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    I’m a journalist based in London working for a range of glossy women’s magazines, and I’m working on an article on the pro-gun movement from a female point of view.

    Guns are often seen as a ‘guy thing’, but I’m willing to bet there are lots of women who carry guns, and I’d love to speak to them.

    I’d really like to talk to smart, aspirational and eloquent young women in their 20s who can tell me about how what a difference gun carrying makes to their lives – in terms of self-protection, empowerment and feeling secure.

    Mike suggested I put this request out to you guys – I’m seeking OC and CC supporters both – I hope you can help me. If you’d like to, please post here, or message me.

    Thanks for your support!

    Andreina Cordani

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    You might want to post this on some other sites as well. Here are a few that come to mind, but there are many others:

    http://www.pafoa.org
    http://www.bayoushooter.com
    http://www.calguns.net

    Also take a look at http://www.corneredcat.comwhich is a website specifically for the armed female.

    Good luck with the article, and please come back and post a link to the finished piece.

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    Fantastic background in reading Armed & Female - info to be found at:
    http://www.paxtonquigley.com/

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    Here is one named Breda, she also happens to be a guest host on the 'Gun Nuts' podcast, so she is very knowledgeable on the whole gun rights issue. Iunderstand thatshe open carries as well. At the very least, she might also know ofsome other female open carriers too!

    There is a contact button on this page for her.

    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebreda

    You can also Google 'Gun Nuts' podcast and call into the show to get her contact info if needed.



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    Thanks to everyone for your guidance so far, and to the ladies who have PM'd me too. Keep the suggestions coming, they're all gratefully received!

    Andreina

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    andiewrites wrote:
    Thanks to everyone for your guidance so far, and to the ladies who have PM'd me too. Keep the suggestions coming, they're all gratefully received!

    Andreina
    If you happen to get near Richmond, Va., consider attending one of our OC dinners.

    They are normally on the 2nd Tuesday of each month - participants are a diverse cross section of local people - men, women and children.

    We'd love for you to be our guest.

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    These are just a few of the women who are 1) blogging and 2) into guns:

    http://booksbikesboomsticks.blogspot.com/Tam

    http://www.atomicnerds.com/stingray

    http://phlegmfatale.blogspot.com/phlegmfatale

    http://hollys-hystrionics.blogspot.com/holly

    http://mausersandmuffins.blogspot.com/brigid

    http://injennifershead.com/jennifer

    http://lookingforlissa.wordpress.com/lissa

    Not that I'm speaking for any or all of them but they all probably would be willing to correspond with you.

    stay safe.

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    I'm not in my 20s, but I would be happy to chat with you! I'm Jennifer of In Jennifer's Head that was linked earlier. Joined the forum so I could respond.

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    InJennifersHead wrote:
    I'm not in my 20s, but I would be happy to chat with you! I'm Jennifer of In Jennifer's Head that was linked earlier. Joined the forum so I could respond.
    Welcome to OCDO Jennifer. Appreciate your response.

    Perhaps you'll stay a spell after you look around. We could use the input and perspective from such as yourself here.

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    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

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    I plan to stick around. Accessing from my phone currently. Will look around later.

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    how about http://www.womenandguns.comwe have all ages, open carry concealed carry and all backgrounds.

    I am not young any more, but been there, done that ya know?


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    And,,no offense ladies, I still say there's nothing sexier than a woman with a weapon, that knows how to use it and proudly stands to defend herself!!!:what:
    Laws that forbid the carrying of arms... disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man. Thomas Jefferson

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    KansasMustang wrote:
    And,,no offense ladies, I still say there's nothing sexier than a woman with a weapon, that knows how to use it and proudly stands to defend herself!!!:what:
    Bloody amen to that...

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    KansasMustang wrote:
    And,,no offense ladies, I still say there's nothing sexier than a woman with a weapon, that knows how to use it and proudly stands to defend herself!!!:what:
    Thanks, I resemble that remark

    Victorias Secret? who needs that when we got some nice cool steel at our side :celebrate

    'Course, one of those bustiers and some sheer ... well, I had better stop before someone gets all hot and bothered


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    andiewrites wrote:
    I’d really like to talk to smart, aspirational and eloquent young women in their 20s who can tell me about how what a difference gun carrying makes to their lives – in terms of self-protection, empowerment and feeling secure.
    Very few people I have ever spoken to about it who carry as a lifestyle choice do so because it makes them feel more secure as a rule. In the opinions of some psychologists I have spoken to, this is often a sign of mental instability or paranoia.

