thepittsburghchannel.com 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.”