Julianna Crowder is the Founder of A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League. A dreamer, teacher, and leader, she empowers women to take personal responsibility for their safety by learning the proper handling and use of firearms and invites women to participate at the shooting range. Although she was raised around firearms and married a Marine, it wasn’t until 2004 that Julianna developed an interest in competitive action shooting, hunting, and self defense. She participated in IDPA, but grew tired of being the only woman at a match. She would see women there with their husbands, but always sitting on the sidelines. On Feb. 28, 2011, she held her first Girl’s Night Out, a casual, unintimidating event on safe shooting followed by “girl talk” at a restaurant afterwards. Only a few girls showed up, but each week a few more would come. Using this simple format, she has helped bring thousands of women into the shooting community.
Julianna is a passionate speaker on women’s issues as gun owners, concealed carry and 2nd Amendment issues, action shooting sports, and firearm education. She has been featured on The Blaze, Huckabee, CNBC, NBC, NPR, and many local affiliates. She was Ms. September in the 2012 Bond Arms “Fight Like A Girl” charity calendar. As Founder, Julianna continues to share the mission of A Girl & A Gun. She is a Certified NRA Instructor, Rangemaster Level 1, Certified License to Carry Instructor for the State of Texas, and served on the national NRA Education Committee.