Keep Your Chin Up: Turning the Tide with the Gun Culture

sons-guns-630x926Hold up your hand if you’ve shot a gun. I thought so. That means you’re in the right place. I’ll count you as someone who respects the right of armed self-defense. You know the courts and politicians are a weak defense for our civil rights, let alone the individual right of self-defense. It is a good thing we are stronger than the courts and politicians. If that comes as a shock, then let me remind you how things have changed in the last few years.

Think back only a few months to the murders at Sandy Hook. That is when the anti-gun media launched every smear they could imagine. The media is nothing if not creative when they want to make up a story. Anti-gun billionaires also threw millions of dollars into politics as they supported anti-gun politicians and anti-gun legislation. Their tactics worked in a few states, and failed miserably in most. There has been a backlash in support of the human right of self-defense. The “we will not comply” movement of non-violent resistance sprang up in the face of the new anti-gun firearms laws. The culture of responsible gun ownership grew despite the best efforts of these anti-gun journalists and politicians.

The gun-culture grew because of you.

The gun culture is changing, and culture drives politics. When I grew up, gun culture was centered on hunting in rural areas. Now the gun culture is focused on urban concealed carry for personal protection. That changed everything!

That shift from country to city explains why women of all ages and backgrounds are the fastest growing segment of today’s gun culture. Women’s shooting leagues like A Girl and a Gun are springing up across the US. Female competitors and instructors are accepted and welcomed in the new gun culture. That cultural shift has long-term implications as women influence their families for generations to come.

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