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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Women Pulling the Trigger

Today's Wall Street Journal has this story about The Women's Shooting Sports League, a Manhattan-based group that has been gathering once a month for almost 10 years to shoot at a range in Chelsea.

Earlier this month, the club organized an excursion to the Kinderhook Sportsmen's Club, drawing nearly 20 women, many of them first-time shooters.
The reporter found something that many of VSSA's affiliated clubs that run NRA Women on Target Clinics (WOTs) have known for several years - women are increasingly interested in the shooting sports.  WOTs at the Arlington Fairfax IWLA, as well as the Rappahannock Pistol and Rifle Club and Roanoke Rifle and Revolver Club typically sell out.
Ms. Lovato's club is for recreational shooting, not self-defense, she said. "You don't want people to fear having their name associated with firearms, because what we're doing is we're trying to educate and stimulate and empower women to do something positive with a gun instead of something negative."
It's nice to know that in the land of Bloomberg, there is a thriving club of women shooters.   
Like any sport "if you find that you can get better and better, it becomes more and more enjoyable," she said. "It can be very satisfying to hit the bulls-eye."
Comments like this are very encouraging.

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