About the author: Regis Giles

Regis Giles is the creator and owner of Girls Just Wanna Have Guns.com and is a leading voice for Second Amendment rights, self-defense and conservation. Unafraid to speak her mind, Regis takes no prisoners. Her media appearances include: ELLE Magazine, Variety, The Daily Mail, ABC, CNN, CBS Miami, & Fox News.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/johnjkirkwood John Kirkwood

    Amen, Regis. Great column.

  • Camden

    You young lady are wise beyond your years… Thank you for a great article, I will share with many…

  • liz C

    Great article Regis.

  • brabbie2002

    You are wise beyond your years, young lady. Congratulations on your wisdom and foresight.

  • barto

    We must be prepared for war at home just as our TROOPS must be prepared for war at home and abroad AND we must have a Governement that realizes this!

  • old_salty_dawg99

    The trouble with those crying we need more gun control is that they will be doing everything in their power to get those who break those laws off.We need more enforcement and less plea bargins.We need to stop violating everyone’s constitutional right of no creul and unusual punishment and to start punishing those who violate the law.We need to get rid of those who support Criminals by letting them dictate to the Law abiding how they are treated and what they get. We need to make all jail time(yes Prisons)hard labor 12 hours a day 6 days a week. We need to strip those who engage in Criminal activity of rights to get any thing from anyone when they get hurt or die while committing a crime.That would include family and freinds if the criminal dies.The Prison system should provide only a roof and the medical help to kep those in prison alive nothing more NO special food,NO weights,NO cable TV,and NO so called gender reassignment surgery or counciling.We also need to go after the Lawyers who knowingly get the guilty off.We need to stop allowing those who break the law dictating to those who obey the law what is and is not the right way to treat them in all aspects of life.We need to bring punishment back to the Crime and punishment aspect of the Law.Why need this is that without punishment there can never be rehabilitation.

    • Ginger

      The thing is that WE are allowing the “government” to usurp the power of the people and we DO nothing but complain….our “legistators” are not doing their job of upholding and defending the Constitution of the United States and WE are Not holding them to their oaths and their duty to us. Time for action to either make them get with our program or replace them with true Patriots who don’t want to hand us over to those who want us subserviant to them. they forget that they work for us . The left is incredibly organized and we are not…time to do something about that.

  • The Old Man

    I love this cradle to the grave approach to self preservation…GREAT ARTICLE !!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sarah-Conner/100001386111065 Sarah Conner

    Great article,thank you …will e-mail this to many a patriot…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5P73LT3ABJXXILIHMH6SK6B7OM Wild Thing

    “In my perfect world, I wish we could remove all the evil people and leave the good people.”

    Well, there go the Liberals.

    • Rattlerjake

      And the RINOs. All of the dead socialist/Communists would make enough fertilizer to cover the world a dozen times.

      • violater1

        Lets not forget the muslim satanic cult group!!

    • Dr. Franklin Jefferson

      How brave and sophisticated!

      Actually, the main source of evil in the world is the primitive tribalism that you have demonstrated here. It’s the problem in Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Greece, and everywhere else.

      There go the evil “Wild Thing”s.

    • donl51

      Unfortunately violence is in our blood!!..we’re still a young species!

  • Saltporkdoc

    As a former military, police officer, pastor, chemical dependency counselor, domestic violence counselor follower of Girls Just Want to Have Guns, currently partially disabled 66 y/o man I have just two things to say about this young lady- I wish my daughter had lived as long as Regis and two ELECT REGIS to Washington DC!

    • Rattlerjake

      This is the kind of woman that every red-blooded American man wishes he could marry! She hunts and loves shooting sports, she stays in shape and, as John Wayne would say, she’s a handsome woman. I never found mine, although I went through a few, but I congratulate the guy she ‘ends’ up with! Keep making us proud, Regis, you’re one of a kind.

      • Saltporkdoc

        I thought of that, but a 44 yr difference in age plus my disabilities would be just a bit much for me.
        I will say, KUDOS to Doug for raising such a wonderful specimen of womanhood (meant in all aspects not just the usual ones commented on by men). This is a very intelligent and insightful woman. Wise beyond her years!

