FEMALES WITH FIREARMS: RESPECTED, NOT MOCKED

by Beth Alcazar-09/17/2019, USCCA Blog post


I’m pretty sure you’re aware of the countless infomercials (often airing between the hours of 2 and 6 a.m.) in which people struggle ineptly with even the most simple, ordinary and mundane tasks. You know the ones I’m referring to. No one on the planet can open a pickle jar, put on socks, place groceries in the trunk, use a garden hose properly, serve a beverage, drink a beverage or figure out how to use a towel … or a blanket. Those crazy, over-exaggerated scenarios (with really bad acting) make us cringe, laugh and shake our heads in despair. And you just kind of have to wonder: Where in the world do they find these people who can’t do normal, everyday stuff? (Or, better yet, do the script writers really believe that they have to make these people look and act so dumb to sell the useless, unnecessary products?)

I mention these insane infomercials because that’s the kind of example that came to mind when I read a tweet from Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts about female gun owners. Commenting on an image showing a woman wearing athletic shorts with a holstered firearm, Watts wrote: “What’s the statistical probability that you’ll shoot yourself in the vagina instead of shooting a bad guy while wearing Tomi Lahren’s so-called athleisure wear?” (By the way, it seems that this tweet has recently been deleted. I’ve seen screen shots of the original as well as many other Twitter replies, retweets and mentions, so we might just have to assume it did exist at one time.)


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