Recently we had the good fortune to catch up with Pro Shooter Molly Smith of Team Smith & Wesson. This was no small feat as this lady is seriously on the go. Ever see The Flash from DC Comics? Well, she’s kind of like that…
My Gun Culture: So Molly, we’ve heard you called a lot of things…
Molly Smith: WHAT???
MGC: No, just kidding, not that! Like Molly Minute and Millisecond Molly. We heard about those nicknames from our friends over at Women’s Outdoor News. How on earth did you manage to get involved with a bunch of crazy chicks like them?
Molly: Well, I’m not exactly sure how it happened… I have a blog and through my blogging I’ve been able to go to various things like the Gun Blogger Rendezvous in Reno – that is one of my absolute favorite events – it’s fantastic! Different events like that get me connected with folks around the internet community. Also I’ve been reading Women’s Outdoor News and other sites that are encouraging women shooters. It’s made me want to contribute as well.
MGC: I saw that you recently participated in a mock Second Amendment trial. Was that a school event?
Molly: It’s a statewide competition. I’m from California and every year there is a new case with a different theme. There are two parts and I was involved with the Second Amendment portion. It was a murder case where a gun was not used, but one was found in the perpetrators car. So my part of the debate was related to whether the defendant was allowed to have that pistol and whether there should be additional charges. I got to reference recent big cases like Heller and McDonald to make my arguments.
MGC: So, are you for, or against, the Second Amendment?
Molly: (Laughs. A lot. At our expense.)
MGC: OK, that was a trick question, but we’re going to make you answer it. So?
Molly: I am for rights! I am for more freedoms! I could write you a paper on my interpretation of the Constitution!
MGC: I’m part of Smith & Wesson’s background check network and we just making sure that their team members are up to snuff on these issues…
Molly: Umm, we have a problem???
MGC: So did you win?
Molly: Well, we did not go on to state, but that was not all my fault! It was a team effort and we did really well, however one school beats us every single year. But this year they are going down! This year’s topic is a 5th Amendment debate. I have a huge interest in constitutional law and I’m planning on going to law school as soon as I am able to so I can defend every freedom we have.