Sunday, February 26, 2017

Women with guns: The next threat to the Democratic Party

 Tricia Croney, the owner of Pretty Hunter, a Michigan-based company offering gun-related product lines for women, believes women "not only feel but behave much more confident" when they know how to hunt and how to defend themselves. She was one of many Great American Outdoor Show vendors appealing to the growing numbers of female gun enthusiasts. (Frank Craig for the Washington Examiner)

Abby Ross never spent time around guns until a little more than a decade ago. "I grew up on Staten Island," she said. "Hunting or gun use was not part of our family traditions."

Now she handles guns with ease for hunting, sport and training. And she's one of a growing number of women venturing into the world of guns, either as part of the outdoor experience or for self-defense.

Women increasingly have become a profitable new target customer for gun-shop owners and firearms manufacturers.

"Women should not be afraid to know how to handle a weapon when they use them," said Ross, whose husband, an Army Special Forces soldier, taught her when they met 14 years ago.


  1. Democrats talk about "empowering women". Then surely they should be "pro choice" re: a woman's right to keep AND CARRY the means to protect their own bodies against the robber, the rapist and the murderer? --Ron W