Jeanelle Westrom is the owner of Davenport Guns, LLC., a new (in 2015) 3000 square foot gun shop and classroom and the Davenport Shooting Club, a 12 lane / 50 feet indoor pistol range. This facility is located in Davenport Iowa. Davenport Guns also holds FFL’s in two other locations allowing Jeanelle and her team to service customers in Iowa, Illinois and Ohio.
As a 3rd generation child in the firearms industry, Jeanelle learned sight alignment and trigger control before learning how to ride a bike. Working gun shows with her parents, she’s been involved in the firearms industry one way or another since childhood, and her firearms interest has remained.
In the early 90’s Jeanelle went to work for Jim Glazier and Carl Lewis (owner of LMT and LMT Defense) at Eagle Arms in Coal Valley, Illinois for a short time. Mark Westrom purchased the company in January, 1994. Adding to his holdings and to the company’s history, he went on to purchase the ArmaLite trademark and combining the two brought the company back to the forefront of innovation in the AR industry. Jeanelle remained with the company in a variety of positions from accountant, to sales manager, HR manager, and even worked short stints in the assembly, shipping, and engineering departments. Jeanelle knows this business from the ground up.
In the late 90’s Jeanelle started competitive shooting, competing in Bianchi Cup, ICORE, IPSC, PPC, and Service Rifle, in which she still competes, in a variety of locations across the county including the prestigious Camp Perry. She is a certified instructor and has trained both rifle and pistol shooters.
As a precursor to the opening of Davenport Guns, in 2014 She took over the ArmaLite store at Camp Perry and works with all the military teams along with as many junior teams as possible. She states “Not being a manufacturer my prices are not as low as my competitors’, however I’ve managed to earn a profit when many much better known companies haven’t, and I attribute that to my attention to customer service and an overall service attitude.”
In January 2016, Jeanelle was selected to represent her home state of Iowa as a group of dedicated female shooters to head to DC and talk to our nations legislators. Dubbed the “DC Project”, the first trip was in Feb of 2016, to learn the lay of the land and to let our elected officials see that the face of today’s shooter is changing, and the female market is growing.
Jenna Meek, once described as a cross between Rambo and Martha Stewart, is an author and firearms instructor specializing in self-defense. She holds credentials from the Massad Ayoob Group and the NRA, and in collaboration with Marc MacYoung has created SafetyConcepts to bring effective personal safety information for everyone.
Safety Concepts is an educational approach to personal safety that helps you improve your quality of life through seminars, books, audio-books, and videos. Their mission is to paint the big picture of effective personal safety and provide you with tools to fortify the life you’re already living. In their own words:
“Our focus is on the skills and information most people need in most places, most of the time. Most people don’t need to be action heroes. Most people need to deal with everyday intimidation, boundary violations, and navigating unfamiliar circumstances.
Do we have specialized training for extraordinary circumstances? Yes, but we build a foundation of fundamental understanding first. Before learning to handle dangerous situations, we teach people how to recognize them and avoid them altogether when they can.
That said, we are in the business of building capable, confident people. When a conflict can’t be avoided, we will arm you with the best information about what to do before, during, and after to make sure you go home to your loved ones.”
In addition to teaching shooting skills, she also teaches her students about violence awareness (and prevention) and the legal aftermath of using deadly force in self-defense, whether gun related or not. When she is not writing or teaching grownups, she is homeschooling her kiddo and being slobbered on by her loving pack of dogs.
She specializes teaching in the firearms discipline. Jenna her husband, Jeff run Carry On Colorado. Jenna has also be spotted traveling, teaching and learning from other instructors.
Jenna’s new book is titled “Calling the Shots: Self-protection and firearm choices that work for you.”
Mary Hagen is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for business, fashion and the outdoors. An avid huntress, and fierce business woman, Hagen sought to fill a gap in the fashion industry – – women’s hunting and outdoors sports apparel. Today with a proprietary brand, cutting edge camouflage pattern, and a team of talented designers, Mary has been able to bring the brand to life and to market! Now available online at www.hagenhunting.com, the company is looking forward to being available in stores like Bass Pro and Sportsman’s Warehouse.
Hagen has served as the Hunting Director with ASRPA since late 2014, and has plans to grow the organization as Vice President next year (2017).
Title: Founder & CEO Hagen Hunting
Hagen Hunting is an outdoor apparel company for women.
Nikki Goeser is a survivor of a deadly crime in a gun-free zone where she lost her husband at the hands of her stalker.
Nikki is the author of “Stalked and Defenseless: How Gun Control Helped My Stalker Murder My Husband in Front of Me.”
She is the 2012 recipient of the NRA’s Sybil Ludington Women’s Freedom Award for her dedication in educating the public, media and legislators on the importance of the 2nd amendment.
She works as Communications Director for the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC), founded by Dr. John Lott, an economist and a world recognized expert on guns and crime (author of More Guns, Less Crime.)
On March 3, 2021 Nikki offered testimony for Representative William Lamberth’s Lifetime Order of Protection Bill in front of the TN Legislature-House Civil Justice Committee. This bill is to prevent victims from being re-victimized, like Nikki Goeser. She had been married for just over 16 months, when her husband Ben was murdered in front of her by her stalker. The murderer/stalker has continuously sent Nikki twisted love letters from prison for many years. He is scheduled to be released from prison early. Nikki is fighting for a Lifetime Order of Protection Law in TN. Nikki testified in support of the legislation.
In April of 2021 Nikki offered important and deeply personal testimony at the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing on the Constitution concerning the dangers of Red Flag Laws and how they can be mis-used to re-victimize people who have suffered emotional and physical injuries at the hands of criminals and abusers.
Theme: The Powerful Ladies of the 2A
(We have a female gun store owner, a female firearms instructor, a woman whose husband was killed in a gun-free zone, and a lady who is working towards preserving our 2A rights in the future)
Hour #1 Guests:
– Jeanelle Westrom (pronounced West-Rom)– Jeanelle Westrom is a competitive shooter & certified firearms instructor, but she is also the sole owner of Davenport Guns, in Iowa, a 3000 square foot gun shop and classroom and the Davenport Shooting Club, a 12 lane / 50 feet indoor pistol range. Jeanelle also holds FFL’s in two other in Illinois and Ohio. And she was one of the ladies we met in the DC Project.
– Jenna Meek – Author and firearms instructor, new book is titled “Calling the Shots: Self-protection and firearm choices that work for you”
Hour #2 Guests:
– Nikki Goeser (pronounced (GO-Sir) – Nikki Goeser is a survivor of a deadly crime in a gun-free zone where she lost her husband at the hands of her stalker, she is an author, and the Communications Director for the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC), founded by Dr. John Lott.
– Mary Hagen (pronounced HAY-Gehn) – Mary Hagen has served as the Hunting Director with AZ Rifle & Pistol Assoc (ASRPA) since late 2014, and has plans to grow the organization as Vice President next year (2017).
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