to empower this historically vulnerable community plowed full steam ahead…

As gun owners and gun advocates, this is truly a golden opportunity to gain a very passionate group of 2nd Amendment advocates with open arms. This community’s response tells me they have been waiting for an invitation from us. The opportunity to take a class with like-minded folks, free of judgement, is what has appealed so greatly to so many of them. In the past, we’ve offered free classes to veterans, LE, faculty, clergy, animal rescue advocates, etc. Out of all of those free classes, we would be lucky to have maybe 20% who signed up actually show up.

After 3 LGBT classes, we’ve had 94% attendance. This is a movement among these folks, and this is our opportunity to welcome them to OUR community…

Shoot Straight,

Jeff Sanford
GM, Shiloh Shooting Range
Houston, Texas
ShilohShooting.com

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GS
GS
5 years ago

Why was the YouTube account with the embedded video terminated? Is this just a ploy because it is a pro-gun story?

TEX
TEX
5 years ago

It’s good that the homosexual community wants to learn gun safety and how to shoot. People are responsible for their own safety. ‘When seconds count the police are only minutes away’ !

A.X. Perez
A.X. Perez
5 years ago

I guess this means that the LGBT community does not support gun control as a whole. Too bad for the liberals who thought that our LGBT fellow Americans were a unified block to be manipulated as easily as so many other rights groups.
Heh, heh, heh.

Casey Cameron
Casey Cameron
5 years ago
Reply to  A.X. Perez

You are right! I am gay and pro-2A. The so-called Gay Inc. doesn’t speak for all of us.

Christopher Eller
Christopher Eller
5 years ago

Bravo!

peewee henson
peewee henson
5 years ago

THIS IS THE KIND OF NEWS THAT GIVES ME GREAT CONFIDENCE IN MY FELLOW AMERICANS. WE ARE ALL GREAT AMERICANS ON THIS LAND AND NO MATTER WHAT OUR VARIED AND DIFFERING PERSUASIONS WE WILL ALL BE PART OF KEEPING AMERICA WHAT IT WAS INTENDED TO BE ; “LAND OF THE FREE AND HOME OF THE BRAVE. THE DAYS OF DIVISIVE POLITICS WILL END AND WE THE PEOPLE WILL PREVAIL. AMERICA IS A SAFER PLACE BECAUSE WE THE PEOPLE ARE ARMED .

David
David
5 years ago

Really glad to see this, especially in a traditionally conservative and often generalized state like Texas. A great example of how bridging the gap with different communities is still possible and not all that difficult to do in this great country. Not every issue has to be an immediate “us vs. them” mentality. Every one of my fellow Americans deserves to be happy and safe. Kudos to Shiloh for including a few more of them to learn how to do just that.

jay
jay
5 years ago

Great job!

JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
5 years ago

I visit the Houston area occasionally, and I will definitely stop by to support Shiloh…

Tony B
Tony B
5 years ago

It’s not a “4th of July” weekend – it’s “Independence Day” weekend!

TEX
TEX
5 years ago
Reply to  Tony B

Same difference !

SYSYA
SYSYA
5 years ago
Reply to  TEX

No its not. You don’t celebrate October 31st, you celebrate Halloween. You don’t celebrate December 25th, you celebrate Christmas. Unfortunately now days people are celebrating July 4th and forgetting what Independence day is.

bill knight
bill knight
5 years ago
Reply to  SYSYA

Amen Brother! The date has meaning because of the event. Too many don’t know so they don’t understand anything other than Fireworks and cook outs.

TEX
TEX
5 years ago
Reply to  SYSYA

You call it what you want and I’ll call it what I want.