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The face of the gun owner is changing. As you’ve no doubt heard and seen over the past several years, women are buying guns and learning to shoot at record rates. Since 2007, there’s been a remarkable 270 percent increase in women seeking concealed-carry permits, and a recent Harvard/Northeastern survey shows that 43 percent of today’s handgun owners are women.
From Military Times:
A 19-year-old female applicant had contracted into the Marines’ delayed entry program, selecting to enlist in the infantry, Jim Edwards, a spokesman for Marine Corps Recruiting Command, told Military.com.
The contract means that she will enter the 0300 community, with her specific military occupational specialty to be determined according to the needs of the Marine Corps at School of Infantry training in Camp Geiger, North Carolina, he said.
The fastest growing segments in the market are gun owners with concealed carry permits and women.
Rhodes says the shop’s fastest growing demographic is female shooters.
“We have a group that meets here one Monday per month called the Well-Armed Women, and that group has grown so big that we’re going to have to have two nights of that in the near future,” Rhodes said.
The poll was conducted by ABC/Refinery29.
11% of women ranked Gun Rights, Equal Pay and Abortion Access as a top priority.
From The Daily Beast:
More than a third of the women who participated in the National Sports Shooting Foundation’s most recent survey identified as new gun owners. This data are consistent with those of other organizations, including the National Sporting Goods Association. According to the NSGA’s Annual Sports Participation Report, the number of women who practice target shooting increased nearly 36 percent (from 4.31 million to 5.86 million) between 2004 and 2014, while the number of women participating in hunting increased 23 percent (from 2.68 million to 3.3 million). In response to a request for comment, an NRA spokesman reported tracking a 77 percent increase between 2004 and 2011 in the number of women who own firearms.
Tatiana Whitlock hosts this course from Panteao.
Columbia, SC, April 15, 2015 – Panteao Productions is happy to announce the release of the second video title from Tatiana Whitlock: Practical Concealed Carry for Women.
If you are a woman interested in carrying a handgun for personal defense, this video is for you. With Practical Concealed Carry for Women, Tatiana Whitlock walks you through handgun and ammo selection, training aids, methods of concealment, the concealed carry lifestyle, drawing from concealment, ammunition management, malfunctions, post engagement sequence, and more. Tatiana Whitlock is the owner of ID Target Systems which designs realistic training aids and offers instruction services specific to personal protection. She works with men, women and youth to establish a real-world foundation of firearm skills, safety and situational awareness.
From The Independent:
Isis also recently published what appeared to be an “abhorrent” pamphlet providing its followers with guidelines on how to capture, keep and sexually abuse female slaves.
From Military Times:
“Our view is, when we open [the military occupational specialty], we start sending women to the training,” Brinkley said Dec. 4 after briefing the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services. “When we open infantry up, we start sending women.”
The female Marines who graduated from infantry basic training will not be assigned to infantry jobs because those jobs in the Marine Corps are not yet open to women. The women will go to different MOSs.
Her reaction to a statement released be the Independent Women’s Forum was as follows:
Victoria Coley, IWF’s communications director, sent the statement to Glamour Magazine Editor Lauren Lannotti who responded, “Please unsubscribe me to your strange, sensationalizing polemics. Thank you.”
From National Geographic:
The total number of women hunters surged by 25 percent between 2006 and 2011, after holding steady for a decade, according to Census Bureau statistics. At last count, 11 percent of all U.S. hunters were women, compared to 9 percent in 2006.
From the Loadout Room:
Knowledge and preparation are the two keys to protecting yourself from sexual violence. The violence can come from a friend, stranger or a twisted mix of both as the problem of date-rape continues to grow.