More and more Americans are purchasing guns. For many decades, gun ownership was almost exclusively viewed as widely male-dominated; however, female gun ownership is very much on the rise.
Amid an age of female empowerment, more women than ever are now choosing to arm up, becoming proficient with the use of firearms, and purchasing their own guns. This is something that’s happening as the world becomes more unpredictable and even more dangerous, in certain regards.
Now, a new report from the National Firearms Study reveals the extent of growing female gun ownership in the United States.
A growing number of women who own guns
The National Firearms Study revealed that between January 2019 to April 2021, 3.5 million women purchased guns for the very first time. Of this new jump in female gun ownership, 28% of these women are also black women.
Many women across America have chosen to buy guns as a result of things happening in the world. The rise of the Me Too movement led to more female gun ownership, as did women’s interest in protecting themselves from sexual predators.
Other factors in rising female gun ownership include COVID shutdowns, the violent summer 2020 riots, etc. Amid the increasing social unrest, women are choosing to arm up and exercise their Second Amendment rights.
As more women across the United States purchase guns, there are also more female gun groups aimed at training women in firearm usage.
Bad news for the gun control crowd
Some of the common talking points of the gun control crowd are that guns are bad and guns need to be regulated and restricted. However, the rise of female gun ownership in America is very clear; it shows that more women feel empowered — not threatened — by owning a firearm.
As America heads into the 2022 midterms, many Democrat candidates are running on pro-gun control policies. This may not work out so well for them. With all that is happening in the world, gun ownership is rising, not declining.
As gun ownership and female gun ownership rises, Democrats’ anti-gun platform will continue to lose appeal. This doesn’t bode well for the gun control crowd; however, surging gun ownership is very good news for gun rights groups and pro-Second Amendment organizations.