When it comes to supporting the right to keep and bear arms, it’s easy to stereotype a “typical” gun owner, something citizen disarmament advocates are happy to exploit. That’s why it’s important to highlight individuals and groups who don’t fit the preconceived mold and who can help secure the right now and with an eye toward the future.
Comments urging support for the 1 Million Moms Against Gun Control Facebook page dominated the reactions to yesterday’s Gun Rights Examiner column on Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun AstroTurf “Demanding Moms” group. That’s but one group of women who understand the benefits of assuming responsibility for their own defense, and they join the ranks of other worthy efforts like Armed Females of America, Women Against Gun Control, Second Amendment Sisters, and others, like NRA Women’s Network, which promises to be “a growing resource for news and info, education and training, activities and events, tips and pics” for an estimated “27 million American women who are armed and fabulous.”
Toward that end, they’ve just released a “New Energy profile … on singer, songwriter and firearm instructor Aysha Webb.
“Aysha is passionate about teaching first-time female shooters and advocating for a woman’s right to defend herself with whatever firearm she chooses,” the video summary explains.
Click here to watch the NRA Women video.
In a simultaneous effort, NRA News profiled Sarah Merkle, a remarkable young lady who “spoke articulately and passionately about gun rights before the Maryland legislature. The teen’s testimony quickly went viral and has been seen more than 3 million times on YouTube.”
Click here to watch Ginny Simone’s special report.
That interest in gun rights should be fostered and supported among women and the next generation is self-evident, particularly considering the voting power women hold and a significant predisposition, at present, to favor “gun control” more than men do. Add to that the fact that today’s young people will be tomorrow’s voters, if a passion for Liberty is not instilled by we who are responsible to teach them, the education establishment will be happy to provide years of anti-gun intimidation and indoctrination to make up for our silence and inaction.
There are plenty of ways to encourage individuals in both groups, and plenty of resources to explore, but for now, as a good first step, why not take a few moments to watch and then share the NRA video links via email and social media?
The latest GUNS Magazine “Rights Watch” column is now online. Click here to read “Dodging a Bullet.”
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