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    Women speak about firearms...won't hear this on Fake News

    Quotable Quotes from Female Gun Owners

    By Beth Alcazar



    I love quotes. And I have always been a bit of a quote collector. I just really enjoy the power of words, and I have written quotes down, saved images of them or committed them to memory ever since I was a child. I’m intrigued by quotes and motivated by them, especially when the words of wisdom come from someone I already admire and respect.
    If you enjoy inspirational citations as well, I’m sure you’ve probably discovered that there are a lot of great excerpts in the firearms industry, great quips and phrases that are good for a laugh, effective as a reminder or even needed as a push to do the right thing. I especially love quotable quotes from women — whether they are recognized as part of this industry or not. And here are just a few of my favorites from my ever-growing list. (What are your favorite pro-gun quotes? I’d love to add to my collection!)
    “Woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself.” – Susan B. Anthony (pictured above)

    “I would like to see every woman know how to handle firearms as naturally as they know how to handle babies.” – Annie Oakley

    “The Second Amendment ensures that we have that choice, a choice not given to us by a government but a choice protected from government.” – Dana Loesch

    “Being able to protect yourself is invaluable, and more women need to know that they are capable of it. I’m here to help them see that in themselves.” – Carrie Lightfoot

    “The reason to get a firearm should be one of empowerment and not fear.” – Julianna Crowder

    “I work to encourage everyone to talk about why they carry and challenge the stereotypes of gun owners that are put out there by people who don’t know us.” – Jenn Jaques

    “I am not less inclined to own guns since my son was born — exactly the opposite. For his future and that of our country, I will continue to exercise and protect our Second Amendment right.” – Natalie Foster

    “Fear of guns is nothing more than fear of the unknown.” – Gabby Franco

    The reality of protection is that you never know when you’ll need it.” – Julie Golob

    “Just because we wear high heels doesn’t mean we can’t pull the trigger.” – Mimi Falb

    “I carry a weapon … I am my own security.” – Miranda Lambert

    “I am on a personal mission to convince every woman that her gun is an essential part of her daily wardrobe.” – Jan Morgan
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    Unfortunately for a lot of women, they are told over and over by democrats that

    women are victims....and therefore must rely on the govt to take care of them,

    and of course women are supposed to vote for hillary.......who always throws

    in the "women as victim" card along with the racist, sexist, homophobe

    accusations, just like they and Fake News call ALL Republicans.
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    It was probably Republicans and males who have worked the hardest

    to get firearm rights for women.
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    Florida's own Marian Hammer worked to get the Eddie Eagle program for

    gun safety rolling in Florida. Hammer also was president of Unified

    Sportsmen of Florida.
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    The anti-self defense Fake News will not tell you that

    FEMALE Marian Hammer was president of The evil National Rifle Association!
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    Women getting tactical training

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    Should leftists be allowed to break the law?
    A woman speaks.
    Basement Dwelling Leftists Are Armed & Ready

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    Google gives $2M for "gun violence prevention"

    The Peacekeeper Partnership is made up of several anti-racism groups and national gun violence prevention organizations, including The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, Everytown for Gun Safety and The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

    Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence is an anti-gun ownership organization.
    Everytown for Gun Safety is Bloomberg's anti-gun ownership organization.
    The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence is an anti-gun ownership organization.

    Working with Blacks to disarm blacks and make them victims even more!
    100 people shot in Chicago over July 4th 2017, mostly blacks.

    But do you think black lives matter, or even the lives of YOUR family when you
    cannot protect your family with a firearm?
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    Maybe you should send this thread to a woman that you care about.
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    Firearms Are Not a Superpower

    By Beth Alcazar // 08/08/2017


    I had the opportunity to speak about women’s personal protection and self-defense at a Bama Carry meeting not too long ago, and I was able to take some questions toward the end of the presentation. One of those questions really hit home for me. It was powerful. It was poignant. And the asker was quite sincere and earnest in seeking an answer. She straightforwardly announced in front of our group of 2nd Amendment supporters and advocates that she did not currently carry a firearm for protection. And she stated that her reasoning for this was because she was afraid that she might make a mistake or do the wrong thing. So she asked how she could gain the confidence and assurance to do “the right thing” if she were ever to make the decision to carry a gun.


    My answer to this concern was actually fairly simple. And it came pretty quickly to me, since it’s something I think about quite often. I told her that I firmly believed that she would do the right thing if she carried a firearm … for the very simple fact that she will continue to live her life almost exactly the same way that she always has. Granted, she should certainly train and gain confidence with firearms, and she could continue to work on the correct mindset for self-defense. But ultimately, she will go through the motions of her normal, everyday life, just as if she did NOT have a gun with her.


