Learn more about the DC Project on dcproject.info!
Crafting the Conversation
This nonpartisan initiative encourages women to establish relationships with their legislators, and reveal the faces and stories of real gun owners. We also host range days for legislators and staffers to learn firearms safety and experience our 2A heritage and culture.
50 women from 50 states
Each summer more than 50 women and girls spend 4 days meeting with members of Congress. The DC Project is a nonpartisan initiative to bring 50 women, one from each state, to Washington to dispel common myths and garner support for gun rights.
About the DC Project
The project is the brainchild of Dianna Muller, retired law enforcement officer turned professional 3-gun competitor, who just represented the USA in the IPSC World Shotgun match, where she brought home individual silver and team gold medals. In 2016 Muller met with her legislator and wanted to encourage other women to do the same, so she asked colleagues in the shooting community to join her.
Robyn Sandoval, Executive Director of A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League, has joined Muller on all the trips to DC. “When women and students make demands against our freedoms, it is important that our legislators know that those protestors do not speak for everyone,” says Sandoval. “We have more women than ever before wanting to exercise their Second Amendment rights to protect themselves and their families. We have youth who are dedicated to their marksmanship sports. Our lawmakers need to know our stories.”
Each DC Project delegate funds her own trip in this truly grassroots initiative. Participants’ schedules included meetings with Senate and House members and staffers, networking gatherings, and a rally on the U.S. Capitol grounds, featuring dynamic and inspiring speakers. The schedule also includes two range days for members of Congress and staff to meet with DC Project instructors to experience the culture of the shooting community and learn more about firearms.