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Getting Guns

“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?

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