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A Girl and Her Gun: A Favor

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A Favor

I get a lot of emails.  I guess that term "a lot" is relative.  I don't know what a lot is, but for me the number of emails I get per day from women and more than a few men is a lot.  Every single day I get emails with people telling me very personal and difficult things that they have experienced.  Many have never told anyone else.  The email to me is often the first time they shared what awful thing they went through.  Some are stories of near misses, some parallel mine and some are so gut wrenchingly awful that it takes me a bit to get through them.  But, I do.  I read every word and offer whatever support I can and I spend an enormous amount of time on my knees for these women. 

I would like to share one of those stories with you.  This is probably going to be a story like you have never read before.  It will probably challenge many of your emotions, but I ask that you take the time to read it.

When you are finished reading the story I would like for you to stop and think how different things could have been if any of the women had a weapon and/ or training.   Then I would like you to consider going here and donating money to help Erin become trained and armed.  I do not normally advertise(although this is the second time in a week) when I donate money to certain causes, but if I am asking you to give then it is fair that you know that I already have.

7 Comments:

At February 29, 2012 at 12:50 PM , Blogger Tango Juliet said...

That's quite a story.

 
At February 29, 2012 at 12:51 PM , Blogger Tango Juliet said...

PS. I sent Erin some $$$ yesterday.

 
At February 29, 2012 at 12:54 PM , Blogger Larry said...

I've already got it in the budget, she's getting the gun that I want. I like my G36 but I sure would like to have something a bit cheaper to feed.

 
At February 29, 2012 at 2:54 PM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

TJ & Larry, your good men!

 
At February 29, 2012 at 4:30 PM , Blogger Erin Palette said...

I am continually impressed by the kindness and generosity of gunnies. You make me proud to be associated with you. *hugs*

 
At February 29, 2012 at 6:43 PM , Blogger Erin Palette said...

I am constantly impressed by the kindness and generosity of the gunnie community. The amount of positive response to this -- and not a single negative reply -- leaves me awestruck.

I'm honored. I feel like I don't deserve this.

All I can do is promise that I'll make you all proud of me, and I'll pay it forward.

*BIG HUGS*

 
At March 1, 2012 at 3:16 AM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

You deserve it.

I think it is one of my favorite things about the people in this community, they put their money where their mouth is. They give time, money, heck their lives for what they believe in and they believe in being armed. I am not surprised that you are getting so much support. These are good people.

It takes courage to reach out and ask for help. I'm already proud of you.

 

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