Author Archives: girlsloveguns

I accidentally… a spotting scope

But I don’t know a thing about it. It came with a padded, lockable case and keys as well as a tripod. The scope itself and the tripod are both marked Winchester. The scope says Winchester WLK-532 on it. There are numbers around the eyepiece to mark magnification and they range from 15-45. Can anyone […]

Aurora “is No More Dangerous Than Your Town”

Today, I have read many official statements released in response to the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado last night. Many of the statements included the word “shocked.” I was not shocked to hear that a mass shooting occurred. The truth is that mass shootings have been in my realm of consciousness at least since […]

Situational Awareness in Crowded Places

I don’t know about anyone else, but I read good books and watch entertaining movies to lose myself in a storyline. To shed my worries and cares, to let my feet leave the planet of my reality and head off to explore the alternate realities presented on paper and in film is liberating. I don’t […]

Gun Blogger Rendezvous Registration is OPEN!

Gun Blogger Rendezvous is just a few, measly months away! This year the Rendezvous will be held September 5th-8th and it will be in the usual spot, the Silver Legacy Hotel and Casino located in beautiful Reno, Nevada. The registration fee is $30 per person and it includes the cost of the Silver Legacy Hospitality […]

I Have Too Many Gun-Related Shirts

I’m cleaning house and giving away the following t-shirts. All are used in good condition. All have been around a dog. They’re FREE to a good home, email me your mailing info at and I’ll send them to you. If you wanna chip in for shipping, that’s awesome. If not, no worries. 🙂 Grey […]

Target Practice and Fire Safety

After Randy’s Tannerite escapade, I emailed University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Living With Fire program coordinator Ed Smith asking about the wildfire danger caused by target shooters shooting out in the boonies. Here’s our conversation: From: Gun Girl To: Ed Smith Subject: Wildfire and Gunfire Hi Ed~ Can gunfire cause wildfires? If so, are there […]

“Campus Safety Alert”

Below is a “Campus Safety Alert” issued by Adam Garcia, the Director of Police Services at UNR. The incidents described below are just two examples of why I feel uncomfortable visiting the UNR campus as an unarmed female. University Police Services and the Reno Police Department have received two separate reports of suspicious incidents. On […]

She Don’t Like Guns

Awhile back, the Women’s Shooting Academy was asking for guestbloggers on their Facebook fan page. They threw out an idea for a post: how to get more women to like guns. I’ve been Googling around on the topic, because it is one that hits close to home. I didn’t like them and now I do. […]

Firearms and Wildfires

After Randy’s Tannerite-involving, don’t burn down the city escapades, I’ve been trying to find research-based information on the effects of discharging a firearm in a wildfire prone area. I’ve found several news stories out of California and Utah which blame target shooters for wildfires. I’ve read forum postings which state that shooting can cause fires, […]