The Well Armed Woman
Reasons Why Women Should Carry A Gun
As of late our Second Amendment rights have been under attack.
The ability to protect oneself is one of the greatest freedoms any American citizen can exercise. While historically gun ownership has been more associated with men, women have jumped on the scene to rally behind gun ownership.
What reasons should women be interested in educating themselves about guns? And why would carrying a gun be advantageous for a female? These reasons below give an explanation as to why women should get in tune with their Second Amendment liberties.
Women can be at a disadvantage when it comes to physicality. Being able to protect yourself, regardless of your size, is a vital component to your wellbeing. Firearms can be the first step to self-preservation if you have been properly trained. Similar to a martial arts course, becoming well versed in gun handling skills will allow a woman to be confident in situations that would typically render her vulnerable.
What better way to build confidence then to know you can hold your own in any situation? Understanding firearms is the first step to building a strong foundation of self-reliance. As you spend time in the range and become a more accurate shooter your confidence will grow. With this personal growth you will better trust your instincts and abilities.
3Be Self Sufficient
Women have been encouraged to become self-sufficient in life, so why would a woman’s ability to protect herself be any different? Many aspects of life such as one’s education and career are left up to the individual to decide, so should how someone chooses to defend and protect their household. A woman’s personal preference of self-defense is an extension of her ability to be self-sufficient.
4Taking On a Leadership Role in Your Community
Women have the opportunity to set the pace for all female youth around the country. By educating yourself and young women on the importance of our Second Amendment rights, you will assist future generations in securing their safety and independence. Taking on a leadership role in your community will allow you to empower female youth, increasing their knowledge and expanding their minds.
There is no force more powerful than that of a determined woman, especially if she is armed.
Whether you choose to educate yourself in firearms to build your confidence as an individual or to protect yourself in all situations, understanding how to use a gun is vital in today’s society.
If you are concerned about your ability to carry a hand gun, consider these alternative items:
- Ninja Spike Keychain
- Honeycomb Hairbrush
- Paracord Monkey Fist
- Open Assist Knife
- Mace, Pepper spray or Bear spray
Carrying handguns and tasers for self-defense are the first start in protecting yourself.
These types of items fit easily into a purse and generally do not require a license or permit to carry. Always ensure that any item you carry for self-defense does not conflict with any local regulations.
The Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapters can help you in deciding what option is right for you and give you the knowledge to feel confident in protecting yourself and your family.
TWAW Shooting Chapters is a non-profit organization that organizes local groups of women around the country that meet monthly to practice, learn and grow as shooters. Creating opportunities for women to be introduced to issues important to women shooters, learn safe gun handling skills and train together.
TWAW has a low yearly membership cost of $50. These fees are used to cover chapter expenses, events and sponsorship for members needing assistance. In addition you will enjoy the following benefits:
- 10% discount on ALL purchases made on The Well Armed Woman website all year
- A The Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapter Hat
- The Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapter Member Card
- Savings and discounts to chapter members at local ranges/stores and resources (these will vary with each chapter and with the local opportunities)
Many classes are held by professionals that will assist you in feeling confident and teach you the skills to feel safe and comfortable protecting yourself and your loved ones.