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Arming Women in Mount Vernon: How one group is preparing women for self defense

Woman shooting gun practice

ORIGINAL STORY PUBLISHED ONLINE BY By Grant Ritchey, Report for America Corps Member Jul 18, 2022 on   MOUNT VERNON — “Attack!” BAM, BAM “Attack!” BAM BAM Bullets hit a steel figure, etched out to look like an incoming intruder, and bounce off onto the brown gravel firing range. Some fly by the target […]


Original Story: 11/16/2020 “It makes perfect sense to use the NSSF® First Shots® program for our chapter introductions,” said Jessica Keffer, leader and instructor of the Lancaster, Pennsylvania, chapter of The Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapters, Inc. (Armed Women of America), and instructor at The Sportsman’s Shop, also in Lancaster. “First Shots really incorporates Armed Women of America’s goals to […]

These Women can Shoot and Bake

Original Story | October 20, 2020 10:00 AM The Bonners Ferry Chapter of The Well Armed Woman (T.W.A.W.) would greatly like to thank the community for supporting their first-ever fundraiser, a bake sale held at Super 1 Foods on October 17th. Between generous donations and the purchase of goodies, the amount raised surpassed the group’s expectations. […]

Women’s shooting class sees record attendence

See original story from Tanner Newton at The Sentinel-Record here A record number of more than 40 women attended a Women on Target beginner’s class in firearms on Saturday at the Mountain Valley Sportsman’s Association range. The instructor, Staci Claunch, said it was held as part of the Southern Arkansas Chapter of The Well Armed […]

Bemidji women’s shooting group to host August Academy

Original Story Written By: Pioneer Staff Report | Aug 12th 2020 – 2pm. 24 BEMIDJI — The Bemidji chapter of The Well Armed Woman is set to co-host the second annual August Academy at the Bemidji Area Shooters Association range, Aug. 21-23. The three-day event features a permit-to-carry class, three-gun match, drop late challenge, and a youth BB […]

Bent n Ballistic Podcast – Episode 94 Mike McKnight, Cherie Sintes-Glover Armed Women of America Mother Lode Subjects discussed: Boat & PWC and ATV sales during COVID,Women driving gun sales in almost every state, women seeking training for new reasons,Millennial women,Training with other women as opposed to men,Women increase CCW applications,Shotgun training for women,The McCloskey Situation,Situational Awareness for women,Rural vs Suburban,Accessories […]