I've been contemplating this post for months now...wondering how I can put into words just exactly what I feel on the topic of firearms and women using and possessing them.
I think the first thing that needs to be addressed is that using or carrying a firearm does not make a woman any less feminine. I believe that in this one area, women and men can be equal and it doesn't take anything away from either sex.
Here are some of my thoughts:
~It is our constitutional right to bear arms.
Amendment 2 - Right to Bear Arms. Ratified 12/15/1791.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
~If we fail to exercise this right, we will lose it! This is speaking to both men and women. There are people already working to try and take away this basic right!
~Hunting..yes, I am joining my husband in hunting this year. We will be working side by side to try and fill our freezer full of God given, healthy as can possibly be, free meat to sustain our family. Talk about self-sufficiency!
~Protection...I want to be able to protect my children and myself should the need arise. Also, if you look at the world around you, the US is in a prime situation for civil unrest to break out. I want to be able to help my husband protect our home, animals, tools and supplies should this happen.
(Remember, the Bible clearly tells us that a period of tribulation is going to happen. Civil unrest will be putting it mildly! Things will get real bad...real quick during this time.)
My wonderful husband brought me to a gun safety course and paid for my class A license to carry. My wonderful father purchased my sporting license for me (hunting and fishing license)
I have my very own black powder rifle that is perfect for my size and hope to add a shotgun and compound bow as well.
My goal is not to come across as a gun toting, harsh woman....but to raise this as a real reality of a homesteading lifestyle. We can be feminine and still use firearms (trust me, I even wear dresses when I go shooting :P)
We plan on teaching our children (girls and boys) to not only keep a home, but use firearms as well!