she is thought to have trained thousands of women to skillfully handle a gun not in order to be circus spectacles but because she felt women needed to know how to protect and defend themselves.
oakley championed the cause of women in combat, offering a troop of self arming and supporting female sharpshooters to president mckinley in case of war with spain.
annie oakley died in 1926.
she's our "historical honey":
because you can't necessarily get a man with a gun but why not at least try: