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‘Armed and In Charge’ Debuts at Women’s Outdoor News

Rolla, MO – April 6, 2015Women’s Outdoor News (The WON) will launch a new column on Tues., April 7, called “Armed and In Charge.” Sponsored by LaserMax, Inc., the column is a result of a collaboration with LaserMax, in conjunction with its Facebook Fanpage, created for women, that bears the same name.



Column duties will be shared by 2 new writers to The WON, Stacy Bright and Annette Doerr.

Stacy-Bright Bright holds instructor certifications from the NRA in Pistol & Rifle, as well as being an Range Safety Officer and Refuse to be a Victim instructor.  In addition to her NRA credentials, she also is a Missouri CCW instructor and teaches various other home and personal defense courses. She co-hosts a popular radio show in southwest Missouri, “The Gun Show.”



AnnetteDoerr copyDoerr is a freelance outdoor writer and business services consultant living in suburban New York. She is an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor and Range Safety Officer, and writes the blog, WeShoot2.

“We believe that in order to empower women who want to defend themselves, we must provide them information. Our capable and approachable band of freelance writers is prepared to discuss and educate women who are looking for answers. Since the personal protection market is the fastest growing segment of the shooting industry, it only makes sense to reach out to these new firearms’ owners. We are delighted to welcome Stacy and Annette to our ranks of qualified and energetic writers,” said Barbara Baird, publisher of The WON.

Targeted toward the personal protection category, this column will address tips, techniques and gear, as well as the mental mindset of what a woman needs if she is going to arm herself.



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Featuring news, reviews and stories about women who shoot, hunt, fish and enjoy adventure through the eyes of talented female columnists, reviewers, photographers and correspondents, Women’s Outdoor News is your online resource for women in the outdoors. Read about influential women in the outdoor industry, learn about shooting sports and follow women who are passionate about hunting, fishing and pursuing adventure outdoors. Discover, engage and connect with members of TeamWON at womensoutdoornews.com and on Facebook, Twitter and You-Tube.


  • About The WON

    The Women's Outdoor News, aka The WON, features news, reviews and stories about women who are shooting, hunting, fishing and actively engaging in outdoor adventure. This publication is for women, by women.