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Annual Capitol Hill Fly-In Success

Our annual fly-in was a great success despite the turmoil of the world and the Speaker race.  Women for Gun Rights, formerly known as the DC Project, made strides to influence the community and lawmakers in many forms; from hosting a rally and utilizing a mobile billboard to meetings with legislators and a press conference with Members of Congress.

Our newly added training session and yearly rally at the U.S. Supreme Court had nearly 100 women in attendance. As Dianna Muller, founder of Women for Gun Rights, said at the rally: “America sees gun control messaging and swarms of women demanding more restrictions in front of this iconic building pretty regularly, so we are proud to provide a counter visual and highlight pro-gun messaging like ‘moms demand protection!’”

A mobile billboard traveled around the Capitol, the National Mall and the White House for eight hours each day. It displayed five messages; “Protect me like a politician” with a young girl in front of a school building, “Gun control is racist” with an African-American woman holding an AR-15, “My body, my choice” with a woman holding a gun, and “94% of mass killings are in gun free zones.”

We had 65 women from 45 states that spanned twelve teams that contacted over 130 offices. Our efforts were wrapped up with a press conference in partnership with several members of Congress. National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC-9) headlined the national press conference along with Reps. Eric Burlison (R-MO-7), Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA-14) and Kat Cammack (R-FL-3). “When I was sworn into Congress, I pledged to support and defend the Constitution of the United States—including the Second Amendment,” said Rep. Hudson. “Over the last two years, the Biden administration has perpetrated an all-out assault on the Second Amendment. That’s why I am proud to stand with Women for Gun Rights and others working to defend our Second Amendment.

Several members of Women for Gun Rights delivered remarks including Mira O’Connell, who successfully defended herself from a serial rapist who broke into her home by taking his gun; Mae Toppino, a high school sophomore, discussed the need for armed security to stop school shootings; and Robyn Sandoval, a former gun control advocate who has not only become a strong proponent of gun rights but also co-founded “A Girl and A Gun” shooting club, which trains women across the country on how to defend themselves with a firearm.

“We want to sincerely thank Congressman Hudson for his unwavering support of the right that keeps us safe,” said Dianna Muller. “Women across the country owe him and his colleagues a debt of gratitude for working tirelessly to ensure that our Second Amendment freedoms will be protected now and for future generations of Americans.”

Watch the full Press Conference

We would like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who donated in support of our mobile billboard. Heads were turned and we witnessed many individuals stop to truly internalize the messages that we shared. 

We are facing multi-million dollar, Bloomberg-funded organizations like Moms Demand Action. In order to continue fighting the battle and making an impact on Capitol Hill, our state legislatures, and our individual communities, we need your help.

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