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Susan Springhorn: Spirit of the Huntress

After a chance meeting with a gun enthusiast, Susan Springhorn was encouraged by friends and family to try shooting. She never had any particular experience with guns, but once she tried her hand at it, a new lifelong passion followed.

Working Her Way Up

Susan Springhorn is an avid cook and baker, a career woman who worked her way up through the family candy business from the factory to the executive office. Life in a candy factory isn’t a box of chocolates, so Susan had to get tough to earn the respect of her family to become one of the most knowledgeable candy-makers in the executive suite. After a chance meeting with a gun enthusiast, she was encouraged by friends and family to try shooting. She never had any particular experience with guns, but once she tried her hand at it, a new lifelong passion followed.

A Natural Aptitude With a Shotgun

It was an experience on a trap shoot where she discovered a natural aptitude with a shotgun. On a later trip to South Africa, she learned how to shoot a rifle and the trip awakened a love for hunting. Traveling around the world with family on African safaris and hunting exotic game led her to become more comfortable with the concept of hunting for sport. But it was only after encouragement from the other women on a safari hunting trip did she actually try her hand at the hunt. After shooting her first trophy on that first hunt, Susan was told by locals that she now had the “blood of a warrior.”

Gained Confidence

When Susan puts her mind to something, her friends and family know that there’s nothing she can’t do. When she took the logical next step to master the pistol and apply for a concealed carry permit, no one was surprised that she would face the challenge with the same confidence and determination she met other trials with. Under the laws of her home state of North Carolina, Susan had to pass a rigorous test requiring accuracy at certain yardages. She passed her test with flying colors. Susan is an executive committee member of the NRA Women’s Leadership Forum, where she advocates for our Second Amendment freedoms with a confidence and a take-charge attitude.

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