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‘Chicks with Guns’: Some 15 million US women pack heat
msnbc.msn.com ^ | 28 September, 2011 | Laura T. Coffey

Posted on 09/29/2011 6:37:51 AM PDT by marktwain

Pop quiz: Name one accessory that grandmothers, moms, girls, wealthy socialites, middle-class females and low-income women might be likely to own — and cherish — all across America.

If you answered “a gun,” you’d be correct.

Based on polling research and gun-sale statistics, an estimated 15 million to 20 million women in the United States own their own firearms. Dozens of those heat-packing women are documented in “Chicks with Guns,” a new book by photographer Lindsay McCrum that is sure to challenge almost anyone’s assumptions about gun ownership.

“Their numbers are really high but their profile is actually really low,” said McCrum, who spent three and a half years capturing artistic and arresting portraits of women with their weapons of choice.

“I was so surprised by the variety and breadth and diversity of these women with their weapons of choice.

(Excerpt) Read more at today.msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: banglist; book; gun; women
MSNBC? We are winning.
1 posted on 09/29/2011 6:38:00 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

I own a Glock... don’t carry it around with me, but it’s mine ;)


2 posted on 09/29/2011 6:40:19 AM PDT by southernindymom
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To: marktwain

3 posted on 09/29/2011 6:41:59 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: marktwain

I like women with guns!


4 posted on 09/29/2011 6:43:01 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: marktwain

We are good shots too. Criminals beware.


5 posted on 09/29/2011 6:45:13 AM PDT by Lilly Rose
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To: marktwain

The females in my household not only enjoy shooting, but they are all quite proficient.


6 posted on 09/29/2011 6:45:25 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: marktwain
Nothing more exciting than the smell of female pheromones and gun powder.
7 posted on 09/29/2011 6:49:49 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: mosaicwolf

Happiness is a warm gun an a hot woman! ;-)


8 posted on 09/29/2011 6:52:22 AM PDT by itsLUCKY2B (?Borders, Language, and Culture.?)
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To: marktwain

And of course, pmsnbc is shocked, surprised, befuddled, dismayed, maybe even a little frightened.

“ARM THE WOMENFOLK!!!”


9 posted on 09/29/2011 6:54:35 AM PDT by petro45acp (NO good endeavour survives an excess of "adult supervision" (hence the American experiment))
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To: absolootezer0

There’s a video from the 1980’s of bikini clad girls firing automatic weapons to Heavy Metal music. A fave of mine.


10 posted on 09/29/2011 6:57:27 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: absolootezer0
Here ya go... a reference pic of my wife's P22:

(Oh, wait... is that not what you meant...?)

11 posted on 09/29/2011 6:58:22 AM PDT by bolobaby
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To: marktwain; southernindymom; absolootezer0; Howie66; Lilly Rose; DTogo; mosaicwolf; itsLUCKY2B; ...

12 posted on 09/29/2011 6:58:22 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: marktwain
That is only about one in ten. Come on girls, do we have to get high fashion firearms to get the rest in the game. Of course it would add a whole new dimension to the runway walk...

And here is Vicki wearing the latest fashions from Paris accessorized with a Heckler & Koch MP7. The 4.6x30mm is a bold fashion statement for ladies stepping out for the evening...
13 posted on 09/29/2011 6:58:56 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: marktwain

Apparently more like 30 million.

15 more million over on this thread. :-)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2784968/posts


14 posted on 09/29/2011 6:58:56 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (I can only be series in a parallel universe.)
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To: Lilly Rose

And we welcome you to FR! :-)


15 posted on 09/29/2011 7:01:02 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (I can only be series in a parallel universe.)
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To: mosaicwolf
Nothing more exciting than the smell of female pheromones and gun powder.

With just a touch of Hoppe's No. 9 behind the ear.

16 posted on 09/29/2011 7:01:54 AM PDT by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: marktwain

TTIWWP


17 posted on 09/29/2011 7:05:42 AM PDT by SargeK
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To: SargeK

18 posted on 09/29/2011 7:07:20 AM PDT by 109ACS (If this be Treason, then make the most of it. Patrick Henry, May 1765)
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To: marktwain
AC-130_Gunner

Now, here is a Girl with a real gun. She is an AC-130 Gunner.

Vanessa Dobos is a gunner on a USAF AC-130 Gunship. She has seen action in Iraq and Afghanistan. She likes long walks on the beach, men who are not afraid to cry and puppies.

Her dislikes include feed tray stoppages, tracer flareout of her NVGs and premature fixed-wing strikes scattering her high-value targets.

19 posted on 09/29/2011 7:09:18 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Howie66

Interesting...had a conversation with a business owner on Jekyll Island Ga the other day. She was a transplant from Crapcago. She said when she met some friends for a ladies day of tennis, she found out they ALL carried pocket guns. She said she was amazed but soon decided it was folly not to be armed when one can be. She now carries a .380 wherever she goes.

Love it when the northern trnasplants realize how discriminatory gun laws are against law abiding citizens in the mostly Northern states when compared to the South.


20 posted on 09/29/2011 7:12:50 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Texas Fossil

Where’s the “like” button when I really need it??


