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Gun-Toting Women Are On The Rise
nssfblog.com, truthout.org and ammoland via Mint Press News ^ | August 31, 2013

Posted on 09/02/2013 2:38:16 PM PDT by kevcol

Young women are emerging as the new face of gun ownership in the U.S., with a new survey indicating young females are taking up arms now more than ever, comprising one out of every five shooters in the country.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation report, released this month, indicates women between the ages of 18 and 34 are purchasing guns at a drastically higher rate, causing analysts to take note of a shift in America’s gun culture.
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The cause of this rise is largely the subject of speculation, although Second Amendment advocates claim it has something to due with the desire for self-protection. It’s also in line with a movement to exercise Second Amendment rights, particularly in the face of advocacy for enhanced gun safety rights promoted by President Barack Obama.

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TOPICS: Hobbies; Miscellaneous; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: banglist; bhobanglist; guncontrol; obamalegacy; secondamendment; trends; women

1 posted on 09/02/2013 2:38:16 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol

“I would like to see every woman know how to handle firearms as naturally as they know how to handle babies.” - Annie Oakley


2 posted on 09/02/2013 2:42:32 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: kevcol

>>Based on statistics compiled from 2008 to 2012, 37 percent of new shooters — new gun owners — have been young women. The cause of this rise is largely the subject of speculation, although Second Amendment advocates claim it has something to due with the desire for self-protection.

Yeah, this news writer might want to look at the DoJ rape statistics.


3 posted on 09/02/2013 2:43:33 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: kevcol
The National Shooting Sports Foundation report, released this month, indicates women between the ages of 18 and 34 are purchasing guns at a drastically higher rate, causing analysts to take note of a shift in America’s gun culture.

I'm not an analyst; I can, however, tell you every time a woman buys a gun and becomes proficient with it, she, her family, and all of us law-abiding American citizens become safer. Thank you, ladies!

4 posted on 09/02/2013 2:46:05 PM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: kevcol

My brother, the cop, once tried to teach my sister how to shoot. We were all in our early 30s at the time. He explained sight picture, breath control, stances, etc. She closed her eyes and jerked every time she fired the gun. She couldn’t hit a thing at 25 yards (where he insisted she learn to aim).

I elbowed him out of the way, put a silhouette target on the holder, and ran it out to 7 yards. I handed her the gun and told her to imagine that it’s a rapist and he’s coming at YOU. Now, put him down. She put three rounds in center mass in about 2 seconds.

After that, she settled down and started shooting with a lot more confidence.


5 posted on 09/02/2013 2:48:12 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Bryanw92

             

6 posted on 09/02/2013 2:52:48 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Bryanw92

My wife was nicknamed “Deadeye” at her instruction class. I couldn’t be more proud.


7 posted on 09/02/2013 2:53:53 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: kevcol

I was thinking about getting a gun a couple of years ago when I used to go out to visit my horse in a rather remote location where I knew there were a lot of meth heads and meth labs. I moved the horse and haven’t considered it since then. My town is very safe and the other place I go a lot, NYC, won’t let me bring a gun, so I don’t need one.

But I certainly think for women who live in places where they actually can have a gun, it’s not a bad idea.

Also, women have to have a more aggressive attitude. Attackers are going to kill you or torture you and kill you anyway, so hurt them as much as you can before you go down. And maybe you’ll even get away. But not by cowering.


8 posted on 09/02/2013 3:03:57 PM PDT by livius
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To: kevcol

The critical thing is for women to create a “social sanction” for women, that they are expected to be armed and protect and defend themselves when they need to.

Social sanctions are unwritten laws, that are publicly enforced. Every society has them, and they generally differ somewhat from the written law. However, they have “insistent enforcement”, where people are expected to obey those rules. Parents raise their children with them, and those who violate them are punished one way or another.

A typical scene would be in a ladies restroom, where a girl admits that she forgot her gun that day, and another woman offers her a spare. And though a real rationale and purpose exists for carrying a gun, the short answer is that “This is just something that girls and women do.”

It also applies to how they use their gun, that it is not just a decorative accessory, that if they need to use it, they are mentally prepared to use it, and will use it.

While a law might be written, as in Kennesaw, Georgia, that women are required to be armed, a social sanction is more to the point, because it is universally enforced. No waiting for a police officer or government official. Other women just let it be known that not having a gun is like not wearing clothes. Sure, at home it might be okay, but not in public.


9 posted on 09/02/2013 3:04:50 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at rantburg.com)
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To: livius

I know of several women who are carrying weapons. They have been well trained and are proficient with them as well. I would not want to be up against them should they decide to use those weapons.


