Konnie Couch and Robin Willoughby are both grandmothers in their 50’s who were robbed a few years ago. They’re both from Aurora, Indiana. Since their robberies, they’ve decided to start a gun club for other elderly women, some of whom are divorced or widowed. Cincinnati.com reported:
Couch and Willoughby are the founders of a new local group, Women Armed and Ready, or WAR. After both women were robbed around 2011, they decided they were tired of being victims and didn’t want to see others go through what they did. After two years of development, they held their first meeting May 6.
“The thing of it is, bad things happen to good people all the time, and, if something bad is going to happen, it’s gonna happen without warning,” Couch said. “It’s gonna be very quick, and you’ve gotta be prepared for it.”
“(Our main objective is) to get women trained and where, if they have to … they would be able to react and save themselves. Or at least make a very valiant attempt to save themselves,” Couch said.
The three main goals of the group: education, training and competence.
“I don’t want you to be confident in what you do,” Couch tells members of WAR during a meeting July 8. “When you’re confident, you’re careless. I want you to be competent.”
There are 35 registered members of WAR, though Willoughby said, “we’ve never had less than 40 at a meeting,” with an age range of 50 to 81.
All members have their concealed carry licenses.
Of course, gun control advocates think these types of groups are a really bad idea, because guns are evil. The founder of Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence Toby Hoover stated:
“If people are just getting together to make a group to get guns with no training or knowledge of laws, that’s dangerous. (Getting guns for self-protection) just isn’t working. It doesn’t work anywhere.”
Never mind the fact that these grandmothers aren’t getting guns “with no training or knowledge of laws.” That’s the whole point of Women Armed and Ready. These women are being trained how to use their guns in self-defense situations, and they’re being taught about laws pertaining to guns.