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The Women’s Gun Show Episode #62: Amanda Collins and Rising from the Ashes

In this show, Carrie Lightfoot and Barbara Baird discuss trending firearms news, cool products and shooting events. Carrie interviews Amanda Collins, who talks about a horrific assault and as a result, is a campus carry advocate. Julie Golob offers her advice on how to beat the heat on the range. Adult content. Sponsored by Ruger and NRA Women.

 

 

Carrie has returned from a mystery trip where she ate peanut brittle with bacon and got splashed by a big wave. Barb has been on the range, testing ARs.

Topic: Interview with Amanda Collins Amanda Collins

Amanda Collins tells her story of being assaulted on a college campus. She also discusses the steps she has taken to advocate for campus carry and self-protection, and organization “Tears Speak,” which raises the awareness within the community of what assault does and how to overcome the consequences of an attack. (Adult content.)  

Firearms News You Can Use

Dana R. Mitchell Barb said this photo is worth a thousand words, representing the movement in the black community to be self-protectors. Carrie notes that “America Is Changing — One Carry Permit at a Time,” in this article from National Review. She refers to this abstract to support the article, by Dr. John R. Lott Jr.

Tip Time with Julie Golob: Shooting in the Heat

WGS 12 - Shooting in the HeatJulie heads outside to shoot and has been faring well in competitions across this great land. Find out how she keeps her cool on a hot range. Sponsored by NRA Women.

Cool products

GripMasterCarrie wonders if the Grip Master, with its various settings, would be a good training tool for handgun shooters. MSRP: $15.95 chilly band froggtoggsBarb is all about the “Chilly Band” headband from froggtoggs. MRSP: $4.99 

TWAW Product of the Week

Who doesn’t love a good sale? Carrie invites you to check out The Well Armed Woman’s closeout page for great deals.

The WON’s Post of the Week

all about ARs websiteBarb just launched a series titled “All About Ars,” over at Women’s Outdoor News.

Barb Calendar: What’s up?

Carrie found this ladies’ only basic pistol class on Aug. 6 at Colonial Shooting Academy, in Richmond, Virginia. And, there’s also another course, down in Virginia Beach, Handgun 1. Cost: $159.95 Dakota County Ladies DayBarb decided to go north for this week’s pick and found Dakota County Ladies Day on Sat., Aug. 19, in Rosemount, Minnesota.

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  • About Barbara Baird

    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.