#NotMe Day – Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE #NotMe Day June 1st, 2019 Women across the country will unite to show they are “empowered self-protectors”  and refuse to be victims.   (SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) – May 13, 2019 –  The Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapters invites women all across the country to head to a local shooting range…

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6 Considerations For Earning A Woman’s Business

Yes, women are different. There are noticeable physical differences we all know and see as soon as they walk through your door. However, there are additional and profound differences that are important to understand to earn their business. To effectively win the trust and business of the complicated creature that…

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Surprising New Data on the Female Gun Owner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Well Armed Woman Releases Surprising New Data on the Female Gun Owner Powerful insights into the female demographic (SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) – February 1, 2019–  The Well Armed Woman, the nation’s largest resource and social media community of women gun owners, releases new data on the mysterious…

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TWAW Shooting Chapters Launch Instructional Standards & Development Program

U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- The Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapters leadership has completed the development of the TWAW Shooting Chapters Instructional Standards and Development (ISD) Program. The program supports the volunteer chapter leaders in their efforts to continually improve as instructors and educators for The Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapter membership. Implementing techniques and…

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Kalbfus Rod & Gun welcomes the Warren Well Armed Woman

Kalbfus Rod & Gun welcomes the Warren Well Armed Woman by LORRI DRUMM Staff Reporter from the Times Observer   More than 30 women of all ages, skill levels and a wide variety of motivations, gathered together on Saturday not just to learn how to be well-armed but equally as…

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Carrie Lightfoot: A House Divided Cannot Stand – NRA TV

Carrie Lightfoot: A House Divided Cannot Stand An Interview on Cam & CO   Abraham Lincoln famously said, "A house divided against itself cannot stand." The Well Armed Woman founder Carrie Lightfoot says division in the Second Amendment community isn't something that's happening spontaneously. Specifically, it is a divide and conquer…

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Meet Trailblazer Carrie Lightfoot

Meet Trailblazer Carrie Lightfoot Published by Voyage Pheonix Oct 25, 2018   Today we’d like to introduce you to Carrie Lightfoot. Thanks for sharing your story with us Carrie. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there. I came to my life with firearms late…

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Women’s gun group grows in popularity

Women’s gun group grows in popularity By Natalie Schwartz Staff Writer from dailycomet.com When Adrianna Eschete was first learning about firearms, her husband did all but pull the trigger for her by buying, cleaning and maintenancing the weapon. But Eschete was hungry to learn more about firearms, so she began…

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The Well Armed Woman in the Land of Lincoln

The Well Armed Woman in the Land of Lincoln August 29, 2018 This entry was posted on August 29, 2018 at 2:54 pm and is filed under GunNews. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. by Lori Sanner Former TWAW Illinois State Co-coordinator The Well Armed Woman (TWAW) started…

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Infographic: Women’s Favorite Holsters And Carry Locations

Infographic: Women’s Favorite Holsters And Carry Locations Posted by Brandon Curtis, August 15, 2018 from Concealed Nation In the world of concealed carry, women have been taking the plunge by the thousands (millions?) over the past few years. That number may be even higher, but the point is that more…

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More Utah Women are Carrying Guns

More Utah Women are Carrying Guns By: Jen Jacobson from Good4Utah.com Chelsea Thurman never thought she'd need a gun to protect herself until she was sexually assaulted. "It's never one of those situations where it's going to be you until it is you and after that, I became very enthusiastic about…

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Organization Empowers Women Through Firearm Training

Organization Empowers Women Through Firearm Training By Courtney Gilmore of NBCDFW News In North Texas, groups catering to women and firearm training are on the rise. North Texas chapters of “The Well Armed Woman” are growing. The organization is focused on educating, equipping, and empowering women through firearm training. The North Fort…

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CPAC 2018 – The 2nd Amendment: 10 Years after Heller

The 2nd amendment at CPAC. I had the pleasure to speak on a panel at CPAC 2018 - The 2nd Amendment: 10 Years after Heller. The panel was led by Niger Innis and included myself, Willis Lee and Graham Hill. Check out more here: Guns & The Law – Overview

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TWAW DI-Adem AR-15 Rifle Wins Golden Bullseye Award

