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Influential Women

Founder’s Statement: A Look Back

I took the negatives and turned them into positives. Every girl needs a night out, right? We go to bunco, art night, book club, lunch… we all do something to get in that “me time” and spend money on ourselves without feeling too much guilt of taking money out of the family budget. If I could change the hearts and minds on making self defense and firearms education not only a fun experience but an easier process to provide access to learning this necessary life skill, I knew I would find success. And success did come!

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Influential Women

Instructor Spotlight: Mia Anstine

Mia Anstine is an outfitter, guide, hunter, mentor, firearms, and archery instructor. She is a staff writer for and guest contributor at various publications. She was the first American woman, and of Latin descent, to be featured on the cover of Field & Stream magazine (the August 2016 issue). As a public speaker, she teaches and inspires others to get involved in outdoor activities. She teaches firearms safety and skills. She takes pride in guiding ladies and children for their first hunts. She’s hunted around the world and enjoys sharing her adventures with others.

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Learn to Shoot

Why Join A Girl & A Gun?

In addition to the valuable tangible and intangible benefits of being a member, here are a few more reasons why joining a Girl & A Gun is one of the best decisions you can make for yourself.

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Advocacy

A Girl & A Gun Represented at Largest-Ever Gun Rights Policy Conference

A Girl & A Gun Executive Director Robyn Sandoval spoke at the 35th Annual Gun Rights Policy Conference, which took place in a virtual format and reached an estimated 300,000 people. Sandoval was included in the list of professionals that the Second Amendment Foundation called the “Who’s Who” of gun rights leaders. She served on a panel addressing Women & Guns.

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Learn to Shoot

Why Are Women Buying Guns?

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, gun sales and interested in firearms training have surged. Surveys, studies, and wild guesses have tried to capture the reason why people, particularly women, are purchasing firearms and gun safety training. This article reviews the trends, explores the reasons for the surge, and offers quotes from women who share their stories in their own words.

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Advocacy

Tell Your 2A Story

Too often we don’t believe that we are the voices of the 2nd Amendment, but we are the MOST important voice. And the voice that needs to be heard! I am invigorated to protect my rights and want you join me.

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Learn to Shoot

Firearms Training During Pandemic Shows Love for Our Families Not Fear

In our home we have had continuous conversations about personal safety and protection, and we have discussed that many people are feeling angry or vulnerable during the pandemic because of employment or unemployment stress, food shortages, race relations, and social distancing. My kids understand that we have firearms not because we are fearful, but to protect our family.

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Learn to Shoot

Introducing a Firearm to a Woman in Crisis

A Girl & A Gun (AG & AG) Director of Training, Tatiana Whitlock, and San Diego Chapter Facilitator, Judi Wells, hosted an informative and important conversation recently with Allen Sams and Paul Sharp. The group addressed topics that are relevant to women and women’s self-defense, particularly those facing a threat or impending harm and those who are seeking the skills and resources to protect themselves.

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Advocacy

Virginia: A Call to Action

Monday, January 20, 2020, is Lobby Day at the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond. If you can, please go. Organizers are hoping for over 100,000 gun owners to attend.

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Advocacy

Pittsburgh Murders Prompt Jews to Attend Firearms Information Session

More than 20 members of an Orthodox Synagogue attended a Firearms Information Session on November 27, 2018, in Dallas, TX. A Girl & A Gun (AG & AG) Executive Director Robyn Sandoval and AG & AG Dallas Chapter Facilitator Dawn Rodriguez led the question-and-answer presentationthat addressed a variety of topics, including armed self-defense in a place of worship, with children, and in the home.

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Advocacy

AG & AG Director, Gun Rights Advocates on Cover of TIME Magazine

A Girl & A Gun Executive Director Robyn Sandoval is one of the gun rights advocates featured on this week’s TIME Magazine cover by the street artist JR. Sandoval is included with 244 other individuals that represent varied opinions and positions regarding firearms ownership and accessibility. Her interview took place during a five-month project by JR to document stories throughout the country.

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Advocacy

A Girl & A Gun Director: I’m Taking the Word ‘Mom’ Back from Moms Demand Action

Speaking to the 2018 Gun Rights Policy Conference, A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League (AG & AG) Executive Director Robyn Sandoval declared that she is “taking the word ‘Mom’ back” from Moms Demand Action. Sandoval, whose youngest child is battling brain cancer, described the qualities of a mother as a fighter and protector.