  • hobie01

    RIGHT ON GIRL! Unfortunately it is not a perfect world, and if we removed all the evil people, it would be a good thing because most of the liberals in our government would be removed. I think we ought to keep a few around to keep us reminded of the damage they can do to civilization and that we need to educate our children to the damage they do when the get a bit of power!!

    • Rattlerjake

      No let’s not, that is what videos are for!!!!!!

  • 19gundog43

    Regis I would be proud to call you my granddaughter. Your daddy taught you well. God bless Doug. As a 70 year old gundog I prepare for war everytime I leave home. Armed and my rader is on walking strong with the attitude if “don’t screw with old guys because we will kill you” I refuse
    to be a victim. Live large girl.

    • Ginger

      I worry for the young people..I am 74 and have a lot less to lose than the young…ya just don’t want to hack off the old folks…we get testy and hack back.

  • http://www.survivingurbancrisis.com/ Silas Longshot

    Would that more women had your sense of reality.

  • OldDocBen

    This gives me some hope. Most young people today are so selfish and locked into their social media nonsense that they fail to understand we all have responsibilities; like protecting our families; like standing up like free men and women and like honoring our forefathers who laid the foundation for enduring freedom. Let us pray there are more out there like this outstanding American.

  • maynardmerrell

    If each and every individual on this earth could read the minds of all otghers, their would be peace and tranquility and no wars, dictators, crfiminals or any kind of evil persons, because every time someone had an evil thought, or some thought that would harm others, all of us would know. However, who would dare think. Life would be very dull. I guess, in a sense, we would all be like some kind of zombie. Which now brings us back to reality. A child must first be disciplined, not abused, but spanked if he will not listen and learn the easy way, in order for him/her to learn what is right from wrong, good from evil, and in this process, which takes years and patients, the child will learn self-discipline, meaning that he will do what is right in the absence of any authority standing over him to make certain that he does what is the right and good thing to do. When this has been accomplished, the child, who is now a teenager, will be a responsible person. Thats what our society needs. Reponsible people, which, by the way, many in politics lack as well as common sence.~Maynard Merrell

  • 2War Abn Vet

    Wishing for rainbows and unicorns won’t change one essential thing – human nature.

  • EvaServal

    Amen Regis!

  • donl

    Get rid of the liberals AND the communists and at least there would be peace.

  • A. G. T. Jr.

    Regis, another gem of a thought! Keep on, girl. I’m with yah and so are the those with clean hearts and sincere conscience. God be good to you.

  • Nikita63

    Now then, All we have to do is get the rest of supposedly rational and intelligent Americans to both see the wisdom and extol the virtues of this remarkable young lady’s outlook and explanation of WHY we should oppose the gun grabbers. Kudos to her for the excellence of expression and the ACCURACY OF HER ANALYSIS! She should run for high political office as she is obviously much more rational and of greater intelligence than ANY of those yahoos now sitting; not only in Washington, DC but in most State capitals and legislative bodies, as well. Congratulations to both Father and daughter on this one!
    God Bless America, while it is STILL not a federal Crime to say so!

  • horseridingplains

    great article- thank you. I have a neighbor who does not have eyes to see or ears to hear. Made the vote anf that is it—–I fear for her—I myself plan on protecting my own.

  • dcartmill

    This article has been making the rounds, and it lays out in the simplest manner all of the reasons for guns. Marko Kloos: Why The Gun Is Civilization

    Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either convincing me via argument, or force me to do your bidding under threat of force. Every human interaction falls into one of those two categories, without exception. Reason or force, that’s it.
    In a truly moral and civilized society, people exclusively interact through persuasion.
    Force has no place as a valid method of social interaction, and the only thing that removes force from the menu is the personal firearm, as paradoxical as it may sound to some.When I carry a gun, you cannot deal with me by force. You have to use reason and try to persuade me, because I have a way to negate your threat or employment of force.

    The gun is the only personal weapon that puts a 100-pound woman on equal footing with a 220-pound mugger, a 75-year old retiree on equal footing with a 19-year old gang banger, and a single guy on equal footing with a carload of drunk guys with baseball bats. The gun removes the disparity in physical strength, size, or numbers between a potential attacker and a defender.

