Gun industry takes aim as more and more women carry

By Stephanie Langston Published: January 18, 2018, 6:00 pm NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – More and more women are packing heat, and the gun industry is taking aim at their new target, from tactical clothing to female only gun clubs. What was once a man’s world is evolving. “Every time I step out of…

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Female Firepower: Women Take A New Role in Gun Sales

By E.J. Schultz. Published on September 26, 2017. Credit: Illustration by Zigor Samaniego For most of her life, Carrie Lightfoot had no use for firearms. "Guns were just not a part of our world at all," says the mother of four, who was born in New York and raised her family in Arizona.…

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Modern gun ownership exemplifies diversity

9/29/16| by Jacki Billings Spurred by the need for personal protection, a growing contingency of gun owners is bucking the white, heterosexual male stereotype and using firearms to level the battlefield. Gun ownership and women As a young, African-American woman, Antonia Okafor says she often felt discouraged from firearm ownership. That all…

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Female gun ownership on the rise

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU)-- An activity traditionally popular among men is seeing a growing trend. Shooting guns for sport or carrying a gun for protection is becoming more and more common amongst women. The National Shooting Sports Foundation says there's been a 77% increase in female gun ownership since 2005. At…

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About Concealment – Part 1

Mass shootings in the U.S., among other things, have left many people feeling uncertain about safety in our country. A new report released on July 9th from the Crime Prevention Research Center reveals that 11.1 million Americans hold concealed carry permits - up from an estimated 4.6 million in 2007.…

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More Girls Getting Guns in Arkansas

Christina Carilla Erin Gilleece 07/25/2014 09:40 PM 07/25/2014 11:29 PM AROUND ARKANSAS-- According to a study by the Violence Policy Center, a woman in the U.S. is far more likely to be the victim of a handgun than to use a handgun in a justifiable homicide. Across the Natural State,…

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How Women Are Concealing Firearms in Some Interesting New Ways

Jun. 23, 2014 1:16pm Zach Noble As the number of women holding concealed carry permits surges, ladies are confronting a problem: where should they actually conceal and carry their guns? Nearly 67,000 Texas women obtained concealed carry permits in 2013, WFAA-TV reported, and many are finding existing holster options insufficient. “Most…

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Gun-toting women look for best places to conceal pistols

USA TODAY Jason Wheeler, WFAA-TV, Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas1:46 p.m. EDT June 23, 2014 ARGYLE, Texas — Women have about a quarter of the concealed carry handgun licenses in Texas, but unlike men, they often face a problem of where to conceal. A purse is an obvious choice, but a gun isn't…

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Women and Guns: CCW Numbers Growing in Hamilton County

Updated: Tuesday, June 3 2014, 06:53 PM EDT HAMILTON COUNTY, Ohio (Rich Jaffe) -- Thanks largely to women who want to carry guns, the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office expects to set a record for the number of concealed carry licenses issued this year. Do instructors change their classes to accommodate…

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Women and Guns – Another Household Tool

by Home Defense Gun Staffer Cindy Why Women Should Not Be Afraid to Handle Guns Women and guns are not a bad or even an unusual combination. Women are frequently taught to use appliances such as stoves, microwave ovens, convection ovens, curling irons, irons, sewing machines, and other household items…

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Orlando-area mom overcomes fear of guns

By Kris Hey, Orlando Sentinel 2:21 p.m. EDT, September 14, 2013 I stood in front of the firing-range target, holding a black 9mm Glock with trembling hands. I couldn't load the bullets or place the magazine in the semi-automatic pistol without my husband's help. I thought if I dropped just one bullet,…

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Idaho’s New Gun Law

By Patty Hutchens If you already have a concealed weapons permit or are interested in obtaining one, you need to be educated on the recent changes in Idaho. As of July 1st, there are now two different types of concealed weapons permits one can obtain in the state of Idaho…

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