Meet the shooting sports group that encourages women to get comfortable with handling firearms

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ATLANTA — Shoot Like A Girl is just one of many vendors at the National Rifle Association Annual Meetings & Exhibits happening at the Georgia World Congress Center through Sunday.

They’re a unique organization in that they specifically aim to introduce, familiarize and help women get comfortable with handling firearms and to encourage them to participate in shooting sports by educating them on safe gun ownership.

While visiting their booth, Rare spoke with Rebecca King, a Certified Firearms Instructor, Range Safety Officer and Competitive 3 Gun Shooter, who shared her thoughts on women using firearms for self-defense.

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“My own personal thoughts on women and firearms and our responsibilities are the exact same thoughts I have for men and for anybody else,” she said. “It’s our responsibility to take care of ourselves and our families and the people that we love. And so, if we need to do that with a firearm, then that’s what we need to do.”

King also gave some advice to women looking to purchase a gun for protection or sport, suggesting that women should first take a course to learn gun safety. Next, King recommended testing out a few different guns to figure out what fits your hand and then taking it to the range to get the feel of shooting it.

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“Women are key in changing the discussions concerning gun control to topics that will make a difference as our Nation faces a challenge with violent criminals, mental health issues and education about safe use and handling of firearms,” Shoot Like A Girl’s website reads.

Find the full NRA convention schedule here.

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