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Thursday, 21 February 2013 00:00

Gun packing women on the rise

Written by Delilah Jean Williams.

In recent times, women have been buying guns in more numbers and it started well before the massacre at Sandy Hook.

Currently, there are varying polls available, but approximately 23 percent of women identify as gun owners, which is up 13 percent since 2005. The National Shooting Sports Foundation states that 73 percent of gun dealers reported an increase in female customers in 2011.

Weapons manufacturers have been targeting women for years, with advertising and products designed to appeal to small-framed individuals, colored accessories and shooting gloves, while using motto’s like “look cute while you shoot!”

 

However, advertisers haven’t mentioned the use of assault weapons by women and there haven’t been any handbags produced that are big enough to inconspicuously pack them around. In fact, women have varying reasons for gun ownership, including family heirlooms from their fathers, target shooting competitions, independence and self-defense.

Read Delilah's entire article: Gun packing women on the rise

 

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From the Melrose Free Press

Melrose, Mass. —  The Melrose Police Department is pleased to announce the receipt of a $5,000 donation, which will be used for the R.A.D. program for high school students during this coming summer.

This is an opportunity for the Melrose Police Department to provide a comprehensive self-defense course that promotes awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing onto the basics of self-defense.

 

R.A.D. is not a martial arts program but a Rape Aggression Defense system that is dedicated to teaching women defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assaults by utilizing easy, effective and proven self-defense tactics.

Get the full details at Wickedlocal.com

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By Laura Beck on Jezebel.com

Cabs for women aren't a new thing in the world, and they're not a new thing in India, either. However, Delhi's Cabs for Women by Women is notable because after the violent gang rape and heartbreaking death of the young student in the Indian capital, their business spiked by 40 percent. Consequently, the small team of eight drivers — all committed to supporting the city's women, and keeping them safe — is looking to hopefully hire more drivers soon.

Read Laura's entire article: Lady Cab Drivers Take Self-Defense to Prepare for Work

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