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New Book : 'Chicks with Guns': Some 15 million US women pack heat
http://today.msnbc.msn.com ^

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,” 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,” 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.”

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KEYWORDS: babes; banglist; chicks; guns
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1 posted on 09/28/2011 9:46:10 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Scythian

Is this a book or a calendar?

I’d buy either...


2 posted on 09/28/2011 9:49:44 AM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Scythian

Interesting photos, but somewhat beside the point. It is the handgun that is the firearm of choice for personal protection, for obvious reasons.


3 posted on 09/28/2011 9:52:57 AM PDT by Elsiejay
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To: Scythian

In the words of Billy Squier..., “My kind of lover, my kind of lover...”


4 posted on 09/28/2011 9:53:02 AM PDT by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: Scythian

where’s the hand gun :-)?


5 posted on 09/28/2011 9:56:54 AM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: Scythian

Gun ownership is now classified as “packing heat”.

Whatever...


6 posted on 09/28/2011 9:57:35 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: Scythian

My wife is one of those who believes “Don’t leave home without it”.


7 posted on 09/28/2011 9:58:12 AM PDT by TexasRedeye (Eschew obfuscation)
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To: Scythian

Caption the first photo:

The Most dangerous place in the world is between a mother and her child.


8 posted on 09/28/2011 9:58:37 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: ButThreeLeftsDo

“Packing heat” is 1930s era Chicago gangster lingo.

Today’s terminology is correctly referred to as “concealed carry.”

Again, the media is clueless.


9 posted on 09/28/2011 10:04:32 AM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: Scythian

Someone say Chicks with Guns?????????????????

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yryV-5TfwvE


10 posted on 09/28/2011 10:07:21 AM PDT by DeathBeforeDishonor1
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To: GOP Poet

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?


11 posted on 09/28/2011 10:07:39 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: Scythian




12 posted on 09/28/2011 10:26:16 AM PDT by BRITinUSA
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To: basil

this is up your alley....


13 posted on 09/28/2011 10:28:47 AM PDT by tarawa
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To: Scythian
I posted this picture on another thread the other day...I like it:
14 posted on 09/28/2011 10:33:01 AM PDT by BreezyDog (PLAN A: A Peaceful Restoration of the Republic.....PLAN B: A Restoration of the Republic)
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To: DeathBeforeDishonor1

The ending is quite funny!!


15 posted on 09/28/2011 10:38:10 AM PDT by Osage Orange (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum)
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To: TexasRedeye

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.


16 posted on 09/28/2011 10:41:24 AM PDT by sarge83
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To: Scythian

Thanks for posting. I just ordered it from Amazon to arrive Friday.


17 posted on 09/28/2011 10:48:37 AM PDT by Second Amendment First ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..." - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: BRITinUSA

If only those looked like chicks?


18 posted on 09/28/2011 10:49:09 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Scythian
It's gotten so popular that the gun ranges are packed. I see a lot of guys showing girls how to shoot.

It's kind of annoying thought when you have to wait so long to get in some practice...a good kind of annoying! :)

19 posted on 09/28/2011 10:56:00 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (Palin/Cain 2012)
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To: Scythian

My wife carries two: A S&W j frame in her purse and a Ruger LCP in her pocket


20 posted on 09/28/2011 10:56:08 AM PDT by Tazzo
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To: BreezyDog

Ya, I like that photo too, for the longest time I didn’t even notice she was holding a gun ...


21 posted on 09/28/2011 11:00:25 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: GOP Poet
where’s the hand gun :-)?

Second pic, on the rug, close at hand...

22 posted on 09/28/2011 11:03:08 AM PDT by SunTzuWu
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To: DeathBeforeDishonor1
Videos of Real women with guns.... www.britinusa.net/photoandvideo/uspsa2011nats
23 posted on 09/28/2011 11:03:27 AM PDT by BRITinUSA
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To: Scythian; BreezyDog
"Ya, I like that photo too, for the longest time I didn’t even notice she was holding a gun ..."