    That’s one of the attitudes I try to instill in my students: Firearms are not a superpower. We don’t want people going places they normally wouldn’t go or doing things they generally wouldn’t do because they somehow feel authorized or equipped with some all-powerful weapon. Having a gun does not make you a superhero, a crusader or a member of law enforcement. It does not make you accountable or responsible for the actions of others, either. It’s simply a tool — an equalizer — that can be used as a last resort.
    So, for example, if someone were to verbally threaten you, you wouldn’t need a firearm. If someone were to accidentally push you to the ground, you wouldn’t need to draw your gun. If someone were to steal your wallet, you wouldn’t need to take a shot. Only if someone were to create a situation in which you believed imminent death or great bodily harm were to occur to you (or to a loved one) would you need to use a tool for self-defense … and that tool could be any weapon of opportunity or any weapon of convenience, including, but not limited to, a firearm.


    We discussed some of these thoughts and scenarios within the group, and afterward, I encouraged the woman who first brought up the question to take the next steps in her firearms journey … with the understanding that life doesn’t have to drastically change with a gun. It’s the same life. You do the same things. You take the same precautions, and you go through the same motions. You continue to live the same way, every day. And while you may make a few compromises and take a few extra steps (to train, to improve and to grow), you shouldn’t have to worry about doing the wrong thing … because as a responsibly armed citizen, you will continue going about each and every day doing the right thing and living with that extra knowledge, that extra responsibility and that extra tool that may one day enable you to protect and preserve life.
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    The Most Dangerous Place

    By Rick Sapp // 08/11/2017


    What’s the most dangerous moment of our day? Home, late at night, when lights are off and everyone, including the cocker spaniel, is tucked into bed? The office, where an angry ex-coworker could burst inside? The gun-free-zone coffee shop, where a predator expects easy pickings?
    I think the most dangerous moment is our time in a parking lot. It’s an impersonal and unpleasant place. There, we struggle with shopping bags, grocery carts, an irritable spouse and obstinate children. We send a text or place a call. We remember things forgotten. Is it worth returning? … But ah, the ice cream is melting.
    Inside the car, we buckle seat belts, adjust mirrors, turn on the a/c and radio, and make sure we can back out of the parking spot without crushing some oblivious shoppers on their cell phones. The last thing we’re considering is personal safety. And that’s too bad, because parking lots are to criminals like a field of tulips to Tiny Tim. A thug knows we’re preoccupied; that we’re thinking about everything except the fact that he’s searching for a quick path to our car with the least possible exposure.
    Parking lots are impersonal zones; anything can happen. Assaulted in a parking lot, you may not have time to draw a handgun. Minimize risk by getting inside the car quickly, locking the doors, starting the engine and putting it in reverse. Confronted by a thug, take your foot off the brake and allow the car to lurch backward into a fender bender while blowing the horn. That will bring people running — if only to check on their cars — and the perp will flee.

