Good News: More Females Are Purchasing Firearms

19-year-old huntress Kendall Jones posted this interesting graphic on the rise of female gun owners:

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Here are some interesting stats based off of a 2011 Gallup poll on the rise of female gun ownership:

  • 73% of gun owners noticed a spike in female gun ownership
  • 43% of women reported household gun ownership
  • 41% of Republicans, 27% Independents, 23% of Democrats identified as gun owners
  • 16.4% of hunters are female

Even leftist rag Rolling Stone printed an article today detailing this very encouraging trend. Here’s an excerpt:

Over the last decade, the percentage of armed women in America has risen quietly: according to Gallup, the numbers went from 13% in 2005 to 23% in 2011. By last year, that rise wasn’t so quiet anymore. Women’s interest sites declared “The Rise Of The Female Gun Nut.” A Girl and a Gun-type shooting clubs, like Babes with Bullets and The Well Armed Woman, bloomed. And a staunchly, proudly masculine industry at least attempted to keep pace. Walk around a gun show these days, and you’re more likely than not to find at least one table piled wide with .223-caliber AR-15 assault rifles rendered in hot pink.

Strong, independent women don’t rely on the government for empowerment or security. We take it upon ourselves to prevent and deter harm unto ourselves by arming ourselves with facts and firearms. Complacency need not apply, unless you take your cues from the female establishment.

This news is very promising. Here’s to hoping more females take up self-defense and firearm safety!

New Counter Cultured Article: Self-Defense Doesn’t Perpetuate ‘Rape Culture’

I’ve penned a new column at Counter Cultured called, “Self-Defense Doesn’t Perpetuate ‘Rape Culture‘” today.

Here’s an excerpt:

Last week at the Miss USA pageant, newly-crowned winner Nia Sanchez was accused of promoting “rape culture” after answering a question about sexual assault on college campuses.

Sanchez responded with the following:

I believe that some colleges may potentially be afraid of having a bad reputation and that would be a reason it could be swept under the rug, because they don’t want that to come out into the public,” Nia Sanchez said. “But I think more awareness is very important so women can learn how to protect themselves. Myself, as a fourth-degree black belt, I learned from a young age that you need to be confident and be able to defend yourself. And I think that’s something that we should start to really implement for a lot of women.

Her response angered radical feminists.

Twitter user @hayleethikeo tweeted, “sorry miss Nevada. we do not need to teach women how to better defend ourselves. We need to teach men not to feel entitled to rape #missusa.”

Elissa Benson of Cosmopolitan tweeted, “I get that the college sexual assault problem can’t be solved in 30 secs but still icky to pretend like self defense is the answer. #MissUSA

Despite negative backlash, Nia Sanchez stood by her response. She went on HuffPoLive to reaffirm her answer about women taking up self-defense:

We have 30 seconds to answer a question. I feel like all you can do up on that stage on national television is answer the best you personally know how, so I answered with something that I know. I always believe in women empowerment and women’s encouragement and for me, in my life, that’s self-defense,” she explained. “Maybe for somebody else it’s a Taser or something else, but that’s the way I could relate to it personally.

The question beckons: What is “rape culture” and what does it consist of?

New Counter Cultured Article: Stand Your Ground Against Gun Grabbers

I’ve penned a new column at Counter Cultured discussing new gun control efforts by the newly formed “Everytown for Gun Safety” organization being propped up by nanny statist Michael Bloomberg.

Here’s an excerpt:

Gun grabbers masquerading as crusaders for “sensible gun safety” are relentless in their efforts to undermine the Second Amendment. Since the gun control movement is losing stream, they are seeking ways to remain relevant.

Recently, former New York City mayor and notorious nanny statist Michael Bloomberg pledged $50 million to defeat the National Rifle Association (NRA) this November under a new organization called “Everytown for Gun Safety.” In an April 15th interview with the New York Times, Bloomberg said he has a place in heaven for his efforts to disarm Americans:

“I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close.”

Gun control groups such as Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America have been consolidated under the umbrella organization. Interestingly enough, over 50 mayors have defected from Mayors Against Illegal Guns and one of its members was jailed for gun-related crimes in January.Moreover, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense is nothing more than a group vested in promoting defenseless victims. The Blaze’s Dana Loesch confronted group founder Shannon Watts at NRA Annual Meetings in Indianapolis this past weekend after Watts slandered her as a “prop” of the evil “gun lobby.” Not surprisingly, Loesch was met with armed security guarding Watts and her posse. Gotta love leftist hypocrisy!

What’s even more telling about this latest gun control flop? Even former Pennsylvania governor and Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge defected from “Everytown for Gun Safety,” citing its efforts to disarm law-biding gun owners. Ridge told the Daily Caller:

“When I signed on as an adviser to Everytown, I looked forward to a thoughtful and provocative discussion about the toll gun violence takes on Americans,” Mr. Ridge said. “After consultation with Everytown, I have decided that I am uncomfortable with their expected electoral work.”

