What % of gun owners are women? Guess before looking!

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  1. mjp28

    mjp28 Well-Known Member

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    What % of gun owners are women? Guess before looking!

    2011 - 23% - way to go ladies ;)
    2010 - 15%
    2009 - 13%

    1/23/12 USA TODAY Snapshots
    Source: Gallup Crime survey
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    rcairflr Well-Known Member

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    Good to see.
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    Rats ! ..... I was hoping it was much higher than that !
    We've got more work to do !
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    I guessed 28%.But 23%wasn't to far off.
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    I thought maybe 19 because it's historically been so male and hunting dominated.

    CCW is probably boosting the numbers and more will still come aboard.
  6. USNative

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    I guessed at 25% and I do believe it will be climbing! :D
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    wow i thought it was higher than that they way women have been buying guns
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    i bet a lot of the women out there are not registered cause they are on their land and use hubbies or boyfriends guns
  9. Bobitis

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    No offense but.... I'm not buyin it. I'm not sure that 1 in 4 men are firearm owners.
    How many claimed they are owners cuz they got 'em in the house'?

    Forgive me if I look at MSM polls with a bit of skeptimism. :rolleyes:
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    Now, how many of them own fishin' rods?
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  12. mjp28

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    Good point.

    They might use dad's, hubbies', grandpa's guns but look at the trend line that's changing. Getting close to 1/4 and climbing.
  13. BETH

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    too much garbage going on and women are trying to protect themselves
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    I thought about 30%. but i do know that its on the climb. I have friends and coworkers that there wifes or GF's shoot but let the man buy the gun for them just because they are scared to do the paperwork. They feel that its the mans job to buy the guns.
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    Damb i thought 36%
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    Nothin' wrong with your skepticism and maybe it is exaggerated a bit but I can tell you this, almost every friend of mine who are guys have at least one firearm so I do think the % is pretty high on males with guns.
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