    Simple Thuggery
    A criminal knows you’re vulnerable in a parking lot, that you’re easy there. “Parking Lots” should be renamed “Victim Zones” — purchase a ticket and hang out here to be robbed, mugged or worse. Hundreds of incidents are recorded online:
    March 29, 2017, Florence, Ohio: A 19-year-old woman was hospitalized following an assault and robbery in Walmart’s parking lot. While her husband was already inside the store, she was knocked unconscious, losing a tooth, and her jaw was broken in two places. She only remembered someone tugging at her purse before being crunched. “She’s horrifically traumatized,” the mother-in-law said. When his wife didn’t immediately come inside, the husband went to look for her. He found her on the pavement near the car. The woman’s jaw is now wired shut until it heals. The thief got away with bank cards, cell phones and cash. The ordeal left the young couple terrified. (Note to oblivious: Why would you ever abandon your family in a parking lot?)
    June 22, 2017, Uniondale, Long Island, New York: A 78-year-old woman stepped out of her car in the parking lot of the Town House Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing when a man confronted her, demanding money. He grabbed her pocketbook and shoved her to the ground; she was not injured. She was lucky. (Note to reader: You could be 78 one day. Think about it.)
    Road Rage
    The other problem with parking lots in the 21st Century is that people are in a huge hurry, not the least bit considerate of others. Egos are thin and exposed. This makes for daily road rage just short of Mad Max: Fury Road, but really, road rage is only another form of criminality. Again, dozens of examples are available online:
    July 19, 2017, San Diego, California: An argument escalated into a shooting that left a man dead in the parking lot of a strip mall outside Burlington Coat Factory on El Cajon Boulevard in La Mesa. Officers performed CPR but the man died. Witnesses saw a man and a woman, estimated to be in their 20s, run away after the shooting. Officers recovered a gun and a cell phone nearby. (Note to witnesses: Police cordoned off a section of the lot with yellow tape, leaving some parked vehicles trapped overnight. After an incident, move your car!)
    July 11, 2017, Tucker, Georgia: Two motorists attempted to pass a Doritos delivery truck outside a Target store on LaVista Road. Simultaneously. Their movements resulted in an impasse; neither driver would budge. So Robert Herwing got out of his car with a bottle and poured its contents onto Tara Moody’s car; then on Tara. Tara reached inside for a handgun, whereupon Herwing dumped liquid on her a second time. (Note to Robert: Bad decision.) At that point, she shot him and drove away. Herwing remains in critical condition. Tara remains in jail. (Note to all: Boycott Target.)
    Parking lots. Get in your car. Lock the door. Put the car in gear. If you are threatened, take your foot off the brake. The car will roll backward and cause a fender bender. The perp will flee.
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    UkoalaBag: A Creative Concealed Carry Option

    By Beth Alcazar // 09/12/2017


    I accidentally stumbled upon the UkoalaBag a few years ago, and it’s probably one of the best “accidents” ever. I have a fondness for Steampunk gear, and I happened to notice a post on Facebook about a very cool, hand-sewn bag with a variety of pockets and pouches. The eye-catching, multi-tasking design (which resembles a koala bear holding on to a tree) enables the user to carry the bag in several unique ways — from a backpack or a cross-body purse to a fun and hands-free around-the-waist or around-the-thigh setup. I thought the bag had such a unique look, so I clicked on the image to learn more. Then I discovered how exquisitely developed and meticulously crafted these bags are, with cozy, durable compartments throughout, made specifically for just about everything … even a firearm.
    I immediately reached out to the company (which officially registered in 2013) and was put in touch with the designer and creator herself, Mayan. We chatted about some ideas and thoughts, and I expressed how great an idea her design is for concealed carriers. At the time I first spotted Ukoala, they indeed had bags with compartments that could work for firearms. But the original intent of the Ukoala was not as a holster. Mayan shared with me that her inspiration for the overall design came from her love for travel — and from her talent for “losing stuff all the time.” And the idea for Ukoala actually sparked when, worried about her purse being unguarded during an overnight flight, she used shoelaces to secure her bag to her thigh.
    “That thought stayed with me until I saw a koala bear in Australia,” Mayan recalls. “How did this heavy animal stay so secure, way up in the trees? A hugging koala … THAT’S IT! I flattened the koala’s anatomical shape to make the bag’s base, and I used a simple mathematical calculation to tweak the angle of the curve to create absolute balance and apply it to our weight distribution system.”
    Mayan is not only very thoughtful, curious, passionate and innovative, she’s also very quick to absorb feedback and to make improvements and updates to her handcrafted offerings. And people quickly recognized the Ukoala’s versatile, durable design as an ideal option for carrying a firearm, hands-free and virtually on-body.
    “I always collect customer’s comments at different shows,” Mayan explains. “Since many requests were for concealed carry, in 2014, I started to design the concealed carry bag. I went to the gun store to study the guns. I watched a lot of videos online to see how people hold the weapon and what’s the first reaction when a person faces danger. I also researched concealed carry on the market. But I was not impressed by the already existing concealed carry purses with their style and functionality.”
    It’s amazing how much UkoalaBag cares about its customers and how far the company has come since with so many efficient new styles and solutions. Nowadays, many of Mayan’s amazing creations are created specifically with handguns in mind.
    “The holster insert and quick-draw design actually went through five generations,” Mayan states. “With CEO PJ Powell’s contribution and a lot of customer’s generosity, the design gradually matured.”
    So, thanks to the great feedback — and to the listening ears at Ukoala — you can select your favorite bag from a variety of different colors, sizes, materials and designs and also choose different accessories or inserts to customize the bag to you … and to your gun.
    I love to wear my Phoenix bag. It’s the best ON-BODY, off-body holster I have! (Best of both worlds: hands-free, yet still so accessible and on my body at all times.) I find that it’s a durable, sturdy and secure holster option at an easily accessible height and angle for quickly retrieving my Glock 43 … and for toting a lot of my other “everyday” gear, like my phone, knife, wallet, flashlight, sunglasses and keys. I am currently using Nate Squared Tactical’s Bag Holster, but you can purchase one of Ukoala’s adjustable nylon holsters or velcro-backed Kydex inserts that secures right into the designated pocket.
    I’m sure you can see how these bags are attractive to men and women of all ages, from those who love biking, hiking, fishing, traveling and being in the outdoors to those who just like being organized with the items they take with them when they’re out and about. From baby gear to survival gear, whatever your need or your reason, there’s a whole lot of love — and a whole lot of ingenuity — in these comfortable, customizable concealed carry bags.
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    Leggings, Yoga Pants and Firearms

