Points of Impact: September 11, 2021

ICYMI: #Speak Your Truth, Chipman Nomination Withdrawn, the Woman General Sherman Feared ...

by posted on September 11, 2021
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At the top of our lineup this week: The National Rifle Association today celebrates a major victory for our members and law-abiding gun owners as news reports indicate the nomination of David Chipman to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will be withdrawn. Read the NRA's response to the news here.

Covid may have halted the 2021 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits. The mainstream media may attempt to silence us. Our opponents stop at nothing to cancel us. But NRA Women will never be deterred! Oprah’s not the only one who gets to speak her “truth.” This is our time to speak OUR truth, and America can’t help but hear and see us now. #SpeakYourTruth

Yes, even Smith & Wesson's pro shooter and brand ambassador Julie Golob is feeling the sting of our current ammunition shortage. You've no doubt heard dry practice—also known as dry-fire training—touted as a safe and inexpensive way to exercise your gun-handling skills without ammo. That's absolutely true, but dry practice (done right) can do a lot more than get you through "ammogeddon." 

Why is a good shooting stance important? Obviously in a high stress situation your grip is far more important than your feet, but it’s important to have balance while you are shooting in any situation. Our friends at Shoot Like a Girl have more. While you're on their website, why not check out the latest dates for their Home of the Brave Tour? They'll be in Independence, Missouri this coming weekend! 

No one can attribute any slowdown in the labor market to the firearm industry. For recent proof of this, we need look no further than the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s Firearm and Ammunition 2021 Economic Impact Report, which details the significant economic impact the firearm and ammunition industry has on the U.S. economy, both nationally and at the state level. Are we saving the economy, one gun at a time

“I’m afraid I can’t help you there,” General Sherman told the colonel. “Unfortunately, you’ve found the one person around here who outranks me. If you want to lodge a complaint against her, you’ll have to take it to President Lincoln.” Who was the woman who made General William Tecumseh Sherman tremble in his boots? Meet "Mother" Bickerdyke

Here's a gun-storage solution: Install a SnapSafe vault door on the room of your choice, and that entire room is now a safe. Naturally, the company is leery about making defensive claims, but we here at NRA Women also must speculate that installing a SnapSafe vault door in an interior room would make that room a safer place for you to be in case of home invasion, wouldn't it? Read more here

If installing a safe door sounds like a bit too much for this weekend's project, you can always go a bit smaller and more discreet.  Hornady's RAPiD Safe line has been leading that charge for many years, offering secure, RFID-based gun storage that allows you to get to the firearm quickly should you need to. NRA Family has the scoop here.

 

 

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