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Op-Ed: The differences between male and female gun owners


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Allow me to open this with a shocking statement: men and women are very different.

Please excuse my sarcasm, but I think we can all agree that in many areas of life, men and women have varying views and thought processes on certain subjects.

Take gun ownership, for example. I have found that the way men and women discuss, shop, practice, research and share their views and opinions on firearms are very different.

By in large, men are braggers with their guns. When I get a new gun, the first thing I do is stare at it, handle it and disassemble it for an hour or so while I make plans to hit the range. Soon after that, I bombard my social media sites with pictures and videos to show off my new child; I mean, firearm.

Women, on the other hand, are more discreet about gun ownership. Don’t get me wrong, women like to brag too about certain things, too. But when it comes to gun ownership, it’s typically low on the priority list for discussion.

Why do you suppose that is?

In this video, I feature my wife, Marie, as we discuss five differences between male and female gun owners.

Of course, I realize there is a growing population of females who are actively involved with shooting sports, hunting and collecting firearms; however, our discussion focuses on the various differences between men and women and how we view our guns.

We added a little humor to the mix to hopefully make the content of this video something we all can relate to.