Female Second Amendment Advocacy group heads to capitol hill
The nonpartisan, Second Amendment advocacy group, the D.C. Project Foundation recently held its first competitive shooting fundraiser at the Reveille Peak Ranch in the scenic hill country of Burnet County, Texas, USA. The 3-Gun, two-person team match featured a junior shooter or woman on every team. The event raised $20,000 to support the women of the D.C. Project as they travel to Washington, D.C. to meet face to face with the Nation’s lawmakers next month.
Dianna Muller, D.C. Project Foundation founder and match organizer said, “We saw loads of smiles and received a lot of positive feedback on the match. Not only was it a grand time on the range, but the money raised will go directly toward our advocacy work on The Hill. For the first time, we’re able to help the women who donate their own time and money to preserving and protecting the Second Amendment, by covering the cost of their lodging.”
Founded in 2015, the nonpartisan D.C. Project Foundation gathers women of all ages and backgrounds from every state in the country to Washington, D.C. where they meet with legislators on Capitol Hill, share their stories of Second Amendment advocacy, and build a bridge of communication on behalf of all gun owners.
In addition to the challenging and exciting course of fire, the inaugural D.C. Project Team Match was highlighted by a full-auto experience for participants as well as a fun-filled ‘BANGquet’, entertainment, live auction, and raffles. “With the tremendous support of our sponsors, competitors collected some truly awesome firearms and shooting gear,” said Muller. “Backing from the sponsors made it a weekend to remember.”
“This July when we meet with our Senators and Congress people in Washington, we’ll be appreciative to those sponsors who share our dedication to protecting the Second Amendment, and work hard to educate them about what safe, responsible gun ownership means to all of us,” Muller added.
“Our D.C. Project efforts for the week are capped off with a rally. It's open to the public, and we encourage each and every 2A supporter to join us on July 12 at 2 p.m. on the West Lawn of The Capitol," said Muller. "The Second Amendment is an important part of our legacy as American women, and we'd love to have you with us as we express our First Amendment right to defend it."
The D.C. Project Foundation is an educational and bipartisan effort of 50 women, one from each state, meeting legislators on Capitol Hill as gun owners and Second Amendment supporters. Each summer more than 50 women of various ages, backgrounds, and ethnicity spend four days meeting with members of the Unites States Senate and House of Representatives to advocate for the Second Amendment as female gun owners on behalf of all Americans.