GTM Original Blog — Self Defense
At this year’s 2017 USCCA Concealed Carry Expo in Fort Worth, Texas, I had the opportunity to lead a panel of women: five leaders and trailblazers in our industry who have each carved out unique paths but who all fight for the same 2nd Amendment goals. We explored a variety of topics — from working with female shooters to getting friends and family involved with safe firearms — but one question revealed some powerful and poignant answers … the type of answers that the anti-gun media tries to cover up or hide.
Is it just me, or Women Empowerment become really popular discussion topic? What a strong stance those two words alone take. I am 100% sure when women around the world hear those words “Women Empowerment” it makes them pull their shoulders back and hold their head up a little higher.
There are many reasons why shooting a gun feels so incredibly satisfying. The unbridled excitement, the rush of adrenaline, the extreme feeling of control. Whether you frequent the gun range on a regular basis, or stop in on occasion, we can all agree that shooting a gun brings you some form of satisfaction.
But have you ever really given much thought to what exactly is occurring from a physiological standpoint? The Range 702 takes a much closer look at the biology behind the ballistics. We’ll examine how shooting a firearm affects different areas of your body such as your brain, your eyes, your heart and even how many calories you can burn during your trip to the range.
“When I think of being the first woman security officer, what I think of most is I hope I have done the best job I can, and that it will be easier for those who follow.”
The first female diplomatic security special agent Patti Morton expressed this hope during a Diplomatic Security oral history interview in 1991. Ms. Morton was recruited in 1972 to join the Office of Security, predecessor to the Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS) in the Washington Field Office as a Special Agent.