04 July 2011
Women on the Canadian Gun Range... Finally
As a pro-gun advocate and gun owning American woman living in Canada, I am generally frustrated by the anti-gun ignorance that pervades Canadian society.
I was thrilled tonight to watch Byline, with host Brian Lilley, on the Sun News Network. One of the female reporters had found the Sharon Gun Club, a shooting range outside of Toronto, where they are inviting women to try their hand at shooting different types of guns.
This report is so important.
This is a huge step forward in promoting something so basic - the idea of self-defense. That a woman should be able to defend herself and her family from those who want to hurt them. Nothing equalizes a bad situation better than a 9mm or a .45 caliber.
Hats off to Brian Lilley for covering and bringing the gun debate to the fore.
Note: The report was focused on removing the fear of guns that women have by having an all-women shooting experience as well as bringing women to the sport of shooting. But I believe that once women understand that guns are a tool to be used safely - they will see how it can be used in self-defense. This report was a huge step forward in the gun conversation.
* Brian Lilley's blog post about responses to his report.
Posted by Shira at 11:28 PM