Photo: Michael F. McElroy for The New York Times
Photo: Michael F. McElroy for The New York Times

Both Navy One at the Mellow Jihadi and America’s SgtMaj Castra Praetoria sent me an article titled, “Rising Voice of Gun Ownership Is Female,” published by the New York Times realizes that women are a growing voice of the pro-gun community.

I also read a smaller news outlet, CBS 21 out of Pennsylvania, that just published an article titled  “More women than ever buying guns, getting licenses to carry.”

CBS 21 Says: As the debate over gun control rages on in Washington D.C., more women are taking aim. They’re attending classes to learn how to use guns and hone in on some skills.  According to the National Sporting Goods Association, in the last ten years the number of women participating in shooting sports has increased by more than 50 percent.

“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,” stated Barack Obama during a press conference. Gun and ammunition flying off the shelves as the President promises stiffer gun laws. The rush for gun purchases and concealed weapon permits is on.

But the biggest spike in 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. From the novice who never shot a gun, to the experienced shooter, gun sales to women are up 73 percent.

“Just because I am scared the government is going to take our rights away,” explains Melissa Bellville.

Additional points in the article:

  • The concealed weapons class in Port St. Lucie is standing room only, with more women getting permits in 2012 than ever before.
  • 1 in 4 women own guns. 1 in 10 in Florida carry. And the numbers among women are going up.
  • 23 percent of women who are getting the permit have never ever bought a gun before.

Keep it up ladies, they ARE listening!




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