Do you know what one thing is helping our cause?
One of the things that has helped to spread the concealed carry message is........women.
I think this is the key to expanding our base. The more women, mothers, daughters, girl friends...etc.....the better.
Once women are converted, politicians will have to follow. The more females are convinced that a firearm is a good way to defend themselves, the easier the conversion will be. Women drive a lot of political & social issues where men just do things to make the females happy. Gun control was one of them, now with more & more women shooters, gun control is less of a political pllatform.
Hopefully it will morph from being a gun-control issue to a self-defense issue.
see this article:
'Survey says: More women are hunting and shooting'
— from the National Shooting Sports Foundation that says more women are taking up hunting and the shooting sports.
-- 72 percent more women are hunting with firearms today than just five years ago. And 50 percent more women are now target shooting.
-- more than 3 million women now hunt and over 5 million women now enjoy shooting.
-- Women today account for just over 15 percent of the shooting, hunting and firearms marketplace, which could equate to $420 million in commerce this year alone.
-- Women also regularly make up at least half of attendees in NSSF's First Shots program.