Keinon Carter: Pulse Survivor, Memorial Keynoter Profiled in Daily Beast
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Keinon Carter, a survivor of the Pulse Massacre, who will address the Gays Against Guns Memorial Rally today in front of the Stonewall Inn was profiled in the Daily Beast.
In the article entitled "Keinon Carter Almost Died in the Pulse LGBT Club Massacre. Now He Wants to Live Big" by Tim Teeman, Carter states:
“I’m a victim by default because I was shot. I don't hold it up to my head, because I want to be a survivor. I don't want to play a victim. That’s what I encourage everyone else to do, on top of putting down guns. Military weapons should be with military people. People sworn to serve and protect us should have these weapons. I shouldn’t be able to walk into a regular gun store and see the weapon I was just shot with priced at $700. I would really like it if the government does their job and takes off the streets what is not supposed to be on the streets.”
Gays Against Guns NY is an inclusive direct action group of LGBTQ people and their allies committed to nonviolently breaking the gun industry's chain of death—investors, manufacturers, the NRA, and politicians who block strong gun laws. We are New York-based but work with GAG chapters in other cities to ensure safety for all individuals, particularly vulnerable communities such as people of color, women, people who struggle with mental health issues, LGBTQ people, and religious minorities.