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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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Being Your Own First Responder

When Disaster Strikes — And You’re Unarmed

When disaster strikes, it can be very motivating to buying your first gun. We find ourselves vulnerable to Mother Nature, our infrastructure (power, levies, etc.), and the unknown. You may have never considered getting a firearm, but now feel open to the idea. Your story is mine.

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Learn to Shoot

Hurricane Harvey in My Backyard

As an organization, A Girl & A Gun will support our sisters. As I type, we are already gathering gift cards and clothing to ship to the flood zone. But what if next time the hurricane does not track east? What if next time the hurricane hits my hometown?

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Advocacy

Women to Rally in DC in Nonpartisan Support of Gun Ownership

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.

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Influential Women

Anniston Baluyot – Not Your Typical Teenager

Anniston, a remarkable teen, has some sage advice for women shooters. “Don’t be intimidated by the guys and competing with them. I can see now that I can hang with the top guys and be competitive. Don’t get discouraged, there’s always room for improvement. Even if there is something they are doing and it doesn’t work for you, keep trying. You will find something that works for you.”

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Gear & Best Practices

Andrea Kennedy Wins Colt Competition CRX-16

Andrea Kennedy is the winner of a Colt Competition CRX-16 rifle, which was presented at 3-Gun University on March 19, 2017. The event, which took place at the CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park, offered 2 days of training sessions on pistol, shotgun, and rifle with competitors running a 4-stage match on the final day to put their new skills to the test. Competitors were able to visit the prize table in random order. Andrea, who is Active Duty in the Michigan Army National Guard, was the lucky participant drawn to go first.

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Guns, Gear, & Ammo

Is it really necessary to own so many guns?

There are many reasons to own a variety of guns. They are a great investment; rarely do they lose value. It is common to have different guns for hunting, recreation, competition and self-defense. There is a certain sense of accomplishment building different caliber rifles, tricking out your shotgun, mastering various handguns, and just having a collection of prized possessions to gaze at. So it is okay to say yes, it is necessary to own so many guns! Invite the person questioning you to the range and let him or her experience it!

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Learn to Shoot

Liberals, Join Us! An Invitation from a Former Anti-Gunner

Some experts predicted that firearms sales would slow down after the election of Donald Trump, but the BBC recently reported on the rise in gun owners due to the anxiety about the upcoming administration. People of color, LGBTQ individuals, and left-leaning Americans are increasingly becoming gun owners to protect themselves from attacks and fears that a Trump administration will fulfill stump speeches of border closings, deportations, militarism, and global disruption. I am here with open arms to welcome new people to the firearms community! I, too, became a gun owner five years ago because I realized that the world is one day away from chaos. Welcome to the party.

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Influential Women

Brownells Fall Fest Teaches Eloise Vogel Her True Strengths

Eloise Vogel had barely handled a rifle or shotgun until three weeks before AG & AG’s Brownells Multigun Fall Fest Match. But it turns out she is the mother of World Champion pro-shooter, Robert Vogel, and future mother-in-law of pro-shooter, Jessica Hook, who encouraged her to register. Eloise says, “The thing I learned the most about myself is that I can do more than I thought I could do. I’m stronger than I thought I ever was. I’m very proud of myself for stepping up to something major. If you would have told me a few years ago that I would be shooting an AR or a shotgun I would have told you that you were nuts,” she laughs. “I’m proud of experiencing something new that not a lot of people are able to do or choose to do.”

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Influential Women

How A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League Changed My Life

Nancy Keaton says, “Joining A Girl & A Gun has seriously changed my life; that is no exaggeration. I’m much more confident and much less fearful. I step up to challenges I would have avoided at all costs before. I went from being afraid of guns, to enjoying them, to moving while shooting, to competing – all things I never thought I would do! I no longer tell myself “never” about anything.”

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Influential Women

Amanda Suffecool Goes All-In for Firearms Education

Amanda Suffecool is the Director of the nonprofit REALIZE Firearms Awareness Coalition (REALIZEfac.com), which offers free seminars to churches, teens, women, etc., a concealed carry instructor (Targething Firearms Training) and a radio talk show host (Eye on the Target Radio). She says, “As an engineer, I get how things work. Once I figure that out, I can present it different ways. And then I tell women, ‘Don’t be afraid. Give it your best. Be safe and build your skills. That’s all there is to it.”

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Influential Women

Jenna Jones, Ambassador for Junior Shooters

13-year-old Jenna Jones is a Junior Ambassador for other young women shooters. She says, “Be sure you are very confident in the 4 Rules of Firearm Safety, and then just jump right in and try. That’s the best way to learn.”

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Advocacy

Talking About Guns and Gun Control

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.

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Advocacy

Women Talk Guns on Capitol Hill

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.

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