I admit it, I love to see a gun in a woman's hand. Don't worry, its not a fetish or anything like that. I just like knowing that gun ownership is growing into areas that are not necessarily associated with firearms. Lets face it, the quintessential gun owner stereotype is of a white male with generally a rural background and more often than not a Southern accent. Its true, at least as far as stereotypes go. The media makes us out to be a bunch of good 'ol boys out drinking and shooting anything that moves. It simply is not true. I did not hunt while growing up (although I fully support hunting rights). I did not even own my own firearm until a few years ago after retiring from the National Guard. Stereotypes haunt our society and there is generally little we can do about it other than educate ourselves and others. Its just a natural, abet regrettable, part of our upbringing that we bring these stereotypes with us into adulthood.
One of the ways we can try and stamp out our own stereotype as gun owners is to try and expand our sport to other responsible and law abiding citizens in our communities. Notice at the end of the video the one reporter ask the other if she felt "empowered" after shooting and she replies that she didn't feel as scared or intimidated. That's the problem right there, our media outlets have made guns out to be these mindless killing machines when its clearly been proven time and time over that it is not the gun, but the person that kills. By educating others we will overcome this misconception.
And OK, I find women with firearms a bit sexy too......he he
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