Friday, March 8, 2013

What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing Here?


So, I went and did it again and committed myself to a series. I’ve talked about Who I Am. The answer to that question changes almost daily but I think I’ve given you a good idea of how I’m evolving. So, now we’re onto what?

What are you doing?
I don’t know
What are your goals?
Goals? I’m supposed to be setting goals?

Lately while watching the video about the former NRA President, Sandy Froman, she talked about how she would answer the following question:

What’s a nice girl like you doing involved with guns?
I don’t know if I’ll ever stack up against Ms. Froman, but I get variations of this question often. People are just shocked when they learn that not only do I own guns, I openly carry a gun and I teach people about gun safety and I teach people how to shoot pistols.

So, what’s a nice girl like me doing involved in guns? I’m not a victim of crime. I’ve never had a stalker. I've never felt it necessary to use my gun as anything other than a tool to drain my bank account.  :-)

I fell in love with guns the first time I shot one a few years ago. Yes, guns can be dangerous when handled incorrectly. They’re tools. Something you use to get a job done.

What’s a nice girl like me doing involved in guns?
I’ve become an instructor so that I can share my love of guns and my passion for safe handling of guns with others.

I’m just beginning to get involved in politics on the local level. I want our Second Amendment rights preserved across the country not just in my state or my county. I have much to say about the Second Amendment but I’ll just say one thing for now. If we allow our Second Amendment right to be stripped or altered or infringed, what’s next? Which amendment will be slowly stripped away next?

I believe it’s important that we women stick together in our love and passion for firearms and our rights. So, I’ve also stepped up and become chapter leader of a shooting club called The Well Armed Woman. We're going to hang out and practice our skill and compete in competitions and become excellent shooters.  Somehow we are going to defend our Second Amendment Rights without being too political.

This Spring I’ll be doing something totally outside my box. I’ve applied to be a delegate at the Virginia Republican convention in May. Ack! That’s way outside my box but I’m very excited.
So, that's what a nice girl like me is going. 

In the video of Ms. Froman, she went on to ask and answer the following question:
What is the NRA doing to help us in our city?
Her answer _____________:
  • What are you doing?
  • What are you doing to help yourself?
  • What are you doing to promote gun owners/gun rights?
  • What are you doing to talk to your local elected officials about the importance of the Second Amendment?
  • What are you doing to get involved in local or national politics?
  • What are you doing to inform yourself of the issues of the day?
  • What are you doing to help tie gun owners with law enforcement?
She didn’t say “This is what I’m doing…” She wants us all to make the change ourselves. Don’t wait for the NRA or the Animal Welfare League or the organization-of-whatever-is-important to step up and make strides in your community. Step up and do them yourself.

So, here’s my question to everyone out there. What’s a nice girl/guy like you doing involved in _______?

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