USA – -(AmmoLand.com)-
As much as groups like Moms Demand Action and Every Town for Gun Safety desperately try to recruit women into their politically driven anti-gun clubs, their attempts appear to be falling flat.
It would seem modern women have decided to take their safety and the safety of their families into their own hands. Responsible, smart American women are no longer buying into the notion that the cops will arrive to save you if you’re under attack. Women across America are rejecting the fear campaign perpetuated by the small group of anti-2nd Amendment, left-wing funded folks who are determined to make people vulnerable through unarmed helplessness.
Self-defense is not the only reason women have entered the ranks of gun ownership at an unprecedented rate. Sport shooting is an area that is quickly losing its reputation as the boy’s club and firearm training facilities are often found to be owned and run by women.
Jan Morgan, Founder/CEO of 2AWomen said, “When WOMEN get passionate about something, they can move mountains. WOMEN are fired up about their gun rights and are steadily filling the front lines of legislative battles to defend this RIGHT!”
Annie Oakley would be proud to know that her legacy lives on in the modern-day American woman. I still wouldn’t want anyone shooting a cigarette out of my mouth, but as rumor has it, Annie’s husband, Frank Butler, felt quite confident of her shooting skills back in the late 1800s and let her do that.
Let’s look at the actual numbers. In 2021 a Harvard University study found that nearly half of all gun purchases between 2019 and 2021 were women. 42% of gun owners in America are women (a 14% rise over the previous five years.) The total number of women who became gun owners during that two-year period is almost 3.5 million.
In an article by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, it was said that “women accounted for about half of all gun purchases between 2019 and 2021, and that new gun owners are more likely to be female.” This, indicating the trends in firearm purchases moving forward.
Not surprisingly, the largest spike in gun sales occurred during and shortly after the violent left-wing riots in several cities across America in 2020. According to a survey conducted by Professor Matt Miller at Northeastern University, between January 2020 and April 2021, gun purchases rose from 13.8 million to 16.6 million. Almost 50% being women and approximately 5.4 million brought them into homes that had not previously had them.
According to FBI data, 39,695,315 total background checks were initiated with the National Instant Check System (NICS) in 2020. In other words, millions of folks who never previously chose to own a gun, quickly decided to dump the dangerous ideas pushed by the anti-gun lobby.
If you put people in danger, they will find a way to defend themselves and their families regardless of politics or gender. Women seem to be leading this effort despite the persistent rhetoric and demonization from anti-2nd Amendment activists.
The 2nd Amendment is not a privilege. It’s your right.
About Dan Wos, Author – Good Gun Bad Guy
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Dan Wos is a nationally recognized 2nd Amendment advocate, Host of The Loaded Mic and Author of the “GOOD GUN BAD GUY” book series. He speaks at events, is a contributing writer for many publications, and can be found on radio stations across the country. Dan has been a guest on Newsmax, the Sean Hannity Show, Real America’s Voice, and several others. Speaking on behalf of gun-rights, Dan exposes the strategies of the anti-gun crowd and explains their mission to disarm law-abiding American gun-owners.