Why I Carry A Concealed Gun - A Woman's View
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I have been asked this with ever increasing frequency - people I know seem to ...
October 20th, 2013 11:51 PM
Why I Carry A Concealed Gun - A Woman's View
Why would a woman want to carry a concealed gun?
I have been asked this with ever increasing frequency - people I know seem to be shocked (at first) that I carry a concealed gun. I guess I don't fit their initial idea of what they thought a female had to be like to be able to shoot guns. Or even be willing to shoot guns. I encourage my female friends and family to get their permits and to go shooting. I'm happy to say that several females I know have shot their first guns because of talking with me about it.
I made a video about it to help other women understand:
October 21st, 2013 02:01 AM
You don't need it but it's there if you choose to use it. Give 'em hell Ms. Lees!
There is a solution but we are not Jedi... not yet.
October 21st, 2013 02:21 AM
Most of the females around me shoot, But dont carry. Im always amaised at who does carry. DR
October 21st, 2013 02:34 AM
October 21st, 2013 02:50 AM
Welcome here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you! You spout a very true message!
My upmost respect and Semper Fi!
October 21st, 2013 02:51 AM
Ive never understood why a woman would not want to just personally. BGs are predators, and pick what they assume are the easiest targets available. Plus there are issues from male attackers that us males ehhhh dont have to worry about so much. Wife does everyday all day everywhere though for the moment its OC. Soon to change to CC away from home though
Kudos to you Ms. Lees
" It is sad governments are chief'ed by the double tongues." quote Ten Bears Movie Outlaw Josie Wales
October 21st, 2013 10:15 AM
Stay alert, keep your distance, and always carry,,,,, especially if you
are a women,,,,, the gun is just your insurance,,,, 10 ft may
not be enough in my opinion,,,,, but well said,,,, I am going to play
this for my wife & daughter who are resisting carry.
21 feet rule
October 21st, 2013 10:35 AM
great message. I know a few women that are so frightened by guns that they wouldnt even look at one. I hope they can see that real women carry and become proficient with firearms too, and that they are a tool, as you mention. great job.
October 21st, 2013 12:03 PM
Good points all, but I feel that a lot of the ladies who are more prone to getting attacked moreso than men should definitely think about a weapon. Men don't (usually) get raped, or have their purses snatched. You don't hear of many men getting pulled out of a car with their baby and thrown to the ground. It's usually a woman. And I sometimes have picked up on a feeling that if a gun is procured, it is viewed as magical or a talisman of some kind that will automatically give protection. Just having the gun around will now protect you. HUH?!?! No ma'am, you actually have to know how and when to use it!!!
I've been offering, when I know a lady acquaintance or a friend, has gotten a gun, free basic instruction. All revolving around safety. Sort of a "Gun Handling 101" with safe handling, how to hold, load, unload, aim, fire, etc. I am not a CCW instructor so further instruction would be by a licensed instructor but I want them to know how to put bullets in the gun, hold it properly and aim. ALL SAFELY! Then we can go to the range and do some live fire to take some of the anxiety out of the gun. I think an hour or so of basics will give them a bit of confidence so that having the gun will be a positive thing and not the mythical magical protector I'm afraid they are expecting ownership to provide.
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October 21st, 2013 12:57 PM
Good job! Keep on getting the word out. Carrying concealed, situational awareness, all are even more important to a female but important to everyone.
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October 21st, 2013 04:09 PM
Good on ya!
I'm posting that on FB......
October 21st, 2013 04:39 PM
October 21st, 2013 05:13 PM
For me taking the CCP class was a no brainer.I think one thing that made it easy for me was being around firearms,since i was like 10 yrs old.When i turned 18,i would keep my firearm in the glovebox.I use to go to another town to visit friends, and sometimes i was on the road at night.
I decided to take the CCP class,and i felt fairly comfortable taking it.I knew what i wanted to carry and i had heard the shooting part of the class was easy, so that part didn't bother me. I would always practice when i could obviously.I just had to pass the test and learn all of the CCP laws.
More and more females are taking the classes,according to a friend of mine who gives it.There are females who seem to be nervous about taking the class.They tell me they have never shot a firearm,don't have a clue what to buy and are a little nervous so far as passing the class.
I've tried to tell them there are males who hasn't either but you got to start somewhere,but it's a decision only they can make.When i took the class there were two guys,who didn't even own a firearm,so they said.The CCP instructor i know told me he wasn't there to fail them but there to help them pass. So far as what they need to carry,they have to figure that out for theirself.
I feel better having a firearm on me.I can say thankfully,in 9 yrs of having my permit,i've pulled my firearm on a dog once, and almost did on a human,but i've never had to use it.
October 21st, 2013 09:38 PM
Good job, Lees.
Women need to protect themselves and their children.
It's the responsible thing to do.
"I'm not fluent in the language of violence, but I know enough to get around in places where it's spoken."
October 21st, 2013 10:16 PM
Wife carries CC all the time when out and about.
We make a team and work together on SA.
She is moving up from an Kel Tec P3AT with CT laser to a Bursa Thunder CC, and it still fits her Galco belly band.
Nice thing about the belly band is extra pockets for spare mag etc.
NOT LIVING IN FEAR, JUST READY!!!
I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness,
nor the arrow for its swiftness,
nor the warrior for his glory.
I love only that which they defend.
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