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Why Female Gun Ownership is Up 77% Since 2005

Screen Shot 2013-02-27 at 1.19.15 PMAs the number of proposed gun-control measures increase rapidly across the country, the amount of women purchasing guns is increasing even faster.

A survey conducted by the National Shooting Sports Foundation found that 73 percent of gun dealers reported an increase in female customers in 2011, as well as the previous two years. In 2005, just 13 percent of gun owners were women. Today, that number is 23 percent–a 77 percent increase in 7 years.

While folks in the media are blaming the spike on the guns-and-glam advertising (ahem Piers Morgan), women–including myself–have a different reason: It’s self-defense, stupid.

The math isn’t surprising and the logic is simple: Women want to protect themselves and their family, and guns are the great equalizer between sexes in crimes against women. The facts are there to prove it.

Read more at Townhall

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  • Can see why its going on today.Liz

  • tedthebear

    Working in a gun store I had an older lady tell me she wanted to buy a hand gun. A lot of the younger customers had asked for pink guns, so I asked if she wanted one. She looked me square in the eye and said ” Hell no! If I have to aim it at anyone I want them to know I’m serious!”

  • Sagebrush6

    Fantastic. Every woman needs to know how to protect themselves. I taught both my wife and my daughter how to shoot and wo baby, can they ever. My daughter can shoot better than I can. Ouch.