13-year-old Katelyn Francis is a straight A student and a self-described girly girl who likes fingernail polish and various sports. One of the sports she enjoys is shooting. Yes, shooting, namely competing in multi-gun matches which are held around the country. And if shooting were football, she would be the star quarterback.
Circulating the internet is a video of Katelyn during a competition in Jacksboro, Texas last year, in which her sharp shooting skills are more than apparent. In just over a minute, she swiftly yet gracefully makes her way through the course hitting her targets all but twice. She starts with a full auto ACR, then moves on to a 12 gauge Benelli M2 shotgun, and finishes with a Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm PRO pistol.
The video has had nearly 27,000 shares, over 3,500 comments and over 10,000 likes. All but just a handful of the comments have been positive, mostly expressing what a great job she is doing and what an inspiration she is to people everywhere. Katelyn also has a Facebook page with nearly 8,000 likes.
Competitive shooting is a sport that can be beneficial to children alike. In addition to affording the opportunity to travel while competing, there are also shooting scholarships available, which help with college expenses and sometimes even pay for college completely.
Katelyn Francis is an intelligent, dedicated and responsible young girl and an inspiration to men, women and children everywhere.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
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