The firearms industry bends over backwards to encourage and support women shooters, and not just for financial gain. While men are more likely to own guns — and have a higher likelihood of being victims of violent crime — the industry operates under assumption that all law-abiding citizens have the right to protect themselves by force of arms. The more people who support gun rights, the better. The question is . . .
Is American firearms machismo putting women off?
Now I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with men among men doing manly things. I’m asking if America’s male-dominated gun culture is still sexist. Assuming, of course, that it was.
Have you seen any evidence of sexism on the range or at the gun store? If you’ve seen examples of “how about a nice pink gun for your lady friend” condescension (or worse), is it better, worse or the same as before?