    There are plenty of people who consider the gun as the source of bad force equations. These are the people who think that we’d be more civilized if all guns were removed from society. But, a firearm makes it easier for an armed mugger to do his job. That, of course, is only true if the mugger’s potential victims are mostly disarmed either by choice or by legislative fiat – it has no validity when most of a mugger’s potential marks are armed.

    People who argue for the banning of arms ask for automatic rule by the young, the strong, and the many, and that’s the exact opposite of a civilized society. A mugger, even an armed one, can only make a successful living in a society where the state has granted him a force monopoly.

    Then there’s the argument that the gun makes confrontations lethal that otherwise would only result in injury. This argument is fallacious in several ways. Without guns involved, confrontations are won by the physically superior party inflicting overwhelming injury on the loser.

    People who think that fists, bats, sticks, or stones don’t constitute lethal force, watch too much TV, where people take beatings and come out of it with a bloody lip at worst. The fact that the gun makes lethal force easier, works solely in favor of the weaker defender, not the stronger attacker. If both are armed, the field is level.

    The gun is the only weapon that’s as lethal in the hands of an octogenarian as it is in the hands of a weight lifter. It simply would not work as well as a force equalizer if it wasn’t both lethal and easily employable.

    When I carry a gun, I don’t do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I’m looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don’t carry it because I’m afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn’t limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force. It removes force from the equation–and that’s why carrying a gun is a civilized act. —MK

  • TexasJester

    Really? They had an ad on here from a progressive organization (BoldProgressives.org) with an anti-gun petition?? Who let that slip through??

    • A Nerdy Gun Girl

      TexasJester – I don’t work for this website, but I work in the web field, and I think I can answer your question. These ads are not specifically placed on the site. Rather, a block of HTML is placed there, and it follows an algorithm to scan the site for popular key words that appear frequently (in this case, “gun” or “firearm”), and an ad that relates to those keywords will appear. While this algorithm is very advanced, it isn’t perfect. Political websites have the worst blunders with this: Pro-Obama sites will get “Repeal Obamacare” ads merely because they have the same keywords. While you can manually ban certain websites from appearing, it is difficult to get political websites to display ads with the same agenda, and something that people who work for Adsense and similar pay-per-click ad services are always working to improve.

      • TexasJester

        Gun Girl – Thanks a lot! That answers a lot if questions I’ve had about the question.. I drive a truck (love it!) and haven’t delved very deep into the computer/web industry, though I have used it extensively over the last several years to educate myself about Government and the Constitution.

        Do appreciate the time to answer my question!

  • TexasJester

    Is a great article – wish them idiot lefties would read it!

  • Stealth

    Well said…

  • NanaRedd

    Regis, you make your parents proud! it is so nice to hear a voice of reason. I have raised my children and grandchildren with these values and sometimes in this world it can just make you shake your head, but we know what is right. Thank you for standing up and being heard. May God bless you!! and Thank you!!

  • donl51

    My wife sent me this link..I thank her!…nice going Regis

  • James Fontana

    Her comment” to have piece we must prepare for war” could not be any more true. Our president is prepareing us not to win a war but to be overthrown and piece to be replaced with tyranny and unrest. Scaling back our military, restricting our gun rights are all steps to reach this end by Obama.

  • runnindeer

    This article is very true. I will add that for most women in the world it is unlikely they have had to defend themselves in a physical fight. Not the real fight or die kind anyway. So discussion of this kind is alien to them. They understand how to fight verbally and they consider fussing and going as far as hair pulling and scratch/ bite/ claw and cat fight to be real. The idea of using a weapon to defend their home or family is unlikely in their mind and heart. There is the reason behind why so many have not begun to question why we need to keep guns for personal protection. I can say this for a fact because I know enough women to have talked with them about this . None has had to ever fight for their lives. Only a very few have had any kind of violence and that was done while young in school and was not much to call a fight. They consider mental cruelty the height of personal offense and grounds for defense. Is it any wonder then that the liberal agenda has appealed to them so much. They are ripe and ready for picking by this bunch.

