Chicks with Gunsí: Some 15 million US women pack heat

Chicks with Gunsí: Some 15 million US women pack heat

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    Chicks with Gunsí: Some 15 million US women pack heat

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    ‚€˜Chicks with Guns‚€™: 15 million US women pack heat - TODAY People - TODAY.com

    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.

    “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.”
    Image: "Chicks with Guns" book cover
    The Vendome Press Greta, the young woman pictured on the cover of "Chicks with Guns," received her first gun as an infant and completed a hunter’s safety course to earn her lifetime hunting license before her 10th birthday.

    “Chicks with Guns” reveals just how true that is. The book features nearly 80 portraits and captions in which women describe the role of guns in their lives in their own words. It quickly becomes apparent that rich women, poor women, young women, old women, athletic women, sedentary women and a fair number of confident girls possess guns for reasons that are peculiarly their own.

    “I learned two main lessons while working on this book,” said McCrum, who divides her time between New York City and California when she isn’t traveling for work. “One is that on the subject of guns, nobody is neutral. And the other is that when you get outside of the blue-state cities, everybody has a gun.”
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    I wish my girlfriend would join their ranks and get her own gun.
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    Its a good article, definatley worth the read.
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    I'm glad my better half is amongst them with her Glock 21SF
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    I guess I'm just different, because I do not equate owning a firearm with "packing heat".
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    Man, I hate that term.
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    Their term, not mine. I don't like it either.
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    I pack heat every morning, usually several 24 oz cup of it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    I pack heat every morning, usually several 24 oz cup of it!
    That is a lot of heat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    I pack heat every morning, usually several 24 oz cup of it!
    Nice

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    Yeah, I know. My previous comments weren't directed your way. All that aside, it is a worthwhile read. Thanks.

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    Good article and about time someone wrote it.

    BTW, "Packing heat". "Gat", "Strapped", "Heeled", are all a liberal minded media attempt at being cute.

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    Really glad my chick is in that group of 15 to 20 million!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rammerjammer View Post
    I wish my girlfriend would join their ranks and get her own gun.
    Same here too. Can't be there to protect her all the time.

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    Go to any gun range in the Orlando area, and you will find as many women as men. Women in Orlando are also very open about asking how to obtain a concealed weapons license and ask for help with the process. The subject of concealed carry somehow seems to creep into a lot of casual conversations......just can't figure out how they know I like guns.




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