More Women Are Flocking To The Gun Industry

Las Vegas, Nevada — The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF)’s 37th annual SHOT Show convention is underway in fabulous Las Vegas, NV. Over 60,000 people are in attendance at this year’s convention. In fact, a large fraction of convention attendees are female.

NSSF President and CEO Steve Sanetti unveiled a new study this morning at a press conference on the rise of female gun owners. The study is entitled “Women Gun Owners: Purchasing, Perceptions and Participation.”

Over half of the women polled in this new study-approximately 55.6%-intend to buy a firearm in the next 12 months.  42% of those polled have a concealed carry permit in their respective state of residence. Additionally, 73% of those polled have taken at least one formal firearms safety course.

When asked what drives them to purchase guns, women cited these reasons: fit, quality, and practicality. Moreover, women who were polled said they exude caution and diligence before purchasing guns.

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Female participation in the shooting sports industry continues to rise because more women are compelled to take up self-defense. The study also revealed greater exposure to firearms training encourages women to be more confident, enthusiastic, and independent–which ultimately leads them to participate in the shooting sports industry more.

Without a doubt, guns are the great equalizer. NSSF is confident that more females will take up firearms and contribute positively to the gun industry.

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This blog post was written by Gabriella Hoffman at Counter Cultured.

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