Gabriella Hoffman

Despite calls for more gun control, more women are learning how to operate and use firearms. A gun, after all, is a great equalizer. A February 2013 article from Girl’s Guide to Guns notes gun ownership fosters a positive self-image and encourages empowerment:

...Shooting gives us a sense of equality, a sense of safety, a sense of being in control of ourselves. That sense of control is empowering, and is something we should seek in other aspects of our life. This, along with the "tough woman" image of shooting guns, gives us a more positive self-image, which is a powerful thing.

Sorry feminists: No amount of birth control “rights” advocacy or zealous worship of abortion could ever give females great satisfaction like time spent in the outdoors.

It’s encouraging to see more outdoorsy young women speak out. Theresa Vail, who made headlines last year as Miss Kansas 2013, is an avid bow hunter and gun girl who often blogs about her excursions to the outdoors. Huntress Regis Giles writes about and discusses the importance of Second Amendment rights on her popular blog, Girls Just Wanna Have Guns. And Townhall.com’s own Katie Pavlich isn’t afraid to shoot at the range (or shoot back at leftist lies).

Spending time outdoors puts one’s mind at ease. As an avid angler and gun girl myself, I’ve spent countless hours fishing and shooting at the range, respectively. My father introduced me to outdoor activities at a young age to instill values like independence, patience, and self-reliance in me. When I caught my first fish at 12, I felt a sense of accomplishment. When I shot a gun for the first time at 19, I felt empowered. These precious moments in life teach us to learn from nature to become better individuals.

W.C. Fields once opined, “Marry an outdoors woman. Then if you throw her out into the yard on a cold night, she can still survive.”

The more unique qualities women boast, the better off we are as friends, future wives and mothers. Spending time outdoors bolsters femininity, has immense utility, and is enjoyable. More importantly, knowing how to fish, hunt, and shoot guns makes us formidable against attack and against big government policies.

Ladies, take fewer selfies and spend more time outdoors this year.


Gabriella Hoffman

Gabriella Hoffman works at Morton Blackwell's Leadership Institute as the Northeast Regional Field Coordinator.