Tanisha Moner has launched an initiative to show other Detroit area black women that they don’t have to be defenseless victims of crime and teaching them how to use guns and to not be afraid of them. In an article by the Washington Free Beacon, Moner said her own traumatic experiences led her to a path of facing her fears and getting certified to carry a gun under Michigan’s concealed carry law. Now she’s paying it forward and helping other women do the same. Her first training session had 50 women show up. In 2019, 814 attended the training.
“I don’t have my own personal police force around me 24/7,” Moner said. “It is my duty and obligation to take care of my own personal protection. They’re gonna come after the fact if I’m lucky. But who is there in that moment? I’ve been in that moment on more than one occasion. There’s nobody there but me.”
Judging by the tight grouping show in the photo above, Moner is doing a fine job with her instruction.