How do we best combat these hypocrites who want to force more government control on us?

Continue reading at Counter Cultured.

UPDATE: Linked to Right Wing News.

VIDEO: Gun Girls at CPAC 2014

Tony of Bullets First interviewed me and countless other young women attending CPAC about our support for the Second Amendment.

As I was taking a shuttle to the convention center that was holding CPAC, a young woman struck up a conversation with me when she saw my media credentials. When you have something that says “Bullets First” on it, gun owners tend to take notice. While on the ride to the National Harbor in Maryland she told me the story of how she got involved in firearms and what the right to keep and bear arms meant to her.

Now, while I am used to women gun owners I began to think of all the stereotypes the gun controllers like to spew forth. So I decided to document gun owners at CPAC who did not fit the stereotype. Once I got rolling though the project took on a life of its own. Not only gun carriers but those who will soon be carrying, those who are denied their self protection by school or state, wanted to say their peace…so I let them.

Here’s the video. I start talking at 11:04.

It’s undeniable that girls just wanna have guns. We’re growing in numbers and are here to stay. Deal with it!

 

Terry Watch: Gun Control Legislation Fails to Advance in Virginia House of Delegates

We’re barely into a month of McAuliffe’s reign and he’s already launched a full-on assault on gun rights.

However, there is some good news coming from Richmond today: Gun control failed to pass in the House of Delegates.

It’s no surprise that our new, beloved “bipartisan” governor is a fan of undermining the Second Amendment.

Breitbart News reported in September about now-Governor McAuliffe’s push for Colorado-style gun control during 2013 election:

In the section titled “Investing in Virginia’s Urban Centers,” TerryMcAuliffe.com now contains the heading, “Support Common Sense Gun Control Measures.”

Under that heading, it says McAuliffe “will support mainstream and majority supported gun control measures like universal background checks, limiting the size of magazines, and a return to the 1-gun-per-month rule.”

The limitation on magazine capacity is a Colorado-like gun control measure that will put law-abiding Virginians at a disadvantage the moment it is enacted. This is because criminals will not obey it but will keep their “high-capacity” magazines so they can outgun their victims.

I won’t stand to see this great Commonwealth succumb to the same fate my home state California did. We Virginians must hold the fort and keep a close eye on this guy.

Let Terry Watch commence…

New Townhall.com Column: Ladies – Less Selfies, More Time Outdoors

While promoting her new Sportsman Channel show “Amazing America” in California last week, Sarah Palin told reporters her show will inspire young women to discover the outdoors.

She said, “I think this world would be better off having more young women holding a fish in a picture and fewer of them holding their camera in front of a bathroom mirror doing a selfie.”

The former Alaska governor is absolutely correct.

In a time where female empowerment is exuded by championing so-called “reproductive rights” and support for cradle-to-grave government, being self-reliant is the contrarian thing to do. Thanks to poor role models like Miley Cyrus, a hypersexualized culture, and radical feminism, young women are craving alternatives to the status quo. Many women are tired of subscribing to groupthink and seeing their femininity undermined in the name of “equality.”

What better way to break the mold than to escape to the outdoors?

Continue reading at Townhall.com.

Update I:

Miss Kansas 2013 tweeted praise for my article. (Pretty cool!)

UPDATE II:

Girls Just Wanna Have Guns reposted my column.

UPDATE III:

NRA News linked to my article.

Interview on NRA News: January 20, 2014

UPDATE IV:

RightWingNews linked my article to their site.

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Campus Reform Op-Ed: Learn about Trayvon Martin on your own damn dime

I’ve penned a new op-ed at Campus Reform. It is about a new course being offered to undergraduate students at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA this fall. My message to those who want to learn about this: pay for it on your own damn dime.

Campus Reform learned last week that George Mason University (GMU) in Fairfax, VA plans to offer a class on Trayvon Martin this fall.
Given GMU’s reputation as bastion for leftist thought, this class will no doubt be used to canonize the slain Florida youth while demonizing the now acquitted George Zimmerman. No doubt Professor Rutledge Dennis of the Sociology and Anthropology Department plans to tear apart the verdict, arrived at by 6-person jury, and press upon the way he understands the narrative from his perch in the ivory tower in Fairfax Station.
Of course I  could be wrong about this. Perhaps the good Professor Dennis intends to use this class as an example of what our justice system looks like when it works. Or maybe he wants to hold a calm discussion on how the heartbreaking tragedy of Trayvon Martin brought out the worst of the Americas left. I hope this is the case, but a quick look at the professor’s body of work makes me fear this will not be the case.

Continue reading at Campus Reform.

12.16.2012 Appearance on Jason Mattera Show With Guest Host Doug Giles

Last Sunday I went on the Jason Mattera Show on 77 WABC radio in New York City with guest host Doug Giles, host of Clash Radio.

To listen to the segment I came on for regarding manliness and the CT shooting, scroll to the halfway mark: http://www.stationcaster.com/player_skinned.php?s=1251&c=6431&f=891861