There’s a great YouTube series that Laura and I support via Patreon called “Daze with Jordan the Lion.” The host goes to cool places that viewers might otherwise never get to see. I can get lost for hours watching episodes on everything from the Surf Ballroom to Billy the Kid’s grave to the shooting locations of Harold Lloyd’s “Safety Last.”
He recently posted this great video of a visit to the Annie Oakley museum in Greenville, Ohio.
This fantastic quote from Annie Oakley grabbed my attention:
“I would like to see every woman know how to handle firearms as naturally as they know how to handle babies.”
This struck me as incredibly timely. Annie Oakley is considered a feminist icon and early example of “Grrrl power.” She met her husband, sharpshooter Frank Butler, when she beat him in a shooting contest. She volunteered to teach the US military how to shoot properly (they foolishly turned her down.) She knew that women who could handle firearms had nothing to fear from any man, so she wanted women to be as comfortable holding a gun as holding a baby.
Today, with skyrocketing crime in blue states and cities, women are afraid to leave their homes, and the only solution that the women leaders of places like New York, San Francisco and Chicago can offer is more gun control laws. They don’t want women to have guns or babies. Personally, I think women would be a lot safer taking the advice of Annie Oakley than Kathy Hochul.
By the way, speaking of great shots, here’s a video of Ted Nugent using a handgun to separate two bucks that got locked together by the antlers.