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‘Chicks with Guns’: Photographing women who love their weapons
Las Vegas Sun ^ | Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 | 2 a.m. | By Tom Gorman

Posted on 02/03/2012 10:35:57 PM PST by redreno

A landscape artist-turned-portait photographer, Lindsay McCrum enjoys exploring gender-based stereotypes. She has photographed young boys playing in military costumes with toy guns and young girls dressing up in their mothers’ fancy clothes.

After reading a provocative article in 2006 about the burgeoning gun business in the United States — an estimated 20 million women own guns — McCrum set off on a journey of discovery, photographing women and their weapons.

Meticulously, McCrum took portraits of 280 women and selected 81 for her coffee-table book, “Chicks With Guns,” which came out Oct. 1.

A few portraits might conjure images of Annie Oakley or Calamity Jane. Most don’t.

(Excerpt) Read more at lasvegassun.com ...


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: banglist; gunporn

1 posted on 02/03/2012 10:36:03 PM PST by redreno
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To: redreno
TTIUWP!

/johnny

2 posted on 02/03/2012 10:38:07 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Best I can do. Can't link pics from the site:

chickswithgunsbook.com

3 posted on 02/03/2012 10:49:01 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: redreno

Is it me, or does “Ruth” look a little like the late Ann Richards?


4 posted on 02/03/2012 10:50:35 PM PST by DemforBush (Are you any better off than you were $6 trillion ago?)
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To: JRandomFreeper

And I guess I better post now before this thread gets pulled!


5 posted on 02/03/2012 10:53:14 PM PST by 21twelve
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To: redreno; mrreaganaut; T Minus Four; svcw; onyx; sickoflibs; Tennessee Nana

The year after MrR and I were married, I bought a new gun which I picked up (after the waiting period) on Good Friday. My husband did not know I bought the gun and it never occurred to me to ask him or mention it (newlywed).

Since we were having a big family Easter and I was in charge of making the Easter baskets for the kids, I decided to make one for me and MrR.

IDR what his was, but mine had the usual fake grass and candy along with a copy of Guns and Ammo, a box of 9mm ammo, the gun, extra clip, bore brush and swab and cleaning fluid and oil.

Easter morning, MrR was more than a little upset about the gun (mostly because I didn’t tell him), but also amused. Some of the best photos of me are from that day with me and my new gun.

It became the family joke that “you know things are bad when even the Easter Bunny is packing heat.”


6 posted on 02/03/2012 11:00:10 PM PST by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, Now Christian - "I wasn't brainwashed, just brain pre-soaked.")
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To: redreno
You know, it is just like cooking. (photography) You think you know what you're doing, then you see the work of a professional and realize you've still got a long long way to go.

I'd like to think I know a little bit about photography. Yet I'm sure I only understand the mechanics of it, not the artistry. The models and firearms are great, but I was particularly struck by the composition and backdrops of the few sample photos on the site.

I may have to go pick up this book...

7 posted on 02/03/2012 11:06:55 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: reaganaut

ROTFL & ^5!


8 posted on 02/03/2012 11:18:10 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: reaganaut

LOL! Years ago my ex wanted a sweet little Taurus 9 mil. I refused to ok it because a)we were broke and b) he was a bad drunk and we had a toddler.

So soon after, it was Mother’s Day, and for once I got a present. You guessed it - the gun in question.

I just quietly thanked him and put it away. He followed me around the house like a puppy for the rest of the weekend. “Let me show you the features”, and “You’re gonna love the grip. Go get it and try it out” “Hey, show your new gun to my buddy”, “Hey, I’ll go site (sight?) it in for you”, “Let me show you how to clean it with this kit I just happen to have and load it with this ammo I just happen to have, and break it in on this shooting match I just happened to have signed up for”, etc, etc etc.

I didn’t budge. It was my gun and it stayed locked in a box in my closet. It drove him INSANE!!!!

A few months later I sold it and he was LIVID. But lawyers cost money you know :-)


9 posted on 02/03/2012 11:42:44 PM PST by T Minus Four
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To: T Minus Four
I contracted for this company once and the owner thought he was a baddas with
his puny little cute 9mm. One day he asked me if I carried and I said sometimes, so
since then he pushed me to bring my gun into the office for him to belittle thinking
I probably had a .38 (which he joked about me having). I walked into the office
packing concealed .357 w-laser, and my Kimber Ultra Carry .45.

He was so embarrassed I never got any work from the company again.
Gun envy.

10 posted on 02/03/2012 11:53:09 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: MaxMax

:-)


11 posted on 02/04/2012 12:01:29 AM PST by T Minus Four
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To: redreno

One of the things that endeared the young woman I married 54 years ago was that one of our first dates was going to a local gun shop to buy our .22 rifles together for a day of shooting. One of our boys now has her rifle to teach his children. Her father was a skilled gunsmith, and we got along pretty good.


