Friday, October 11, 2013

"Women's Guns"

Many gun makers have funny ideas concerning what women want in guns. Some think they just need to be small. But small guns aren’t the kind with stopping power, and that’s what they need. Some make guns with pink handles. They think pink guns are what women want. That’s a sexist thought. Women aren’t any more fond of the color pink than anybody else, breast cancer activists notwithstanding. What they want is a gun that can STOP an attacker; a gun that is “an equalizer,” that makes up for their smaller size and lesser strength. A .22 isn’t going to do it. A .38 might. Yes, larger guns kick more. But they can get used to that through practice. Pink does not do it. (Shooting Illustrated)

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