God bless John Lott. We on the pro-gun side of the fence need to arm ourselves with facts with which to defend our natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. And by God, John Lott’s got facts. Admittedly, I no more made it through his stat-laden More Guns, Less Crime than I did Oliver Sachs’ jargon-filled The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. I find John’s blog a much happier hunting ground for anti-anti ammo. Such as the charts above and after the jump, that prove that the “share of permits issued to women is soaring [in] Tennessee and Texas.” The charts show women’s share as a percentage of the whole. Just to please JL, here’s some 2013 handgun permit stats from the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security
The state of Tennessee issued 192,613 handgun carry permits in 2013. Of these, 43.3% were originals, 52.2% were either renewals or reinstatements, 3.9% were duplicates, 0.6% were free, and 0.1% were new residents. The most active month was March, with 27,283 handgun carry permits issued . . .
Handgun carry permits were issued to males at an approximate ratio of 2.3:1 (133,780 to 58,833), with the age group of 46-50 years being the most populous for females, 56-60 the most populous for males, and 51-55 the most populous for the combination of males and females.
I’m about as good at math as I am at getting a date with a nice Jewish girl, but I reckon all those numbers mean that sisters are doing it for themselves. Protecting themselves, that is. Ballistically speaking. As they used to say, you go girl! Meanwhile, down in The Lone Star state, same thing, only the women haven’t quite broken the 30 percent ceiling:
Again, I can’t compute. So the TX CHL application breakdown by sex and ethnicity found here makes my head hurt. Suffice it to say, take that Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America! It seems that Moms are taking action for gun sense in their own lives and, thus, America. Result!
Given that women tend to be the locus of human reproduction, we can further predict that the children of these gun-toting women will have a positive view of their gun rights. Is the battle over gun rights now a battle of fertility? Is this trend another good reason to court women in gun-averse states (e.g., Connecticut, New Jersey) and get the pro-gun message to the so-called Hispanic American demographic?
We report, you get the picture.