Apparently since street violence has increased in Chicago, many women are taking action. Unlike the traditional pleas for the state to do something, considering there is a complete ban on handguns, many women are taking their safety into their own hands. According to a local news article:
Local gun shop owners say they’re seeing an increase in the number of women shoppers right now. The reasons, they say, are many, including the downturn in the economy and violence on the street.
According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, about 48 percent of people taking their first handgun seminars this year happen to be women.
At Illinois Gun Works, the owners say they’ve seen a 40 percent increase recently in the numbers of women looking to take classes, and that the number of women coming in to purchase guns is rising, too.
“A lot more. We purchased this business seven years ago, and I’ve noticed the increase,” said Debbie Mastrianni.
“It’s not so much because they’re scared. I think they just want to learn about it,” said Don Mastrianni.
To read the entire article click here. When the average response time by police is between 7 and 10 minutes, they cannot be counted on to protect you from criminals.Published in