The Well Armed Woman/LWRCI DIADEM AR-15 Rifle has won the prestigious Golden Bullseye Women's Innovation Product of the Year Award! Each year, NRA Publications awards those who have created the industry’s best new products.  I can't tell you how proud I am. Proud of this outstanding rifle and proud to have been…

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Women in Shooting Sports on Rise in Ozarks

By Lexi Spivak, KY3/KSPR News SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3/KSPR)  Women in Shooting Sports on the Rise in the Ozarks and according to the organization Shoot Like A Girl, new research on women’s participation in shooting sports shows significant increase from previous years. The organization conducted a study on participation of women in…

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Gun industry takes aim as more and more women carry

By Stephanie Langston Published: January 18, 2018, 6:00 pm NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – More and more women are packing heat, and the gun industry is taking aim at their new target, from tactical clothing to female only gun clubs. What was once a man’s world is evolving. “Every time I step out of…

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The Well Armed Woman informational meeting this Saturday

by JACOB MANN Frontiersman.com PALMER — Women in the Mat-Su may feel like the statistics of crime against them is unsettling, so some may want to learn how to better protect themselves. Self-defense and firearm training seem like some of the more prevalent trends with women seen rising across the…

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Tishomingo Gun Club for Women Only

By Danielle Kernkamp, KTEN News TISHOMINGO, Okla. -- Firearms are used more than two million times a year for personal protection. Some lawmakers want stricter gun laws; others believe in our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. Whichever side you're on, gun sales are up, and it's men who are buying the…

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Women-only gun clubs are about ‘being prepared’

TACOMA, Wash. —  Every week, more and more women pick up a gun and learn how to shoot it for the first time. According to the Pew Research Foundation, one in five women report they own a gun. Veteran gun owners are helping rookies learn how to shoot and carry, through…

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Organization brings women together, educating each other on firearms

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- An organization aimed at educating, empowering, and equipping women with knowledge about firearms is coming to South Central Kentucky. The Well Armed Woman is a national organization, now placing roots in Bowling Green. Local chapter leader, Renee McCarty, says it doesn't matter how much experience you…

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This Pro-Gun Woman Group is Doing Incredible Things in America

This Pro-Gun Woman Group is Doing Incredible Things in America Semi-automatic or revolver? Ankle or hip holster? A purse you can use to concealed carry vs. a concealed carry purse? These are not your typically overheard female conversations – unless you’re attending a TWAW chapter meeting or event. The Well…

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More Women Empowering Themselves with Gun Ownership- WLVT TV

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (WVLT) - Women are one of the fastest growing groups of gun owners, according to the National Rifle Association. Pew Research Center says women are more likely than men to own a gun simply for the purpose of protecting themselves. In East Tennessee, gun groups are helping women learn…

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Cam’s Corner | Well-Armed Women

by Cam Edwards, Host, NRATV’s “Cam & Co.” - Wednesday, November 22, 2017 An organization of pro-gun women is doing incredible things in communities across the nation. This feature appears in the December '17 issue of NRA America’s 1st Freedom, one of the official journals of the National Rifle Association.   I recently…

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Female Firepower: Women Take A New Role in Gun Sales

By E.J. Schultz. Published on September 26, 2017. Credit: Illustration by Zigor Samaniego For most of her life, Carrie Lightfoot had no use for firearms. "Guns were just not a part of our world at all," says the mother of four, who was born in New York and raised her family in Arizona.…

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THE WELL ARMED WOMAN … GUNS AREN’T JUST FOR BOYS

Special to Copper Area News By Jamie Ramsey You may have heard of something called “The Well Armed Woman” and wondered exactly what it was all about. They have been holding local meetings in Kearny for the past several months and have 22 members. There are 94 active chapters across…

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The Well Armed Woman

The Well Armed Woman by W.H. "Chip" Gross - Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Are you a woman who has taken a concealed-carry course but still doesn’t feel quite confident in your firearms handling and shooting skills? Or maybe you’re a woman who has never even fired a handgun before but would…

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Modern gun ownership exemplifies diversity

9/29/16| by Jacki Billings Spurred by the need for personal protection, a growing contingency of gun owners is bucking the white, heterosexual male stereotype and using firearms to level the battlefield. Gun ownership and women As a young, African-American woman, Antonia Okafor says she often felt discouraged from firearm ownership. That all…

