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Sunday, September 8, 2013

More Women Shop for Firearms, Participate in Target Shooting

Confirming what NSSF told us last week, today's Richmond Times Dispatch has this story about the increase in the number of women participating in the shooting sports.
Women have become a mainstay in previously male-dominated classes offered at Colonial Shooting Academy since it opened in March 2012.  
All-women classes — with female instructors — were started at the Henrico County indoor shooting range in response to growing demand that has also been seen nationwide, with more and more women purchasing guns and learning how to use them.
What's great about the RTD article, is the mention of a women who had a fear of firearms after being held up at gun point several year's ago.  Recently,  her new employer took her and three other new employees to Colonial Shooting Academy for a team-building activity.  It was a great experience that helped her to overcome a major fear..  The woman said while she does not currently plan to purchase a firearm or get a concealed handgun permit, she wants her son to learn about firearm safety and learn the difference between video games and the real thing.

1 comment:

Jean Park said...

Women nowadays tend to participate in activities ruled by men, and this is amazing. Who would have thought women today would really purchase guns to participate in target shooting? Awesome.