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FIDF & ArmedCandy Make New Girl Gunners

By Gabby

Adi Halfon, a former combat soldier and current FIDF IMPACT! scholarship recipient, was trained on an M16, but had never shot a pistol
Photo By FIDF-Atlanta
Adi discovers the fun of pistols
A while back I posted an article entitled, "Why Jews Hate Guns". My concern in posting the piece was that it might inspire anti-semitism by pro-gunners who didn't realize that the article was really about anti-gun folks in general. Being a Jewish girl gunner myself I could have been offended, but since I grew up in New York City, I knew why the writer chose the title. Yes, the whole city inspires an anti-gun mentality, but I'm not sure it's a "Jewish" thing, and here's why.

FIDF's, Ginny Adams, is a natural marks-woman
Photo By FIDF-Atlanta
Ginny is a natural
Last week I had the pleasure of acting as RSO* to an FIDF* event called, The Women's Brigade. Most of the attendees were first time visitors to SSGR and chose to attend the event out of support for the Israel Defense Forces and curiosity about shooting. After a short explanation of the safety rules and the mechanics of two types of .22 caliber guns. We headed into the range. No one ran from the range in fear and no tears were shed. In fact, most of the women didn't want to stop shooting. I lost count of the surprised look and comment, "This is so much fun!"

Safety Briefing from ArmedCandy's Gabby Photo By FIDF-Atlanta
ArmedCandy's Gun Saftey Briefing
Many of the ladies asked about classes and ladies day, and I fully expect to see them return soon.  Obviously, I enjoy inspiring women to try shooting, but it gave me an extra warm feeling to be able to share my hobby with Jewish women who supposedly, "hate guns".

*RSO - Range safety Officer
*FIDF - Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces
"The Israeli government is responsible for training IDF soldiers and providing them with the necessary tools for their service. FIDF is committed to providing these soldiers with love, support, and care in an effort to ease the burden they carry on behalf of the Jewish community worldwide." - FIDF - Atlanta region FaceBook Page

Special thanks to

Sandy Springs Gun Range
Sandy Springs Gun Club & Range

my two RSO helpers
Rachel Rachel

a woman who was very instrumental in my gun education
Rivka's first experience Rivka

a girl I brought to the range for her first experience, less than a year ago

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1 comment:

Ron Mullins said...

A refreshingly frank discussion.  Thank you.

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