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 personal safety in a social[…..]
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 had the privilege of attending[…..]
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. “There weren’t guns in the[…..]
The terror attack that killed 49 people and left another 53 injured at Pulse nightclub in Orlando has led to a new wave of calls for gun control. Gun rights activists are fighting back, and one of the most effective ways they’ve done it is by getting average Americans more informed about guns. Carrie Lightfoot[…..]
“Women historically we’ve been the protected gender, whether it was our men, or law enforcement, we perceived we had that protection, the reality is we don’t, we are our own first responders,” said Lightfoot.
Companies like “The Well-Armed Woman” in Scottsdale, Arizona, have done brisk business selling accessories like holsters, concealed carry purses and bullet jewelry targeting female gun owners.
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 anymore. “A lot of women[…..]
The Second Amendment Foundation and the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms hosted the 30th annual Gun Rights Policy Conference. Speakers included authors, bloggers, radio hosts, knife rights officials, and the owner of the Well Armed Woman training company Click on image to view segment
From GLOCK: “Congratulations to The Well Armed Woman, LLC. TWAW has been chosen as the 2015 GLOCK Safety Ambassador of the Year award for their support of GLOCK’s annual #SafetyPledge drive. We appreciate TWAW’s ongoing support for GLOCK’s safety initiatives.” I am so darn proud of all of The Well Armed Woman across the country that are committed[…..]
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 inexperienced in handling a firearm.[…..]
Monday, 02 Mar 2015 12:30 PM By Alana Marie Burke Deciding which handgun to buy is a huge decision, and although in most cases a woman’s life will not depend on it, the reality is that in a self-defense situation, the right gun can be a lifesaver and the wrong gun a hindrance for “girls[…..]
NBC NIGHTLY NEWS Authorities say store surveillance video should help answer how a toddler was able to grab a gun out of his mother’s purse and fatally shoot her.Published December 31st 2014, 4:38 pm Carrie Lightfoot, founder of The Well Armed Woman shares her thoughts on concealed carry purses. View original story on NBC Nightly News
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 holsters have been built for[…..]
USA TODAY Jason Wheeler, WFAA-TV, Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas1:46 p.m. EDT June 23, 2014 ARGYLE, Texas — Women have about a quarter of the concealed carry handgun licenses in Texas, but unlike men, they often face a problem of where to conceal. A purse is an obvious choice, but a gun isn’t always easily accessible in a[…..]
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[…..]