12 posted on 02/04/2012 12:03:12 AM PST by imardmd1 (An armed society is a polite (and safer) society)
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To: DemforBush
Is it me, or does “Ruth” look a little like the late Ann Richards?

She does.

You can see Ma Richards here. It was a great speech, but the outcome was favorable (if only he could have read his own lips).

13 posted on 02/04/2012 12:11:33 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: redreno
Excellent gun positive thread here, and although the author is a little Hollywood with her title, she successfully portrays the women each in their own context.

I'm not a big fan of coffee table books, but this is an exception.

14 posted on 02/04/2012 1:07:39 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: redreno

Similar to a favorite, from a family member:http://www.wilsonbooks.com/SilkSteel.html


15 posted on 02/04/2012 1:23:58 AM PST by sayuncledave (et Verbum caro factum est (And the Word was made flesh))
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To: redreno

I like most of the pics, but pretty as the woman is, this one strikes me as odd at best.

16 posted on 02/04/2012 2:14:50 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Pollster1

is it just me or does it seem like gun loving women are always really hot? of course I’m on vacation in taiwan but I still can’t get away from free republic. there some pretty good looking taiwanese girls here as well.


17 posted on 02/04/2012 2:29:12 AM PST by airplaneguy
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To: Pollster1
I like most of the pics, but pretty as the woman is, this one strikes me as odd at best.

It's her "Something old, ..."

18 posted on 02/04/2012 2:33:38 AM PST by Oztrich Boy
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To: airplaneguy

Conservative women are hot to us because they look strong, independent, and worth our attention. Liberal women are hot to the left because they look emotionally delicate (whether anorexic or obese), vulnerable, and desperate. I’ve never understood the appeal of bitter, needy women, even if they are desperate.


19 posted on 02/04/2012 2:34:32 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: redreno

bookmark


20 posted on 02/04/2012 2:35:52 AM PST by GOP Poet
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To: Oztrich Boy
It's her "Something old, ..."

You may be right. Perhaps something borrowed would have been more appropriate?


21 posted on 02/04/2012 2:58:22 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Windflier

I’m impressed just by looking at those 6 pics.


22 posted on 02/04/2012 3:28:29 AM PST by MagnoliaB
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To: imardmd1

The first date my hubby and I went to ended with us being at the greatest pizzeria at that time across from Belle Isle. He reached across the table to get a pepperoni off my slice and got a fork in the back of his hand....he never did that again during our 33 years of marriage..


23 posted on 02/04/2012 3:46:42 AM PST by goat granny
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To: goat granny

don’t mess with granny....


24 posted on 02/04/2012 4:17:56 AM PST by joe fonebone (Project Gunwalker, this will make watergate look like the warm up band......)
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To: Oztrich Boy
It's her "Something old, ..."

I think it is her "something 'Blued'."

25 posted on 02/04/2012 5:12:56 AM PST by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: Pollster1
Makes perfect sense to me: she didn't wait for her father to make it a shotgun wedding, because she's taking matters into her own hands.

Cheers!

26 posted on 02/04/2012 5:35:16 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Pollster1
Probable caption:

Go ahead, make my Wedding Day!"

Cheers!

27 posted on 02/04/2012 5:36:45 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: redreno
When a man opens the book, what does he look at first: the woman or the weapon?

(Laughing) I photographed some very lovely women, and the first thing most men look at are the guns. They say, “Wow, is that a gold-plated Desert Eagle?”

28 posted on 02/04/2012 5:44:02 AM PST by newfreep (I am a "terrorist". I am Sarah Palin!)
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To: Pollster1
Conservative women are hot to us because they look strong, independent, and worth our attention. Liberal women are hot to the left because they look emotionally delicate (whether anorexic or obese), vulnerable, and desperate. I’ve never understood the appeal of bitter, needy women, even if they are desperate.

You got it. Conservative women look more beautiful because they generally are happier women. Sullen, bitter women don't look beautiful.

29 posted on 02/04/2012 5:52:47 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (I'd agree with you, but then we would both be wrong.)
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To: MaxMax

:)


30 posted on 02/04/2012 7:44:17 AM PST by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, Now Christian - "I wasn't brainwashed, just brain pre-soaked.")
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To: redreno
I always had a thing for .4 Mags.....


31 posted on 02/04/2012 7:58:04 AM PST by csmusaret (I have kleptomania, but when it gets too bad I take something.)
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To: redreno

Pretty cool ! I like the gal in Montana - very cute !


32 posted on 02/04/2012 8:21:00 AM PST by CORedneck
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To: Pollster1

It symbolizes what a double-edged sword marriage can be. Look carefully before you leap.


33 posted on 02/04/2012 11:37:17 AM PST by libstripper
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To: csmusaret

I always had a thing for 38s, so we both appreciate that picture.


34 posted on 02/04/2012 12:46:36 PM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: redreno

35 posted on 02/04/2012 12:50:54 PM PST by Poser (Cogito ergo Spam - I think, therefore I ham)
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