19-year-old huntress Kendall Jones posted this interesting graphic on the rise of female gun owners:
Here are some interesting stats based off of a 2011 Gallup poll on the rise of female gun ownership:
- 73% of gun owners noticed a spike in female gun ownership
- 43% of women reported household gun ownership
- 41% of Republicans, 27% Independents, 23% of Democrats identified as gun owners
- 16.4% of hunters are female
Even leftist rag Rolling Stone printed an article today detailing this very encouraging trend. Here’s an excerpt:
Over the last decade, the percentage of armed women in America has risen quietly: according to Gallup, the numbers went from 13% in 2005 to 23% in 2011. By last year, that rise wasn’t so quiet anymore. Women’s interest sites declared “The Rise Of The Female Gun Nut.” A Girl and a Gun-type shooting clubs, like Babes with Bullets and The Well Armed Woman, bloomed. And a staunchly, proudly masculine industry at least attempted to keep pace. Walk around a gun show these days, and you’re more likely than not to find at least one table piled wide with .223-caliber AR-15 assault rifles rendered in hot pink.
Strong, independent women don’t rely on the government for empowerment or security. We take it upon ourselves to prevent and deter harm unto ourselves by arming ourselves with facts and firearms. Complacency need not apply, unless you take your cues from the female establishment.
This news is very promising. Here’s to hoping more females take up self-defense and firearm safety!