About Me

I hold multiple NRA Instructor credentials, as well as SabreRed Pepper Spray. I have my own training company in Northern Virginia, www.FemaleandArmed.com and am focusing primarily on teaching women, especially those who are new to shooting.

I am also the author of 4 books, available on Amazon, and at many major outlets. I am a contributing writer for Combat Handgun Magazine and Women and Guns Magazine.

Thank you for following along with me as this journey continues.

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

A FAMILY AFFAIR: THE STORY OF THE POTTERFIELD LADIES

NRA Women Presented by Smith & Wesson Corp.
A FAMILY AFFAIR: THE STORY OF THE POTTERFIELD LADIES
NRA Women presented by Smith & Wesson Corp is proud to present the latest Armed & Fabulous profile featuring Brenda, Sara and Eliza Potterfield.  The Potterfield ladies have each grown up behind the trigger. Whether it's hunting, clay target shooting or growing their family business, MidwayUSA, this is one tradition that goes hand in hand with the Potterfield name.
 

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Benefits of Restrictive Gun Laws?


China has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the world.  For the second time in recent memory mass murder was committed by knife wielding thugs.  According to reports on Mar 1, 27 were killed and 160 injured in the latest attack.  How many lives might have been saved by a lawfully armed citizen?  We will never know because, like some of our very own states, citizens can not carry a firearm for personal protection.

The incident in Yunnan province is a tragedy.  How many more tragedies must occur before the anti-gun zealots realize that trained armed citizens promote safety for all of us.  I don’t advocate giving just anyone a gun, I do agree with minimal standards, and would like to see training being one of them, and a basic background check to weed out criminals (who probably wouldn’t apply for a permit) and others who shouldn’t be armed for a well-documented reason such as mental illness.  Statistics show that lawfully armed citizens have a damping effect on crime and a lethal effect on criminals.

This attack, and its predecessors, was tragic.  Unfortunately I do not believe it is the last time we will see such headlines.