10 posted on 09/02/2013 3:05:58 PM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Bryanw92

Haha, proper motivation!

link from the article: Armed and Angry about Regulation: Women Gun Owners
http://truth-out.org/news/item/15314-armed-and-angry-about-regulation-women-gun-owners

// In fact, NBC News reports that 23 percent of US females presently own at least one firearm, up from 13 percent in 2005. The reason? According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, a 51-year-old pro-gun organization headquartered just three miles from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, while 24 percent of women use guns for hunting or sport, 80 percent say they purchased them to protect themselves, their homes and families from burglary, mugging, rape and other forms of assault. // end snip


11 posted on 09/02/2013 3:09:39 PM PDT by cyn (Benghazi.)
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To: Bryanw92
I elbowed him out of the way, put a silhouette target on the holder, and ran it out to 7 yards. I handed her the gun and told her to imagine that it’s a rapist and he’s coming at YOU. Now, put him down. She put three rounds in center mass in about 2 seconds.

Indeed, getting over the psychological reaction of the recoil is a difficult thing to get a lot of people to overcome.

Fixation and concentration of hitting the target is paramount, along with the absolute determination and conviction of controlling the weapon and not visa versa.

However, most cases of self defense occur within a short range, usually 10 feet or less. In fact, shooting anyone further than that is going to be hard to justify self defense, unless the perp pointing a gun at you.

My wife recently acquired a hand gun and every instructor at the range advises practice at 9 feet.

12 posted on 09/02/2013 3:10:43 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Progov

No, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that if you live in a place where you can have a weapon. My point was that in many places now, nobody (male or female) can carry a weapon.

So that means attitude is all. And even if you have a gun, unless you have the right attitude, you’re not going to be able to use it.


13 posted on 09/02/2013 3:16:10 PM PDT by livius
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To: kevcol
The little lady's piece, it fits beautifully in the pocket:

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14 posted on 09/02/2013 3:17:42 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: kevcol
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15 posted on 09/02/2013 3:20:22 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: gorush
This is a handy little weapon too:


16 posted on 09/02/2013 3:23:57 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

>>My wife recently acquired a hand gun and every instructor at the range advises practice at 9 feet.

I agree with that. This was an indoor range with a 7 yd minimum.


17 posted on 09/02/2013 3:29:13 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Bryanw92
I agree with that. This was an indoor range with a 7 yd minimum.

This is an indoor range too....different rules for different ranges I guess?

18 posted on 09/02/2013 3:56:37 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

My wife and I recently got our CCW. I bought her a bodyguard 380. She decided it didn’t handle as well as our full size XD9 and the XD fit in her purse just fine.

So the BG is now my primary carry.

Funny thing. So far, Texas heat and all, I don’t always carry. I know. I know. But my wife carries 100% of the time. She’s exactly in the demographic mentioned.

So. When I carry its 7 rds of 380. She always carries 17rds if 9.

My wife scares me sometimes. On the bright side, I’ve found that this makes for a very good marriage.


19 posted on 09/02/2013 4:19:21 PM PDT by ziravan (Choose Sides.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

However, most cases of self defense occur within a short range, usually 10 feet or less. In fact, shooting anyone further than that is going to be hard to justify self defense, unless the perp pointing a gun at you.


I believe twenty-one feet is the criteria LE use........seems an odd number though.


20 posted on 09/02/2013 4:27:28 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Case back hoe for sale or trade for diesel wood chipper....Enforce the Bill of Rights. It's the Law!)
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To: ziravan
My wife scares me sometimes. On the bright side, I’ve found that this makes for a very good marriage.

I find that rather sexy myself, but that's just me....snicker...

Seriously though:

She decided it didn’t handle as well as our full size XD9 and the XD fit in her purse just fine.

A weapon is a highly personal issue as far as I am concerned. What is comfortable to you may not be comfortable to me, though both choice are equally as good.

Bottom line is if your not comfortable with it, you won't have much confidence in it.....and as always, prayers we never have to use them!

21 posted on 09/02/2013 4:27:41 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

I guess that’s why we have two pockets. :{)


22 posted on 09/02/2013 4:28:00 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

>>This is an indoor range too....different rules for different ranges I guess?

Oh yeah. I’ve shot at indoor ranges where almost anything goes, as long as you do it safely. I’ve been to some that act like gun owners are criminals and won’t let you do anything.

I actually went to one where they stopped me at the door. Took my range bag and searched it, removed all the guns and started to tie-wrap them like a gun show. They were then going to take possession of the guns and bring them to me on the range one at a time.