In her speech, Sandoval emphasized the need to initiate conversations with others in order to advocate for gun rights. She explained four archetypes of people and how to tailor advocacy messages to them in order to optimize their engagement and understanding. According to Sandoval, “Even the strongest most-fervent antigunner fits into one these categories, and by listening, you can usually craft a no into a yes.”

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Advice for Parents

Dakota Overland: Wise Beyond Her Years

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.

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Advocacy

Women Gathered on Capitol Hill to Promote Gun Rights

The DC Project completed its annual trip to the nation’s Capitol this past week. More than 50 women and girls in 11 teams met with members of Congress over 4 days. This marks the third year for the women to meet with their legislators to reveal their stories and safeguard their Second Amendment rights.

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Advocacy

Broadening the 2A Tent

At our 2018 National Conference, Tiffany Johnson gave a inspirational and informative presentation on Broadening the 2A Tent. This article is a summary and resource to educate others about this important topic.

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Learn to Shoot

Attack on the Second Amendment

Too often people rely on their information from mainstream news and get caught up in the emotion following a tragic incident. We have to be sure that our 2A rights are resolute throughout time. This doesn’t mean we are heartless to the tragedy and emotions of the day; rather we want to ensure that our republic is strong and future generations are free from tyranny and oppression. There are many “concessions” being entertained that whittle away our 2A rights. While they may seem reasonable on the surface, any erosion of our Constitutional rights will be devastating for our country. All of these stand to protect us and serve as a backbone for the laws of the land.

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Learn to Shoot

Help! My Wife Hates Guns

I’m always surprised when I receive emails from men about their marriages although it happens pretty regularly. Sharing a household, finances, and parenting is usually easier when you have a shared value system, and some partnerships are stressed over the presence of firearms in the home. Several men have reached out for help in talking with their wives about guns. I can maybe try to provide a new perspective to help bridge the divide.

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Advocacy

CNN Analyst: Women Carrying Guns Is Not Practical

We invite Mr. Fuentes and his colleagues at CNN to become more familiar with female gun owners, our gun-carrying lifestyle, values, and abilities. Many women come into gun ownership with the primary purpose of protecting themselves. They turn to A Girl & A Gun for information and training.

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Advocacy

50 Female Gun Owners Set Sights on Washington DC

Women from around the country are preparing to travel to the U.S. Capitol as part of the DC Project, a nonpartisan initiative that brings 50 women, one from each state, to Washington, DC, to meet with their legislators about issues addressing the Second Amendment. The women, who will be meeting with Congressional members and staff from June 20-23, 2018, have diverse professional experiences, ethnicity, and political beliefs, but share a common interest centered on the appreciation of America’s gun culture.

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Learn to Shoot

We Are Fighting the Wrong Battle

By LeAnne Farmer, Vista CA. As a woman and a mother, how could I possibly still be pro-2A following Las Vegas? Don’t I care about the innocent lives lost? Am I a cold-blooded, heartless gun-clinger who is out of touch with reality? These are questions that I feel deserve to be addressed.

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Gear & Best Practices

Preparing for Fall Fest with Tina Martin-Nims

Tina Martin-Nims is a pro shooter, with many sponsors. She will be attending this year’s very popular A Girl & A Gun Brownells Ladies’ Multigun Fall Festival, where she will be teaching a section of Guided Stage Strategies, the Know Your DOPE course, as well as two sessions on “Gear Tips & Tricks.” She has some great tips to pass on to competitors to help prepare for Fall Fest as well as any other competition.

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Influential Women

Troy Industries Listens to Cindy DeSplinter

As part of the Troy team, Cindy DeSplinter recommends which prizes Troy donates to matches. “My favorite part of working with Troy is their support of women in the industry. I’m not the best shooter but it’s all about representing the sport and empowering women to get into shooting, and Troy is very supportive of that.” Through Troy Industries’ generosity and support of women in the shooting sports, competitors have a chance of winning one of over 100 Troy items at Brownells Multigun Fall Festival.

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Learn to Shoot

Preparing for Worse Than Bad

Those returning to storm-hit areas may be considering picking up a firearm to keep in their locked glove compartment or in a locked safe at home. Please, don’t just go out and buy a firearm based on a text from a friend or a sales guy’s pitch. That’s not responsible. Think of the research that goes into choosing where to live, or buying a car. You’re an adult, you can handle that, so you can handle the research and experience recommended before you take on gun ownership.

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