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Sandy Williams


North Carolina

Who or what got you into shooting?
I shot some pellet guns as a child, and my husband shoots in rimfire competitions.

Why are you involved with the NRA or how do you support their efforts?
I believe in the Second Amendment.

Tell us about the first gun you owned or your favorite gun.
It was a class BB rifle

What's your current go-to gun?
Ruger LCR

What's your favorite shooting range or place to hunt?
Rockingham County Gun Club

What's your best or most memorable moment as it relates to firearms?
Buying a new Ruger

I own a gun because:
I believe in my right to protect myself.

Tell us the best (or worst) gun advice you've ever been given.
The best - just relax, but respect the gun

What's your easiest gun to handle and shoot? Hardest?
Ruger LCR

What would be your recommendation for best entry-level gun?
Any .22

Your ideal shopping trip: the mall or an outdoor outfitter?

What do you think is the best home defense — firing or fleeing?

What's your favorite holiday? Why?

Your greatest accomplishment?
Overcoming my fear of gunfire