Girls Just Wanna Have Guns: An Interview with Regis Giles

Written by Doug Giles on October 16, 2012

Check out this interview with my youngest daughter Regis Giles. Her website is her African safari film is available @

Regis Giles is 21.  She’s beautiful.  She’s accomplished.  She’s a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – trained by the infamous Valente Brothers.  She’s a huntress. She’s a student, an NRA columnist, a business owner (visit her site –, and 2nd amendment/self defense activist.  She works at her Jiu-Jitsu academy, which she’s been training at for 11 years now.  She also just finished producing her hunting DVD “Kudu Voodoo,” which features a South African Safari she went on with her family, last summer.  Is there any possible way she could be more hard-core than she already is?  I don’t think so.  She’d have to develop some sort of alien superhero powers.  But, I mean, just look at her!  Seeing Super-Regis flying around town in a cape actually wouldn’t surprise me much.

CH: I’m assuming you picked up your love for guns from your dad.  But, when did you go from a gun/hunting enthusiast to a 2nd amendment activist? How old were you when you started shooting?

RG: My father most certainly introduced me to the gun world, but my passion for them started the moment I first pulled the trigger on my .22 rifle.  I started shooting at the age of 9, and training in Jiu-Jitsu at that same time.  Knowing Jiu-Jitsu and how to shoot, and then seeing news reports of girls being abducted by Chester the Molester, I found it my personal duty to share my knowledge and get active.

CH: So, after 11 years of Jiu-Jitsu training, being a brown belt and all, are you still afraid of bad guys?  Do you have any current fears or have your skills made you fearless?

RG:  Before I started shooting and training in Jiu-Jitsu, I was a very rambunctious child and felt that I could handle myself in a fight.  That was a false sense of security I had, because I really didn’t know how to fight.  Now, being fully educated on the art of self-defense, I am confident in myself – knowing that I have been prepared for any confrontation.

(Side note: Since my interview with Regis, I have already contacted my local jiu-jitsu training center about starting classes)

CH: There are many Christians I know who are anti-war, anti-gun, anti-violence.  Of course, if you read the Old Testament, you see God being a God of war, when necessary.  What do YOU, as a Christian, say to other Christians who disagree with your stance on gun rights?

RG: To the Christians who do not believe God is ok with an innocent, law abiding citizen, defending themselves with a gun by pumping lead into an attacker at 1200 feet per second (fps), I tell them to wake up!