    By Beth Alcazar // 09/19/2017


    I love wearing leggings and yoga pants. I’d wear them all the time … if I could get away with it. In fact, I might be one of those women who, if I wear something else, people ask, “Why are you so dressed up?” Of course, being a big fan of comfortable, stretch-knit pants that sit at the hip can create a challenge for carrying a firearm. I mean: Where do you carry, right?! Thankfully, there is a variety of effective options to consider.
    Belly bands: A belly band can be a great option for a lot of different clothing types, since the firearm fits snugly in a compression-type band that can sit in just about any position (high or low; front or back) around the waist or hips. This versatile holster still allows for safety and accessibility, but it’s a much slimmer and softer option, so it’s typically easier to hide underneath a wider variety of clothes. There are many different types, styles and sizes of belly band — from stretchy, heavy-duty lace to military-grade elastic … and from thin, 3-4 inches to hip-hugger, 6-7 inches — designed for many body types and gun models. Check out companies like CanCan Concealment, CrossBreed, Galco, Lethal Lace and The Well Armed Woman for some great selections.
    Corsets: Corset holsters are basically a slimming shapewear-type holster that provides comfortable concealment for a wide variety of EDC firearms underneath most clothing types. Some corset styles are set up for kidney carry; others are designed for appendix carry. So measure carefully (using the company’s tips and suggestions), and select the style that works best for you, your gun and the outfits you plan on wearing. Check out CanCan Concealment, Dene Adams, and Femme Fatale for some beautiful corset holster options.
    Shirts: There are several kinds of shirts created for women who choose to conceal carry. Some designs are tank tops that enable the wearer to secure a gun under the arm, which, for many women, is an effective place for concealment. Others keep the firearm near the appendix or hip. And some creations are like more traditional shirts … that hide a clever secret pocket to holster a gun. Any of these styles can be easily paired with leggings or yoga pants without having to worry about belts or heavy holsters that may pull and tug on the material. Plus, since the shirts are ambidextrous, you can hide an extra magazine, knife or flashlight in the pocket on the opposite side. Try the selections from 5.11 or UnderTech UnderCover for a clever concealment tank, check out Nickel and Lace for a compression camisole or peruse the variety of tactical but practical shirts from Silver State Apparel.
    Bra holsters: Many women swear by the bra holster, since it offers a convenient option, especially when others may not be available. In most cases, the user attaches and tucks the thermo-plastic, molded clamshell holster horizontally underneath the front of the bra band and can draw by pulling straight down on the grip of the gun. Dene Adams features an option that’s actually a type of sports bra alternative, with holster pockets built in, and DeSantis and FlashBang have some more “traditional” bra holster creations that may work for you.
    Each of these holster options is unique, but you’ll find that they may offer a perfect solution for those “comfy clothes” days when you still want to carry your gun on body. Whatever you choose, always be safe and be sure to practice with your unloaded firearm (no ammo nearby) so you can become comfortable and confident with your carry choice.
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    Firearm + No Training = Bad News

