Guns for Ladies


Watts’ report focused on the NRA’s growing political radicalism, but the gender shift is leaving pink streaks that are also unlike anything in the group’s history. Few were the exhibits on the gun show floor that did not feature products catering to women. We are now well past the novelty of a pink AR-15 here, a sparkled pistol there. Today’s woman has holsters and targets of her own. In Indy, the Law Enforcement Targets booth had already sold out of its bestselling pink shooting target, sales of which benefit not the NRA’s “round-up” program, but breast cancer research and awareness. “Our new line of female targets is selling like crazy,” said a company rep. Down the aisle, the first company to market exclusively to the woman shooter, the Ontario-based Packing In Pink, likewise did a brisk trade.

First of all, a woman wants to own a gun, why does it have to be made pink and sparkly for her? Why can’t she buy the same gun every other person gets? So obnoxious. I also love how the only issue benefitted by sales for charity was breast cancer awareness, since women’s issues are just, you know, their boobs.


7 thoughts on “Guns for Ladies

  1. Breast cancer awareness is an issue that they can get behind without sacrificing any of their privilege.*
    Equal pay? HAH!
    Domestic Violence? “What about the mens?”
    Sex education? “Put an aspirin between your knees, slut”
    Reproductive health? I believe deep thinker Rush Limbaugh covered this one in depth…
    *Well, there are those guys who shout “How come no one makes a big deal about prostate cancer!?” but fuck them for not using Google.

  2. You’re right, but one of my initial reactions was…damn shame they can’t require ALL guns to be, um, dainty. I wonder how many Dirty Harry wannabees would be ok with having to pack pink, sparkly heat…

  3. For the same reason we used to paint our power tools pink back in the seventies. So men would not take them.

  4. OK, I’ll ask it.
    Isn’t there some sort of psychological mixed message about making female targets to shoot at?

  5. The charity angle is just a beard. It could be anything as long as the admin costs outweigh actual disbursement.
    Are they going to come up with pink ammo, too? Or is there an event horizon of “too silly”?
    Barbara is quite proficient with our Glock 21, and sees no reason to paint it mauve, or put lace around the slide, or whatever the guys think would make it more “womanly”.
    I suppose that next they’ll be putting Prada sideboards on their Hummers?

  6. Tommy:
    don’t modify the Glock.
    Do get her good ear defenders & range glasses. If she likes vermilion shooting lenses cool, but clear work too.

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