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The Well Armed Women Hosts 3rd Annual National Leadership Conference

The Well Armed Women Hosts 3rd Annual National Leadership Conference SCOTTSDALE, AZ – August 25 - The Well Armed Woman [TWAW] Shooting Chapters nonprofit organization will hold its 3rd Annual National Leadership Conference in Jacksonville, Fla., from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2. Susan LaPierre, co-chair of the National Rifle Association’s…

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Local women take aim at firearm stereotypes

With the percentage of gun-owning America women at an all time high, a new organization is encouraging local women to sharpen their skills with a firearm. "Some women buy shoes as accessories and other women buy guns as accessories," Jacqueline Morrill, The Well-Armed Woman (TWAW) Chapter Leader for the Northcentral…

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Protection, independence drive increase in armed women

ANDERSON, Ind. – Growing up on a cattle ranch in Arizona, Lorraine Wall received her first firearm, a BB gun, as a gift when she was five years old. “My grandparents wanted to teach me what they had learned,” she said. At age 8, Wall graduated to a .22-caliber pistol,…

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Female gun ownership on the rise

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 2005. At…

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Women and guns: armed and empowered

Armed, empowered and no men allowed. "I don't have to rely on some guy to help me do something,” Karen Rinetti said. The Well Armed Woman Sacramento Chapter meets a couple times a month at a North Highlands gun range. It’s a place for ladies to shoot and learn together.…

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Local Group Teaches Women About Guns

Brooklyn, MI - The brand new Jackson chapter of "The Well Armed Woman" is meeting for the first time Saturday, and their message is clear: women have no reason to fear firearms. "Firearms and shooting seems to be a very male-dominated industry," says the group's co-leader Marcy Jankovich. The ladies met…

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Guns for women? Christmas lists are locked and loaded

Tucson News Now 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…

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More resources available for surge of women buying guns

Watch video here Cincinnati shop owners say there is surge of women buying firearms UPDATED 7:19 PM EST Dec 15, 2015 CINCINNATI —More women are taking charge and putting safety in their own hands. Cincinnati shop owners said there's a surge in women buying guns. Now, more resources are becoming available…

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Gun TV aims to launch in 2016

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 January…

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2015 Gun Rights Policy Conference – C-SPAN

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

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The Well Armed Woman Aims to Teach Self-Defense

Posted: Fri 9:27 PM, Nov 20, 2015 By: Megan Hahn - Email Gun rights stories are always controversial. People on both sides of the issue stake out positions and rarely compromise. This isn't a story about the Second Amendment. It's about a group of North Dakota women who simply want to feel safe.These women…

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More Ladies Becoming Well Armed Woman

FOX 66 11-10-15 Sheridan Arms is a Saginaw shooting range and on most days it's filled with guys. But on the second Tuesday of each month, in a small room upstairs, it's ladies night. "More and more women are feeling empowered to make their own choices and to be educated…

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The Well Armed Woman aims to educate women on firearm use

Guns, self-defense, protection and sisterhood? Doesn't seem like a likely combination, until you head to a gun range where everyone holding a firearm is a woman. It's a fairly new organization that started in 2012, but in Pitt county a chapter of " The Well Armed Woman, LLC," started four…

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Women empowered to protect themselves with firearms

Posted: Saturday, September 19, 2015 6:15 am By Christian Betancourt The Duncan Banner The Well Armed Woman, a national organization that empowers, equips and educates women about gun ownership and protection, started a chapter in Duncan and will meet Oct. 10 at the Firearms Solutions gun range just outside of town.…

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Organization empowers and arms women with guns

KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo - Posted: Sep 12, 2015 9:27 PM MSTUpdated: Sep 12, 2015 9:27 PM MST By Kelsey Powell, Reporter DUNCAN, Okla._The smell of gunpowder filled the air, as the Southwest Oklahoma chapter of The Well Armed Woman met for the first time…

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The Well-Armed Woman Of Utah

By Crystal Couch A quick view of the statistics on violent crimes against women will make any female more appreciative of what a non-profit organization with chapters all over Utah has to offer. The Well-Armed Woman of Utah Jordan Valley Chapter helps to educate, equip and empower women in our community.…

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Club members have a blast while learning about guns

By John Goodspeed    August 13, 2015 A boyfriend gave Michele Crippen a snub-nosed revolver because he thought she should have a firearm. But he wasn’t much of a teacher, and she didn’t become much of a shooter. About 15 years later, a childhood friend awakened to an intruder kicking in the…

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The Well Armed Woman Awarded GLOCK’S Safety Ambassador Award 2015

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 all of The Well Armed Woman across…

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Is The Shooting Industry Getting It All Wrong?

