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Women packing heat: Gun sales to women surge
CBS12 News ^ | February 1, 2013 | Jana Eschbach

Posted on 02/02/2013 6:41:19 AM PST by ConservativeStatement

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- "I will put everything I've got into this -- and so will Joe -- but I tell you, the only way we can change is if the American people demand it." said President Barack Obama, urging Congress to act now for stricter gun control.

Since his re-election, guns and ammunition have been flying off the shelves at gun stores, as the president promises stiffer gun laws. The rush for gun purchases and concealed weapon permits is on -- and the biggest spike in new gun sales is to women.

While women make up only 20 percent of all concealed weapons permit holders, the number of women carrying concealed weapons is growing every day. CBS 12's Jana Eschbach took the gun safety course, passing for the permit, and became one of the 200,000 in the state to have a permit to carry a concealed weapon.

"Look in that V...don't touch the trigger until you are ready," said St. Lucie Shooting Center's weapons instructor Ed Hensen.

Working more and more with first time gun buyers who are female has its challenges.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbs12.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; guns; secondamendment; women
Women thinking for themselves: a Democrat no-no.
1 posted on 02/02/2013 6:41:23 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

save for later


2 posted on 02/02/2013 6:44:34 AM PST by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Any woman who watches TV or goes to the movies and notes that the #1 theme for entertainment in America is the rape, torture and murder of women would naturally decide to arm herself. The more women who do this, the fewer rapists and murderers will be preying on women.


3 posted on 02/02/2013 6:46:45 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: ConservativeStatement

Make it a fashion statement and they will all be packing.


4 posted on 02/02/2013 6:47:07 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Bring it, libs.


5 posted on 02/02/2013 6:48:26 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: ConservativeStatement

Mrs. g is packing and I couldn’t be more proud.


6 posted on 02/02/2013 6:52:57 AM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I woman that I work with bought ran out and bought a high-power rifle just after the CT shooting. We tried to talk her out of it. We told her just to use her “Non-Violent Conflict Resolution” skills she learned in college, and also to carry a cell phone around with her, so police could be there in a flash, if a bad guy showed up. We tried to explain to her that with women in combat, they are now equal to men, and she shouldn’t have any trouble fighting off a bad guy...that she needed to make a statement on equality and NOT buy the gun, after all none of us had bought one recently.

She wasn’t fooled, and she bought it...and so went the last AR-15 in my part of Houston. We were all ready to zoom over the store and fight over it - but she won - it’s hers. Dammit.


7 posted on 02/02/2013 6:55:09 AM PST by BobL
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To: BobL

Ha!
Funny that.

I was thinking the other day, during a situational awareness opportunity (4 guys hanging around early one morning),
I’m a blackbelt, but I’d stand no chance against 3-4 guys, only a gun would equalize that situation.
A woman, even less so.


8 posted on 02/02/2013 7:01:21 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: txrefugee

Also the low-profile race war has a lot of female casualties. I won’t drum up visions of blacks raping white women; the fact is that when you see black panhandlers they back off much more readily when the intended “donor” is a white man. They get very aggressive with the white women, and the resulting forfeiture of cash simply encourages the parasite to park himself at the same place every day.

The simple fact is that women are easier targets for any assault or robbery due to their stature/physique, so the guns are a good idea...


9 posted on 02/02/2013 7:03:16 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: ConservativeStatement

10 posted on 02/02/2013 7:11:23 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: gorush
Mrs. g is packing and I couldn’t be more proud.

Likewise - and I trust her with my back. As Louis L'Amour was wont to say, "She's a woman to walk the river with you."

11 posted on 02/02/2013 7:11:57 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: BobL

We told her just to use her “Non-Violent Conflict Resolution” skills she learned in college.
********
LOL. Great post! Most of the women I work around are hyper libs who actually believe crap like this, along with a bunch of other utopian nonbsense they were fed in college. Not so ironically, the one lady in the office without a degree is someone you wouldn’t want to fool with. You can almost sense her “bring it on” attitude so I have to assume she must be packing a cannon. :)


12 posted on 02/02/2013 7:23:57 AM PST by Starboard
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To: ConservativeStatement

The video at source is worth checking out! These women are deadly serious...and rightly so.


13 posted on 02/02/2013 7:27:04 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

the panhandlers do seem to prey on us women more. I don’t even say no, I just act like I haven’t heard a thing, walk around them and go on my way. That is because I don’t think men should be asking women for money.

Now on occasion I give a woman panhandler a little, God sends beggars to those he loves is a Jewish belief and it could be Jesus.

Yeah, this post is totally illogical, but real.


14 posted on 02/02/2013 7:30:38 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: RoosterRedux
And the news reporter seems sorta happy about the fact!
As cute as she is, and being a public figure, bet she carrys too!
15 posted on 02/02/2013 7:35:41 AM PST by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: MrB
There's no rule against also obtaining a blackbelt in GlockKwonDo.

