Hi all. I am a 49 year old lesbian in NC who has never shot a gun but has, for some time now, wanted to learn how to use one and acquire a weapon but has put it off as being not-so-important. I no longer feel safe in my own nation. Regretfully. I was surprised to see that there are no chapters of yours in Western NC. Are there any places you recommend learning to shoot and/or otherwise defend oneself in my area? Asheville, specifically. A friend of mine just had all of her chickens strung up and killed on her own damned property by someone. The timing is too sketchy to be a coincidence.
I think it is time I stopped being namby-pamby and learn to defend myself. I hate the idea of violence but I will NOT be threatened in my own home, if it comes to that. Thank you for your help.