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.
The DC Project will host a rally on the West Senate Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Friday, June 16, 2017, at 2PM. Speakers will include Dianna Muller, Nikki Goeser, Robyn Sandoval, Amanda Johnson, Dakota Overland, Holly Sullivan, and other women of the firearms industry as they address the rising demographic of female gun ownership; the value of the 2nd Amendment in today’s society; and the importance of the preservation of America’s gun culture, from conservation and commerce to competitive sports, hunting, and self-defense.
Most women believe that they have the right to defend themselves. More women than ever are buying guns. I was president of the NRA from 2011-2013 and we saw the greatest growth in membership of women.
Katy says, “It was great to be able to talk to all sides and actually have an intelligent, civil conversation about the Second Amendment.”
When I was in college I had my first sales job. I learned several life lessons during that time, but also some communication techniques that have served me to this day. If you’ve read my journey into the firearms community, then you know I was a fervent anti-gunner. When I became a gun owner, I ventured “over the mountain” to a community that is largely misunderstood by “the other side.” Critics have said that this type of language divides our country into two camps: us vs. them. I argue that there *are* two camps: (1) those who see guns as tools for the users’ intents and (2) those who see guns as killing machines. Here are 3 tips that can help both sides to communicate graciously and find common ground.
Over three days, DC Project participants met with their lawmakers or members of their staffs. The week was a success in establishing relationships and highlighting the diversity of gun owners and the rising female demographic.
Dianna Muller tells how a simple tourist visit turned into a national visit and rally. “Last September I was on the east coast shooting some matches. We found ourselves with some time in between events so we went to DC to tour the sites. I have a friend who advocates for service families, and she […]
The DC Project is 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 volunteers who are participating 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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