A Girl & A Gun (AG & AG) Women’s Shooting League hosted its 6th ‘Back the Women in Blue’ law enforcement training event presented by GLOCK from October 12-15, 2022, at the Round Rock Public Safety Training Center. The student group comprised 16 female officers from around the country, who had been nominated by citizens or colleagues in their home communities as deserving of this experience.
Part of the culture of A Girl & A Gun is empowering women and families with the ability to take control of their person safety. The Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for resources in our community for those who may face violence during the shelter-in-place mandates.
Over the holidays, Betsy and her husband provided cut-out Christmas tree targets for the AG & AG Tallahassee members to shoot. They poke lights through the holes and add additional decorations to add holiday cheer throughout the Big Bend Hospice facility.
AG & AG participated in the 11th Annual Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) National Family Day event held on October 20, 2018, at the at the San Antonio Police Academy in San Antonio, TX. AG & AG Executive Director Robyn Sandoval, along with members and facilitators of the AG & AG San Antonio chapters, hosted a bay dedicated to women attendees where they could shoot steel targets with a 9mm pistol and a .22 LR AR-15 style rifle.
AG & AG met its fundraising goal of $10,000 for the Jennifer Smith Memorial Fund as a part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Only 500 tickets were sold and three names were randomly drawn for three rifles donated by Stag Arms.
Eckert’s says that her biggest joy is seeing women grow, women who come in and are intimidated at first. “One came in saying she wasn’t a really good shooter and now she is. She’s all smiles. Seeing that lightbulb come on, that’s so rewarding,” beams Eckert.
By Sandra Kozero. Here are some awakening facts about intimate partner violence (IPV). The statistics are staggering, and while we continue to train women to protect themselves based on stranger violence outside the home, we must educate them on the dangers of sleeping with the enemy.
This past week saw historic flooding in the southeast Texas area with Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey. The AG & AG sisterhood churned up more of a storm than Harvey – and in a good way. The AG & AG sisterhood was in full swing to help their sisters in harm’s way. Cindy Bowser, Facilitator of the Elizabethtown PA Chapter, initiated a “Bucket Brigade” to help those in need.
A Girl & A Gun (AG & AG) hosted a training for female law enforcement on August 9-11, 2017, at the American Police Hall of Fame in Titusville, FL. Participants included five law enforcement officers (LEOs) and three civilians.
It is fine if you are a fan of a specific manufacture, and have a gun that you are loyal to and would rather cut off your trigger finger than ever be forced to shoot a different gun. But sometimes the gun is going to choose you and not the other way around. You are entitled to your opinion, but if it isn’t yours and you don’t have to shoot it, keep your gun-shaming comments to yourself.
Members of the Ft. Worth chapters of A Girl & A Gun participated in the 7th Annual Sporting Clay Shoot benefitting the River Legacy Foundation.
The Cypress Chapter raised money throughout 2015 for Operation Homefront because their support of military families spoke volumes to our members. Our fundraising efforts span
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