The New Woke: Cincinnati Women Take Concealed Carry Class, Learn Armed Self Defense

Black Women Guns concealed carry class

(AP Photo/Lisa Marie Pane)

From the CCRKBA . . .

When nearly 180 women from the Cincinnati, Ohio area attended a concealed carry certification class, learning the fundamentals of personal protection with firearms, they “re-defined the term ‘woke,’” according to the chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, 179 women from one of the largest black congregations in Cincinnati jammed into the basement of the New Prospect Baptist Church, learning the fundamentals of firearms safety and handgun marksmanship. The report said it was one of the largest women-only concealed carry classes ever held in the Buckeye State.

“We’ve heard lots of rhetoric over the years about ‘common-sense gun safety,’ but this event in Cincinnati was genuine gun safety in action,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “This event was designed to familiarize women with firearms and their safe use, and I was genuinely impressed by the attendance. Good for these ladies and good for the church for allowing this class to be held.”

Women paid a small fee to underwrite the use of the church space, underscoring their seriousness. The course was taught by certified instructors and was the idea of Pastor Rev. Damon Lynch III and Cincinnati Councilman Jeff Pastor.

“The Citizens Committee supports the notion of voluntary firearms training,” Gottlieb observed, “and we can only applaud all of those who attended the nine-hour course because they reportedly faced some unpleasant weather to get there.

“We’re convinced the proverbial pendulum is swinging back toward true common sense when so many women get past the demonization and fear mongering about firearms,” he added. “Whether the people who attended this course just wanted to know about firearms safety, or learn the fundamentals necessary to defend themselves, they can be justifiably proud of themselves, and so are we.”


With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms ( is one of the nation’s premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States.


  1. avatar FormerParatrooper says:

    More of this is needed.

    1. avatar AzureRaptor says:

      This is what real “community organizing” looks like. People looking after each other, helping each other _learn_ actual facts instead of fearmongering propaganda, and defend themselves if necessary – and not assuaging their own fears by trying to disarm others.

  2. avatar Can’t Get None says:

    The majority of you POTGs have never known the pleasures of a woman. That’s why you’re all so damn angry.

    1. avatar OBOB says:

      who let Pvt Pyle the Troll in?

      1. avatar AzureRaptor says:

        Pvt. Pyle’s just mad at POTG ‘cuz he’s the son of a dependapotamus who got pumped’n’dumped by a Marine whose name she can’t remember through the meth haze.

    2. avatar Darkman says:

      Vlad???James Campbell???

      1. avatar James Campbell says:

        You think I’ve posted content similar to Vlads on TTAG?
        Stay clueless Darkman.

        1. avatar Darkman says:

          You’re right. Vlad is much more coherent and informative than you are.

        2. avatar James Campbell says:

          Darkman says:
          February 26, 2020 at 21:15
          Vlad???James Campbell???

          avatarJames Campbell says:
          February 27, 2020 at 07:16
          You think I’ve posted content similar to Vlads on TTAG?
          Stay clueless Darkman.

          avatarDarkman says:
          February 27, 2020 at 09:32
          You’re right. Vlad is much more coherent and informative than you are.

          So, a total contradiction of yourself in two post. Claim I may be Vlad, than claim not possible. Good for you.
          Again, stay clueless

    3. avatar Gadsden Flag says:

      Can’t, I was a law enforcement firearms instructor for nearly 25 years. Also taught CCW classes to citizens. Something about firearms turned some of those women on. You wish you had sex that good.

    4. avatar jwm says:

      Ask your mother what I know about the pleasures of a woman.

      1. avatar uncommon_sense says:


        That there was funny! You, sir, win the Intertubez for best comment of the day!

    5. avatar Hannibal says:

      “the pleasures of a woman” jesus christ what kind of incel talk is this

      1. avatar guy says:

        lmfao good one!

    6. avatar Everyday_Carrier says:

      TTAG writes an article empowering women, minority women at that, and your thought process is everyone here is angry and sexist?

      K den. Stay woke.

    7. avatar GluteusMaximus says:

      Stereotypes are bad unless it’s directed at people you don’t like. Perfect logic.

      1. avatar James Campbell says:


    8. avatar You're Projecting says:

      Speaking of and for yourself, I see, which is why you feel so inadequate next to men who own guns.

  3. avatar Elderly Troll says:

    I disagree with everyone on everything.

    1. avatar Sam I Am says:

      “I disagree with everyone on everything.”

      Oh yeah?

      Well, I agree with you.

      1. avatar Old Guy in Montana says:

        Almost fell out of my chair laughing…thank you!


      2. avatar jwm says:

        Dammit, Sam. That should have been my cheap lay up.

  4. avatar 2A live free! says:

    After seeing the success of an 11 yo girl open carrying an AR15 into a courthouse, I have decided to let my 10 year old son open carry a Glock 19 to school. I checked and the elementary school has no official policy on students bringing guns to school. I bought him a safariland ALS holster. He’s been carrying guns while hunting since age 5. We need to make this normal.

    We need to arm teachers AND students!

    We need to arm blacks! Especially black women. I want more liberals owning guns too!

    We need to show the world that we are not racist!

    1. avatar Chris in KY says:

      This is what I’m talking about!!!!! Democrats are the real racists. We need to open carry whenever legal. We need to normalize guns in society!!! Good for you!

    2. avatar YoungLivingDistributor says:

      That’s an awesome idea! I think that 11 yo girl is an inspiration to all of us! Arm your children. Let them carry if they are old/mature enough.

