by Tawana Watson
She Packs Heat Women Shooting Chapters, LLC is an organization that I founded with my husband, David Parker, in an effort to bring diversity to the shooting community. It is our hope that with this organization we will be able to encourage women living in urban areas to become part of the shooting community and give them a voice and an outlet to openly support the Second Amendment, as well as bring education, empowerment, and socialization. She Packs Heat Women Shooting Chapters, LLC is based in Cleveland, Ohio, and currently, we have a diverse group of 20 women that have joined since the organization has been in operation.
I am working to bring many different outlets to the members of this group, such as: different social outings in Cleveland, Ohio, where the women get together and socialize, educational classes that would promote personal protection and firearm safety, along with courses geared towards educating children and teenagers in personal protection and firearm safety. I am working very hard with my husband to have on hand the different personal protection devices (stun guns/tasers, pepper spray/mace, etc.) at very discounted prices for the members, so that they will not have to look far for these devices if they believe that they are of some worth to them. We are also working with different organizations to help promote the She Packs Heat Women Shooting Chapters “Anti-Violence Against Women and Children Campaign,” which we are planning to kick off in September with a walk that would incorporate the east side and west side of Cleveland. All proceeds will be donated to the Domestic Violence Center here in Cleveland. We also are working on the She Packs Heat Women Shooting Chapters “Fashion Show to End Human Trafficking” in October. All proceeds will be donated to the Coalition to End Human Trafficking. Lastly, we are working on a wide variety of courses from “Anti-Stalking,” to “Anti-Bullying,” to “Firearm Safety for Children,” to “How to Be Safe on the College Campus.” This organization is constantly incorporating new ideas.
Anyone who would like to be a member of She Packs Heat Women Shooting Chapters, LLC or who is interested in starting a chapter in their area can email firstname.lastname@example.org with their inquiry.
She Packs Heat Women Shooting Chapters, LLC is not just a group of women who want to shoot or learn personal protection; it is my hope that this becomes a movement in every urban community across the country.