A group of grandmothers in Indiana have decided to form a gun group for elderly women so that they can prevent themselves from becoming victims. The group was created by Konnie Couch and Robin Willoughby from Aurora, Indiana, and they named this group WAR which stands for Women Armed and Ready, the exact premise of the organization.
These women chose to found the group after both of them were robbed in 2011 and they hope that will not happen to anyone who is apart of their gun group. When speaking about this Konnie Couch said “The thing of it is, bad things happen to good people all the time, and, if something bad is going to happen, it’s gonna happen without warning, it’s gonna be very quick, and you’ve gotta be prepared for it.” Her goals for this gun group are to make sure that everyone is competent when it comes to knowing how to use a gun. She also mentions that the three main goals of the group are education, training and competence. The group meets twice a month and they split their time with speaker led classes and first hand experience at a gun range.
All the members of this gun group have their concealed carry permits and as a whole, the percentage of female gun owners has been steadily increasing. Most members of the group get their licenses online from Florida because that license is accepted in many states.
These stories of people learning how to properly handle a weapon is great to hear especially when its from groups of people you wouldn’t think of using guns. These ladies are getting all the proper training and we can only hope that it provides them with an ample amount of protection.
If you wish to hear more about the gun group WAR and how they are doing than you can find that here.