      Someone should organize a children’s open carry parade!!!!

      Anyone who disagrees with this is a Fudd and anti 2A. Just as 1A rights apply to children, so do 2A rights.

    3. avatar Serpent_Vision says:

      School may not have a policy, but the feds do, and the state may.

    4. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

      “We need to arm blacks!”

      They need no help from you in that department… 🙂

      1. avatar Everyday_Carrier says:

        Take that shit elsewhere.

  5. avatar YoungLivingDistributor says:

    Armed black women! Nothing makes me prouder to say I am an American!

    1. avatar jwm says:

      Looks like the bernie bro’s are back.

  6. avatar Chris T in KY says:

    The scariest thing in America is an articulate black person with a gun.
    The second most scariest thing are all those black gun owners voting for President Trump.
    He got 14% of the black vote before. I expect he will get 20% to 25% in 2020.

    The Democrats are finished.

    The GOA helped to get Maj Toure of Black Guns Matter $25,000 to tour several cities teaching CCW classes and promoting 2A out reach. The NRA also promised him money. But later reneged on their promise.

    1. avatar AzureRaptor says:

      Amen. Colion Noir runs one of the best damn channels on Youtube.

  7. avatar possum says:

    I’m speculating the gun control advocates do not wish to see wemon arming themselves with firearms.. I believe that if or when “they,” attempt to confiscate a woman’s firearm “they” are going to have a great difficuly.

    1. avatar Miner49er says:

      As I’ve said before, I think this is real progress towards persuading regular Americans that gun ownership is a good idea.

      And the fact that we are discussing minority women learning safe handling and operation of firearms is particularly appreciated, this is how we preserve our rights.

      But I do disagree regarding 11-year-olds carrying a loaded A.R. 15’s into government buildings.
      No more than I think 11-year-old should be able to drive cars or trucks or purchase alcoholic beverages or cigarettes.

      And as anyone who’s been through basic or AIT can testify, even 19 and 20-year-olds have multiple A.D.’s, even with the best of training and supervision.

      As the article details, these women are adults and have the maturity of age and experience to guide their decisions about firearms. In fact, their desire for a training session shows they understand the grave responsibility carrying a firearm entails, another sign of their maturity.

  8. avatar Everday_Carrier says:

    All well and good, as long as the newcomers understand the responsibility of knowing when NOT to “use” it (brandish). Because that is a VERY important thing that I think gets overlooked. Whatever gets the 2A movement some sunlight and shows that it has nothing to do with race or political affiliation, I’m all for it. It exists for one reason, self defense (and that includes from the government – actually mostly why it exists). Nothing else matters.

    1. avatar AzureRaptor says:

      I agree – with the one caveat: assuming local laws about “brandishing” are reasonable. Very often just a draw-and-present will end a potential violent attack, and a few states’ laws damn near criminalize that act unless the victim actually shoots.

  9. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

    Damn right,it is your right,as a American it’s your birthright and as a human it’s a natural right to self defense. Leftard’s would disagree how ever they are just uneducated lefTard’s and incorrect.

  10. avatar George WashingtonGl says:

    I have mixed feelings about ghetto dwellers possessing firearms… when they DO possess firearms in the ghetto, people die…..js

    1. avatar Anymouse says:

      If the lawful citizens get to live, and the thugs are the ones to die, I’d consider it a win all around. The only better outcome would be the thugs deciding the citizens aren’t easy targets and aren’t worth attacking.

  11. avatar Anton Solomyr says:

    Every human has a right to defend their lives and the lives of others with the use (or threat) of lethal force. It is a universal law of nature that all life forms exercise. This right isn’t granted, it’s innate and interwoven in the fabric of life and survival, and anyone attempting to dampen, reduce or otherwise restrict this natural right using the most effective tools is going against the very balance of life itself. We do not have venom, wings, horns, claws or fangs. We have our tools and our wit.

    It echoes from a deeper conflict between individuals and those who despise personal responsibility, self-actualization and individual liberty. Free will should be nurtured, not stifled, so long as it doesn’t encroach onto another’s. And to put yourself at the mercy and trust of a body of governance with zero functional personal accountability, is the height of wanton foolishness and intellectual maturity.

    1. avatar Wally1 says:

      Well said, I used to think this was “Common sense”. Not so common anymore, Just “Sense”.

  12. avatar Support Israel!!!! says:

    I support arming blacks, women, students, Jews and teachers. As us old white men die off – we have to pass the torch to this new generation of shooters.

    It really irritates me that my middle school -age grandchildren can’t bring guns to school. I let my 10 year old grandson pocket carry a J frame when we goes to play outside in the street. Why can’t he take it with him to school?

    1. avatar jwm says:

      Another bernie bro.

      1. avatar Void says:

        Another 9 months of various influence attempts then back to salt and trolls.

      2. avatar James Campbell says:

        Those bernie bros who support Scott Israel!!!! are FUBAR.

  13. avatar Ed P. says:

    I’ve skimmed all the posts. Nobody has mentioned that the range these women were using was in a CHURCH BASEMENT! What could more American. A house of worship supporting our God given right to have firearms.

    1. avatar Everyday_Carrier says:

      Or just a bunch of superstitious story tellers finally realizing they are easy targets.

    2. avatar Jim Bob says:

      There was no mention of a range. I highly doubt the church has a shooting range in the basement.

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