Women & Guns Data

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) as of late discharged a thorough report details regarding women and guns. The report, “Women Gun Owners: Purchasing, Perceptions and Participation,” speaks to a study of more than 1,000 women, which investigates almost every part of weapon proprietorship.

Fifty percent of the respondents, approximately 500 women firearm holders, live in the south parts of the United States. The swath of huge urban communities, sprawling suburbs, and residential areas from Texas and Oklahoma, east crosswise over Kentucky and Virginia, and all focuses south are home to the same number of weapon owning women as whatever is left of the country joined. Across the country, 42.8 percent of ladies firearm managers live in provincial regions, while suburban ladies include 39.1 percent. Ladies in urban regions embody just 18 percent of the weapon owning populace, which may be identified with the strict firearm laws and general social powers of this present nation’s urban focuses. Grown-up ladies of all age gatherings own guns, however over 50% of the ladies weapon managers studied were between the ages of 25 and 44 years of age.

In spite of the fact that we hear an incredible arrangement about the quantity of women who have as of late procured their first gun, the majority of those reviewed, 42.1 percent, have claimed a weapon for no less than 10 years. About 33% of the women reviewed, however, are a piece of the female gun surge of the recent years, that is more than 32 percent of respondents who purchased their first weapon following 2010.

Of those new firearm holders, the larger parts are between the ages of 18 and 34 so there is confirmation of a rising female weapon society among youngsters in the U.S. In spite of the fact that 65 percent of ladies weapon managers reported a companion or noteworthy different as a kindred firearm manager, about 30 percent were the main firearm holders in their families.

Despite the fact that generalizations recommend that ladies weapon managers are prone to claim however a solitary gun, the information recommends something else. Actually, 42 percent of the ladies studied own three or more firearms with 6.5 percent supposedly owning 10 or more guns. A little more than 30 percent of the respondents did report responsibility for single gun, yet 55 percent of the general gathering studied arrangement to buy an alternate gun amid the following year with the goal that solitary firearm might exceptionally well gotten to be a piece of a little accumulation.


More than 800 of the ladies studied utilized their weapons as a part of the earlier year and about 60 percent mean to keep up that level of shooting action in the following 12 months. Interestingly, 38 percent of the ladies mean to shoot much all the more one year from now, contrasted with just 3.5 percent who plan to shoot less.

In light of the information, it creates the impression that numerous long-held generalizations in regards to ladies and firearm possession aren’t right. More ladies are purchasing weapons, numerous are purchasing more than one, and it shows up as though they are shooting them with some normality.

More to come on the type of guns women buy and their purpose.

Source: National Shooting Sports Foundation & G&A

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