Guns have long been a man’s world. But as growth in the firearm industry slows down, gunmakers are increasingly focusing on women to boost sales—and that bet is starting to pay off.
The number of women in the U.S. who practiced target shooting at gun ranges jumped 60 percent, to 5.4 million, between 2001 and 2013, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), an industry trade group…
The rise in firearms sales to women is largely tied to self-defense, said manufacturers. More women, especially younger ones, want to ensure that they’re protected at all times.
“Today’s woman is very interested in being able to look out for herself and her family,” says Eveland
Beside the obvious self-defense, target practice and even hunting, here is a list compiled by one of the top ladies in the gun world, Limatunes:
And women like guns because …
# 11 Gun don’t leave brass all over the toilet seat. (as per Gail P.)
10# A gun doesn’t complain when you take it shopping. Even to buy “personal” products.
9# You can make a gun dress in whatever you think it will look best in and it doesn’t complain about itching, scratching or that you’re “not accepting it the way it is.”
8# A gun is specific on what it wants for dinner.
7# A gun will always be there when you need it.
6# Guns don’t threaten to rip the arms off of other guns you look at.
5# Guns don’t go off by themselves or with other guns and decide to do REALLY STUPID stuff.
4# You can take a gun to the gunsmith without it complaining that it’s just “a flesh wound.”
3# A gun maintains the same shape and size no matter how much you feed it.
2# Even if you let other girls handle your gun it will always come back to you (even if it takes a little effort to get it back).
#1 A gun knows the perfect answer to all those tough questions we women ask: shut up and lay there until she needs you.
Update: # 11 Gun don’t leave brass all over the toilet seat. (as per Gail P.)