According to the research done by the NSSF, 72 percent more women are hunting with firearms today than just five years ago. And 50 percent more women are now target shooting. The statistics, from National Sporting Goods Association surveys spanning 2001 through 2005, show more than 3 million women hunt and over 5 million women enjoy shooting.
The statistics show that 23 percent of the shooting population in America are now women. Women also own 9 percent of the firearms in America, and this figure is increasing with each passing year.
I’ve also found that women are far better additions to the community than many men.Â This is merely antecdotal evidence, but in my experience women:
- Are far more willing to get their kids, families and friends involved in shooting.
- Are more likely to take an interest in the issue politically and be activists for the second amendment.
- Are more willing to try different shooting sports.
- Often improve their shooting faster than men.
This data is good news for us, and not very good news for the anti-gun folks.Â The stereotypical soccer mom is the gun control key demographic.Â What’s going to happen when their key demographic keeps a Glock in the glove compartment?