Since sharing my home-invasion story in 2016, I’ve been wanting to write a follow up. Today just seems like a great day to start. As you may know our journey began (and almost ended) the morning of 1 March 2014, when we had a home invasion with assault at 0320 while we were both sleeping. At the time, neither my husband nor I owned a firearm, nor did we endorse those who did. I can tell you, a home invasion will change those beliefs — at least they did for us.
DeeAnn shares her story: I was able to firmly plant myself at the far side of the dining room. I met him with a loaded gun as he rounded the corner from the stairs and came towards me.
The North and South Austin chapters of A Girl & A Gun were fortunate to get to tour the STI handgun factory on a recent Friday in June. There were approximately 22 AG & AG members in attendance. Dustin Tackett, a regional sales manager for STI, led us on the tour.
Tiffany Overland offers advice that she learned through her journey of supporting her daughter’s competitive shooting career.
I did it. I joined the gym. I can compare every experience of walking into a gym as someone might feel walking into the gun range.
Although she is a deputy with the Boulder County (CO) Sheriff’s Office and a member of A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League (AG & AG), Teri Javes would not describe herself as a firearms enthusiast. She enjoys competition and began shooting 3-gun matches in 2014 with her husband and oldest daughter. She could not have predicted that the sport of 3-gun would one day help her survive an officer-involved shooting.
Recently AG & AG Member Marlene Lagerquist toured the STI factory in Georgetown, TX. She was able to witness the entire manufacturing process from raw steel bars to the beautiful finished product.
Tis the season for family gatherings, hunting trips, show-and-tell of new guns from holiday gift-giving. This is also a painful time for several of our AG & AG sisters. Through her journey, Dawn is able to welcome mothers, who have experienced a firearms loss, back to the range where they can express their feelings freely without judgement and find their paths forward.
Talking to Dakota was a delight. The 15-year-old is very thoughtful in her responses, taking a few moments to compose what she wanted to say. Dakota has done interviews across the globe and has even met with members of Congress with The DC Project. She started shooting in July of 2015 when she was just 12 years old. Twelve! In this article, she shares wise advice for junior shooters and their parents.
Julianna Crowder is often asked, “Why did you name the club A Girl & A Gun?” Here is the story.