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American News Jun 2, 2022 1:30 PM EST

WATCH: Gay student asks Charlie Kirk how to get more LGBTQ people on board with gun rights

"If you believe you're being targeted, or are in a marginalized position, I mean, that's partially what the Second Amendment is for, right?" Kirk responded.

WATCH: Gay student asks Charlie Kirk how to get more LGBTQ people on board with gun rights
James Anthony Montreal QC

Charlie Kirk was at the University of Berkeley, Calif. taking questions from the public when an unnamed student who self-identified as gay and revealed he had been mugged asked him a poignant question

"What can we do from a Second Amendment perspective to help bring more gay people, LGBT people, into the whole [pro-]gun position, for self-protection?" the student asked Kirk.

"I think that's a thoughtful question.  You've been mugged and everything; I'm sorry that happened to you."

"Guns are the great equalizer right? And so I think that people like you need to speak up and be like, 'Look, if you think you're going to be terrorized, or you're going to be hunted, a gun is a moral right to be able to defend yourself and your liberty,' right?"

Kirk then asked the student what he himself thought about the gay community's attitude toward guns, gun ownership and gun control.

The student claimed that "a lot of identity politics," which are then "co-opted with Pride," in his opinion, get in the way of being able to talk about the responsible bearing of arms with people in the LGBT community, although he also mentioned that he felt his trans friends were more likely to own and carry firearms than his other friends. Kirk responded:

"I don't think that gun ownership should be political, and this is one of the arguments I always make for BLM people, right? Like, if you think you're gonna get hunted down, then responsibly own guns, right?"  

As far as "How do you better communicate it to people," Kirk opined that  "... I think it should transcend sexual persuasion, or skin color."

"I think it's a moral right for all people, especially women, who are, potentially at a physical disadvantage when defending themselves. ... if you are in a situation where you're physically disadvantaged, it's an equalizer, right?"

"... if you believe you're being targeted, or are in a marginalized position, I mean, that's partially what the Second Amendment is for, right?"

Kirk then notes that many people who are for increased gun control are, ironically, also more than a little bit suspicious of law enforcement, saying, "... who are you going to trust to defend yourself? Do you trust the police – which is obviously not a big thing around here, right? – do you trust someone you think will hurt you?"

Kirk concludes his answer with " ... the moral argument of the Second Amendment is that you should be responsible for your own autonomy and and your own safety."

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