  • Carl Stevenson

    The 2nd amendment has nothing to do with hunting. It was written by our Founders as a guard against tyranny.
    Feinstein, Schumer, Obama, Holder, Bloomberg, and their whole gang are tyrant wannabes. To them, anyone who does, or might, oppose their control over every aspect of our lives, is “a criminal” because they said so.

    To quote a few of their heroes, with explanatory comments in ( ):

    “Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.” – Mao
    (They revere Mao and the way he ruthlessly grabbed power in China. The fact that he murdered about 100 million Chinese to do it is, to them, a “feature,” not a “bug.”)

    “If the opposition disarms, well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves. … The only real power comes out of a long rifle. … Everyone imposes his own system as far as his army can reach. … We don’t let them have ideas. Why would we let them have guns? … The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic.” — Joseph Stalin

    “The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed the subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that the supply of arms to the underdogs is a sine qua non for the overthrow of any sovereignty.” — Adolf Hitler
    (These psychopathic sociopaths in our government – and THEY ARE PRECISELY THAT, never make the mistake of doubting it – believe that they are anointed to be our rulers and that we are the equivalent of Hitler’s “subject races.”)

    THOSE are the reasons why, and the sort of people who want to, disarm us.

    These same people through DHS and other alphabet agencies have recently purchased over 1.8 BILLION rounds of ammo – enough to shoot every man, woman, and child in the country 5 times or more – ammo that’s illegal for military use under international law. Considering that you and I and all of the other US taxpayers are paying for all of this ammo, it’s frighteningly reminiscent of the story of political prisoners’ families being forced to pay for the bullets used to execute them … isn’t it?

    If we allow these leftist control freaks to ignore and ultimately gut the 2nd Amendment, history will inevitably repeat itself. These “gun control” proposals have NOTHING to do with preventing crime, but EVERYTHING to do with CONTROL.

    Hitler disarmed the Jews and others, then murdered about 15 million.
    Stalin disarmed the Russians, them murdered about 40 million.
    Mao disarmed the Chinese peasants, then murdered nearly 100 million.
    The Turks disarmed the Armenians, then murdered 1.5-2 million.
    Pol Pot disarmed the Cambodians and murdered millions.
    Rwanda disarmed its ethnic groups, then murdered millions.
    The list goes on … over 170 million people murdered BY THEIR OWN GOVERNMENTS in the 20th century – AFTER they allowed those governments disarmed them.

    They ALL thought “It can’t happen here” – until they were disarmed and it started, then it was too late. Don’t make the same mistake. Don’t EVER let your government disarm you.

    The Founders knew that government, if not constrained at every step, will continue to accumulate power and control until it becomes tyranny. That’s why they feared standing armies and insisted that the “right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

    “Anyone who tells you that ‘It Can’t Happen Here’ is whistling past the graveyard of history. There is no ‘house rule’ that bars tyranny coming to America. History is replete with republics whose people grew complacent and descended into imperial butchery and chaos.” — Mike Vanderboegh

  • http://www.facebook.com/ken.jacobsen2 Ken Jacobsen

    great stuff

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Duncan-Long/783387672 Duncan Long

    On the mark. Thanks for taking a stand on this important issue. When your life is on the line, the police may be 20 minutes away and you’re on your own. That’s when a gun in hand can make the difference between your life and your death.

  • AuntieCoosa

    This is a great ‘tag line’ from the article: “…the line that separates the good person from the evil one goes straight through the heart of every human being.” And if used it should give everyone pause for thought. THANK YOU.

  • Frank

    I love clear thinking people!

  • BillMM1

    I love this website. You have some of the most timely and well written articles of any pro Second Amendment and firearms site on the net.

  • BillMM1

    An observation: Americans are fighting to disarm law abiding Americans, in spite of the Second Amendment and our God given Rights. At the same time the Government is contemplating sending arms to Somalia for the “Rebels” to defend themselves against an oppressive, tyrannical government. Hmmmm? Isn’t this just what the Founding Fathers wanted to make sure we always had available to American citizens? Didn’t they want to make sure Americans never had to rely on other countries for our own defense against our government “going rogue” and depriving Americans of our freedom? Seems a little ironic to me. Others thoughts?

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