The nation’s capital will soon see an influx of women gun owners as part of the DC Project, a nonpartisan initiative that brings 50 women, one from each state, to Washington to meet with their legislators about Second Amendment issues, outdoorwire.com says.
The women will meet with Congressional members and staff from June 12-17. The story says the women selected have “diverse professional experiences, ethnicity, and political beliefs, but share a common interest centered on the appreciation of America’s gun culture.”
The group will also host a rally on the West Senate Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Friday, June 16, at 1 p.m. with speakers including women from the firearms industry addressing the rising demographic of female gun owners, the value of the Second Amendment today, and the importance of preserving the nation’s gun culture, the story says.
The DC Project was started by Dianna Muller with the goals of highlighting the diversity of gun owners and the rising female demographic, encouraging the preservation of America’s gun culture, from conservation and commerce to competitive sports, hunting, and self-defense, and to give legislators an opportunity to meet real gun owners and Second Amendment supporters, and to provide a resource for gun information or education.
“The Second Amendment is part of the United States Constitution and does not belong to one party,” Muller said in the story. “Female gun owners are diverse, and have individualized stories and accounts of why this Amendment is so important to them. These stories need to be shared as they are representative of many within legislators’ constituencies.”
The story says Muller reached out to the A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League, to use its national network of firearms instructors and female gun owners to assist with the project.
“A Girl & A Gun is honored to be a part of this initiative. As a person who previously was pro-regulation, I now devote my life to empowering women with the safe use and storage of firearms,” said AG & AG executive director Robyn Sandoval. “It is important that our lawmakers learn our stories and have access to our resources for education on gun-related issues.”
A Girl & A Gun (AG & AG) is a membership organization whose events have been successful stepping stones for thousands of women into the shooting community and fostered their love of shooting. For more information, go here.