Women choose to be around guns for many reasons. Some are interested in personal protection. Others are interested in target shooting. Some may even enjoy the sport of hunting. I personally grew up with all three of these reasons. The purpose of this blog is to give your information if you are curious about guns.
I find that often the reason women do not like guns is that they are afraid of them. If that is your reason, I encourage you to conquer your fears and find a local shooting range to teach you how to safely handle and shoot a gun. Often women have fathers, brothers or significant other’s available to teach them about handling firearms. Once you have been introduced to guns, then you can make an informed decision about whether or not you would like to continue being around firearms.
I recently joined a women’s only gun league called A Girl & A Gun. This organization was founded in Texas, but there are several branches of it throughout the United States. The thing I love about this group is that it brings novices and experienced women together to learn about guns. In our group, we have classes on how to handle a gun, how to clean a gun and how to safely shoot a gun. There are also advanced courses offered, but everything starts with basics.
There are cardinal rules when handling any gun.
- Assume all guns are always loaded.
- Never point a gun at anything you are not willing to destroy
- Always keep your finger off of the trigger until your sights are on the target and you have made the decision to shoot.
- Always be sure of your target and what is beyond it.
- Always keep your guns safely locked when not in use.