Okay, I need to go off for a minute. You guys know I don’t get fired up often and it really does take a lot to fire me up, but once that fire is lit – it’s all, “Burn, baby, BURN!”
Well, it’s burning… and here’s why:
LADIES: I love that so many of you are embracing your second amendment rights and not only becoming gun owners, but becoming responsibly armed! I cannot tell you how immensely proud I am to know that there are so many more women, daughters, mothers, caretakers, wives, nurses, teachers, homemakers, and female citizens who have joined the ranks of gun owners in America and are ready to defend themselves and protect their loved ones if needed.
That being said, as with every trend, there are a few women who have been all too happy to jump on the 2A train for their own advancement. You know who I’m talking about. The ladies that post videos of themselves shooting ARs in tank tops, posing with their gun as they are tea cupping, posting pictures with their finger on the trigger… you know: showing their ‘assets’ while announcing their ignorance.
Well I’m done.
I have had it with the social acceptance of these pistol princesses. It does nothing to advance our cause and it makes us all look like the gun-licking idiots the gun control advocates keep saying we are.
If you really are a proficient gun owner and true advocate of our second amendment rights, don’t talk about it, show people.
Stop talking about changes and make them, stop posing with guns and shoot them, stop posting stupid selfies from the gun range and pay attention when you’re there, stop talking about things you know nothing about and learn about them, stop bragging about what you’re going to do for 2A and just DO IT, stop it – just stop it already, you look RIDICULOUS!!!!
Okay, so in all seriousness – 99.4% of women just want to help others, not advance their own popularity through firearms. We look at things like, if you know something that you think other women may not know, why not show that in a selfie? If you have a question about something, why not research the answer and put that into a post or make a Facebook Live video to encourage others to chime in to find their answers? If you take a firearms course, why not share the information and geo-tag your area so others looking for quality training can see your review? If you’re volunteering with an NRA grassroots campaign, why not challenge your friends to join you in a smart social media post?
There are so many ways to show your 2A assets without looking like an ass. Try thinking more of the greater good than focusing your camera on your goodies.
If you’re half the gunny gal you claim to be, you’ll get twice the attention for being the real deal.
…or continue being just another flash in the pan, that’s fine, too. Those will eventually burn out and are quickly forgotten, although they do make good cautionary tales for the next generation of women.
Originally published on Bearing Arms.
2 thoughts on “Gun Owners: Do Posts From These Pistol Princesses Get You Fired Up?”
I appreciate you taking the stand on this. I often struggle with where to draw the line in our marketing approach. While I understand the girls you speak of would do a good job of reaching our Target audience I’m also the father of two little girls and I don’t want to teach them that sexualizing women for monetary gain acceptable.
The Women’s Defense League of NH has been “showing people” for years. http://WWW.WDLNH.ORG