They said that its the only way they can insure safety. I left.


23 posted on 09/02/2013 4:29:40 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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Most gun battles at 7 feet or less, knife drills from 20 feet......


24 posted on 09/02/2013 4:30:25 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Case back hoe for sale or trade for diesel wood chipper....Enforce the Bill of Rights. It's the Law!)
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To: livius

My town is very safe and the other place I go a lot, NYC, won’t let me bring a gun, so I don’t need one.


A gun is a lot like a parachute. If you need one and don’t have one you’ll never need one again.


25 posted on 09/02/2013 4:33:57 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: Bryanw92
They said that its the only way they can insure safety. I left.

Wow, I would have left too...probably ran!

Gun ranges here are strict when it come to adhering to safety rules, as they should be. The indoor range here that we go to used to allow shotguns but since some asses came in and abused the privilege, no more.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that it only takes a few to screw it up for the rest of us, face it, there are a lot of idiots out there.

26 posted on 09/02/2013 4:46:03 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

i’d like a social sanction for cops not to harass ccw or open carry folks.

also to take pics of a person’s gun used in self defense but letting the victim keep their damn gun instead of disarming them, and not giving them back easily or timely.


27 posted on 09/02/2013 5:21:50 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

“also to take pics of a person’s gun used in self defense but letting the victim keep their damn gun instead of disarming them, and not giving them back easily or timely.”

You tryin’ to make cops buy their guns instead of de facto confiscate ‘em?


28 posted on 09/02/2013 5:46:36 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam is antithetical to, and Islam is irreconcilable with, America. Therefore - Islam Delenda Est)
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To: GladesGuru

no. i am saying that when a person defends themselvs with their gun, not to have the cops take it, but rather take pics of it for evidence, have the person sign something affirming that is their weapon and they used it. disarming them is unnecessary.

it’s like telling a rape victim she has to go home naked because they need her clothes as evidence.


29 posted on 09/02/2013 5:50:07 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: S.O.S121.500

A study showed that most shootings took place at 3 yards or less.

The 21 foot number is probably related to the 21 foot rule.


30 posted on 09/02/2013 6:11:08 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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To: kevcol
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31 posted on 09/02/2013 6:16:22 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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To: Standing Wolf

My wife is 60 and decided to get her concealed carry permit to exercize her 2nd amnedment rights. We have 10 grandchildren and she also decided that she will do whatever it takes to protect them.

Went to the range this weekend for her first shooting experience. I got her a .22 for starters. She loved it and can’t wait to go again. She is already talking about her next gun purchase and now sees why I have my arsenal. I love it....thank you Barry!!!!


32 posted on 09/02/2013 7:13:03 PM PDT by IAGeezer912 (One out of every 20 people on the face of the earth are Americans. We have won life's lottery.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Your wish is granted. It’s a matter of “familiarity breeds contempt”, or really “familiarity leads to disinterest.”

A great example is Arizona, where police truly do not give a hoot if someone is open or concealed carry. They pay attention to the person, not their tools. Of course, anyone foolish or insane enough to draw down on an AZ cop is most likely a dead man.

As far as taking a gun after the fact, for forensic purposes they almost have to. They need to do a gelatin test to insure that each and every slug they pull out of Tyrone he earned.

However, that being said, it’s a good reason to have a primary and alternate gun, in case one is “laid up in the shop”.


33 posted on 09/02/2013 7:34:31 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at rantburg.com)
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To: S.O.S121.500

“I believe twenty-one feet is the criteria LE use........seems an odd number though.”

There’s a reason for that number. Lots of testing done. Result: A bad guy with a knife can close 21 feet in a little over two seconds.

A reasonably skilled shooter (skilled in holster work) can get off one or two good shots in that time when they are carrying on their hip. Most good guys (without holster training) cannot get their gun deployed, aimed and fired in anything close to two seconds. If it’s in a purse, it takes even longer than from a hip holster.


34 posted on 09/02/2013 10:12:19 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: kevcol
... young females are taking up arms now more than ever ...

The smart ones, obviously. These times are so uncertain.

35 posted on 09/02/2013 10:16:04 PM PDT by meadsjn
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

yes but many places make it very difficult to get your own gun back, and often it’s damaged by writing on it,etc.


36 posted on 09/02/2013 11:02:59 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I agree, and hope that they change their attitude with some polite nudging from the gun owning citizenry.


37 posted on 09/03/2013 6:05:15 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at rantburg.com)
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