Shirley Watral is the author of Amazon bestseller Heels to Holster, is a motivational speaker and firearms trainer. This book Heels to Holster is a memoir of how she discovered the warrior inside as she survived an abusive relationship and thrived in the aftermath.
She has a passion for educating women on how to handle firearms safely so they can become their own first responder. She empowers others by sharing her own life story and wants to encourage women to build positively upon whatever has happened to them and become a warrior for their life.
Two causes near to her heart are the fight against sex trafficking and domestic violence.
She serves as the DC Project Florida state director since 2020. The DC Project is a nonpartisan organization of women for gun rights with their focus on developing relations with lawmakers. Their mission is to raise awareness among the community and legislation that firearms safety and violence prevention are achieved through education, not legislation.
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Our guest today is Shirley Watral. Shirley is an NRA certified firearms instructor, empowerment motivational speaker, and author of “Heels to Holster”. This book is a memoir of how she discovered the warrior inside as she survived an abusive relationship and thrived in the aftermath.
She serves as the Secretary on the Board of Women Outdoor Media Association (WOMA) which focuses on increasing media attention for women in the fields of shooting, hunting, fishing and archery and she is the DC Project Florida State Director.
1) Tell us about your book Heels to Holster.
2) Being your own first responder goes beyond simply owning a firearm, but since we are talking to the millions of brand new first-time gun owners, and the millions more who are still contemplating the move to being a firearm owner, what can you tell us about taking on that responsibility?
3) As a survivor of domestic violence, what do you see that can be done to lower the number of domestic violence cases?
4) Off air we spoke about the importance of scenario training. Tell our listeners what we mean by that.