The Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapter: A place for women to learn and practice

Kearny, AZ – Gun ownership and the complex laws surrounding the use of firearms is a significant topic around the nation. The 2011 Gallop Poll reported 47 percent of American adults currently have a gun in their home and 23 percent of women personally own a firearm.

This reported gun ownership is the highest it has been in nearly two decades. With women being the largest growing segment of this historically male-dominated demographic, industry scrambles to meet the need.

With more women now owning firearms, there is a greater need to learn and practice their safe use. For a woman new to shooting, the very male-driven industry can be intimidating. To create women-friendly opportunities to practice and learn, The Well Earned Woman LLC is introducing Shooting Chapters all over the country, including a new chapter which recently started in Kearny.

The Well Armed Woman Copper Basin Shooting Chapter, spearheaded by Marti Stonecipher, a local female gun enthusiast, will give women of all experience levels the opportunity to be introduced to issues important to women shooters, learn safe gun-handling skills and to train together. Events will be held monthly and will be open to all women, 21 years of age or older, in partnership with the Copper Basin Sportsman’s Club which will serve as the host range.

Participants will be required to pay any applicable range fees and costs of ammunition. Annual Chapter membership dues of $50 offers members local and national discounts, chapter hat and member kit and is used to cover chapter expenses, insurance and events. First time attendees are not required to join.

The next shoot is scheduled for Sun., May 19 at 1 p.m. at the Copper Basin Sportsman’s Club Range. Women interested in learning more can contact Marti Stonecipher at copperbasin.twaw@gmail.com or visit The Well Armed Woman website at www.thewellarmedwoman.com.

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