Women flex proverbial muscles at the NRA Annual Meeting
By Jacki Billings
Men and women mill about the National Rifle Association’s booth under the eye of its most prominent female commentator, Dana Loesch. (Photo: Jacki Billings)
As I ambled around the NRA Annual’s Meeting, held May 4-6 in Dallas, the amount of women both on the show floor and in booths caught my eye.
While women have always been welcome at NRA-AM, this year they weren’t simply spectators. Lining booths, it seemed as if more vendors featured women representatives espousing their products benefits. Advertisements set along the paths for various companies now showed women wielding gun wares, not just men.
Advertisements at two booths showcasing female shooters. (Photo: Jacki Billings)
It seems the tides are turning in the gun industry and women are stepping out of the shadows and into the limelight. As I weaved my way through a long line at Sig Sauer’s booth of fans looking to snatch an autograph from competition shooter Lena Miculek — a line that was as long as her father Jerry Miculek’s — it seemed evident that women are no longer complacent to just exist in the industry. They are taking a prominent position and role in the house of firearms.
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