In musical notation a change in pitch up or down a full octave is known as a C change. Anyone paying attention to the fight to protect our second amendment rights has likely noticed the sound of the most prominent voices has indeed risen a full octave. I am referring of course to the growing cacophony of women’s voices that refuse to be ignored or marginalized.
When considering the protection of our 2nd amendment rights it is easy to get overly focused on legislation and litigation and ignore the cultural messaging that is the true driver of both. It is in this messaging that the women in the gun rights movement seem to be having great success. It is much harder to use the same old arguments and decades old character assassinations against a mom who says she just wants to be able to protect her family.
When Dianna Muller of the DC Project testifies before a house judiciary committee and says ”I will not comply” she can’t be dismissed as just some eccentric rancher that needs to be taken down. When A Girl and A Gun women’s shooting league hosts their Fall Festival it gets press as a fun event for strong women offering training, competition and fellowship not a para military terrorist training camp.
The other factor to remember is that winning hearts and minds on the issue of guns is an emotional endeavor that can’t be won by just regurgitating facts and figures and on this point women speak with much greater perceived authority and sincerity.
One woman speaking sincerely of her journey from victimhood to empowerment from fear to strength can open a lot more minds than a thousand men shouting Molon Labe.
I’ve come to recognize in my own life that for all my bravado it is often my wife that really get’s things done, especially the hard things! So I say thank you to all the women in the shooting sports and the 2nd amendment battle, keep doing what you’re doing it’s working and always know we got your back!