Thursday, April 21, 2011

Girls and Guns

I take some time off and miss the recent "everybody's blogging about" thing...

Apparently some asshat (I love that word...) thinks women shouldn't be shooting.

Uncle already summed things up pretty well (go take a look if you haven't already.)  The primary thing is that factual evidence shows women are the fastest growing segment in the firearms industry, quite the opposite of the NRA's efforts failing as Heyl seems to think.

Overall though, it's a shame they don't have comments enabled on the original story, that would have made for some good reading.  I'll have to tell Marty to read it, although I've got a feeling some strong editing would be required if I was to post her response...

I also need to get together a group of new shooters.  MandaFern (the girlfriend) has never shot anything more than a BB squirt gun and is really excited to try something more, and the more the merrier.


Mr. Casey said...

I'm on my third marriage. I don't think it's that I'm necessarily lacking something so much as it was poor judgement on my part the first time and both of ours the second. All of my wives, and the various girlfriends in between, have become shooters. My buddies said again and again I was nuts to teach a woman that might well end up despising me to shoot. Well, it worked out ok.

My present and final bride didn't like the SIG P238 .380 I'd bought her so we traded it for what she really wanted, a scoped Savage .308 bolt action with Harris bipod.

I really like taking newbies out shooting for the first time. The four rules, that look of joy on their faces. Priceless!

Six said...

Yeah, Lu would have some pointed words for Mr. Heyl.