    By Beth Alcazar // 10/31/2017


    So, this is definitely not the first time I’ve heard or experienced what I’m about to tell you. But it still shocks and disheartens me every time someone shares this type of detail with me…
    A few weeks ago, an older lady came to a free firearms safety session that our shooting range was offering to the community at a local sporting goods store. The woman plopped down in a chair, right in the front row, and promptly told the other instructor in attendance and me that she carries a firearm in her purse every day. “Great! We’re glad you’re here,” my fellow instructor said (likely considering how he’d persuade this woman to start carrying on body!). Then he added, “So, how often do you train?”
    The woman sheepishly shrugged her shoulders and admitted, “Not nearly enough.” She then went on to explain that she worked late hours at a dental office and sometimes felt unsafe getting back to her car at night. I nodded — understanding that feeling completely — as she shared a story of being followed in the parking lot one evening and putting her hand on the grip of her firearm as she quickly got in her vehicle and locked the doors. She also mentioned that her son was a law enforcement officer and always encouraged her to use good situational awareness and make wise decisions. I smiled, glad that she had some foundational knowledge. She then continued to talk through some of the safety rules and the important considerations for those who carry concealed.
    It was at this moment, however, as I was considering how to best help this student, when she mentioned — almost as if it were an insignificant detail — that she had never shot the gun that she carries with her every day. The conversation came to a screeching halt. I think I stopped breathing for a few moments. I did my best to mask the horrified expression that wanted to explode all over my face. Then, just to be certain, I looked at her and gingerly clarified, “Did you say that you’ve never even once shot the gun that you carry … every day … in your handbag?”
    “Nope,” she replied. “I’ve never fired it. Not even once.”
    Sadly, this scenario is not as rare as you may think. I’ve heard it many, many times. Often, a husband, a sibling, a child or just a well-meaning friend will purchase a firearm for a beloved lady in their lives, but that woman will never get the necessary training to be able to safely, comfortably and confidently carry — or use — that firearm.
    In this case, this eager-to-learn woman knew a firearm could be a great equalizer, she understood how important safety and training is and she realized the huge responsibility that goes along with concealed carry … but she still chose to carry a gun which, honestly, she knew nothing about. She knew it was an H&K. She knew it was “not a revolver.” But she did not know what model or what caliber. She didn’t know if it had an external safety or not. And beyond not having any experience with the feel of the grip or the trigger, the amount of recoil and the ease or difficulty of racking the slide, she wasn’t even sure if a round was in the chamber.
    For people who choose to carry a gun but don’t know how to use it, I say, “STOP!” It’s bad form all around to think you could safely and effectively use a gun to stop a threat with no practice or training with that firearm whatsoever. Carrying a gun with you in your daily life is not just about being physically safe. Someone who chooses the concealed carry lifestyle must also consider aspects of being spiritually, morally, financially and legally safe. That’s not something you do while an attacker is at your throat. That’s something you plan, prepare and practice for, over and over again, hopefully well in advance … and hopefully never having to actually put it to use.
    No doubt, I support every responsible American carrying a firearm for personal protection. But the process does not begin and end there. It takes time, preparation, dedication, responsibility, and training. Lots of it! For the woman I’ve written about here, at least she took the right step and filled a seat at our firearms safety meeting. But that was only one step of countless…on a training journey that should last a lifetime.
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    The Anti-Gun Boyfriend: To Date … or Not to Date?

    By Beth Alcazar // 10/24/2017


    A few weeks ago, I posted a blog about some thoughts and suggestions for wives whose husbands do not support firearms ownership or concealed carry. Things got even more interesting recently when I read a question on a social media page dedicated to women and guns that asked: “What are your thoughts on dating someone who is anti-gun?”

    Out of 304 replies (at the time of this writing), nearly every single answer to this young, single woman’s inquiry was “NO!” While some ladies offered hopeful tips and suggestions for possibly educating the anti-gun boyfriend — and even changing the guy’s mind — nearly every woman who replied gave a resounding “No way!” in the form of posting a funny, head-shaking, “Just say no,” “Deal-breaker” kind of image or by sharing a story from their own personal experiences.


    I got pretty exhausted reading through all of the replies, but I can share the gist of the conversations. While some of the responses actually questioned the boyfriend’s masculinity for not approving of or appreciating firearms, many of the women stated (and I would concur) that finding out the reason why the boyfriend was against guns was an ideal place to start. Was it different political views? Was it conflicting foundational values? Was it just the gun itself … or was it the concept of having a firearm?
    If the source of opposition or disapproval was based on some form of misinformation or miscommunication, perhaps there was a chance to come to a general understanding or a compromise. Maybe the boyfriend was influenced by other anti-gun people but hadn’t really thought the whole issue through. I have seen people change their minds, become more willing to listen to different views and even embrace what used to be opposing ideas. Sometimes just living the responsibly armed lifestyle is enough to get some people to realize, understand and even support why we do what we do.
    But any deep-seated beliefs against firearms (or against the 2nd Amendment) would clearly be a problem. A person should never get involved in a relationship thinking he or she will change or “fix” the other person.

