If you had told me years ago that I would be the Executive Director of a national firearms training organization, I would have said you were crazy. I was vehemently anti-gun and a strong supporter of gun control measures. I championed for gun control for a long time, but then I made some discoveries and found that my arguments didn’t make sense. This is my journey.
Athena Means doesn’t have a background in shooting. She’s not an instructor. She became a gun-owner for self-defense, then went on to the fun stuff like IDPA and USPSA. That was a turning point for her as she simply got tired of searching for women’s shooting items for herself. But she does have a background […]
DAVILLA, TX — Women from all over the state of Texas came together June 27 and 28 to learn history, preparedness, and rifle marksmanship from the instructors at Battle Road USA. Twenty-three A Girl & A Gun members hailed from as close as Temple and as far away as Cypress and North Fort Worth, with the majority of ladies traveling from League City.
Limited to ladies only, in partnership with the League City chapter, a team of six instructors led the two-day course which walked students through safety, sighting in and adjusting optics, and various shooting positions and tips for optimal stability. Students started and ended each day with a time-limited course of fire at 25 yards, designed to simulate shooting targets at 100, 200, 300, and 400 yards, as well as a 250-yard precision challenge.
The following essay was written by high-school senior Gabby Stein for her Sociology class. Newington CT Facilitator Samantha Galante was contacted by Gabby’s uncle about her class project, so she invited them to watch an IDPA match to learn about shooting sports and experience the atmosphere. Samantha says, “Gabby was able to perfectly express what […]
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“My Life” by: Teresa Mckensie I grew up in the coal fields of Southwest Virginia. My dad was a coal miner and my mother was a homemaker. I was the oldest of three children and a tomboy through and through. We played outside till dark in the summer with friends we still have in our […]
Although the Cypress TX chapter of A Girl and A Gun has only had one event, their numbers are growing rapidly due to rumors of a serial rapist in the area. Women have turned to AG & AG for information about pistol classes, information on how to obtain a CHL, and discussions on personal safety. […]
Excerpt from essay by Madelyn Lyon, Naples FL Chapter, 10th grade World History Honors class, Seacrest Country Day School: It should be taken into account that those who would like to possess weapons for unsavory reasons can always find a way to get what they want. There are numerous times in history that gun control […]
Samantha Galante has been a Yankees fan since Day 1. She was born in Queens, NY, but moved to Connecticut as a child and grew up enjoying a variety of sports. Although she had friends who enjoyed shooting, she had never been involved in shooting sports. In 2006 she married David, and Samantha eventually left […]