Women Talk Guns on Capitol Hill

The DC Project Women
The DC Project Women
A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League
A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League (AG & AG)

AUSTIN TX – -(Ammoland.com)- A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League (AG & AG) announced that more than 35 women gathered in Washington DC from July 5-9, 2016, to participate in The DC Project, a nonpartisan initiative to gather women from all 50 states to establish relationships with legislators and reveal the faces and stories of real gun owners and Second Amendment (2A) supporters.

Among the delegates were mothers, daughters, survivors, lawyers, nurses, instructors, professional sportswomen, law enforcement officers, military, hunters, and others.

Eleven of the delegates were AG & AG members. The youngest participant was competitive shooter 13-year-old Dakota Overland (MN). Delegates shared their diverse stories, but their common voice was for the right to keep and bear arms.

Over three days DC Project participants met with their lawmakers or members of their staffs. Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle expressed strong interest in discussing 2A issues with the group. They were almost uniformly interested in the technical expertise the women brought to the Hill regarding firearms.

DC Project delegates even hosted Oklahoma Congressional staffers at a local shooting range. Several staffers had never shot a firearm before, but they had a great time and quickly understood the empowerment and joy that shooting brings. One staff member was afraid to shoot an AR-15, but when she saw others manage it easily, she asked to hold it and then shoot it. She was overjoyed and shouted, “Everybody should have this opportunity!”

The DC Project culminated with a rally on the U.S. Capitol Lawn with eight delegates sharing their stories. Kristi McMains (IN) and Kimberly Corban (CO), attack survivors, spoke about the importance of gun rights for personal protection. Gabby Franco (TX), Olympic champion, spoke on the dangers of gun control and confiscation, which she witnessed in her native Venezuela that is now beset with violent crime.

Other speakers included women that are professionals in the firearms industry. Many explained that 2A issues are women’s rights issues.

The DC Project week in Washington was a success in highlighting the diversity of gun owners and the rising female demographic. The initiative will continue to help women to establish relationships with their legislators to give them access to real 2A supporters to use as resources for information or education on firearms-related topics.

For more information, visit http://dcproject.info.

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I knew they were pro-gun because they’re attractive—good job ladies!

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Mark, I think you have a typo that should read who replace the reality

Mark
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Ladies,
Thank you so much for doing this! I hope you make your personal stories more available to the public. I hope you can get your message out far and wide-especially on news telecasts and organizations like The National Association of Social Workers whore place the reality of personal safety and responsibility with magical thinking and sentimentality.

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Great news. You know…one thing that struck me about the photo above? None of the women appear angry. As opposed to members of the anti-gun, anti-this-and-that movements that are so popular on the other side of the aisle.

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The average women does not have the strength and fighting expertise of the average man, a firearm gives her a fighting chance for survival against a male attacker. This is a fact and that is one reason they called the gun an equalizer. Why so many women cannot understand that is beyond me. I guess they don’t understand until some guy has them pinned down groping them and they are powerless, maybe then the light bulb goes one and they say “I wish I had a gun”. Maybe some women don’t mind being raped, robbed and murdered when they could… Read more »

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Women’s Liberation began with Colt’s invention of the practical revolver. Prior to 1836 weapons were large and heavy and required upper body strength that was often beyond female ability. The sword and saber required strength and lots of training and practice. The musket was heavy and single shot. But the Colt revolver was perfect to women who needed to protect themselves and perhaps their children. Women before Colt needed men to always be present to protect hearth and home. But men often had to be away gathering food or dong commerce. But the Colt began the age of the independent… Read more »