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 – girlsjustwannahaveguns.com), 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!