Tuesday, January 27, 2015

More Guns for Women

According to a recent Gallup Poll, gun ownership by women rose from 13% in 2005 to 23% in 2011, which shows that women are taking more and more responsibility for their own protection. According to the National shooting sports Foundation, 80% of gun retailers saw a higher rate of gun purchases by women between 2011 and 2012. “Sheriffs issued almost 97,000 new permits statewide in 2013 and more than 48,000 renewals, or about 145,000 total concealed carry permits. These numbers topped previous highs of 64,650 new permits and almost 77,000 total permits issued in 2012, according to statistics from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.” One police chief attributes this to the fact that women are considered by criminals to be “easy prey” and are more apt to be victims. Women, being “the weaker sex,” are likely to lose in a physical attack by a man, but a gun is well known as “the great equalizer.” (The Star-Beacon)

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