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 Sportsmans Club to talk shooting and safety.
“Educate, empower and equip,” says Vanessa Mulnix, the group’s other co-leader.
An epiphany about guns led Vanessa to the shooting range.
“I didn’t have to be afraid,” she says.
Whether you are a newbie, or a competition shooter, this group is all about safety – especially when it comes to concealed carry.
Co-leader Marcy says self-defense like that is a right.
“If somebody doesn’t want to be involved in it, I hope they are never facing somebody else with a fire arm,” she says.
But with a rash of gun violence across the country, gun control remains one of the most controversial issues in the U.S right now. Many want to say goodbye to guns permanently or at least see major restrictions placed on gun ownership.
For these women, it’s training for the unimaginable.
“Ideally, we are never having to pull that weapon,” says Mulnix.
The group is meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Columbia Township Hall in Brooklyn.