"There’s this idea that women are more affiliative, more peace loving, more pacifistic, which should then make women as a group gun averse," said one women's studies professor and gun-book-author in this Times article about women and firearms, and yet:
Women’s participation in shooting sports has surged over the last decade, increasing by 51.5 percent for target shooting from 2001 to 2011 ... and by 41.8 percent for hunting, according to the National Sporting Goods Association.
I went to a shooting range once, thinking it'd be exciting, maybe something like the movies, but I was wrong and hated it. I guess I'm glad I went, though. Any more-interesting stories or thoughts?