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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 Wisconsin Chapter said at Wednesday’s sign-up.

A gun has been Morrill’s accessory of choice for as long as she can remember.

“For me, firearms have always been kind o fascinating. I’ve always wanted to learn,” she recalled.

Now she takes aim, at breaking the stereotype that surrounds women and guns.

“Women want to learn from someone other than their husbands or boyfriends,” she explained.

She said the organization will train women to shoot at both still and moving targets, and in various situations.

“I think it’s important for women to feel safe and to feel comfortable with a handgun i that’s what they choose,” Morrill said, adding that she believes women target that comfort level best in groups. “I hope that they will come to us or education and look to us for equipment choices so they we can help them to be knowledgeable,” she said.

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