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Women Share Stories of Empowerment from Armed Citizen Project Firearms Training ^ | 27 September, 2013 | Brandon Darby

Posted on 09/29/2013 5:18:39 PM PDT by marktwain

The Armed Citizen Project, a Houston-based nonprofit providing training and arms to women and others for personal empowerment and self-reliance, has provided arms training to 150 citizens as of this month, mostly women. 

The group, headed by Kyle Coplen, has released a video showing their most recent training of 50 women and providing personal stories.

(Excerpt) Read more at ...

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: armedcitizen; banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment; shotgun; women; youwillnotdisarmus
Arming vulnerable women in poor neighborhoods is a good way to show that guns save lives. This is an excerpt. Not sure why the link is not showning above. Here it is:

Link to Breitbart story

1 posted on 09/29/2013 5:18:39 PM PDT by marktwain
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God bless the ACP.

2 posted on 09/29/2013 5:22:23 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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As a father whose daughter has had serious professional training with shotguns and handguns and personal defense, I can tell you it warms my heart just to think about it.

Want crime to go down? More scumbags shot by women would be a good start.

When the bad guys have to stop and wonder if their intended [female] victim is carrying..........

3 posted on 09/29/2013 5:29:55 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the weren't really there)
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To: marktwain

Typical gun-nut Texans! Now, they’re even arming women!!

/s [the /s tag being necessitated by the slow members of the herd]

4 posted on 09/29/2013 5:36:47 PM PDT by Darteaus94025 (Phony President)
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Rifles today,
Cannons tomorrow

“During the Battle at Fort Washington on November 16, 1776, Corbin went with her husband onto the battlefield. Her husband was a matross, which meant he loaded the cannon. Corbin helped him with this task. After her husband’s partner was killed, he took over firing the cannon, and Corbin began loading the cannon. Her husband was also killed, but Corbin continued firing the cannon alone. Other soldiers took notice of her excellent aim. Unfortunately, so did the British who were soon targeting her with their own cannons. The British eventually won this battle but Corbin’s cannon was the last one to stop firing.

Corbin was later found in critical condition She was wounded with three musket balls and grapeshot. Her jaw and chest were damaged and her left arm was almost severed. She was unable to use her left arm for the rest of her life. After she recovered, Corbin joined the Invalid Regiment at West Point. Here, she performed many helpful tasks such as cooking and laundry with the other wounded soldiers.
Margaret Cochran Corbin (1751-1800)

After taking over her husband’s cannon in battle on Manhattan Island, now called Ft. Washington, New York, Margaret Corbin was badly wounded. She was the first woman to receive a military pension.:

5 posted on 09/29/2013 5:46:02 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
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I have never heard of a girl’s, not woman’s shooting club.

I would think there is a pressing need for even young girls to become just as proficient with guns as boys.

Importantly, between the movies ‘Brave’ and ‘The Hunger Games’, a lot of girls have shown interest in archery. And while that is great, they really do need to learn about and practice with guns.

Culturally, the idea is to overcome the notion that girls shouldn’t have or use guns, which is a bad, or even lethal idea. Guns are important now and will likely be even more important in the future.

6 posted on 09/29/2013 7:29:28 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at
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My granddaughter turns 13 next week. First we get her through RCIC (Right of Christian Initiation for Children) and then we get her to a gun range. Gonna be a big year for her.

7 posted on 09/29/2013 7:34:12 PM PDT by Mercat
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Feminism is all about being a victim. Being an armed woman is all about not being a victim.

8 posted on 09/29/2013 7:36:23 PM PDT by jmacusa (If you're always looking back to yesterday you can't see tomorrow.)
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Okay, here’s an idea: why not invite her peers to come along as well? Let them all have a “coming of age” party (without calling it that). With parental permission, and a big buffer of time on the front and the back for lunch and girl chatter (obligatory), it could be a memorable event for the whole group.

9 posted on 09/29/2013 7:39:55 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at
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I’m thinking her 14th after she’s had a few sessions with me. But great idea. This is in a pretty conservative town so probably most of the parents would be okay with it.

10 posted on 09/29/2013 7:50:10 PM PDT by Mercat
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I’d lay the groundwork early. Start with her polling her friends to find of which of them would like to go shooting, as well as which of them think their parents would be okay or even supportive.

This way, you can suggest it to the supportive parents first, which helps build momentum.

From my own experience, I was first started out on a bb rifle, to learn the principles of shooting well. Then on to .22 shorts, with almost no kick and a low volume report, which helps to get over any anxiety about loud, sudden noises.

This might be a good start for girls who have never even held a gun before. Plus, with bb’s and .22 shorts each of them can shoot a lot without costing much.

You could even have a little fun by letting the girls know about “bragging rights”, that a lot of their female and male peers have never held a gun, so that the girls will have a “coolness” edge, which is fun, if transitory.

11 posted on 09/30/2013 6:10:25 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at
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Before we get to “bragging rights” I would want to meet with her, her mother, and her principal to see what could get her in trouble.

12 posted on 09/30/2013 8:47:40 AM PDT by Mercat
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Good point. Schools can be very fickle places.

If the school is medium to gun friendly, the best bet might be to *imagine* the event as a “girls shooting competition”, with an adult giving the principal a piece of paper to say that the girls “competed” and won the competition as a team, based on their “composite target shooting scores.” (Nobody is going to remember how everyone shot.)

With the idea that the letter be read on the PA system as part of the morning messages. This would open the door wide, making them the popular students of the hour, and they could talk about guns without fear of repercussions for a time. If the Principal refuses to or doesn’t read it, no problem, and it doesn’t reflect on the girls.

Just an idea.

13 posted on 09/30/2013 11:41:39 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at
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