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…

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The Well Armed Woman OWB Holster Makes Industry Top 10 Holsters of 2015

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 immensity of the shooting world, it was a very tough…

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Females and firearms: The Well-Armed Woman

Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5 Posted: Jul 15, 2015 7:19 PM MSTUpdated: Jul 15, 2015 8:26 PM MST By Denise Dillon, FOX 5 Reporter DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. - Once a month a few dozen women pack up their guns and meet at Stoddard's Gun Range in Douglas County.…

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The 100 Most Influential Pro-Gun Rights Advocates – Newsmax

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 "final assault" against gun owners with more than a dozen new gun-related regulations…

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Group Aims To Make Women Feel At Home On The Range

Marybeth Crawford is an NRA certified instructor in multiple disciplines and a chief range safety officer. She also leads the local chapter of the Well Armed Woman – a national organization with over 200 chapters throughout the United States. While the group places an emphasis on firearm safety, the ability…

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The Well Armed Woman Launches Competitive Shooting Team

For Immediate Release The Well Armed Woman Launches Competitive Shooting Team Scottsdale, AZ  - June 17, 2015 – The Well Armed Woman has launched a competitive shooting team, sponsoring six ladies from across the country. The team consists of team captain, Karla Pohl, of Texas,  Beth Alcazar of Alabama, Beth…

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Women, guns: Well armed and growing

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, crossing…

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New Women’s Firearms Club Seeks to Empower Local Ladies

Northern Michigan's News Leader 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…

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Women get a bang out of shooting clubs

4/6/15 Herald Review TONY REID H&R Staff Writer ROCHESTER – Rachel Thomas is busy blowing big holes through the center of a paper target with her .45-caliber handgun. Standing just next door at the Siddens Indoor Shooting Range & Gunshop in Rochester, Lori Auffenorde isn't doing so well at first with a…

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The Rise of the Well Armed Woman: Smart Girls Getting Smarter

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…

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Special Report: Arming Yourself, Self-Defense Options for Women

MyFoxAL.com - FOX6 WBRC Birmingham, AL 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. There are many…

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A Club For Women Who Share An Aim

On Friday night at the venerable Iroquois Rod and Gun Club, the targets hanging in the shooting range were pink, and one of the shooters wore a tiara. It was the monthly meeting of the Schenectady chapter of The Well Armed Woman, a national organization founded in 2012 by an…

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Well Armed Woman group gives back

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…

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Family in shock after US toddler shoots mom in Walmart – Daily Mail

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 out shopping with her son and…

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Armed woman says ‘It’s about protecting yourself’

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Being attacked by four men while working as an unarmed security guard, spending years in an abusive marriage, and then a burglary at her home taught Kim Bartlett a thing or two about staying safe. A gun, and knowing how to use it, is the answer for her. She has…

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Well-armed women make history with Piney Flats gun club

November 9th, 2014 12:25 am by TONY CASEY Kimberly Henderson-Clemens stands with her used targets at Shooters Edge indoor shooting range after a recent shoot. Henderson-Clemens is starting a local chapter of The Well Armed Woman. (Tony Casey/Johnson City Press)   If ever faced with a dangerous “fight or flight” situation, Kimberly…

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Group offers women chance to learn about guns

Posted: Thursday, August 14, 2014 11:45 pm | Updated: 11:00 am, Fri Sep 12, 2014. By Kelly Cannon Sitting in folding chairs at long, thin tables, a group of women gather in a small classroom. They talk, laugh and listen to each other. Their ages range, but most are over 40. They wear…

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Known for Firearms, Promotes Self Defense

