More Women Buying, Shooting Guns

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson has published an article on the increase in woman buying guns.

While there aren’t statistics kept on the number of women who buy handguns every year, if you ask just about any arms dealer, licensed instructor or law enforcement official, they’ll tell you handguns aren’t just for men anymore.

Instead of shopping or having lunch, some women take a shooting class at Anthony Arms in West Mifflin.

“There are so many acts of violence against women,” said Maureen LaBella, who is a nurse. “I think it’s not a bad idea to own a gun and know how to use it.”

More here.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • Jeff Jeff on Feb 17, 2008

    One thing to consider is that some major players in the gun industry are starting to take advantage of women in advertising, and not just because they think a lady will help sell to the men. Julie Golosky was with Glock, but I believe she has now gone to Smith. When you go to IDPA matches you just see more women competing. It is great for firearms sales and for the shooting sports.