NYSRPA offers to partner with Christine Quinn on firearms education and training

ALBANY, NY (06/04/2013)(readMedia)-- Christine Quinn's nonsensical reaction to the murder of Mark Carson shows how out of touch with reality the Councilwoman is. Her offer of free "self-defense" classes which don't actually teach self-defense techniques is a perfect example of political correctness run amok.

"New York City Courts have repeatedly ruled police have no obligation to protect citizens from violent attack," said NYSRPA President Tom King. "All people, whether LGBT or not, are responsible for their own personal safety. No serious discussion of personal safety can take place without including firearms, especially handguns, in the discussion."

Indeed, LGBT news portal EDGE ran a story on their site just last week, "Gays with Guns: A Growing Subculture?"

"If Councilwoman Quinn is really concerned about the public's welfare she needs to offer more than soundbites and symbolism," King said. "Our Association would be happy to work with the Councilwoman or local civic organizations to offer firearms safety and personal defense classes in the City."