The fight for gun rights is a legal battle. And a political struggle. But make no mistake: the fight for firearms freedom is, at its root, a culture war. As long as the culture accepts the idea that guns are bad, that the people who possess them are bad, that cops and the military are the only “good guys” who should have them, our natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms are under threat. And just as the only cure for hate speech is good speech, the only cure for a negative image of gun owners (as crazies and criminals) is a positive image of gun owners (as happy, law-abiding folk). In this conflict, comeliness counts. In other words, good-looking people are good for gun rights. Here are three of the best . .
Kirsten Joy Weiss (above) is an NRA small-bore champion shooter. Since retiring from competition, Ms. Weiss has launched a YouTube channel for her performance shooting (a.k.a., trick shots). KJW’s keeping the wolf from her door by organizing and promoting the Texas International Firearms Festival, held November 8,9 at Best of the West Shooting Sports in Austin.
There’s no bull where our next shooter is concerned . . .
On her Facebook page, Team Taurus Captain and First Lady USPA Grand Master Jessie Duff identifies herself simply as “athlete.” That she is. As you can see above, Ms. Duff is about as far away from the “Old Fat White Guy” gun owner stereotype as you can get – save the fact that she’s white (which no one holds against her). More than that, Jessie’s a tireless ambassador for the shooting sports and the Second Amendment. The often-interminable Friends of the NRA TV show doesn’t do justice to Ms. Duff’s sparkling wit, personal charisma, unstoppable will to win and obvious physical charms.
And our third shooter represents the next generation . . .
Tori “Top Gun” Nonaka’s been on Team GLOCK since 2011. During her tenure there, the svelte teenage pistolera’s racked up some major wins, including the IDPA Indoor Nationals championship. According to the Team GLOCK website, Ms. Nonaka’s shooting success hasn’t come at the expense of her schooling; she maintains a 3.8 GPA. Gaston’s mob also reveals that Tori’s taken up modeling [as above]. I’m guessing that you might agree that in this she may have a future. No doubt Gun Guys 2.0 will be watching.