Women from around the country will travel to the U.S. Capitol this summer as part of the D.C. Project, a non-partisan group that brings 50 women (one from each state) to Washington, D.C., to meet with their legislators about issues addressing the Second Amendment. These women will be meeting with Congressional members and staff for one week in June. All of them have diverse professional experiences, come from different backgrounds, and hold divergent political beliefs―but they share one common, life-defining interest―immense appreciation and respect for America’s gun culture.
The D.C. Project was started by the 2015 NRA World Shooting Championship Lady Champion, Dianna Muller, in 2016 with one goal: to bring the rapidly-growing demographic of gun owners in direct connection with legislators. Females can provide another perspective on the Second Amendment to lawmakers, including their involvement in competitive shooting.
“The Second Amendment is part of the United States Constitution and does not belong to one party,” remarked Muller. She added, “Female gun owners are diverse, and have individualized stories and accounts of why this Amendment is so important to them. These stories need to be shared as they are representative of many within legislators’ constituencies.”
“A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League” sponsors the D.C. Project, and their executive director Robyn Sandoval is making her third trip with them to meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
“As a mother who was a supporter of gun control for decades, I now devote my life to empowering women with the safe use and storage of firearms. It is important that our lawmakers learn our stories and have access to our resources for education on gun-related issues.”
This summer, the D.C. Project will host several events, including speeches and meetings with lawmakers to address the rising demographic of female gun ownership. The value of the Second Amendment in today’s society cannot be understated.