The following is a press release from The Well Armed Woman
Finally, a women’s only online gun forum, sponsored by The Well Armed Woman (TWAW). With the numbers of women entering gun ownership soaring, there hasn’t yet been a comprehensive online community and gun forum created for women, a place where they can share and discuss all things gun – until now.
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The Women’s Gun Zone offers extensive forums covering every possible topic important to women shooters of all ages. Women can ask questions and glean from other women shooters. News feeds, videos, photos, private groups where women can “gather” based on things they have in common, as well as places to share their own photos and videos are available. Popular forum topics include the following: Purchasing the Right Gun, Concealed Carry Holsters, Owning Guns with Children, Gun Laws, Pregnancy and Shooting, Defensive Shooting, Competitive Shooting, Senior Citizens, just to name a few. New topics will be regularly and can be added by users, so no question goes unanswered.
“Women are relational and we live our lives out in community with one another, so it just seemed natural to create an online community where women can get their questions answered, get advice from other female shooters, share their experiences, and stay up to date on what’s happening in the gun industry with new products, and stay informed on political issues,” said Carrie Lightfoot, founder of TWAW.
“I am as excited about this new community as I was when I launched the TWAW Shooting Chapter program,” continued Lightfoot. “This creates a whole new level of sharing and interaction for women shooters that far exceeds current social media options and has none of the limitations that come with mainstream social media. What an amazing resource this will be! Facebook, the most popular social media platform is riddled with issues and challenges for a woman seeking advice and information. Great comments and information gets lost in the feed and are impossible to retrieve, and the looming risk of the Facebook anti-gun policies – where gun related page could be shut down at any time, or posts and comments can be completely removed – make this a welcomed and easy-to-navigate resource. Only approved registered users can post and utilize the forum’s services, so users will not be subjected to inappropriate comments or images.
When polling the more than 200,000 Facebook fans of the Well Armed Woman for input on what they wanted to see added to this comprehensive resource and to the company website, a community such as this one was the overwhelming request. Now, the first and only women’s online forum and community is a reality.
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Women of all ages and experience levels are invited to join. “As this has been created for women gun owners, their feedback and input will be invited and welcomed. I want this to be what our users want it to be, so we will work together to make it the best,” said Lightfoot. “We also will be inviting industry partners to join in and connect directly with women shooters. Here, those companies that truly are working to meet the needs of the female shooter through our sponsorship program can have unprecedented access to women shooters to help guide them.
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