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A Call To Women Gun Owners - Speak Up


by Carrie Lightfoot - Guest Contributor

I  wanted to speak to you, the American woman gun owner, face to face.

The looming changes and restrictions to our rights to to be able to match the weaponry of the violent criminal who wants to do us harm are coming. As women - we already have the disadvantage, the application of the proposed legislation would leave us ill equipped and on an even more un-level battlefield. I believe the path we as a nation are about to head down leaves us extremely vulnerable to more restrictions that will jeopardize our Second Amendment rights. Now is the time for us, collectively, the millions of women like you and me who exercise our right to defend ourselves, our loved ones and our homes, to enter this debate with passion and might.
Thank you for listening and uniting to effect policy.
With great respect,

Carrie Lightfoot is owner of The Well Armed Woman and quest contributor for the Beretta Blog. Join the dynamic group of women shooters on Facebook orTwitter and visit

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I'd love to follow TWAW...but there is no way I'm going to use sniffware (Facebook/Twitter) and expose myself publicly, or allow myself to be grepped. My carry is on deep conceal; no one but I need know.  
This is why I am also deeply concerned to "contact my representatives," since they are all anti-gun liberals (I am a pro-gun/RKBA/All Ten liberal). You just KNOW they are keeping a list of people in their constituencies who refuse to be disarmed. They will consider us "right wing nut cases" or "insane Tea Party terrorists," even though we have voted mostly with their party. They are at war with Americans of all beliefs, except they don't realize it yet. They just want to divide and conquer. 
My concern: what happens when I have to choose between illegally owning a firearm and being a disarmed slave as I was in my home town (70+ percent black, one of the poorest in the nation, very high violent crime rate, disarmed law-abiding citizens, amok-running criminals)???? I don't know. I do know that as a highly educated professional, I have been told repeatedly in my later upscale home cities that it is my duty never to use a gun even if my life is threatened, because to do so would be "vigilante" behavior, or "sinking to the level of a criminal." Ergo it is my duty to be destroyed by malefactors in the name of some "higher" purpose.  
Never again. The moment I became Free At Last was the moment, 25 years ago, that my beautiful then-boyfriend, now husband of 20+ years, took me shooting, then backed off as I made my own firearms and training choices and purchases.
Posted @ Monday, February 25, 2013 1:30 AM by Carry Nation
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