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Old 07-07-2013, 11:34 AM
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Folks,

Here's a New York Times review of the documentary "A Girl and A Gun" and a link to the documentary preview trailer:

http://movies.nytimes.com/2013/07/05...ture.html?_r=0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7KET8TcnqY

I think we've talked this over before, but since the NYT is giving it massive free publicity, we might as well visit it a again and share it with our friends, relations and colleagues. I liked it because it clearly shows that women who have guns, have them for many, many different reasons. We've said that time and again on the Women's Forum.

One of the things I liked best about it is they show women of all ages, ethnicities and physical abilities. One really strong interview was with a disabled woman in a wheelchair who understandably wanted to protect herself from BG's, since she can't just run away..

Here's a clip from the review.

“It’s hard, it’s hot, it shoots things out,” says one excited interviewee in “A Girl and a Gun,” Cathryne Czubek’s cross-country survey of American women and their firearms. “It’s my first boyfriend,” coos another, tenderly stroking the barrel of her sleek companion, while the blogger Violet Blue just loves her Lady Smith revolver. “It’s owning my womanhood,” says Ms. Blue, who purchased her first weapon after receiving death threats while writing for The San Francisco Chronicle.
Sampling a respectable range of beliefs and backgrounds — including a competitive skeet shooter and more than one victim of violence — Ms. Czubek reaches the unremarkable conclusion that women who like guns do so for lots of different reasons. But whether viewed as empowerment tools or aphrodisiacs, stress relievers or deadly bodyguards, these weapons and their owners never cohere into an actual point. A tai chi instructor with a healthy fear of a volatile ex-boyfriend shops for an ultralight shotgun; a terrified young widow, cradling a baby in one hand and a handgun in the other, recalls killing an intruder who tried to break into her home.


I haven't seen the full documentary. Has anyone seen it? Do we know how to get it?
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:41 AM
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First time poster in this forum. No invasion intended!

It would be good to see if this could somehow get sent to Kevin De Leons office for this little snippet: http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...d.php?t=787776

Talking about ridiculous!!
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Old 07-07-2013, 12:09 PM
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Folks,

Here's a New York Times review of the documentary "A Girl and A Gun" and a link to the documentary preview trailer:

http://movies.nytimes.com/2013/07/05...ture.html?_r=0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7KET8TcnqY

I think we've talked this over before, but since the NYT is giving it massive free publicity, we might as well visit it a again and share it with our friends, relations and colleagues. I liked it because it clearly shows that women who have guns, have them for many, many different reasons. We've said that time and again on the Women's Forum.

One of the things I liked best about it is they show women of all ages, ethnicities and physical abilities. One really strong interview was with a disabled woman in a wheelchair who understandably wanted to protect herself from BG's, since she can't just run away..

Here's a clip from the review.

“It’s hard, it’s hot, it shoots things out,” says one excited interviewee in “A Girl and a Gun,” Cathryne Czubek’s cross-country survey of American women and their firearms. “It’s my first boyfriend,” coos another, tenderly stroking the barrel of her sleek companion, while the blogger Violet Blue just loves her Lady Smith revolver. “It’s owning my womanhood,” says Ms. Blue, who purchased her first weapon after receiving death threats while writing for The San Francisco Chronicle.
Sampling a respectable range of beliefs and backgrounds — including a competitive skeet shooter and more than one victim of violence — Ms. Czubek reaches the unremarkable conclusion that women who like guns do so for lots of different reasons. But whether viewed as empowerment tools or aphrodisiacs, stress relievers or deadly bodyguards, these weapons and their owners never cohere into an actual point. A tai chi instructor with a healthy fear of a volatile ex-boyfriend shops for an ultralight shotgun; a terrified young widow, cradling a baby in one hand and a handgun in the other, recalls killing an intruder who tried to break into her home.


I haven't seen the full documentary. Has anyone seen it? Do we know how to get it?
Only problem I have with it is that some lady at the end of the clip called a semi-auto sport rifle an 'ASSAULT' rifle.
Should be corrected!
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Old 07-07-2013, 12:13 PM
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Well, to be picky, the woman who referred to an "assault rifle" may have been from a somewhere that allows such things. Who knows what she's shooting ?

And no one can define that term precisely anyway. We're so fixated on terminology. Someone at the range the other day said "bullet" when he meant "round" and blushed bright red.


Anyway, to return to the topic at hand: I dug around a little and found that at video will be available to rent or buy on Itunes on Sep 3. Or On Demand at Comcast, Vudu, etc. And there was a screening in Claremont this week. Damn.
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WHAT I HAVE LEARNED SO FAR, MOSTLY THE HARD WAY
• Do only safe sex. Never have sex with someone crazier than you are.
• Don't marry or move in together before you're both at least 25.
• Don't have children until you're married five years or at least age 30.
• Put 10% of your salary into savings every month no matter how broke you are.
• Don't ever screw around with the IRS.
• Keep a handgun on your bedside table.
• Don't smart-mouth judges, or cops who stop you on the road.

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