A Florida native and current resident of West Bend, Wisconsin, Davis started her firearm instruction company in 2016 because she realized a glaring disparity in representation in the gun community.
Anytime women troop into the range where she worked, Davis would feel “extremely uncomfortable” while their significant other attempted to teach them about firearms.
For Davis, it is crucially important for black women to learn how to shoot and defend themselves as they are more likely to become victims of domestic violence, as she had been.
“I thought when I initially started the organization that there’d be a lot more black men joining to revisit some of the social obstacles and challenges that we have in terms of firearms, but it’s been black woman that has been driving a lot of our growth, and that’s across the board,” Philip Smith, president of NAAGA, said.
Davis was inspired to venture into the firearms training business by the women who thronged the range and trooping to her to ask if she could train them.