Skip to comments.Victor Rod and Gun Club hosts NRA's 'Women On Target'
Posted on 09/02/2012 5:50:51 PM PDT by marktwain
Even though it was Jill Marks first time shooting a gun, she turned out to be a natural.
The Victor resident was one of about 36 enthusiasts ranging in age from 16-67 who attended Women on Target, a National Rifle Association ladies-only clinic hosted by the Victor Rod and Gun Club on Saturday, Aug. 25. They came with all levels of experience and skill from all over the northeast: Syracuse, Prattsburg, Buffalo, and even Boston.
Its pretty awesome, said Marks. We spent all morning learning about the guns and how they work, and learning about the different kinds of ammunition, and a lot about safety and what to do and what not to do. It was a lot of fun.
A certified instructor presented the all-day clinic, which included hands-on experience with various firearms at an assortment of shooting stations.
Diane Danielson, coordinator for the Women On Target Instructional Clinics, and a National Rifle Association representative, said more than 350 of these clinics were held 43 states and Ireland last year, with 354 events registered for 2012.
The purpose of the clinic, Danielson said, is to create opportunities, encourage, educate and mentor womens responsible participation in the recreational shooting sports.
The Victor Rod and Gun Club has held events since 2008, and its director a man has run them since they began, she said.
The program was designed to offer introductory level training for ladies who have never shot before, Danielson said. The goal is to encourage them to continue to the next steps of learning additional aspects of shooting and the variety of programs available to them through the Women of the NRA.
I met a older small framed woman at a local gun shop 2 weekends ago. She was packing 2 full sized M1911’s. One inside the waist and the other in a concealed carry purse. She was getting a laser sight on her .380. I guess that was her back up to her back up. Things like this always bring a smile.
Prattsburgh? I’ve heard of Plattsburgh.
At this point, I wonder if some select businesses will make it a policy to “require” their employees to be armed at work, but also make it clear that there are no repercussions for not being armed. Call it the “Kennesaw (Georgia) policy.”
There could be all sorts of rationales for this, such as there being crime in the neighborhood or along routes for commuting to and from work, or if employees need to work at night, or interact with the public, or have valuable assets at work making it at risk for robbery.
Just west of Pulteney, and just south of Italy Hill. Not far from Naples.
In the middle of nowhere.