Points of Impact: April 24, 2021

In Case You Missed It: Exclusive Interviews With Liz Lazarus, Hollie McKay; Jessie Harrison's Lucky 13th; On "Safe Spaces" ...

by posted on April 24, 2021
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At the top of our lineup this week are two exclusive interviews with women who shoot as straight as they write, Liz Lazarus and Hollie McKay! NRA Women Editor in Chief Ann Smith sat down with pro-Second Amendment author Lazarus on the eve of the release of her third suspense novel, Shades of Silence. Get a sneak peek of Lazarus' latest and find out how her works of fiction have led her to some very real-life surprises in the world of guns.

Our friends at America's 1st Freedom would like you to meet Hollie McKay. McKay is a war and foreign correspondent, and now the author of Only Cry for the Living: Memos from Inside the ISIS Battlefield. Her experiences on battlefields, much more than her upbringing, have made her into a staunch and open-eyed defender of our Right to Keep and Bear Arms

It's National Park Week, which means there's no better time to visit one of our nation's natural treasures! Assistant Editor Ashley Thess just completed a whirlwind tour of a few of them, and she's got some advice to help you #FindYourPark ... and make the most of it.

Gun-buying advice is subject to trends, just like anything else. For years, the .38 Special snubbie revolver was first touted, then denigrated, as a woman's gun. Where does the truth lie? Columnist Jo Deering speaks in defense of the .38 Special.

Karen Butler is the face of the Shoot Like A Girl movement. In 10 years, her concept of inviting women to shoot guns and bows, under the guidance of competent female instructors, has seen great success and support within the shooting industry. Meet the woman who helped make us all proud to Shoot Like a Girl.

Recent events should make it clear that the idea of a “safe space” is ludicrous. Violence isn’t limited to certain areas—never was, never will be. Dangerous people do exist, and they intend on harming others. Here's why "safe spaces" simply aren't.

We gun writers mean well, but we tend to get so bogged down in the details and nuances of what we do that we forget the whole world might not care as much about the minutiae. We forget that most gun owners don’t have an entire gun safe full of options and are making do with what they have. And you know what? That’s almost always good enough.

At the 2021 World Speed Shooting Championship, Jessie Harrison won the Ladies Overall Open World Speed Shooting title for the 13th time with blistering speed—93.03 seconds. The match was held April 15-18 in Talladega, Alabama. Read more about her "lucky 13" here!

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