Updated: Tuesday, August 5 2014, 11:37 PM EDT NEWTOWN, Ohio (Angela Ingram) -- A group that trains with firearms puts down guns and picks up different self-defense techniques.      "The Well-Armed Woman" put on a survival workshop Tuesday night.  It's a group usually known for firearms, specifically training women.  But…

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About Concealment – Part 1

Mass shootings in the U.S., among other things, have left many people feeling uncertain about safety in our country. A new report released on July 9th from the Crime Prevention Research Center reveals that 11.1 million Americans hold concealed carry permits - up from an estimated 4.6 million in 2007.…

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Letting women know, ‘yes women can shoot’

BY ANNA PHILLIPS Special to Sauk Valley Media STERLING – It’s a club for modern-day Annie Oakleys, and it’s come to the Sauk Valley. What is this Club? The Well Armed Woman is a national gun club that caters to the growing number of female shooters who are new to…

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More Girls Getting Guns in Arkansas

Christina Carilla Erin Gilleece 07/25/2014 09:40 PM 07/25/2014 11:29 PM AROUND ARKANSAS-- According to a study by the Violence Policy Center, a woman in the U.S. is far more likely to be the victim of a handgun than to use a handgun in a justifiable homicide. Across the Natural State,…

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More women embracing guns, training programs

KOAA- The face of a billion dollar industry is changing. More women are buying guns than ever before. Market research shows they are the fastest growing clientele and the industry is taking notice. 50 years ago, Dakota Rogers had an incident. She felt like her safety was in jeopardy. "I…

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Women look for unique places to carry concealed guns

Brendaliss Gonzalez 10:31 PM, Jul 17, 2014 OLATHE, Kan. - A growing number of women aren’t just joining women’s only gun groups, they’re also looking for new ways to carry a concealed weapon to avoid the more traditional hiding spot, the purse. Charlene Herrin leads the first Kansas City chapter…

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How Women Are Concealing Firearms in Some Interesting New Ways

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 options insufficient. “Most…

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Gun-toting women look for best places to conceal pistols

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…

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Women and Guns: CCW Numbers Growing in Hamilton County

Updated: Tuesday, June 3 2014, 06:53 PM EDT HAMILTON COUNTY, Ohio (Rich Jaffe) -- Thanks largely to women who want to carry guns, the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office expects to set a record for the number of concealed carry licenses issued this year. Do instructors change their classes to accommodate…

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Gun Toting Girls

(KUTV) A group of women are packing some serious heat and they say it's all about safety. They are members of the organization named The Well-Armed Women. On the second Tuesday of every month you will find Tiffany Dvorak, 39, and Sandra Shumway, 31, at the shooting range. In fact,…

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Well Armed Woman targets female gun ownership, safety

Susan Brenner may have Disney princess stickers on her ear muffs, but she’s not shy about shooting. The NRA-certified range safety officer wants to empower women who might be intimidated by the male-dominated gun culture and has established a local chapter of the national Well Armed Woman group. “It’s turning…

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Well armed: Gun permits for Indiana women up 42 percent

Dana Hunsinger Benbow, dana.benbow@indystar.com10:50 a.m. EDT April 25, 2014 Martina Schuett has crimson red nails that match her lipstick. She owns a spray-tan business and dotes over her 1-year-old daughter. She also has a semi-automatic handgun slipped inside a holster in her pants. "It's nice to be able to have…

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Pistol-packing Utah women better shots than men?

BRIGHAM CITY -- Ever-increasing numbers of women are apparently taking up arms and want to do so with other women, say those affiliated with the Box Elder County chapter of The Well Armed Woman Inc., a national organization devoted to meeting female firearm needs. "We feel more comfortable opening up…

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Not just for guys: more females are picking up firearms

FOX 13 News Posted: Feb 25, 2014 7:55 PM MST Updated: Feb 25, 2014 7:55 PM MST By: Josh Cascio, FOX 13 News CLEARWATER (FOX 13) - At first glance, the classroom looks like any other -- from notes to power points, it's all there. But the lesson plan here packs a punch. "I've…

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Well Armed Woman’ Group Expands In Spartanburg

WSPA SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. -The Well Armed Women group is expanding in the Upstate with a new Spartanburg County chapter. They meet every third Thursday of each month at the Firing Line to educate and empower women on how to defend themselves. "Once you have the proper training and you're…

