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

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 the country. Invitations are open[…..]

Local women take aim at firearm stereotypes

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 Wisconsin Chapter said at Wednesday’s[…..]

Protection, independence drive increase in armed women

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, and at age 15, she[…..]

Female gun ownership on the rise

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 Marc-On Shooting’s indoor range, women[…..]

Women and guns: armed and empowered

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. “We tend to feel when[…..]

Local Group Teaches Women About Guns

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 News 10 at the Brooklyn[…..]

More resources available for surge of women buying guns

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 for women. Watch the story[…..]

The Well Armed Woman Aims to Teach Self-Defense

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 are taking self-defense into their[…..]

More Ladies Becoming Well Armed Woman

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 on the choices that they[…..]

Well Armed Woman group aims to promote firearms among females

Well Armed Woman group aims to promote firearms among females

SIOUX CITY | On the third Monday evening of every month, a group of women gather at Yards Shooting Range to talk shop and shoot the breeze — then shoot at targets. The local chapter of The Well Armed Woman, a national organization with 222 chapters in 48 states, calls the range home, with Tiffani[…..]

Women’s Firearm Safety – News Channel 11

Women’s Firearm Safety – News Channel 11

News 11’s Sarah Veronis attended an educational course at The Sportsman’s Shop in New Holland that teaches women all they need to know about handling firearms…

The Well Armed Woman aims to educate women on firearm use

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 months ago. Pitt is a[…..]

The Well Armed Woman’s 2nd Annual Leadership Conference a Resounding Success

The Well Armed Woman’s 2nd Annual Leadership Conference a Resounding Success

Phoenix, Ariz.  – Oct 6, 2015 – Hundreds of The Well Armed Woman (TWAW) female shooting group leaders and instructors from across the United States gathered in Phoenix, Ariz. to network, train and learn how to better expand the world of firearms to women across the US. With the desire to be able to protect[…..]

Women empowered to protect themselves with firearms

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. Taryn Stewart, NRA certified pistol[…..]

Organization empowers and arms women with guns

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 Saturday. Twenty-six women showed up[…..]

The Well-Armed Woman Of Utah

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. Having a sense of safety[…..]

Club members have a blast while learning about guns

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 door to her home and[…..]

Well Armed Women: Shooting lessons in Hoover

Well Armed Women: Shooting lessons in Hoover

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Females and firearms: The Well-Armed Woman

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. They are members of The[…..]

More women learning to use firearms, gain confidence, feel safe

More women learning to use firearms, gain confidence, feel safe

By Bill Buell July 12, 2015 Jessica Braun grew up around guns out West, so when she felt her life was at risk on a dark night more than 10 years ago, she knew how to handle the situation. “I was 22, a man tried to kidnap me, so I was required to pull my concealed firearm[…..]

Group Aims To Make Women Feel At Home On The Range

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 to open up and discuss[…..]

Women, guns: Well armed and growing

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 thumbs over gun handles. She[…..]

New Women’s Firearms Club Seeks to Empower Local Ladies

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 gun safety. The world of firearms[…..]

Women get a bang out of shooting clubs

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 smaller-caliber weapon. Her shots drift[…..]

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

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 resources in the Jackson metro[…..]

A Club For Women Who Share An Aim

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 Arizona woman put off by[…..]

Well Armed Woman group gives back

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 pick all the angels and[…..]

Armed woman says ‘It’s about protecting yourself’

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 a concealed carry permit and[…..]

Well-armed women make history with Piney Flats gun club

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 Henderson-Clemens wants members of The[…..]

TWAW National Leader Conference on NRA News Cam & Co.Show

TWAW National Leader Conference on NRA News Cam & Co.Show

Carrie Lightfoot, founder of The Well Armed Woman talks with Cameron about the upcoming National Chapter Leader Conference in St. Louis

Well-Armed Woman Southeast chapter of gun club hopes to educate women on gun safety and usage

Well-Armed Woman Southeast chapter of gun club hopes to educate women on gun safety and usage

MIDDLEPORT — Jessamy Bright is a well-armed woman — she currently carries a Sig Sauer P238 — and she’s hoping to create other well-armed women, too. Bright, 35, recently founded Meigs County’s Well Armed Woman Southeast Ohio Chapter, with other chapters existing all over the country. The chapter is an attempt to teach women about[…..]

Group offers women chance to learn about guns

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 comfortable t-shirts and either jeans[…..]

Firearms Group Promotes Self Defense

Firearms Group 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 Tuesday evening the group was[…..]

About Concealment – Part 1

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. And experts say women make[…..]

Letting women know, ‘yes they can shoot’

Letting women know, ‘yes they 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. The Well Armed Woman is a national gun club that caters to the growing number of female shooters who are new to the range. Its goal is to educate and empower[…..]

More Girls Getting Guns in Arkansas

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, more and more women are[…..]

