ANNA TAYLOR: I know that evil exists. ANNA TAYLOR: It is a reality. ANNA TAYLOR: I am the first line of defense for my children and my family. ANNA TAYLOR: My name is Anna Taylor; founder and CEO of Dene Adams. I am a wife and mother to seven. ANNA TAYLOR: I design and manufacture concealed carry garments for women. The problem that we had before was that it was difficult to carry one gun and conceal it well. ANNA TAYLOR: So I am carrying four guns right now, an extra 50 round magazine and an auto knife. ANNA TAYLOR: The Glock 19. ANNA TAYLOR: My reload for that, magazine. And I have a Walther CCP, then I have a North American Arms mini revolver. In my thigh holster, I have the Sig Sauer P238 and then I have my knife. A woman’s body is very different than a man’s. Our needs are different, our wardrobe is different and a typical man’s holster or men’s belt setup is not practical in most of our cases. I just had this quick idea to take my postpartum wrap which was like a tight corset and a computer mouse pad that was neoprene and I sewed them together in a certain position and put my t-shirt on and my gun on and the firearm completely disappeared on my body and that was exactly what I was trying to accomplish. So that was the very first design. ANNA TAYLOR: When I was 21, I had two children. I always thought that if I was to get into trouble, I would be able to hold one in both arms and be able to get away. ANNA TAYLOR: I was not in a good part of Kansas city at the time. Then one day, just down the block from us, three guys kicked in the front door and shot and killed the homeowner and I thought that if somebody was to bust down my door or an intruder at night you know, I would be very defenceless against them. So I really wanted to get my concealed carry permit. ANNA TAYLOR: I’ve never had to actually draw my gun in a real-life situation. However, anywhere you go there is always going to be that threat or there is some sort of creep around the corner. ANNA TAYLOR: All right guys, let’s go. Come on up here, get your shoes. Does everybody have range clothes on? Right, good. Nova? Savanna? The others are coming, okay. ANNA TAYLOR: I need somebody to go grab ears out of the laundry room. There is also the bag in, hanging up in the garage. JASON TAYLOR: I think it’s very important to carry. There is bad people out there you know, Anna has some stories about being followed. ANNA TAYLOR: Actually, I’m going to be holstering this one. We are going to put these on the littles. JASON TAYLOR: Right. JASON TAYLOR: But I don’t worry about that because Anna’s situation awareness is top notch. So she is definitely not easy prey. That’s for sure. JASON TAYLOR: Okay, keep it safe. ANNA TAYLOR: For a long time it was just ‘Shrink it and pink it. Here is your little pink firearm.’ As far as the ladies go, we tend to be a natural shot anyways and at first I didn’t want to be the one with the cute pink gun. But now that I have learned how to shoot well, I have got guns in all kinds and different colours. We might shoot this one today. I qualified in my Concealed Carry class shooting when I was nine months pregnant. ANNA TAYLOR: You know, I have carried since they were little. My second youngest she was still nursing so you know, I would carry around my waist in my holster and since they have been little, they have been up against the firearm or seen it or felt it or known that it was there. And it’s a tremendous responsibility and you have to be willing to take on that responsibility. All right! I am changing into my range clothes real quick. DYLAN TAYLOR: I have been learning for a couple of years. ADDI HENRY: I have been learning for a few years. DYLAN TAYLOR: My favourite gun is the pistol.
ADDI HENRY: It’s a Colt. ADDI HENRY: The rifle, the rifle is my favourite gun. DYLAN TAYLOR: It’s important to have guns on you just in case if like, someone has a knife and they could hurt you. You will have something to stop them. ADDI HENRY: Same thing with him. ANNA TAYLOR: Dylan, you are in charge of targets. Okay, ask Dad where those go. ANNA TAYLOR: All right! I want everyone to line up smallest to biggest. Please! ANNA TAYLOR: All right! Kayla, what’s the safety rule number one? BOY: Finger off the trigger.
ANNA TAYLOR: Louder. BOY: Finger off the trigger.
ANNA TAYLOR: All right! Until when? BOY: You are ready to fire and you know your targets.
ANNA TAYLOR: Okay, Dylan? DYLAN TAYLOR:Know your target and what’s beyond.
ANNA TAYLOR: Know your target and what’s beyond. Addi?
ADDI HENRY: Shoot all guns like they are loaded. ANNA TAYLOR: Yeah! Okay! All right, downrange.
KIDS: Downrange! ANNA TAYLOR: Okay! ANNA TAYLOR: Good! All right, finger off the trigger, go ahead and aim again. Nice shot! ANNA TAYLOR: If you are irresponsible or neglect to be safe around your children or to teach them bad habits, then that’s a 100% on you. That’s your responsibilities. ANNA TAYLOR: And squeeze the trigger. Right, down there. Good! ANNA TAYLOR: From day one, I have taught them and taught them and taught them how it works. You know, it can be dangerous. They think, ‘Oh, gun, cool.’ But they have to understand the power that’s behind it. I am going to show you first that this is clear and safe. Okay, there is no magazine in here. Okay, see! I would want my children to start carrying at whatever age they feel comfortable. If they choose, choose to carry and their lifestyle and their overall judgement is conducive and they prove to be responsible citizens then I think that they should carry at the age that it’s legal. JASON TAYLOR: It’s protecting yourself, your family. ANNA TAYLOR: All right! So this is the .50 Cal Desert Eagle plated in 24-carat gold. I like jewellery. So it works. ANNA TAYLOR: We are headed to Centerfire Shooting Sports in Olathe, Kansas. I am going to be doing a live event. WOMAN: So let’s give her a big welcome. And Anna Taylor! ANNA TAYLOR: I am beyond humbled to be here. Thank you so much. ANNA TAYLOR: I want to be the number one holster company in the world, that is my goal. ANNA TAYLOR: I believe that if you choose to practice your Second Amendment Right on a daily basis and you are a legal firearms owner and you have educated and attended proper training, then you should be able to carry all day and night if you choose.