Women On Target Take Aim For Women's Gun Safety
Charleston, SC -
Firing a gun may fearful or intimidating, but one local club believes it's important. On Sunday, The Palmetto Gun club held it's Women on Target- training session. A program that teaches women how to handle a firearm. Only ladies were allowed to attend, hoping to make women feel more comfortable with guns, without being intimidated. The program is designed to teach safety guidelines for guns, ammunition use, and the proper way to shoot. Participants had the opportunity to ask questions, including what size gun they should own and how to shoot in self-defense.
While some think it's scary, for others, like Lorna Winnen of Goose Creek, it's smart. Learning the safe use of firearms may have saved her life. "I did have an incident where I was victimized with what could have been a very violent crime with a person with a handgun." Winnen believes she escaped injury because of her previous gun training. "Being around firearms I knew that the gun was not positioned to fire, had I not attended classes such as this one here, I probably would have been a victim."
Smart and safe shooting, regardless of it's purpose boils down to three basic fundamentals...proper stance, proper sight picture and a smooth trigger pull. It's important to learn the proper use, before it's too late. One of the event's younger participants, Jerri Terriwilson agrees. "I feel a lot better about it, know how to control a gun, don't have to use a bigger size if not ready for it."
The training is a nationwide program and here in the Lowcountry, more than 200 ladies have participated.