21 posted on 09/29/2011 7:14:08 AM PDT by Lou L (The Senate without a fillibuster is just a 100-member version of the House.)
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To: marktwain

Chicks with Guns. Soon to be cited as the next potential domestic terror group by Big Sis Nappy at DHS.


22 posted on 09/29/2011 7:18:23 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: absolootezer0
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I Could Go On ....

23 posted on 09/29/2011 7:26:59 AM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Interferes With Justice)
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To: marktwain
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24 posted on 09/29/2011 7:39:26 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: baddog 219
Nice .50 cal, but I prefer women who carry something concealable...


25 posted on 09/29/2011 7:44:20 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: marktwain

It needs to become part of our culture that “real women carry guns”.

I remember how much I enjoyed the rather odd post-apocalyptic sci-fi movie “Night of the Comet” (1984), with two “big haired” 1980s styled Valley Girls, who were, oddly enough for the time, both proficient and comfortable with guns.

They mentioned that their father was a Green Beret, and were rather disappointed with their MAC-10 machine guns their stepmother and her new boyfriend had given them, because “Daddy would have gotten us Uzis.”

But it was a joy to see women in a Hollywood movie shown as liking, appreciative of, and capable of effectively using guns, something almost never shown. Even then I pondered how great it would be if that was the norm, instead of a rare exception.


26 posted on 09/29/2011 7:44:51 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: 109ACS

So which “guns” do you think are real:)


27 posted on 09/29/2011 7:46:34 AM PDT by southernindymom
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To: Lou L

Yep, the look in the eyes are telling.

“mess with me and I will take you out.”

Best she is good at her job.


28 posted on 09/29/2011 7:46:50 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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29 posted on 09/29/2011 7:46:55 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: marktwain

yes we are winning. The book is #85 on amazon and it won’t be released until 11/01.

This would make a great Christmas gift for your young daughters.


30 posted on 09/29/2011 7:49:35 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: Texas Fossil

Women on the front lines?

Don’t be silly women are delicate flowers with no idea as to how to inflict pain and misery

It’s not in their nature to hurt people


31 posted on 09/29/2011 7:49:35 AM PDT by OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings
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To: OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings

hee hee hee

I know some “farm women” who would convince you otherwise.


32 posted on 09/29/2011 7:51:53 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings
It’s not in their nature to hurt people

Unless they are scorned.

33 posted on 09/29/2011 7:53:55 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Detroit Tigers - First major league team to clinch division title this year.)
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To: Darren McCarty

“LADIES. This is the Al-Quaeda insurgency. THEY STOOD YOU UP ON PROM NIGHT. Go to it.”


34 posted on 09/29/2011 8:00:49 AM PDT by OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings
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To: Larry Lucido

Finally a forum where I can express myself honestly. I should be able to carry one of my guns wherever I want, whenever I want. The liberals want to take my gun away so just criminals have guns. The liberals want that because many among them are criminals. Keep the second amendment strong!


35 posted on 09/29/2011 9:01:42 AM PDT by Lilly Rose
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To: Lilly Rose
Finally a forum where I can express myself honestly.

Liberating, isn't it? Sometimes the noise here overwhelms the signal, but all in all, its a great place. Welcome to Free Republic!

36 posted on 09/29/2011 9:07:56 AM PDT by Paradox (Democrats on Obama, They can't deny him, He is them.)
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To: buffaloguy; All
yes we are winning. The book is #85 on amazon and it won’t be released until 11/01.

Something interesting is going on here. It is obvious that this coffee table book is being heavily promoted.

Lindsay McCrum has been with the "in" crowd in New York and San Francisco for quite some time. Anyone have personal knowledge of her thoughts/politics/philosophy? She was 28 in 1986, so she would be 53 this year.

37 posted on 09/29/2011 9:15:16 AM PDT by marktwain (In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: absolootezer0

Plenty more pics here:


New Book: ‘Chicks with Guns’: Some 15 million US women pack heat
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2784968/posts


38 posted on 09/29/2011 10:36:03 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Paradox; marktwain

Whoa! What happened to Lilly? Banned already?


39 posted on 09/29/2011 11:55:16 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (I can only be series in a parallel universe.)
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To: Larry Lucido

Banned in one day? Veddy interesting.


40 posted on 09/29/2011 1:48:52 PM PDT by Paradox (Democrats on Obama, They can't deny him, He is them.)
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To: marktwain

41 posted on 09/29/2011 6:14:41 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: Thunder90

bump.


42 posted on 09/29/2011 6:15:41 PM PDT by rambo316
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To: Thunder90

bump.


43 posted on 09/29/2011 6:15:49 PM PDT by rambo316
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To: Thunder90
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44 posted on 09/29/2011 6:21:40 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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45 posted on 09/29/2011 6:23:27 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: marktwain

That’s horrible! Innocent rapists and kidnappers are going to disfranchised due to such workplace hazards!


46 posted on 09/30/2011 2:54:38 AM PDT by Byzantine Basileus
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To: marktwain

BUMP! For a Friday night!


47 posted on 09/30/2011 6:26:30 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Look for the union label, then buy elsewhere.)
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To: marktwain

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2011/11/photographer-lindsay-mccrum-commemorates-chicks-with-guns.html


48 posted on 11/27/2011 11:18:06 PM PST by thecodont
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