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Ladies-Only Shooting Clinic called 'empowering'


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IRONWOOD — The 15 women at a firearms training event Saturday expressed a variety of reasons for participating but said they were excited with the opportunity to expand their knowledge, gain some skill and enjoy the company of other women.

“I have a fear of guns,” said Tanya Thomas of Ironwood, who attended the fifth annual Ladies-Only Shooting Clinic at Superior Range Shooters’ Club in Ironwood Township, together with her mother, Debra Pate of Iron Mountain.

Thomas said she hoped that learning more about weapons would help her to overcome he...

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