In July of 2012, people saw a dire need for an active chapter of the Pink Pistols movement in the East Bay, California. There are affiliates in both San Francisco and San Jose but none are located here in Oakland. The people decided to go ahead and found the Oakland Chapter with hope that there would be others interested in joining. During the same time, one of the founders contacted the Alameda Chapter and it has since been decided to incorporate them into the Oakland Chapter thus forming a solid Alameda County presence.
Alameda County Pink Pistols is for GLBT and supporters and strives to remain a politically neutral organization dedicated to activism in regards to GLBT rights and the Second Amendment. We do not discriminate against gender, sexual orientation/identification, religion, personal political stances. All members must be at least 18 years of age and legally eligible to own or handle a firearm safely and responsibly. It is our mission to provide a safe, educational but fun and comfortable non-judgmental environment for all members to feel at ease while at a social gathering or during scheduled range meetups. Beginning shooters are welcome to join and are under no pressure to handle a firearm at any time.