November was a month for advocacy, training, and welcoming more gun owners! It was also a month for Thanksgiving and gratitude for our times — virtual and in person — that we were able to gather at the range. Here are our highlights for November:
2 Nov Virtual GNOs = 1,600 Views!
In November, we hosted two virtual events: Heather Reeves led a discussion on the importance of training and how to seek opportunities and make the most of them. Tatiana Whitlock presented on holster draw from both a strong-side OWB holster and an AIWB holster. Each presentation was visible for about 2 weeks and had more than 800 views by AG & AG members.
Source for Election Discussions
With November came a lot of discussions about the 2020 election, and AG & AG was a resource on 2A advocacy. AG & AG’s Robyn Sandoval spoke with NPR’s Morning Edition about the importance of standing up for gun rights, as well as several other media outlets, including NBC, 19thNews, and firearms industry podcasts.
Pandemic Growth Continues
Throughout November, AG & AG received thousands of emails from new gun owners who were seeking information about where/how to purchase a new gun and how to get training. Our membership numbers increased steadily, but our contact lists continue to expand month over month!
By the Numbers
- In November 2020, A Girl & A Gun hosted more than 181 events with more than 2,595 participants.
- We mailed 357 new membership packets from HQ.
- We opened 5 new chapters in November: Laramie WY, Lufkin TX, Jackson TN, Acadiana LA, and McHenry County IL
In the News
Robyn Sandoval spoke to NPR’s Morning Edition about a project called Postcards From Americans: What Motivates People To Vote.
Robyn Sandoval spoke to NBC’s KXAN affiliate about the Postcards From Americans project.
Robyn Sandoval spoke to the19thNews about the increase in women purchasing firearms.
AG & AG was featured in one of the Second Amendment Foundation’s Daily Bullet segments.
AG & AG was included in a feature in Shooting Industry Magazine about women gun owners.
Robyn Sandoval was a guest on the Season 1 Finale episode of Responsibly Armed Radio with AG & AG’s Tatiana Whitlock and Judi Wells.
Robyn Sandoval co-hosted an episode of Civilian Carry Radio with AG & AG Director of Training Tatiana Whitlock.
AG & AG was also referenced in the following news articles:
In November 2020, A Girl & A Gun published the following articles:
- How to Change a Pistol Magazine
- Your Pistol’s Safety Features
- Claudia Chisholm Answers FAQs About GTM Original
- Facilitator Spotlight: Sandra Kozero
- Firing a Shot
- Console Vault Gives Security on the Go
- Facilitator Spotlight: Esther Daniels
About A Girl & A Gun
A Girl & A Gun (AG & AG) is a membership organization whose events are successful stepping stones for thousands of women entering the shooting community by fostering their love of shooting with caring and qualified instructors who coach them. AG & AG breaks barriers for women and girls in self-defense, and in pistol, rifle, and shotgun shooting sports by welcoming beginners to learn the basics of safe and accurate shooting and providing experienced shooters with advanced-level opportunities. The club has members in all 50 states and hosts recurring Girl’s Nights Out at more than 200 ranges throughout the United States.
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