    One lady, in jest, even quoted from II Corinthians 6:14 in the Bible, sharing: “Do not become unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?” While she knew those verses were shared out of context, the overall idea here is true … that it’s just not a good idea to develop a close relationship with someone who is against your core values or against what makes up part of who you are! Several women also pointed out that while it might be fine to disagree in the beginning of the relationship, the stark differences regarding the significance and the importance of our right to self-protection would be impossible to ignore and would likely become a never-ending source of conflict and resentment.

    Love can definitely be blind, and opposites may oftentimes attract, but when it comes to personal protection and safety, the majority of people seem to agree that it’s best to build a relationship with someone who agrees with — and fully supports — our right to bear arms. I know that I feel very blessed that my spouse supports my right to protect myself and my family. And, even better, I’m blessed that he’s ready and willing to do the same, right along with me … or for me.
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    Thank you Beth for another heart warming story. From the voice of experience - there was a time when I did not feel it necessary to carry a weapon UNTIL 5 thugs attempted to break into our motel room on the third floor. The only thing that we had of value was our baby ... hopefully I shouldn't have to go further in the story about value.

    They broke the door and we had nothing to protect ourselves or baby. We managed to keep them out and called the front desk with the phone being hung up on us.
    Fianlly, got the attention of the desk and had the police come to investigate. Nothing was done by the motel corporation, or the police, because they couldn't find anyone in the hallways. My wife refused to allow me to leave the room and confront the desk person or police. We left the place and from that point on, I carry and I train and I carry and I train. I also am a certified instructor with uscca and looking to train others.
    Have a great day and stay safe.
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    What If Firearms Had Not Existed at the Time of the 2nd Amendment?

    By Beth Alcazar



    Recently, Fox News host Gretchen Carlson renewed her push for an AR-15 ban, stating that AR-15s are not needed to “hunt or kill deer” and suggesting that “assault rifles” only serve to enable terrorists to carry out their attacks with greater efficiency. Her statements were certainly troubling, but they got even more convoluted when 2nd Amendment supporters on Twitter started challenging Carlson on her views. According to Breitbart, she doubled down on her stance, claiming that, “The fact that you’re even using the 2nd Amendment as an argument against banning assault weapons shows me you’re ignorant. Don’t you know the 2nd Amendment was written before guns were even invented?”


    Is Carlson that profoundly ignorant about firearms, history, the Constitution and individual liberty? Is she, perhaps, purposefully lying to gain more people to her side? Or did she just goof up on when AR-15s — versus muskets — were developed?
    Even though Carlson claims that most of us “obviously [weren’t] paying attention during history class” (and “must have been distracted by thinking about how [we] were off emptying 30 rounds into some innocent animal”), we actually had some of the most advanced, state-of-the-art weaponry for that time when the 2nd Amendment was penned. And I’m pretty certain that the Founding Fathers didn’t believe that this kind of innovation and technology would cease or simply be discounted in the future. Weapons have been evolving since the beginning of mankind. Our nation’s creators and leaders certainly witnessed that progress in their own lifetimes and likely anticipated even more advancements after their deaths.

    As Steven Crowder described in a playfully ironic commentary,


    • “…take the Belton flintlock developed during the Revolutionary War that could fire 20 or so rounds in 5 seconds with one pull of the finger.
    • “Or the Girandoni rifle, where a .22 high-capacity-round magazine accurately could be fired within 30 seconds (created during the Revolutionary War), which was later used by Thomas Jefferson to famously outfit the Lewis and Clark expedition.
    • “Or even the Puckle gun, an early Gatling gun created 60 years before the Revolutionary War.
    • “Heck — even some Pepper box revolvers could hold over 20 rounds and were developed hundreds of years before the Founding Fathers.”

    No matter what the reason (or what the problem), Carlson and others like her seem to have their “facts” all wrong. This can clearly cause problems with those who are in favor of the personal ownership and usage of firearms. But more importantly, this led me to ask an important question: What if firearms had not existed when the Founding Fathers put together the words of the 2nd Amendment? Does anyone believe that the most prominent statesmen of America’s Revolutionary generation would have just ignored self-defense and personal protection?

    Maybe we would not have the word “arms” within those 27 words, but I firmly believe that the authors of our Constitution still would have had the knowledge and the foresight to recognize and safeguard our natural right to protect ourselves. And if this had been the case, if there really had not been any firearms around at the time, I believe that our nation’s founders would still have created a 2nd Amendment that secures the right of each individual to seek protection with whatever tools of opportunity … and with whatever tools necessary.
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