Amanda Watson
News Editor
3 minute read
29 Mar 2021
6:06 am

Guns ’n roses: Female shooters take to the range

Amanda Watson

Learning to use a firearm is about situational awareness but is also a lot of fun.

Michele Berovic takes aim with an AK47 at the annual Girls on Fire event. Picture: Amanda Watson

Picking up a firearm is  more than wanting to shoot it, it’s the planting of the seed of an idea that women can protect themselves and gain the confidence they need to deal with difficult circumstances. That’s according to Lynnette Oxley, organiser of the annual Girls on Fire, which caters exclusively for professional, semi amateur and amateur female shooters and took place at the Rooikraal shooting range in Vosloorus on the East Rand on Saturday. “It’s not the firearm which gives protection, it’s the thought process, which allows one to think, ‘I don’t have to suffer this situation’,” Oxley said....