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Women Bond During Gun Club

FAIRBORN-- Women in the Miami Valley (Dayton) are finding a new and surprising place for a little girl time. Female gun owners are connecting on social media, and bonding at local gun ranges. The club is called "The Well Armed Woman." They formed in February of 2013 and in just…

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More Women Taking Up Arms In Defense

Posted: Feb 18, 2014 4:17 PM MSTUpdated: Feb 18, 2014 4:18 PM MST By Ashley Knight No longer is the face of gun ownership just a middle-aged white man. The demographics of gun owners are changing to include women. According to the latest statistics, the percentage of American women who own a…

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Well Armed Woman in Cincinnati

Updated: Monday, February 17 2014, 11:30 PM EST CINCINNATI (Angela Ingram) -- Ladies are picking up guns and heading to the range to be part of a field that's widely dominated by men. The "Well-Armed Women" is an all-female group that started about a year ago.  Now there's a chapter…

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Top Shot shooter teaches Greenville ladies firearm skills

FOX Carolina 21 GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) - International competitive shooter, former Olympian and the History Channel's Top Shot star Gabby Franco brought her firearm skills to Greenville Monday. Franco hosted multiple women's only classes, teaching small groups at Sharpshooters in Greenville firearm safety and skills to improve their aim. She says the…

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More Oklahoma residents seeking gun permits

Reported by: Lynn Casey More than 60,000 hand gun permits were issued in Oklahoma just last year. That's more than double the number of licenses issued two years ago. FOX23 went to the 2A Shooting Range and spoke with a group of women who are always armed. They call their…

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Morris women hit the target

RANDOLPH — Michelle Franzoni stepped up to the shooting range portal with her case, which had the word “Glock” bedazzled on the front in pink. Inside was her pink and zebra-striped 9mm firearm. “It’s less intimidating that way,” said Franzoni, 35, of Mendham Township. Less intimidating was one of the…

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Concealed Couture: More Women Packing Heat

WSPA 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 lives. The…

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Women and Guns – Another Household Tool

by Home Defense Gun Staffer Cindy Why Women Should Not Be Afraid to Handle Guns Women and guns are not a bad or even an unusual combination. Women are frequently taught to use appliances such as stoves, microwave ovens, convection ovens, curling irons, irons, sewing machines, and other household items…

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Conway gun store helps empower women shooters

Conway gun store helps empower women shooters Posted: Nov 19, 2013 4:42 PM MSTUpdated: Nov 19, 2013 4:42 PM MST By Kelsey Riggs -      CONWAY, S.C. - The Gun Store in Conway has two new programs to help more women get involved in shooting. Employee at The Gun Store in…

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Armed and Fabulous

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."…

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Giving guns a shot: women and firearms

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 in common is their decision to…

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The Well Armed Woman Comes To Sumter

Eastover, SC (WLTX) -- The best way to start an organization is with a bang. "Hey, women want to shoot too," Debbie Brown said. In Sumter, this group of women keep their nails painted and their guns loaded. "It is fun, I enjoy it immensely because it's almost like a stress…

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Lady shooters make South Carolina history

FOX Carolina 21 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…

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The Well Armed Woman’ shooting club quick on drawing numbers

WDRB 41 Louisville News LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The name of the organization sounds like a new western movie: "The Well Armed Woman." Instead, it's a real-life national gun club made up exclusively of women. And the popularity and attendance at the Louisville chapter meetings have doubled since the women began meeting in April.…

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Michigan Outdoors TV

Published on Oct 17, 2013 This week we start with a very exciting bear hunt, we also stop in and see what the "Well Armed Women" are all about, plus we join some kids in the UP learning about the outdoors. We end the show with a new product on the…

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The Well Armed Woman’ chapter begins locally

The Well Armed Woman (TWAW), an organization with more than 100 chapters in the U.S., now has a Tulsa-Broken Arrow chapter. The chapter is established with hope that women in northeastern Oklahoma cities will participate.   See original article on BALedger.com View NeighborNews Oklahoma video View on Cowetaamerican.com  

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Well Armed Women’ Take Aim In Tulsa

NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com | 'Well Armed Women' Take Aim In Tulsa Posted: Oct 07, 2013 7:33 PM MSTUpdated: Oct 08, 2013 8:03 AM MST Tess Maune, News On 6 TULSA, Oklahoma - A group of Green Country women is taking aim at self…

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New shooting club for women in southeastern Michigan

Marie MacMillan Detroit Gun Rights Examiner Oct. 8th. A new shooting club is forming in southeastern Michigan for women that like to shoot or are interested in learning. The Well Armed Woman (www.thewellarmedwoman.com) currently has about 121 women's shooting chapters across the U.S. The new southeastern Michigan chapter is sponsored by Close Quarters…

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Brevard’s well-armed women hone skills

Written by Rick Neale FLORIDA TODAY If she’s ever confronted in the darkness by a home invader or parking-lot prowler, Holly Young is determined: She does not want to be an easy target. “I just choose to carry a firearm because I don’t want to be a victim,” said Young,…

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Group caters to rising number of well-armed women- USA Today

USA TODAY Rick Neale, USA TODAY3:38 p.m. EDT September 29, 2013   TITUSVILLE, Fla. -- If she's ever confronted in the darkness by a home invader or parking-lot prowler, Holly Young is determined: She does not want to be an easy target. "I just choose to carry a firearm because I…

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Orlando-area mom overcomes fear of guns

By Kris Hey, Orlando Sentinel 2:21 p.m. EDT, September 14, 2013 I stood in front of the firing-range target, holding a black 9mm Glock with trembling hands. I couldn't load the bullets or place the magazine in the semi-automatic pistol without my husband's help. I thought if I dropped just one bullet,…

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More Tennessee Women Going Armed, Carry Permits Increase

Watch Video More women are packing heat in Tennessee, according to numbers released Thursday at the Tennessee Department of Public Safety. Carry permits issued to women have gone up over 55 percent since 2008, officials said. A lot of women taking defensive classes or beginner's gun classes said they don't…

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Straight Shooters: Well Armed Woman

A paper target hangs 21 feet in the distance as Michelle Carpenter grips her handgun, takes aim and shoots. This is only her second visit to the shooting range, and she hits the bull’s-eye. The bang is deafening, and the shells come flying out, but she has ear protection to…

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Idaho’s New Gun Law

By Patty Hutchens If you already have a concealed weapons permit or are interested in obtaining one, you need to be educated on the recent changes in Idaho. As of July 1st, there are now two different types of concealed weapons permits one can obtain in the state of Idaho…

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THE WELL ARMED WOMAN … GUNS AREN’T JUST FOR BOYS

By Jamie Ramsey Special to Copper Area News You may have heard of something called “The Well Armed Woman” and wondered exactly what it was all about. They have been holding local meetings in Kearny for the past several months and have 22 members. There are 94 active chapters across…

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Organization offers gun training exclusively to women

FOX 13 News Salt Lake City Posted on: 10:15 pm, June 16, 2013, by Mark Green and Gene Kennedy DAVIS COUNTY, Utah – More women are arming themselves than ever before, and a new group of well-armed women has come together in Davis County. The group is a local branch of a national…

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Show me your guns

Houston weather, traffic, news | FOX 26 | MyFoxHouston Shooting chapter leader Wilma Wagner is featured in Emily Miller''s new book Emily Get Your Gun   See original story on My Fox Houston

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For women by women

Cherokee Ledger News Posted: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 12:00 am By Jessica Wagner Posted on June 5, 2013   Contemplating gun ownership can be an intimidating process for a woman, especially since the industry is historically male driven. With more women purchasing and carrying guns than ever before, local resident Joni…

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Well Armed Woman members receive tactical firearm training

News 12 X11 CBS By: Helen Headlee Updated: Sat 11:03 PM, May 18, 2013 Members of the north Dallas chapter of The Well Armed Woman are taking tactical training. And their target? "I'm trying to become more comfortable handling a firearm," said Sandy Murphy, who attended the training. "I want to get…

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Women Packing Heat

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…

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NBC 26 Special Report: Women Packing Heat

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 its empowering, a confidence…

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Well armed women start blossoming on Central Whidbey

