The #metoo movement started by calling attention to actual abuses, and then devolved into a pathetic Jacobin-style exercise of social media denouncements, vendetta-settling, anonymous false accusations, and the inevitable unintended consequences. But many feel that, something far better than publicizing instances of victimization is making sure you’re not victimized in the first place.
As we noted last week, Rick Ector will be training 900 women in safe gun handling and use — for free — on Sunday May 19. In that same vein, The Well Armed Woman, which has thousands of members in hundreds of chapters across the country, is inviting women to participate in #NotMe Day shooting event on Saturday, June 1.
Here’s TWAW’s press release . . .
(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) – May 13, 2019 – The Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapters invites women all across the country to head to a local shooting range on Saturday, June 1st, 2019 for #NotMe Day. Together they will stand in solidarity with sister self-protectors and show the world they refuse to be a victim or to say #NeverAgain to ever being a victim again. Each participant will fire three rounds to symbolize: I am empowered, I am prepared, I will not be a victim.
“Women are tired of being the prey of violent criminals and are doing what it takes to protect themselves and their loved ones.” Shares Carrie Lightfoot, #NotMe Day Organizer and founder of The Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapters. “#NotMe Day is an opportunity for all women to join together and show the world that women refuse to be forever bound to the unequal battlefield of violence.” Lightfoot continued.
Women are asked to wear the color purple, head to a local range and fire their symbolic rounds at any time during the day on June 1st. Participants are encouraged to share their photos on all social media platforms with the hashtag #NotMe and include #NeverAgain if they have been victims of violence in the past.
There is no fee to participate and women can learn more and register to participate online on the TWAW Shooting Chapters website.
“This event was inspired by a passionate speech given by Susan LaPierre, Co-Chair of NRA Women’s Leadership Forum and is a wonderful opportunity for all women to stand united as competent and courageous self-protectors. I can’t wait to see thousands of empowered women, dressed in purple standing up together to say “NOT ME!” said Lightfoot.
About The Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapters
TWAW Shooting Chapters, Inc. is a 501 c 3 Non-profit organization with almost 400 chapters across the country. It exists to educate and empower women in a safe and non-threatening environment for their effective and responsible self-defense with firearms.