More and more women embracing guns, training programs

More and more women embracing guns, training programs

View Video Here 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 thought by[…..]

Women look for unique places to carry concealed guns

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 of the Well-Armed Woman. She[…..]

Women and Guns: CCW Numbers Growing in Hamilton County

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 female gunslingers?  The simple answer[…..]

Well-armed women: More females receive carry permits, attend classes on gun safety

Well-armed women: More females receive carry permits, attend classes on gun safety

MURFREESBORO May 31, 2014 10:03 PM Written by Nancy De Gennaro The Daily News Journal “I have two small children, my husband travels a lot, I drive a lot, and I wanted it because I just wanted to feel secure,” Beam said. “The world is getting crazier, and I wanted to know I can protect myself.”[…..]

Gun Toting Girls

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, once a month at Get[…..]

Well Armed Woman targets female gun ownership, safety

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 more and more into a[…..]

The Well Armed Woman of Utah now has six chapters across the state

The Well Armed Woman of Utah now has six chapters across the state

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Utah) 5/9/14 – Gun ownership and laws surrounding the use of firearms is a significant topic around the nation. A 2011 Gallop poll reported 23 percent of women personally own a firearm. That’s the highest rate in more than 20 years. With women being the largest growing part of this typically[…..]

Well armed: Gun permits for Indiana women up 42 percent

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 that confidence and be an[…..]

Pistol-packing Utah women better shots than men?

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 to other women,” said Crystal[…..]

Not just for guys: more females are picking up firearms

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 owned a gun and am[…..]

Well Armed Woman’ Group Expands In Spartanburg

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 educated then you feel secure,”[…..]

Women Bond During Gun Club

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 one year have grown from[…..]

More Women Taking Up Arms In Defense

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 firearm has nearly doubled since[…..]

Well Armed Woman in Cincinnati

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 in Cincinnati full of mothers,[…..]

Top Shot shooter teaches Greenville ladies firearm skills

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 growing number of females obtaining[…..]

More Oklahoma residents seeking gun permits

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 group the Well-Armed Women’s Club,[…..]

Morris women hit the target

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 driving forces behind creating a new[…..]

Gals with guns take on the range

Gals with guns take on the range

Gals with guns take on the range in Florida and Alabama

Why Americans Love Guns

Why Americans Love Guns

Why Americans Love Guns

Women and Guns – Another Household Tool

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 that can be deadly or[…..]

Panhandle women pack heat for protection

Panhandle women pack heat for protection

Panhandle women pack heat for protection.   View orignal video here

Local women on a mission

Local women on a mission

Local women in Winchester VA on a mission to protect themselves

Conway gun store helps empower women shooters

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 Conway said for the past[…..]

The Well Armed Woman Comes To Sumter

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 releaser,” Brown said. Brown picked up[…..]

Lady shooters make South Carolina history

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 locally in the Upstate. It’s[…..]

The Well Armed Woman’ shooting club quick on drawing numbers

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. Renee Jones and Pam Davis[…..]

Michigan Outdoors TV

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 market for firearm owners.  […..]

The Well Armed Woman’ chapter begins locally

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  

Range day with the The Well Armed Woman – Northeastern NC Chapter

Range day with the The Well Armed Woman – Northeastern NC Chapter

by Jason Lundwall on October 11, 2013 in Gun Talk Had a great Afternoon at the range! The Northeastern NC chapter of The Well Armed Woman invited Rangehot to one of their meetings.I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Well, let me say, this is not just a social club. By that, I mean it’s not just a Sunday afternoon[…..]

Well Armed Women’ Take Aim In Tulsa

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 protection. There’s a new chapter[…..]

New shooting club for women in southeastern Michigan

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 Tactical (www.cqtusa.com) located at 50485[…..]

New club teaches women around Green Country how to properly handle firearms

New club teaches women around Green Country how to properly handle firearms

By: Dan Pearlman TULSA – A new club aimed at women who use firearms continues to grow in Green Country. “The Well Armed Woman” is a national organization, recently expanded to the metro. “We’re wanting to educate, equip and empower women with the knowledge that they need in order to feel comfortable with firearms,” said[…..]

Brevard’s well-armed women hone skills

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, founder of the Brevard County[…..]

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

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 don’t want to be a[…..]

Orlando-area mom overcomes fear of guns

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, it would explode. But I[…..]

More Tennessee Women Going Armed, Carry Permits Increase

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 feel safe and want to[…..]

Well Armed Woman Saginaw Valley Chapter encourages gun safety, self-defense, confidence

Well Armed Woman Saginaw Valley Chapter encourages gun safety, self-defense, confidence

By Bob Johnson on September 06, 2013 at 7:15 AM, updated September 06, 2013 at 7:30 AM THOMAS TOWNSHIP, MI — As her interest in shooting as a sport grew, Joey Lee found it hard to find other women in the area with the same hobby. So she started an all-women gun club. The Well Armed Woman-Saginaw Valley[…..]

