TWAW In The News
The terror attack that killed 49 people and left another 53 injured at Pulse nightclub in Orlando has led to a new wave of calls for gun control. Gun rights activists are fighting back, and one of the most effective ways they’ve done it is by getting average Americans more informed about guns. Carrie Lightfoot is..
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU)-- An activity traditionally popular among men is seeing a growing trend. Shooting guns for sport or carrying a gun for protection is becoming more and more common amongst women. The National Shooting Sports Foundation says there's been a 77% increase in female gun ownership since 200..
"Women historically we've been the protected gender, whether it was our men, or law enforcement, we perceived we had that protection, the reality is we don't, we are our own first responders," said Lightfoot. ..
Companies like "The Well-Armed Woman" in Scottsdale, Arizona, have done brisk business selling accessories like holsters, concealed carry purses and bullet jewelry targeting female gun owners. ..
SCOTTSDALE, AZ (KPHO/KTVK) - When it comes to that perfect Christmas gift, a lot of people in Arizona set their sights on guns and/or gun accessories. To that end, "gun-centric" businesses have been slammed this holiday season. But the bullets and belt clips are not just for the men anymore. "A lot o..
A new home shopping channel is set to hit cable next month, but don't expect to see sweaters, dresses or jewelry appearing on this particular network. The new outlet is called GunTV, the first live hosted cable network dedicated to firearms, industry insights and safety education. GunTV will launch on J..
The Second Amendment Foundation and the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms hosted the 30th annual Gun Rights Policy Conference. Speakers included authors, bloggers, radio hosts, knife rights officials, and the owner of the Well Armed Woman training company Click on image to view segment ..
From GLOCK: "Congratulations to The Well Armed Woman, LLC. TWAW has been chosen as the 2015 GLOCK Safety Ambassador of the Year award for their support of GLOCK’s annual #SafetyPledge drive. We appreciate TWAW’s ongoing support for GLOCK's safety initiatives." I am so darn proud of ..
8/3/15 The Well Armed Woman was founded by Carrie Lightfoot, an Arizona resident who worked in a bad part of town. She learned to shoot for self-defense, and launched a national organization for like-minded women when she found there were so few resources to help them. It now has nearly 230 chapters in 49 states, an..
RICK SAPP — JULY 31, 2015 It’s been a major theme for the shooting sports industry over the past couple of years, but it’s been a difficult problem to reconcile without clear consensus. How does the firearms market attract a new customer demographic? It seems a simple question, but the industry has..
July 22nd, 2015 by Danielle Breteau The American Shooting Journal, their readers, writers, graphics artists, sales rep’s — pretty much anyone under the AMSJ family umbrella — work diligently to pick the “who’s who” in the yearly TOP 10 awards. This month HOLSTERS Due the immens..
The 100 Most Influential Pro-Gun Rights Advocates By John Blosser | Monday, 13 Jul 2015 02:04 PM Newsmax is out with our list of 2015's 100 Most Influential Pro-Gun Rights Advocates. The Department of Justice is reportedly launching a ..
BY CONOR DUNN / LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR It’s third Thursday at the Thunder Alley Indoor Shooting Range, which means it’s shooting time for members of Lincoln’s Well Armed Woman chapter. Chapter leader Julie Delp moves slowly behind the six-lane shooting range, observing the girls’ tiniest movements -- forward leans,..
5/19/15 By Samantha Radecki, Reporter With a firearm in hand -- this woman says she wants to help empower, equip and lead others. Tonight she held the first ever Well Armed Women meeting in Grand Traverse County. Her goal -- to educate Northern Michigan women about guns and gun safety. The world of..
Posted by Kathy King on March 03, 2015 Last summer at the Smart Girl Summit in Atlanta, I was enjoying a fun afternoon at Quick Shot shooting range with our group of “Armed & Fabulous” Smart Girls, when I had the opportunity to briefly help someone who wanted to learn but was very inex..
Monday, 02 Mar 2015 12:30 PM By Alana Marie Burke Deciding which handgun to buy is a huge decision, and although in most cases a woman's life will not depend on it, the reality is that in a self-defense situation, the right gun can be a lifesaver and the wrong gun a hindrance for "girls with guns". Girls..
Posted: Feb 01, 2015 9:47 PM MSTUpdated: Feb 01, 2015 11:15 PM MST Shderia Thompson Annette Peagler PEARL, MS (Mississippi News Now) - In a society where women are now taking on many responsibilities, some unfortunately, lack the knowledge to protect themselves from danger. Ther..
