You dont have to big or strong or fast to defend yourself with a firearm."
WASHINGTON D.C. (Texas Insider Report) Im thankful to have a team with me that truly believes and advocates for the 2nd Amendment. We all come from different backgrounds but we find commonalities in our dedication to preserve our essential liberties" said Beth Walker a 17-year-old student and competitive shooter who spoke about how competitive shooting provided her a non-contact detail-oriented sport to participate in.
Walker is a delegate to whats known as The DC Project Indiana. The nationwide initiative known as The DC Project is a nonpartisan grassroots movement that organizes women to share with lawmakers why they choose to own and carry firearms.
Its membership ranges in age from 11 to 76 and included students moms competitive shooters and victims of assault.
Yes women from across the country representing all 50 states traveled to the Nations Capital early last week to walk the Halls of the Congress and meet with legislators to discuss firearms self-defense and cumbersome gun control laws.
After several days packed with meetings the groups week culminated with a Friday rally on the Capitol Lawn where speakers shared testimonies and discussed the rising demographic of female gun ownership.
Shayna Lopez-Rivas a delegate from Florida spoke about the night she was raped on her college campus and how she subsequently decided she would never be a defenseless victim again.
The man who raped me was bigger stronger and faster than I was. And he always will be based solely on our genders.
But with my carry gun those factors dont matter.
You dont have to big or strong or fast to defend yourself with a firearm" Lopez-Rivas said.
After her attack she went with a friend to shoot for the first time.
I fired her GLOCK 17 and the moment I fired it I knew if I had that gun on that life-altering night I wouldnt have been raped" she said.
Dianna Muller a champion competitive shooter former police officer and founder of the DC Project said the women had positive meetings with both Democratic and Republican Members.
Walker wrote on Facebook that their meetings were impactful and were met with eager questions from members and staffers.
Sometimes its not about swaying a persons entire position on an issue but sparking questions and realizations that there may be things that they have never even considered" Walker said.https://www.facebook.com/BeckyLouLacock/videos/10214143957976820/