Friday, September 05, 2008

Women and The Shooting Sports - Even in New Jersey

Women taking shot at shooting - More women in the shooting sports - even in New Jersey.
According to the research done by the NSSF, 72 percent more women are hunting with firearms today than just five years ago. And 50 percent more women are now target shooting. The statistics, from National Sporting Goods Association surveys spanning 2001 through 2005, show more than 3 million women hunt and over 5 million women enjoy shooting.
The increase is good, but the numbers are still too low. If only for self-defense.

Still this is a nice article.
I had the pleasure of attending the Ladies Shoot at Citizens Rifle and Revolver Club in Princeton Junction last month. It was interesting to see women, from girls in their teens to women in their 60s, in attendance at the club. Some of those in attendance had never handled a gun before, while others had some experience and still others had experience in one shooting discipline and wanted to try other types of shooting. Reasons for tak ing the course ranged from learning about firearms for self defense and target shooting to just wanting to satisfy a curiosity about firearms.
Not even a quote from the gun-fearing weenies.

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