Skip to comments.More and more US women take up arms
Posted on 05/02/2013 3:41:08 AM PDT by marktwain
Proudly brandishing a target she had riddled with bullets, 62-year-old Sharon Schaefer could not hide her delight at joining Americas growing number of gun-toting women.
It was fun! she exclaimed breathlessly, much to the approval of her instructor Teresa Ovalle.
You did a good job, Sharon, said the former Marine, who had just given the senior citizen a crash course in pistols at the Fredericksburg Range, some 80 kms southwest of the US capital.
On Thursday evenings the range has a pink theme the color of T-shirts and logos worn by the members of the Pistol Packing Ladies.
Gun ownership laws are once again at the heart of political debate in the United States after the horrific shooting in December in Newtown, Connecticut which left 20 young children and six educators dead.
But efforts in the wake of the massacre to impose tougher controls on firearm ownership have been blcoked in Congress.
Earlier this month, a limited proposal condemned by the gun lobby as an infringement on Americans constitutional right to keep and bear arms failed to muster the votes needed to clear the US Senate.
Even though polls show most Americans would support tougher licensing requirements, gun ownership is a passion in the United States, which at around 300 million has almost as many firearms as people. And in a growing trend, many of the pro-gun groups like the ladies at The Fredericksburg Range are all women, aiming, as Ovalle explains, to teach a lady how to handle a gun safely.
The Shooting Divas group trains just a few miles away in Virginia, while Gun Powder Gals is based in North Carolina and A Girl and A Gun organizes some 40 groups around the country.
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Even though polls show most Americans would support tougher licensing requirements,...
Repeat a lie often enough and...
(Not YOU, marktain.)
“Even though polls show most Americans would support tougher licensing requirements,...”
Leni Riefenstahl’s all of em...
Good, but will they keep voting for democrats who want to take away their rights?
American women have been taking up arms in large numbers for generations. The anti-gun crowd just never noticed us before. Apparently being below the radar is the safest place to be.
Women shooting ping.
Guns symbolic sexuality
You dont have to be a disciple of Sigmund Freud to figure out one of the most basic reasons for the hysterical reaction of gun owners to any suggestion that some sort of controls should be established. A firearm is the ultimate phallic symbol in terms of its shape and ejaculation capability. Any restriction on possessing, carrying or using firearms is interpreted by many gun owners as symbolic castration.
When a gun owner fires his substitute penis he vicariously experiences a sensation similar to using the real thing. Shotgun owners get additional kicks from imagining that their ejaculation capability is multiplied. Possessing an automatic weapon offers the potential for multiple orgasms.
Ostentatiously brandishing a firearm provides its owner with an opportunity to engage in what amounts to a legalized form of masturbation in public. The most strident critics of gun control are probably the most impotent males in our country.
Female firearm fanatics (led by their poster girl, Sarah Palin) suffer from an extreme case of penis envy.
Vice President Biden has a monumental task confronting him when he seeks ways to reduce the slaughter we read about every day.
Not just a foreign source...Arab source...remember, Arab Jihadists, ‘...behind every blade of grass...’
And that bit about US women taking up arms...that includes my wife! :)