As an aside, which style?

16 posted on 02/02/2013 7:37:03 AM PST by ASA Vet (Don't assume Shahanshah Obama will allow another election.)
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To: Starboard

There is only one woman in my office (she isn’t the only one working for my employer, just the only one in the branch I work for). AFAIK, she only has a high school education, but she is NOT to be trifled with.

In talking to her, I’ve learned that one of her hobbies is Civil War re-enactments. She owns a few CW-era military rifles and finds it quite amusing that the gun-grabbers are making such a fuss over scary-looking “assault weapons” that fire .223 ammo when a Hawkins muzzleloader fires a round over twice that size.


17 posted on 02/02/2013 7:44:29 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers ("I'm not anti-anything, I just wanna be free." - Mike Muir)
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To: BobL
I woman that I work with ran out and bought a high-power rifle just after the CT shooting.

She would be well advised to ditch the evil black assault rifle and equip herself with a pair of Homeland Security Official Scissors.


18 posted on 02/02/2013 7:51:18 AM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America, don't you?)
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To: Iron Munro

“I woman that I work with ran out and bought a high-power rifle just after the CT shooting.

She would be well advised to ditch the evil black assault rifle and equip herself with a pair of Homeland Security Official Scissors.”

In furtherance of “diversity” I will trade her a collection of scissors in many colors for that nasty, dangerous gun.

Embrace diversity - it’s a wonderful thing.

‘Specially when it makes possible trading scissors for guns.

;-)


19 posted on 02/02/2013 7:59:34 AM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."..)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Question:

Are there any publications, magazines for women shooters?


20 posted on 02/02/2013 8:00:59 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: GladesGuru


21 posted on 02/02/2013 8:07:34 AM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America, don't you?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I guess I’ll have to give the Obama Administration credit for one positive result - more women buying guns!


22 posted on 02/02/2013 8:07:47 AM PST by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: MrB

“I’m a blackbelt, but I’d stand no chance against 3-4 guys, only a gun would equalize that situation.
A woman, even less so.”

Thats exactly what I was thinking as I rubbed some Italian gun grease into my brand spankin new Kel Tec PMR 30 pistola the other day. 30 standing for the 30 round magazine. Well worth the 2 year wait.


23 posted on 02/02/2013 8:09:25 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: MrB

Before, I thought of a “4 in 1” as a knot for a tie. But, if those four are close enough together, one blast of a shotgun should do the trick. Maybe two shots. But, you know they would either drop or scatter.


24 posted on 02/02/2013 8:13:40 AM PST by wizr (We are "one Nation, under God " or "one nation, trod under ". Your choice.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

bfl


25 posted on 02/02/2013 8:25:19 AM PST by hope (Whom the Son sets free is free indeed!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

My wife used to carry an XD-M in 9mm. The mother of the family next door carried an XD-M in .45. At the first gun show post Sandy Hook both women got in on one of the last few XD-S in .45. Great gun to pack and shoot!

Supplies are far outstripped by demand, (ie, couldn’t be had at all at the next gun show a week later) and I believe these will soon dominate the market. I’m probably not giving up my 1911 any time soon, and it’s a great gun for women too, but the XD-S .45 is the wave of the future, I do believe.


26 posted on 02/02/2013 8:35:02 AM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

BTW, this is part of Obama’s “fundamental transformation of America” - just not the way he envisioned it!


27 posted on 02/02/2013 8:38:52 AM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
I think women should accessorize their handguns like this one, as it makes a "kinder, gentler" statement:


28 posted on 02/02/2013 9:30:03 AM PST by Disambiguator
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To: ConservativeStatement

Two couples I know have gotten their CCL. Both are folks I never thought would.


29 posted on 02/02/2013 9:40:26 AM PST by Vinnie (A)
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To: Starboard

“LOL. Great post!”

Thanks. But I did embellish a bit. We never really tried to talk her out of it, but I do think he had that internal debate. But she is from the Chicago, so you can probably guess at her starting point. But she grew here in Texas and fast, at least with respect to guns. She didn’t do as well overall politically, as she still voted for Obama in 2012 (shortly after getting her concealed license). And she did run out and buy some real hardware almost immediately after the shooting. The only thing left for her is to understand who protects her guns and who doesn’t.


30 posted on 02/02/2013 10:58:25 AM PST by BobL
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To: KeyLargo

I am not aware of any dedicated solely to women but perhaps others here can answer that question.

Did you see this recently on Hannity?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjeL8d_7XV0


31 posted on 02/02/2013 11:20:34 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Three hour class in Florida.

Three hours is required range time here in Michigan.


32 posted on 02/02/2013 3:59:10 PM PST by School of Rational Thought (Fun for women ages 21 through 35)
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To: unixfox
Some stylish carry purses can be found here and here.
33 posted on 02/02/2013 4:07:23 PM PST by RightField (one of the obstreperous citizens insisting on incorrect thinking - C. Krauthamer)
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