photo credit: Windy Borders, pistolsandpumps.com
My research to write about women and guns has connected me with many thoughtful, intelligent, brave women gun owners and enthusiasts. It’s been an honor to hear their stories.
They’re a beautiful bunch.
Take a look at a dozen of the photos they sent me. They communicate a simple, yet profound message: the entire United States Constitution applies to all American citizens, male and female.
United States Constitution. Bill of Rights.
photo credit: Elisabeth Sitton
Second Amendment. Bearing Arms:
photo credit: Theresa Wegner
A WELL REGULATED MILITIA
photo credit: jldphotographyblog.com
photo credit: Charla Balogh
TO THE SECURITY
photo credit: Christel Oliphant
OF A FREE STATE,
photo credit: Val Wagner
photo credit: Jesse Bussard
OF THE PEOPLE
photo credit: Marie Bowers
photo credit: Neena, hooeycritic.com
AND BEAR ARMS
photo credit: Tiffany Nevil
photo credit: Sallie Molina
Now hear this: One Woman Army by Kate Earl. A brilliant, new favorite. There’s a sweet twist at the end of the video, so watch the whole thing.
Chicks with Guns by Lindsay McCrum
If you liked this post, you’ll love Lindsay McCrum’s stunning book of photography, Chicks with Guns. Real women with the real guns they own.
You’ll also love The Debutante Hunters, a documentary short by Maria White. The film, featuring Lowcountry women who hunt, won the Audience Award in the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The Debutante Hunters will be released on iTunes this spring.
Disclosure: I am not being compensated to promote Chicks with Guns, The Debutante Hunters, or the U.S. Constitution.
If you’re a woman who owns a gun and would like to share your story, please email aimee (at) everyday epistle (dot) com.