Women to Rally in DC in Nonpartisan Support of Gun Ownership
AUSTIN TX — Women from around the country are preparing to travel to the U.S. Capitol as part of the DC Project, a nonpartisan initiative that brings 50 women, one from each state, to Washington, DC, to meet with their legislators about issues addressing the Second Amendment. The women, who will be meeting with Congressional members and staff from June 12-17, 2017, have diverse professional experiences, ethnicity, and political beliefs, but share a common interest centered on the appreciation of America’s gun culture.
The DC Project was started by Dianna Muller to encourage female shooters to meet with legislators in order to give politicians a direct connection to the fastest growing demographic of gun owners. Females provide unique stories and perspectives on the attraction of the 2nd Amendment, including competition shooting sports, commerce, self-defense, hunting, and conservation. “The Second Amendment is part of the United States Constitution and does not belong to one party,” said Muller. “Female gun owners are diverse, and have individualized stories and accounts of why this Amendment is so important to them. These stories need to be shared as they are representative of many within legislators’ constituencies.”
Muller reached out to A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League (AG & AG) to assist with the project. With a nationwide network of firearms instructors and female gun owners, AG & AG is a strong voice for the Second Amendment. Robyn Sandoval, Executive Director, is one of the participants meeting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
“A Girl & A Gun is honored to be a part of this initiative. As a person who previously was pro-regulation, I now devote my life to empowering women with the safe use and storage of firearms,” said Sandoval. “It is important that our lawmakers learn our stories and have access to our resources for education on gun-related issues.”
The DC Project will host a rally on the West Senate Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Friday, June 16, 2017, at 2PM. Speakers will include Dianna Muller, Nikki Goeser, Robyn Sandoval, Amanda Johnson, Dakota Overland, Holly Sullivan, and other women of the firearms industry as they address the rising demographic of female gun ownership; the value of the 2nd Amendment in today’s society; and the importance of the preservation of America’s gun culture, from conservation and commerce to competitive sports, hunting, and self-defense.
For more information on the DC Project visit: http://dcproject.info
About A Girl & A Gun
A Girl & A Gun (AG & AG) is a membership organization whose events have been successful stepping stones for thousands of women into the shooting community and fostered their love of shooting with caring and qualified instructors to teach them. Their events break barriers for women and girls in the area of self-defense as well as pistol, rifle, and shotgun shooting sports by welcoming beginners to learn the basics of safe and accurate shooting and providing experienced shooters with advanced-level instruction. Learn more at AGirlandAGun.org.
We make fun of the anti’s when they can’t make a decent showing and we’re only sending 50? We should be able to send 500.
Imagine how many we could send if Soros would give us money for the T-shirts, charter buses, and $100 each to pay the attendees for getting on the bus and putting on a t-shirt.
If the event were a political rally, 500 would be better (or 5,000). The event is a collage of one-on-one meetings with legislators. 500 (ten each legislator) would likely not be acceptable to the legislators; meeting with individual legislators in their office would make the visit seem a mob.
Now that we have a precedent in the making, every major pro-gun person (and retailers/manufacturers) should organize the same, and send wave after wave to DC.
Only one problem: No publicity.
No major network other than Fox is likely to cover the story. The Blaze would pick it up, but only briefly. Mostly it will be followed only by readers here and our votes are already tallied.
There has got to be a better way to get our message out but at least this is a good start.
By sending 50 the message is controlled. They can describe the thousands ‘behind them. Better than a failed March.
On another theme, the Constitution does not grant you the right to carry arms for self defense. So stop wasting your (my) time. The Constitution does not empower government. It structures and limits it.
The right to bear arms, arms purposely not defined, is a check and balance to ensure a free state.
Our right to carry for self defense is structured in language, in the Declaration of Independence, which most would say supersedes the formation of the US Government by the blueprint that is the Constitution. This should be the basis of reversals of bad law and once and for all stop disarmament by legislation.
You are partially correct. The Constitution doesn’t grant Rights. The 2nd amendment codifies a natural and civil right of the people to keep and bear arms. Bearing arms means carrying, and the 2nd Amendment provides only one reason – not all reasons, why one might bear arms.
The 2nd Amendment doesn’t grant the right to bear/carry arms – it acknowledges that the right is pre-existing and tells the government that they cannot impede or prevent, in any way, shape or form, the bearing of arms for any purpose [succinctly – shall not be infringed ]. One might argue that ‘any purpose’ should really be ‘any lawful purpose’, however, I would prefer to not let any daylight exist in that sentiment [See CA and 9th Circuit Court re Open/Conceal Carry]. The ‘security of a free state’ is merely one reason, not all of them. Self defense most certainly is another.
As for your comment regarding the DoI – that is not a ‘legal’ document, rather a statement, a ‘Declaration’. Had the Revolutionary War been won by the British, those that signed that Document would likely have been tried, convicted and executed for High Treason against the King.
Agree and perfect clarifications. The issue that I have is with D0I and thereby inalienable right is that inalienable right supersedes written law. It does not succumb to it. How do we push this forward in the courts of today?
“How do we push this forward in the courts of today?”
Poorly, haltingly, unreliably, and not at all.
Fact is, with only a 50-50 position for restoring firearms to the proper position, there is insufficient public interest to influence legislation or the courts (who are also political animals).
I wonder though. If an irrefutable argument is presented and yet, the court finds for their Democrat platform, would ‘we’ not then be able to hold them to standards of law. Fry them in the court of public opinion, show where they were biased and fraudulent in their decision. File a complaint for disbarment, pull their ability to be lawyers, and shame them out of their ‘judgeship’. Not saying this would be an easy road but it seems to me to be better money spent (by NRA?)
The Constitution may not grant us the right to carry but it expressly forbids the government from saying I can’t or how I am allowed.
My theme is we don’t accept that the Constitution grants us anything. It serves to structure and limits Government. It limits the Government, for example, from stopping us from bearing arms under 2a, to ensure a free State. By default we can carry any arm. The right to self defense, with whatever means, is inalienable right: stands above the Constitution and therefore stands above government IMHO.
Exactly. It’s a limit on govt’s power.
Our RKBA shall not be infringed. Likewise the 1A says “Congress shall make no law…”