Just out of curiosity, not trying to be mean, but what does the gay community expect from the government ? I'm a Republican/libertarian/conservative and I don't see where any group should expect special treatment from the gov't. We firearms people have legitimate gripes with the gov't because we have rights spelled out in the Bill of Rights that some clowns in DC don't agree with, so they try to take away our rights, but I don't agree with the idea that gays or anybody else should get special treatment from the gov't. ....and you can't go wrong with a .357 Smith and Wesson for CCW. It's a very powerful, easily concealable and lightweight firearm. Good luck to you.