19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
America and Her Freedoms

A woman out west with her AR15 and Ruger 9mm. Gun ownership for women is growing due to an increased desire for personal protection. However, that's not the only reason. Women are participating in training and competitive and recreational shooting sports-areas previously dominated by men. Although gun ownership is a controversial issue in America, there is no denying that for many it represents freedom and independence.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States of America
Camera: SM-G988U
Copyright: © Cerrina Smith