Last year I decided I wanted to do something positive in my life and in the life of someone else and I used the date that I was mugged as a kind of marking point, but this year that changes.
The day I was mugged did not change my life. I was the same person the day after I was mugged as I was the day before as the day of. I was scared, defenseless, dependent, unprepared, limited…
The day I decided to buy a gun and learn how to use it, that is the day that changed my life. I went from being a victim to being a willing advocate for my own life. I now had choices. I had options. It was the start of me seeing myself as an ally as opposed to a liability.
This giveaway is not about gun ownership (which is cool by itself). It is about trying to help empower a woman to see herself in a new and powerful light and it is about encouraging her to take positive steps in her own life to help her be more free, more in control, more peaceful, more safe.
I struggled a bit with who to include in this giveaway. I believe with everything in me that everyone has a right to defend their lives against a mortal threat. I am fully in support of children and men getting training. I believe that you are foolish to stop training after a class or two. I am a big, big, big proponent of continued training, but for me the healing began with the very first class. This giveaway is as much for me (I am selfish like that) as it is for the recipient. For whatever reason I find great comfort and peace in giving my money to a woman who is taking that often scary first step.
It is for that reason that this giveaway will be for women, over the age of 21 that have never had formal firearms training before. Please enter with this purpose in mind.
February 3 I will announce the full details and gift package. I am looking forward to meeting all of you fabulous women who are ready to be their own advocate.