As our nation mourns the tragic death of six innocent people who died at a Nashville Christian school last week at the rifle barrel of a “trans” person, it is important to note this is not a strange anomaly. Trans activism is increasingly fascinated with the imagery and rhetoric of gun violence as well as executing mass shootings. It is right there for anyone who has eyes to see.

Independent journalist Andy Ngo has documented recent mass shooters who identify as trans.

September 20, 2018, Snochia Moseley who identified as trans shot and killed four people at a Rite Aid distribution center in Aberdeen, Maryland.

On May 7, 2019, Alec McKinney, a natal female who identified as trans in a “pre-op transitioning phase” shot several classmates at a Denver area STEM school because of bullying.

November 19, 2022, Anderson Aldrich who is identified as non-binary in legal proceedings carried out a brutal mass shooting at the Club Q nightclub in Colorado Springs, killing 5 and wounding 17.

But these are not just random acts of madness. Interest in the use of assault weapons and strong threats of violence are more common in the world of trans activism than most people appreciate.

Just last week, an English professor at Wayne State University in Detroit was placed on paid leave by the school’s president because he advocated in a Facebook post that it is “far more admirable to kill a racist, homophobic or transphobic speaker than it is to shout them down.”  The university referred the matter to police for investigation.

Just twelves hours after last week’s deadly shooting at the Christian school in Nashville, Arizona Governor Katie Hobb’s press secretary doubled down on justifying the violent actions of the shooter with this dramatic tweet. She has since deleted the tweet, locked down her account, and resigned her position.

Gun use is becoming a very intentional thing among trans activists.

National Public Radio reported in late February how “a group of gay and trans people gather regularly in the woods of New Hampshire to practice shooting.” These are not your average weekend gun enthusiasts. They go by names like “Rainbow Reload” and “Pink Pistol Clubs” and exist across the United States, operating under mottos like  “We Teach Queers to Shoot and We Teach the World We Did It.”

NPR explains in the second sentence of their report, “They want to be ready to defend themselves from hate groups.”

Of course, the term “hate group” is used far too carelessly and applies to nearly anyone who opposes their political goals. Many mainstream pro-family organizations have long been officially deemed hate groups by progressive organizations and media even though they threaten no one.

NPR host Eyder Peralta explains these “queer gun groups” have sprung up because “a rise in anti-trans rhetoric have inspired some queer people to take up arms.” NPR dutifully warns listeners “the story does include the sound of gunfire” so that no one is triggered.

One member explained to NPR, “There’s been an uptick in groups that have been protesting drag story times and drag shows. And it felt like I needed to learn how to protect myself.” Yes, some believe moms and dad publicly disagreeing with kids being subjected to drag queen story hour is reason to arm up.

Of course, citizens taking up arms to defend oneself, regardless of politics, is a fundamental constitutional right. But the popular narrative that only right-wing militia groups are interested in taking up assault weapons against fellow citizens is a fiction. But making direct and indirect threats against political opponents is certainly not a constitutional right. That is pretty much what clothing like this does.

This recent headline and image from the leading LGBT magazine the Advocate makes it pretty clear how far some are willing to go to advance their feel-good political goals and ideology of love and inclusion. This is clearly more than about self-protection.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who recently lost her seat, tweeted on May 9, 2022 that the battle to protect “the LGBTQ+ community” must “be a call to arms.”

And shirts like this are being worn at recent pro-trans protests like the one at Purdue University in response to Daily Wire personality Michael Knowles’ speech there.

And finally, many were put in twitter jail for highlighting the “Trans Day of Vengeance” hosted last week across the nation by the Trans Radical Activist Network. It was to be an effort to fight against legislative efforts to protect children from experimental hormone regimens and body mutilation, calling such common-sense and scientifically recommended laws “astronomical amounts of hate.” And as we have seen, their guns are taken up against what they irresponsibly call hate. The Trans Day of Vengeance website featured quotes praising previous violence by LGBT activists,

“I was a radical revolutionist. I still am a revolutionist…I am glad I was in the Stonewall Riot. I remember when someone threw a Molotov cocktail, I thought, “My god, the revolution is here. The revolution is finally here?” -Sylvia Rivera

Yes, activism operating under the banner “Love Wins” is growing increasingly violent and there is plenty of reason for serious concern.