    Most often times, those who carry weapons do so because they understand that it does make them safer from attackers in the unlikely event they'll see any, not because they are constantly watching over their shoulders, afraid of some boogie man they'll probably never see.

    You can add to that other reasons, like some people here carrying openly as a political statement, or to generally discourage crime in their neighborhoods (which does work, as many here have experienced).

    For the record, I am a 23 year old man, and I don't know any 20 something women who carry, so my opinions aren't exactly what you're looking for.
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    I am a woman and love guns.

    This site may be helpful to you.

    http://corneredcat.com/

    On being a female gun nut

    http://corneredcat.com/GunNut/part7.aspx


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    I have a 15 and a 17 year old daughter. When they are of age they will carry. Thier mom carries. They understand the reasons. While I believe the foremost reason is to counter tyranny, the second most important reason is defense of one's self. And if we take to defense the most compelling reason for self defense is that of the minority. Those smaller in stature (myself included), women, racial minorities, gay and lesbians, etc.. are the targets of crime. I wish this was talked about more, it seems that gun owners are pigeon holed into big middle aged white men. Truth be told it is everyone else that should be armed for the defense of themselves. It is not a 6'2 white male that is raped. It is not that same male that is beaten if he is gay. It is not the majority male that is harrased and killed if he is black. The proper use and carrying of firearms in the minority community would go a long ways towards equal rights. "All men are created equal..." However, all men (and women) find themselves being treated unequally in the commission of a crime. To equal the criminal a firearm is a beneficial tool.

    I applaud all of you women who choose to carry. Keep it up and share it with your daughters and sons. Share it with other women who may be resistant to firearms. Share it with other minority groups.
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    okboomer wrote:
    KansasMustang wrote:
    And,,no offense ladies, I still say there's nothing sexier than a woman with a weapon, that knows how to use it and proudly stands to defend herself!!!:what:
    Thanks, I resemble that remark

    Victorias Secret? who needs that when we got some nice cool steel at our side :celebrate

    'Course, one of those bustiers and some sheer ... well, I had better stop before someone gets all hot and bothered

    Damn.....too late!!!

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    I'm 37, but people always thinkI am 20 something. However I cannot carry as a full lifestyle becauseI live in " a different country than the rest of the US", so my carrying is at home in a rural area, and whenI go to nearby PA. I've only been doing it about1.5 years too.

    The at home stuff is mainly in case of foxes attacking my poultry, or rabid animals wandering around. It has happened before and can happen again.

    In PA I don't go far when there and stay in small towns that have been suburbanized. Even so, there is some crime there, and any sort of crazed shooter scene can happen anywhere, you never know when or where one of these might strike.

    The one place open carry would have been the biggest blessing in my life would have been Baltimore city, but as anyone who knows, knows that Baltimore and Maryland are in "a differentcountry than the rest of the US", which may be one reason why there is so much crime and mayhem in this "People's Republic". Other unamerican places in the US are New Jersey, NY, MA, Ill, and CA. Though CA still has areas that are in the US, and parts of MA are as well.

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    andiewrites wrote:
    I’d really like to talk to smart, aspirational and eloquent young women in their 20s who can tell me about how what a difference gun carrying makes to their lives – in terms of self-protection, empowerment and feeling secure.
    I will make sure this gets to someone I know that fits this description.
    Why open carry? Because 1911 > 911.

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    I'm not the sexy, good-looking, young woman who carries. I'm an overweight, middle-aged woman. I carry, usually openly, but sometimes concealed. (Being an adult means knowing that there is a time and a place for everything.)

    Criminals prey on the weak and unprotected. An openly carried pistol on my side tells them I am neither. What better message could I send to my children, my family, and to all who see me?

    I carry in the strong hope I'll never need to use it. Likewise, I'm CPR trained, and hope I never need to use that training. Preparation is half the battle.
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    Tess wrote:
    Preparation is half the battle.
    Damn! I was wondering what the other half was!

    Knowing and Preparation.
    Why open carry? Because 1911 > 911.

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