On this week’s show, we’ll hear from Ms. Wheelchair 2013, Ashlee Lundvall, on the challenges of shooting and how to overcome them. And along with that, we’ll have our usual lineup of trending news, events and cool products. Sponsored by Ruger.
Carrie is back in the saddle at the show, during her recovery period from emergency back surgery. Meanwhile, she’s running a cool giveaway at The Well Armed Woman: http://thewellarmedwoman.com/mothers-day-giveaway-2017 Barb is back from the NRA’s Annual Meetings, and reports that this is the year of the woman, in regard to the 2nd Amendment.
Since a paralyzing ranching accident in 1999, Ashlee Lundvall has been redefining her life. She is a champion for change in the many organizations she works with, encouraging everyone to live to the fullest. A natural outdoorswoman and adventurer with a powerful message of adaptability and perseverance, she energizes audiences around the country with her humor and authentic personal stories. Passionate about accessible outdoor recreation, Ashlee lives in Cody, Wy., with her husband and daughter. Depending on the season, Ashlee can be found camping, kayaking, hunting, fly fishing, or hand cycling while making a difference in board rooms, consulting businesses and mentoring newly injured patients and their families.
Carrie tells the story of how a woman who feared for her life shot a burglar: http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/bloomington-woman-shoots-burglar-in-garage/article_246719a4-f367-56f6-a573-2ef40844195f.html?sf73157862=1
Firearms News You can use
Carrie notes that a firearms instructor accidentally shot a person at Livonia range, and she questions why there was live ammo in the classroom. Find out what Barb thinks about having live ammo in the classroom: http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/local-news/252562858-story?utm_source=dlvr.it&%3Bamp%3Butm_medium=twitter
Barb reported that Colgate University shut down its campus for 4 hours, after someone reported a threat that turned out to be a student with a glue gun: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/2/hot-glue-gun-causes-lockdown-at-colgate-university/
Cool products Barb has tested this gun in the Ruger Mark IV lineup and likes it, especially for its ease in take-down: http://www.ruger-firearms.com/products/markIV/overview.html Carrie, not knowing that Barb had chosen a .22 rimfire for her cool product, and because she is in sync with Barb, chose this fun target: Action Target PT Twist Rimfire https://shop.actiontarget.com/content/pttwist.asp
TWAW Product of the Week Carrie says to look no further if you’ve starting your shooting life: Women’s Range Starter Kit, 99.49 http://thewellarmedwoman.com/range-supplies/range-bags-and-cases/womens-range-starter-kit
The WON’s Post of the Week Our guest, Ashlee Lundvall, writes about getting “back in the saddle” again: http://www.womensoutdoornews.com/2017/04/agricultural-workers-saddle-tractor-seat/ Calendar: What’s up? Barb mentions the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Wheelin’ Sportsmen Program, where disabled people can learn to shoot, hunt, fish and enjoy the outdoors: http://www.nwtf.org/wheelin Carrie invited listeners to attend the upcoming Town Hall Meeting:
Publisher/Editor Barbara Baird is a freelance writer in hunting, shooting and outdoor markets. She is a contributing editor at "SHOT Business," and her bylines are found at several top hunting and shooting publications, including NRA, NSSF and Field & Stream. View all posts by Barbara Baird