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

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

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.

admin (7657 Posts)


facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Additional Stories

    Valentine’s month ‘Hearts Rock’ photography at the Arboretum

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    February is a special month for lovers, including lovers of the Boyce Thompson Arboretum (BTA). In celebration of this special […]


    Batter up for the 2014 Little League season

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    The Superior Little League Board of directors are gearing up for another community tradition and that is Little League Baseball/Softball. […]


    Need a ride? New service available in Superior

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    Superior – There is a new business in the town of Superior, and it is taking everyone, including the Superior […]


    Superior Police Report

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    According to state law, police may arrest suspected offenders by two methods. The suspect may be physically taken into the […]


  • Additional Stories

    Pastor’s Corner: Training to be a Godly person

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    By Rev. Dennis Van Gorp Family Life Christian Center In 1 Timothy 4:7 & 8 we read, “Train  yourself to […]


    Longoria records double-double in win versus Hayden

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    By Andrew Luberda Superior Sun Junior Ricky Longoria recorded a double-double (22 points and 10 rebounds) as the Panthers earned […]


    Romero, Navarrette lead Lady Panthers in win

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    By Andrew Luberda Superior Sun Player of the Game Cierra Navarrette recorded a double-double (10 points and 10 assists) and […]


    Candidate raises questions about hiring process

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    My name is Lori Ketron and I have been a resident of Superior since July of 2013. I retired from […]


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather