It is that time of the year again! That time when we get to get a better understanding of who the woman gun owner is. Yes, it’s data time! Even with the growing concern of sharing any personal information, especially when it comes to guns online, The Well Armed Woman 2021 Survey has collected data on an impressive 3000 women.
This is amazing considering the climate we are in. We wholeheartedly want to thank all of you who took part in our survey. THANK YOU!
So, let’s look at who the woman gun owner is and what she has become over the years.
The American Woman Gun Owner
Let’s start with the age of women gun owners all over the United States. Again this year, we see that the majority of women gun owners fall in the 46-75 age range.
How Long Have They Been Gun Owners?
You can see through this data, that a majority of woman gun owners have been one for a long time. Interestingly, older women have a long history of experience but perhaps have been in the shadows all of these years.
Until not too long ago, there really wasn’t a “place” for the female gun owner. In many ways, she didn’t exist to the industry or the US culture. Now, the view of female gun ownership is more widely accepted and embraced.
This year-over-year comparison below is fascinating. We have all heard that 2020 was a big year for firearms. Well here is your proof! Just look at the data for the new, 0-1 year of gun ownership. The huge jump in 2020 is glaring.
Income and Merital Status
This year, once again the majority of our respondents are in a marriage/domestic partnership and their annual total household income is over $100,000.
Brand NEW Demographics
We added a few more questions regarding the demographics to this year’s survey of the woman gun owner. I wanted to get a deeper sense of who our sisters in arms really are.
This really lends a hand to unity. Naturally, we all have our own opinions and views of the world. However, when it comes to being a woman gun owner, there is common ground!
When most people think of “the woman gun owner”, they assume that she must have a right-leaning political view.
Well, this data proves them wrong. The diversity of political leanings looms large in the graph below. It is not just conservatives that believe and fight for our Second Amendment rights. It is women all over the political spectrum. We know that the power to protect our own lives and our loved ones is worth fighting for despite our political differences.
The results from this next question in the survey really got me thinking. We REALLY need this to change! I want all women, regardless of their ethnicity to feel the confidence and empowerment of being able to protect themselves with a gun.
So, as we broke the barrier of guns being a “man’s tool”, it’s time for us to get to work and break the cultural, social, and industry barriers to this one.
I also think this area of the survey is very interesting. Who am I kidding, I find all the data interesting!
What I noticed here is that some of the areas where it is difficult to obtain a license to own and carry a gun have some of the highest percentages. For example, California and Oregon, two of the strictest states have a pretty impressive percentage. 12% of women surveyed live in these areas.
My Final Thoughts
So what have we gleaned this year about the American woman gun owner?
The woman gun owner is DIVERSE!
There is no “typical woman gun owner”. Yes, I know women are “complicated’ to begin with. 🙂 But, the American gun-owning woman can be whoever she wants to be.
Age, race, political affiliation, economic status does not govern her. Because of this, women of all walks of life are growing into a force to be reconded with. Not only in the firearms industry, but in the ability to stop violent criminals in their tracks!
She is a hardworking, empowered, and brave lady, whom I am proud to stand next to as a sister in arms.