Last fall, I was asked to speak at a gun rights seminar on why women should speak up on the 2A and why they should matter to us. I thought that was a great topic to discuss, and so I thought I would do a blog post about it.
Why should gun rights matter to women?
Guns are the great equalizer. They are the one thing that allows us as women a fighting chance when faced with an attacker. They allow us to be self reliant and protect ourselves and our families. Why would we be willing to let our right to do so go without a fight? That alone is reason enough to be concerned with what is happening with gun rights. I personally cannot think of a better reason as to why to be concerned with gun rights, than being able to protect ourselves and our loved ones.
Why should women speak up?
Women are powerful spokespeople for gun rights. Why you may ask? Well, we are an increasing demographic in the gun industry. In recent years more women are buying and getting more involved in the shooting sports. Those of us who are in favor of the 2nd Amendment need to make sure that the anti's aren't the only ones whose voices and opinions are heard. We have the power to influence not only those around us, but what is going on in the legislature. For a long time the shooting sports have been seen as a man's world, fueled by testosterone. By women taking a stand, our position can't be viewed as testosterone driven as when men do.
Moms in support of the 2nd Amendment should especially be willing to speak up. In the media, moms in particular are viewed differently than other groups who are voicing their opinions. Moms, not politicians should be making decisions on what best protects their families. We have been protecting our children long before politicians existed. Why would they be so arrogant as to think that they know better? In that regard, those who are not comfortable with firearms, should have the right to make the decision on how they choose to protect their families without judgement as well.
We CAN make a difference if we unite together.
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