As parents, we do our best to shield and protect our children when they’re young. But as they get older and become more independent, we have to let them take the reins on their own lives. As a firearms instructor, and the mother of two beautiful daughters, I thought it was important to teach my two daughters to shoot.
While some husbands purchase firearms for their wives and nearly beg them to learn to shoot safely and proficiently, as a chapter leader in The Well Armed Woman, I have discovered that it’s not unusual for the opposite to occur.
I had the opportunity to speak about women’s personal protection and self-defense at a Bama Carry meeting not too long ago, and I was able to take some questions toward the end of the presentation. One of those questions really hit home for me. It was powerful. It was poignant.