And due to the unquestionable nature of that simple and obvious truth, I really, really wish you people would stop publishing complete falsehoods like this:
Meet Sammi. She’s never handled a gun before in her life. She’s a single mother of two adorable children. And she’s got the cutest new shooter grin ever. We worked our way through various guns. Her favorite, .45 semi auto. She can load the magazine and work the slide and does a fine job shooting it. I should point out that it’s Michael’s Compact .45 that she enjoyed so much. Never underestimate a new shooter.
Meet Jeni. Her husband is overseas serving our country. She’s here making sure she can defend herself and her son. That’s my compact S&W M&P9c she’s using to tear up that target. She’d only ever shot a 22lr rifle previously, and that was years ago. Her favorite? Michael’s .44 Magnum. She now wants a 9mm because they are just fun to shoot. And the .44 is kind of a commitment.
… or this:
I was nervous and excited as we set up to shoot. I think anticipation got the better of me, and thinking about what was going to happen had my stomach a little flip floppy. I trust my husband, I knew I am safe, I knew I was following those “4 Golden Gun Rules”…but I was still nervous.
I wasn’t scared. I didn’t freeze. I was confident after my initial trepidation – serene and collected. I shot a gun – several guns – without incident. And I mean to do it again.
… or this:
So after a little bit of safety, grip, and other procedural info we were to go live! Bless that gals heart! She shoots a firearm for the very first time live on camera. She did awesome too! 13 years ago I would have broken down into the ugly cry after my first shot. Even more important, after less than 20 minutes of training, she was able to consistently hit a the targets. I was really impressed with her!
Here’s the link of the short clip they were able to show. http://www.abc4.com/mostpopular/story/Women-and-Guns/D1c1sOKqJEq8BL6Jlg2Bsw.cspx
She was sure to take the milk carton that she obliterated several times–as a souvenir. I’ve never seen someone so happy to be taking home a dirty milk carton! *grin*
… or this:
Then there was Cheryl — after shaking and jumping the first hour, she achieved an unexpected monklike calm and fired a tightly bunched group into the heart of her paper man.
Houser beamed like a proud parent at his kid’s first piano recital.
“I told you women were the best students,” he said. “I wasn’t sure she was gonna make it, but just look at her target,” he said, admiring the blossom of little dark holes. “Couldn’t have done any better myself.”
… or even this:
The facilitator, Guy Masterson, presented the information in a way that did not increase fear or danger but instead made us aware of how to use the knowledge of potential dangers and threats with preventative measures that allow you to take charge of a situation and refuse to be a victim. The flexibility in teaching topics also allows each seminar to be individualized to suit the appropriate audience.
I recommend this program for not only Girl Scouts, but for parents and children to do together. I look forward to future collaboration on programs and providing these important messages to the Girl Scouts.
Please, people… in order for us pro-rights activists to maintain the high ground in the “gun control” debate, we have to stop fabricating this nonsense… Despite the body of evidence to the contrary, we all know that guns are “bad news” for women, so stop trying to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and start toeing the party line already!
Good grief. What do we have to do to make you parrot the right talking points? Put you in burkhas?
(It saddens me that I have to specify this, but I know I do: the entire above post was written very sarcastically, and with good reason. The entire notion that “guns are ‘bad news’ for women” is absurd on its face, and both it and those who promulgate it should be treated with the utmost contempt. Also, April First and all that…)