By Jenn Jacques
Women continue to make up the fastest-growing market in the firearms industry. From firearms, gun range memberships, concealed carry gear and firearms training, the fairer sex is armed and independent.
“Women are increasingly taking their protection into their own hands,” said NRA spokeswoman Catherine Mortensen. “They don’t want to rely on a boyfriend or a spouse or the government.”
Last weekend, a pair of women from Connecticut made their way to Washington, D.C. with The D.C. Project to lobby U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, one of the country’s most vicious advocates of gun control.
“We are not the stereotype people think of when they think about shooting sports and gun defense,” said Holly Sullivan Sanady, an NRA-certified firearms instructor and mother of one from Southbury.
“We have very different struggles than men realize,” she said before meeting Murphy. “So for women who want to have the power not to be victims, there is nothing like (gun ownership).”
“My hope is that we can start focusing more on the common ground and less on the divisiveness,” said Brooke Cheney, a competitive shooter from Harwinton who was encouraged by their conversation with Senator Murphy. “The hard work of community-building that needs to be done is not …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms