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Promising Statistics

From a New Jersey media source at that:

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.

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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.  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.  The stereotypical soccer mom is the gun control key demographic.  What’s going to happen when their key demographic keeps a Glock in the glove compartment?

5 Responses to “Promising Statistics”

  1. Bitter says:

    What’s going to happen when their key demographic keeps a Glock in the glove compartment?

    Or a Sig in her purse?

  2. That is very encouraging! I’ve been worried that we gun owners would dwindle down to nothingness, and there would be no one to support our rights.

  3. chris says:

    I think that women are also much more likely to be better at precision operations like marksmanship than men are.

    All of the best electronic circuit people that i have met were female

  4. ***Often improve their shooting faster than men***

    I’ll have to nod in agreement with this observation. At the weekly shooting clinic I occasionally go to, some of the best shooters are women, who’ve only started in the past year. Very methodical. Very accurate.

    I do my best to bring women shooting whenever possible, some have been spooked before, but bring out the old time guns, and they don’t wanna stop shootin’! That’s been my experience.

  5. B Smith says:

    “What’s gonna happen when their key demographic keeps a Glock in the glove compartment?”

    Crime’s gonna go down down down, baby. She’s doing it for the children—hers!

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