Thats who I'm known as in our little town.
I'm the girl with the guns.
Maybe it's because they have seen me shooting skeet with the boys.
Maybe it's because I hunt.
Maybe it's because I defend my livestock and my fruit & nut trees.
Maybe it's because I tweet about my love for my pink-handled .38 special The Man-of-My-Dreams got me for Easter that I may or may not have in my purse at any given moment.
No matter the reason, I have graduated from the "Fire Lady" to "The Girl With The Guns".
I find it kinda funny, I mean they see me with my fishing poles way more often than they see me with a firearm... Why am I not the "Fishing Lady"?
They see me riding the lawnmower weekly without fail, and I've never been referred to as "That Lady Who Mows".
They see me pulling my jet ski to the lake every week-end and I'm not that "Crazy Jet Ski Woman".
I am the Girl With the Guns.
Now.. keep in mind, I live in Texas. I live in a rural area of Texas. Guns are NOT something out of the ordinary around these parts. They practically close school the first day of Hunting season because so many kids miss school to go hunting with their fathers!
But, I am still the Girl with the Guns.
Guess what y'all? This Girl with the Guns can out-shoot most men.
This Girl with the Guns can and does protect her farm, livestock, and family when the need arises.
This Girl with the Guns is never afraid of things that go bump in the night.
This Girl with the Guns is proud she can hold her own with the boys.
This Girl with the Guns is kinda confused as to why it's seen as something out of the ordinary for a woman to, not only be able to shoot a firearm, but to actually enjoy it.
I know guns are not for everybody.
I know not everyone lives in an area where livestock protection is an important part of their life.
But is seeing a girl who knows how to handle guns really that rare?
Or... is it that the girls who do hunt/shoot etc... keep it a secret?
If so...... why?
This is what I am pondering today...
Until I figure it out I'll be the Girl with the Guns, and proud of it!
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