My name is Christina and we’re developing a series called Coming Here Soon for BBC3 in the UK, which is a presenter-fronted series that looks at what life is like for teenagers living in the US. The aim is to look at different aspects of young people’s lives in America to give an insight into similarities and differences with life for young people in the UK, in particular looking at topics that are especially relevant to our audience. One area that we’ve highlighted is girls and young women carrying guns and the better understanding of the place of guns in young lives for protection and hunting in the US . . .
We would like to speak with young women who are pro guns and feel that learning how to use a gun is a valid part of everyday life skills. I was wondering if you knew of any such girls and anyone who is campaigning for more Guns to be carried by women in the US on campus. I would also be interested in speaking with you as well as you obviously have lots of knowledge on females and guns. Please let me know if there is anyway you can help me at all and if so a good time to contact you.
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Thanks so much,
[NB: That would be the same Christina Wilby who also scoured the net for contestants for the hypnosis-based game show I Know What You Did Last Friday.]