My heart is broken for the families and friends of the Orlando, Florida victims who now have to plan funerals for their loved ones tragically lost to this act of terrorism and hate.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their loved ones.
It is devastating news for all Americans to hear, but especially for those of us in the LGBT community who know all too well that we are constant targets of hate and violence.
Today's horrific terrorist attack in Orlando shows that terrorism is rising in the U.S.
We have seen ISIS-inspired Islamists attack government workers in San Bernardino, and an Islamic radical kill gays and lesbians in Florida. We are all vulnerable. Who's next?
The LGBT community, women, minorities, other high risk groups, and all Americans should be allowed to access the protection they need to defend themselves and their families.
But Gavin Newsom's initiative proposal and other proposed gun control laws take away the rights of LGBT Americans, and all Americans, and depriving everyone of the choice to select a means of protecting themselves from attack.
I made the two ads below to highlight the very real possibility of what could happen to us should Gavin Newsom's proposal become law.