Women are buying guns more than ever, according to a story on NPR on August 18 called “Gun Makers Set Sights On Female Buyers.”
One woman said, “I just refuse to be a victim if I possibly can in life,” and that she shoots at a practice range because she’s scared.
“If you listen to the news at night, all you hear are women in parking lots — someone coming up, or threatening them for their purse or threatening their life, or raping [them].”
Meanwhile gun manufacturers are making pink and purple handguns to support the trend.
The story just left me feeling sad that this is where we are.