She's got a gun?

24 posted on 09/28/2011 11:05:58 AM PDT by BlueLancer (Secede?! Y'all better just be thankful we don't invade ...)
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To: Scythian
I'm only here for the article. {;^)
26 posted on 09/28/2011 11:13:24 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Scythian
Yeah, I like chicks with guns, too. Particularly this one...


27 posted on 09/28/2011 11:21:42 AM PDT by LaybackLenny (All hail Her Royal Highness Sarah, Queen of The Hobbits)
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To: Scythian

does G. Gordon Liddy still sell that Packed and Stacked Calendar he used to plug?


28 posted on 09/28/2011 11:24:31 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Cobra64

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.


29 posted on 09/28/2011 11:36:00 AM PDT by Ax
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To: Cobra64
I like the 7-year-old with the 9mm. Shooting above her grade level.

But that first pictue of the thong as weapon holder is just WRONG!

30 posted on 09/28/2011 11:38:09 AM PDT by Designer (Nit-pickin' and chagrinin')
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To: BreezyDog

Kinda looks like Dana Loesch.


31 posted on 09/28/2011 11:44:58 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Scythian


32 posted on 09/28/2011 11:56:01 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: AFreeBird
Maybe it is...

"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."

33 posted on 09/28/2011 12:25:14 PM PDT by BreezyDog (PLAN A: A Peaceful Restoration of the Republic.....PLAN B: A Restoration of the Republic)
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To: Scythian

What is it about contemporary photography that they have to make everyone look like a loser wierdo?


34 posted on 09/28/2011 12:25:43 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: BreezyDog
She's on right after Rush here in Indy.

She's got the right stuff for sure.


35 posted on 09/28/2011 12:30:04 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Tublecane

wierdo = weirdo


36 posted on 09/28/2011 12:30:53 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: nascarnation

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.


37 posted on 09/28/2011 12:45:42 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: AFreeBird

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.


38 posted on 09/28/2011 12:56:47 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Scythian
Local north Mississippi girls on this years opening day of dove season. Photobucket
39 posted on 09/28/2011 12:57:05 PM PDT by Hotmetal (Courage is being scared to death..............and saddling up anyway.)
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To: Osage Orange

I like the ending of this one better . . .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayoR0jF0vuY


40 posted on 09/28/2011 1:08:57 PM PDT by Petruchio (I Think . . . Therefor I FReep.)
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To: nascarnation

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.


41 posted on 09/28/2011 1:10:07 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Texas Fossil
I agree with your statement in post # 8.


42 posted on 09/28/2011 1:46:09 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-Free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: sten
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.

43 posted on 09/28/2011 3:38:58 PM 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: Cobra64
Sexy as hell.....except for the Glock of course.


44 posted on 09/28/2011 4:30:17 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Let's apply the "reasonable man" standard to gun laws. How many would stand?)
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To: Scythian
I'm tempted to say...So what?

How many men own guns?

P.S. Owning a gun does NOT equal "packing heat." The LSM strikes again.

45 posted on 09/28/2011 4:30:39 PM PDT by Celtic Cross (The brain is the weapon; everything else is just accessories. --FReeper Joe Brower)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Thanks, I'm a Sig fan myself.

BTW, the mods removed my post!

46 posted on 09/28/2011 4:43:49 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: Texas Fossil
Yaaaaaaaaah! Bunnyrabbit!!!!!


47 posted on 09/28/2011 5:16:12 PM PDT by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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To: Cobra64

“Again, the media is clueless.”

As usual.

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.

;-)


48 posted on 09/28/2011 6:37:46 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (No Comment.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Very true my FRiend.

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49 posted on 09/28/2011 7:21:33 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; wku man; SLB; ...
Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!
50 posted on 09/29/2011 5:10:14 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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