Christmas is about giving, and in our little town giving can have a huge impact. Each year a Salvation Army Angel Tree is put up at Gordon’s IGA, ran by Lora Snow and the Kearny Fire Department who do an amazing job. Our great little town does its best to pick all the angels and go shopping for them. We also have a cou..
NBC NIGHTLY NEWS Authorities say store surveillance video should help answer how a toddler was able to grab a gun out of his mother's purse and fatally shoot her.Published December 31st 2014, 4:38 pm Carrie Lightfoot, founder of The Well Armed Woman shares her thoughts on concealed carry purses. Vi..
By AFP PUBLISHED: 19:29 EST, 31 December 2014 | UPDATED: 19:29 EST, 31 December 2014 The accidental fatal shooting of a US woman by her own two-year-old son at a Walmart store has left her family devastated and again raised questions about gun safety in America. Veronica Rutledge was o..
Carrie Lightfoot, founder of The Well Armed Woman talks with Cameron about the upcoming National Chapter Leader Conference in St. Louis ..
Jun. 23, 2014 1:16pm Zach Noble As the number of women holding concealed carry permits surges, ladies are confronting a problem: where should they actually conceal and carry their guns? Nearly 67,000 Texas women obtained concealed carry permits in 2013, WFAA-TV reported, and many are finding existing holster..
USA TODAY Jason Wheeler, WFAA-TV, Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas1:46 p.m. EDT June 23, 2014 ARGYLE, Texas — Women have about a quarter of the concealed carry handgun licenses in Texas, but unlike men, they often face a problem of where to conceal. A purse is an obvious choice, but a gun isn't always easily accessi..
Concealed Couture: More Women Packing Heat Posted: Oct 23, 2013 2:23 PM MSTUpdated: Nov 18, 2013 4:00 PM MST By WSPA Staff - email SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. - Women carry their lives in their purses. Now more women are packing something else in their pocketbooks, they say could save their live..
CREATED May. 15, 2013 - UPDATED: May. 17, 2013 TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Armed and fabulous. Females are flocking to firearms and the industry is trying to keep up, bra holsters and all. "It's so much harder for a women to carry a gun concealed than it is for a man." Carrie Lightfoot knows best. In the kingdom of well ..
Posted: Nov 18, 2013 9:34 PM MST Updated: Nov 19, 2013 4:29 AM MST By Nikki Davidson GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) - The number of women looking to pack heat and get their concealed weapons permits in South Carolina is on the rise, and a national gun group is now growing locally i..
By: Tricia Harte - Email Posted: Tue 6:16 PM, Nov 12, 2013 Record levels of women are picking up rifles, shotguns and handguns. But the women behind the magazines and barrels aren’t your stereotypical gunslingers; instead they’re moms, doctors, lawyers and secretaries. The one thing they have i..
USA Today The Well Armed Woman introduces women to target practice and instruction on firearm safety.
The Well Armed Woman introduces women to target practice and instruction on firearm safety. ..
FOX 47 News explores women gun ownership for women and visits the MSU Demmer shooting center ..
Cassandra Duvall CREATED May. 13, 2013 Green Bay, WI -- It's a nationwide movement that Wisconsin women are taking part in, arming themselves with guns. They’re doing it in groups, or as individuals for a number of reasons, even as the gun debate in America heats up. Women we spoke with say..
Courtny Gerrish CREATED May. 3, 2013 MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin women are arming themselves. It's part of a nationwide movement that has women coming together over guns, and all of this is happening at the same time the United States is having an emotional debate about firearms. Women are still very split on this..
PHOENIX - Kim Kardashian is facing backlash after posting a picture on Instagram of a diamond encrusted gun. She has more than 17 million Twitter and Instagram followers, and many of them are calling her a hypocrite -- it was just a few weeks ago she was asking them to join her in a pledge against gun violence. S..
At a gun show near Phoenix, Arizona, Carrie Lightfoot of The Well Armed Woman, tells the Toronto Star's Bill Schiller why American women are turning to guns Watch Video here ..
By Peter Boyer Published December 06, 2012 FoxNews.com If the apocalypse were at hand, one sign might be a burst of activity at Dunkelberger’s, a sports outfitting establishment in Stroudsburg, Pa. Dunkelberger’s, like other purveyors of guns and shooting gear across the country, has experienced a boom..