Skip to comments.New Book : 'Chicks with Guns': Some 15 million US women pack heat
Posted on 09/28/2011 9:46:08 AM PDT by Scythian
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, youd 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 anyones 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, McCrum said. There are so many stereotypes about guns, mostly derived from popular culture, but the reality is so much more complex and varied than you can imagine.
(Excerpt) Read more at today.msnbc.msn.com ...
Is this a book or a calendar?
I’d buy either...
Interesting photos, but somewhat beside the point. It is the handgun that is the firearm of choice for personal protection, for obvious reasons.
In the words of Billy Squier..., “My kind of lover, my kind of lover...”
where’s the hand gun :-)?
Gun ownership is now classified as “packing heat”.
My wife is one of those who believes “Don’t leave home without it”.
Caption the first photo:
The Most dangerous place in the world is between a mother and her child.
“Packing heat” is 1930s era Chicago gangster lingo.
Today’s terminology is correctly referred to as “concealed carry.”
Again, the media is clueless.
Someone say Chicks with Guns?????????????????
Go to the slide show ... enough handguns to suit ya. But really, do you believe women who are comfortable with shotgun and rifle are not going to have a handgun stashed someplace handy?
this is up your alley....
The ending is quite funny!!
Mine as well and her mom also packs a firearm. Her mom is a concealed deadly weapons instructor and usually buys me a new gun each Christmas. She’s a sweetie like her daughter.
Thanks for posting. I just ordered it from Amazon to arrive Friday.
If only those looked like chicks?
It's kind of annoying thought when you have to wait so long to get in some practice...a good kind of annoying! :)
My wife carries two: A S&W j frame in her purse and a Ruger LCP in her pocket
Ya, I like that photo too, for the longest time I didn’t even notice she was holding a gun ...
Second pic, on the rug, close at hand...
She's got a gun?
does G. Gordon Liddy still sell that Packed and Stacked Calendar he used to plug?
My sister-in-law says that I “pack heat.” I don’t think that she approves. My brother, some time ago, said out of a clear blue sky, “only the army and cops should have guns.” Their house is gun-free. We are sons of a retired Detroit cop, and are both vets, but the similarities end there.
But that first pictue of the thong as weapon holder is just WRONG!
Kinda looks like Dana Loesch.
"Loesch lives in south St. Louis, shops at Costco and Trader Joe's, loves Stag and French-press coffee, sets off her tattoos with diamond earrings and likes to fiddle with hydrangeas and handguns. She can cite Scripture without having to open the Old Testament and digs the irreverence of Penn & Teller."
What is it about contemporary photography that they have to make everyone look like a loser wierdo?
She's got the right stuff for sure.
wierdo = weirdo
I hate that WIBC only has her for an hour. I usually turned off after Rush, but I was outside working on the deck and she came on. I’m going, ‘who is this chick - she rocks!’. I now stream her show through my iPhone “TuneIn Radio” app.
Personally, I think she needs three hours following Rush. That would give us six hours of conservative broadcast goodness.
And she loves bacon.
WIBC is only the second station in the US to pick her up. I’m guessing that they are going to decide based on her ratings.
It’s kind of ironic that WIBC is owned by mega liberal Jeff Smulyan but has Garrison, Rush, and Dana on all day.
At least the guy knows what sells in the marketplace.
I like the ending of this one better . . .
Well Emmis does own both stations. I guess we need to contact WIBC and demand the full two hours. Cause streaming can suck, especially if your driving through the country and cell service drops off or switches to slo-tech.
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.
How many men own guns?
P.S. Owning a gun does NOT equal "packing heat." The LSM strikes again.
BTW, the mods removed my post!
“Again, the media is clueless.”
But, to claim that merely owning a gun equates to “packing heat” is ridiculous. Not every gun is carried around in a purse or a pocket. Some actually are housed in a long case and are used to harvest wild game or crush clay targets.
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