NATHAN WHALEN,  Whidbey Examiner Staff posted May 9, 2013 at 2:10 PM Three gun enthusiasts are forming a group on Central Whidbey Island to provide a supportive, encouraging environment for women interested in learning every aspect of shooting. The Well Armed Woman Whidbey Island Chapter is looking for members. The group is holding its…

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Taking The Fear Out Of Firearms

TAKING THE FEAR OUT OF FIREARMS By Lydia GehringLiving Editor Published: May 5, 2013 4:00AM Guns make me skittish. They always have. I grew up around them. My dad used to try his best to bring home at least one deer each hunting season and find some fancy way for my mom,…

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Women is helping women join the world of gun ownership

                            TMJ4 NBC Courtny Gerris 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…

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Women-only gun club opens in Cherokee County

CBS Atlanta News CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA (CBS ATLANTA) - Gun sales are rising, and according to industry experts, it is women who are buying firearms at an increasing rate. "Women are the fastest growing group of gun owners and newer shooters world wide," said Joni Gommo. Gommo is the president…

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Women’s Shooting Group Comes to Apple Valley

Woman's shooting group coming to AV April 16, 2013 8:49 PM Sarah Batcha, Staff Writer APPLE VALLEY • A new chapter of the Well Armed Woman's shooting group will be coming to Apple Valley soon, according to a news release. Local gun enthusiast Patricia Johnson will spearhead the Apple Valley…

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Oklahomans Train To Become ‘Well-Armed Women

NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com | NewsOn6 Posted: Apr 14, 2013 6:55 PM MSTUpdated: Apr 15, 2013 8:59 AM MST Grant Sloan, LOCUST GROVE, Oklahoma - A Green Country group plans to be armed and ready in a moment of crisis. They're part of a…

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How sweet it is; gun owners come to LG

April 13, 2013 The Times - Staff Writer Cydney Baron Women in northeast Oklahoma are locked and loaded. Kara Gage and Dee Page are co-founders of the Northeast Oklahoma chapter of The Well Armed Woman. Their chapter, called Sweet Shot, is based in Tahlequah. The Well Armed Woman was founded by…

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Local woman starts chapter of The Well Armed Woman

By Justin McClelland Contributing Writer Dayton Daily News Posted: 12:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2013 BROOKVILLE — A local woman is spearheading a group designed to help women feel more at ease with learning about and safely handling firearms. Becky Frame, of Brookville, has started the local chapter of The Well…

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Firearm School For Women

Reported by: Dontaye Carter Updated: 3/22 8:53 am Published: 3/21 5:35 pm FOX 23 More and more women are buying guns to protect themselves. Recently, Well Armed-Woman, a group out of Arizona offering gun training to women by women, started expanding their chapters across the U.S. Two have been started in Oklahoma in…

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The Well-Armed Woman Opening West Michigan Chapter

03/27/13 by  Mitch Fick FOX 17 West Michigan   HOLLAND, Mich. — Gina Wesseldyke lines up her gun range target and fires. “Not all of us are sitting on our sewing machines or crocheting,” she says, a spokeswoman for a new age of femininity. “Some of us like to shoot guns.” And…

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Women’s Gun Group Organizes in Texoma

News12 KX11 By: Morgan Downing Updated: Fri 10:51 PM, Mar 15, 2013 SHERMAN, TX -- A new women's gun group has started up in North Texas, and they met for the first time Friday night in Sherman. The women we spoke with tonight were all there to improve their gun knowledge…

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A Call To Arms – Tahlequah Daily Press

Tahlequah Daily Press March 18, 2013 By ROB W. ANDERSON TAHLEQUAH — More and more, women are fulfilling roles once deemed appropriate only for men, whether it’s becoming the chief executive officer of a multi-million dollar company, or serving as the disciplinarian for children in the home. Single mothers especially…

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Well Armed Woman Chapter Formed in Yuma

Well Armed Woman chapter formed in Yuma Yuma Sun March 15, 2013 4:18 PM BY JOYCE LOBECK A 2011 Gallup poll reported 47 percent of American adults currently have a gun in their home and 23 percent of women personally own a firearm. With the number of women now owning…

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Kim Kardashian sends differing messages in gun debate

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…

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After Obama re-election, gun owners clinging to Second Amendment

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 in business this autumn…

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