Straight Shooters: Well Armed Woman

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 shield her ears from the[…..]

Idaho’s New Gun Law

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 – the standard Idaho Concealed[…..]

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

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 the country. Invitations are open[…..]

Well Armed Woman helps its members get comfortable behind the trigger

Well Armed Woman helps its members get comfortable behind the trigger

By Jessica Benes Reporter-Herald Staff Writer POSTED:   08/01/2013 12:09:37 AM MDT Women practice pulling the trigger with a dime balanced on top of the guns. They take turns shooting around a mock shelter to aim at fake wannabe assailants made of wood. And the ladies form a sentry line of determination as they aim pistols[…..]

Local shooting chapters arm women with safety, confidence, camaraderie

Local shooting chapters arm women with safety, confidence, camaraderie

Wednesday – 6/19/2013, 8:31am  ET Rachel Nania, wtop.com   WASHINGTON – Last summer, C.B. found she could no longer afford to pay the rent for her Arlington, Va., apartment. So she packed up her belongings and moved her two tween boys to a local homeless shelter. But despite a roof over their heads, C.B. and[…..]

Organization offers gun training exclusively to women

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 organization called The Well-Armed Woman, which,[…..]

Show me your guns

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

For women by women

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 Gommo branched out to provide[…..]

The Well Armed Woman – Yuma AZ Part 2

The Well Armed Woman – Yuma AZ Part 2

The Well Armed Woman- Yuma AZ Part 2   See original video

The Well Armed Woman – Yuma AZ Part 1

The Well Armed Woman – Yuma AZ Part 1

Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapter grows in Yuma AZ   See original video

Well Armed Woman members receive tactical firearm training

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 as good as I can,”[…..]

NBC 26 Special Report: Women Packing Heat

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 booster, and most importantly an[…..]

Well armed women start blossoming on Central Whidbey

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 first meeting and shoots 2-4[…..]

Taking The Fear Out Of Firearms

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, brother and me to eat[…..]

CENTRAL OHIO CHAPTER OF WELL ARMED WOMAN GETS UP AND RUNNING WITH LOCAL LADIES FROM WAYNE, HOLMES AND BEYOND

CENTRAL OHIO CHAPTER OF WELL ARMED WOMAN GETS UP AND RUNNING WITH LOCAL LADIES FROM WAYNE, HOLMES AND BEYOND

CENTRAL OHIO CHAPTER OF WELL ARMED WOMAN GETS UP AND RUNNING WITH LOCAL LADIES FROM WAYNE, HOLMES AND BEYOND Local ladies part of new shooting group in Central Ohio designed just for them By LYDIA GEHRING Living Editor Published: May 5, 2013 4:00AM DANVILLE — Spending the day at a spa or laying out on the sandy[…..]

Women is helping women join the world of gun ownership

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 same time the United States[…..]

Women-only gun club opens in Cherokee County

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 of the Cherokee County chapter[…..]

Firearm Demand ‘Relentless’ In Coweta Amid Growing Federal Debate

Firearm Demand ‘Relentless’ In Coweta Amid Growing Federal Debate

Times Herald by SARAH FAY CAMPBELL  Sunday, April 21, 2013   As the gun debate rages on, gun control advocates across the country say that the majority of Americans want more restrictions on guns. But guns are very, very popular in Georgia and Coweta County. And that popularity has been growing. The demand for firearms has[…..]

Women’s Shooting Group Comes to Apple Valley

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 Shooting Chapter, helping to organize[…..]

Oklahomans Train To Become ‘Well-Armed Women

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 group called “Sweet Shots,” and[…..]

How sweet it is; gun owners come to LG

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 Carrie Lightfoot four months ago.[…..]

Local woman starts chapter of The Well Armed Woman

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 Armed Woman, a free educational[…..]

Macon County class responds to growing trend of females wanting self-defense

Macon County class responds to growing trend of females wanting self-defense

Herald Review April 08, 2013 6:00 am  •  By TONY REID   MACON — Lori Sanner, wielding the Smith & Wesson .44 Magnum handgun made famous by Clint Eastwood as “Dirty Harry,” really doesn’t need to feel lucky, punk. Instead, she feels trained, confident and ready to help growing numbers of women discover the joys and advantages[…..]

Firearm School For Women

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 Tahlequah and Oklahoma City. Kara[…..]

The Well-Armed Woman Opening West Michigan Chapter

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 now a new outlet for[…..]

Women’s Gun Group Organizes in Texoma

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 and skills. They’re all excited[…..]

A Call To Arms – Tahlequah Daily Press

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 need to adjust and become[…..]

Well Armed Woman Chapter Formed in Yuma

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 firearms at such high levels,[…..]

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