Cities such as Atlanta, Cincinnati, Dallas, and Savannah are seeing new students showing up in their firearm classes. Despite what the Left wants you to believe, a majority of these new students are black women.
And they are interested in learning how to shoot to defend themselves.
A gun controller’s worst nightmare…we love it!
The classes are specifically geared toward the women, bearing names like “Trigger Happy Firearm Instruction,” “Brown Girls Project,” and “Black Woman’s Defense League,” among others. All are designed to teach black women how to properly use a firearm and to carry it in a way that it is accessible and ready if needed for self-defense.
The Guardian reports that domestic violence–being able to stop and survive such violence–is one of the big motivators for this movement. In fact, Marchelle Tigner–founder of “Trigger Happy Firearm Instruction”–is a domestic violence survivor.
Tigner discovered Atlanta’s Bullseye Indoor Range and Gun Shop and “offered the class through social media, hoping for 20 students.”
She hit that number in just two days. So she did what any woman who wanted to show others how to protect themselves would do, she doubled her expectations.
With the new goal of 40 students now on her mind, Tigner experienced something she couldn’t have imagined when she was first putting the class together.
A “class scheduled for 4 March sold out to 40 students in 24 hours; a third class for 30 on 18 March sold out in 30 hours; and so did a fourth on 19 March.” She now has classes scheduled out through May, including classes she will teach in Florida.
She said, “The growth of these classes – I never expected it. It shows me how unsafe these women feel in their communities.”
And she is doing her part to change that. Way to go girl!
NRA media relations manager Jason Brown said the organization was beyond thrilled to see the growing number of black women learning how to defend themselves.
“From the NRA’s perspective, it’s an awesome trend…The NRA is not an old white guy’s party.”
Antonia Okafor – a black woman and 2A advocate – spoke at the NRA conference this week. She said that black women have been some of her biggest critics of her advocacy.
But Okafor says that “People don’t know me, or how I came to my beliefs. My experience comes more from being a woman and being empowered through my gun.”
Some truly inspiring women!