Traditionally, whenever anyone talked about shooting sports, it was generally considered one was talking about men and their guns. When I used to go with my friend to the trap and skeet range, virtually all of the shooters were men. We went to another shooting competition, known as a Mexican silhouette shoot and all of the shooters were men.
That may have been true not that long ago, but the times and shooters are a changing. More and more women are taking up various shooting sports. In fact, over the past two years, it is estimated that the number of women in shooting sports has doubled.
(Bearing Arms) – Anything that grows shooting sports is a good thing. New shooting sports competitors often mean new shooters. New shooters mean new voters to defend our Second Amendment rights. It’s generally a good thing, as a general rule.
It’s even better when it’s a group of people who most don’t think of when they think about shooting sports competitors.
Excerpts from a new research project released on Tuesday show the number of women involved in the shooting sports has increased over the last two years with some shooting disciplines seeing as much as a 189 percent boost.
Shoot Like a Girl, which offers gun-training classes geared towards women across the country, released some of the details of a survey it conducted in 2017…
If the number of women sport shooters continues to increase, it could have a huge impact on many issue like gun rights versus gun controls. There is a stereotyping that says that most women are liberals and anti-gun, but if the number female sport shooters continues to grow, it will burst that stereotyping and help preserve what few gun rights we still have.