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    Black female firearms instructor has goal of training one million women how to shoot

    Despite what the news link says, this isn't politics, it's about the instructor and the class. The reason I mentioned that she is black is because the article is not only about women being trained, but that most of the students are black women also. I think the information in the article and in the classroom is important however to women of all races.

    Marchelle Tigner, known to her students and others as "Tig," is on a mission: to train at least 1 million women how to shoot a firearm. She had spent no time around guns before joining the National Guard. Now, as a survivor of domestic violence and sexual assault, she wants to give other women of color the training she hadn't had.

    "It's important, especially for black women, to learn how to shoot," Tigner said, noting that black women are more likely to be victims of domestic violence. "We need to learn how to defend ourselves."
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    Jonava Johnson, another student, says it took her a long time to decide to get a gun. For years she was afraid of them after an ex-boyfriend from high school threatened her and shot and killed her new boyfriend in front of her. She was just 17.

    Flash forward about 30 years and her daughter was sexually assaulted in their home. At the time, she thought about getting a gun for protection but decided to get a guard dog instead. But she has since changed her mind.
    "I think that's the way it's always been in the black community: It was never OK for us" to own a gun, said Johnson, 50. But now? "I hope I never have to kill anybody, but if it comes down to me or my children, they're out."
    Black women picking up firearms for self-defense

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    " They were each shown how to load a magazine and given the chance to do it themselves — several of them struggling to get the bullets into the spring-loaded magazine with their long fingernails."

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    That is awesome! I hope she exceeds that goal! She's breaking that mindset that some people of color have been told about guns.
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    I think what she's doing is great but for all the wrong reasons. Sure there's the personal/self defense aspect but If they are citizens they have a God given RIGHT that was acknowledged and codified in the US Constitution. No person of color (regardless what color it is) is prohibited from owning a firearm. Just like the rest of the Constitution, the amendments apply to ALL* US citizens while on US soil.

    * those who have given up their second amendment rights did so by Felony convictions or posing a real danger to themselves or others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ICUKev View Post
    That is awesome! I hope she exceeds that goal! She's breaking that mindset that some people of color have been told about guns.
    Yes, yes, I am working that on the retail level with women I meet in the Delta. The gals are most receptive when violence occurs to them, around them, or to their families....which is nearly every one. I funnel them to a man/wife team of CCW instructors and the results have been most positive. Many are NOT A VICTIM ANYMORE!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ICUKev View Post
    That is awesome! I hope she exceeds that goal! She's breaking that mindset that some people of color have been told about guns.
    Not only that, but if you trace the background of a lot of gun control, a good portion of it seems to have come out the south, during the reconstruction era. Yeah, the same majority of Democrats that today cry for gun control, are the same Democrats that back then cried the most about blacks in America should not have the right of gun ownership. African Americans need to wake up to this "backdoor" way of controlling what they think and how they behave...instead of straight up slavery, they (the Left) have them in their pockets in a different way. Guess this black woman figured this out?
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    You go girl !
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    Quote Originally Posted by ICUKev View Post
    That is awesome! I hope she exceeds that goal! She's breaking that mindset that some people of color have been told about guns.
    Yea she is!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peacemakr40 View Post
    I think what she's doing is great but for all the wrong reasons. Sure there's the personal/self defense aspect but If they are citizens they have a God given RIGHT that was acknowledged and codified in the US Constitution. No person of color (regardless what color it is) is prohibited from owning a firearm. Just like the rest of the Constitution, the amendments apply to ALL* US citizens while on US soil.

    * those who have given up their second amendment rights did so by Felony convictions or posing a real danger to themselves or others.
    But they are scared to. Police see us as threats no matter if we are responsible gun owners or not. Its a legitimate concern when you think about it.
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