When the first issues of Women & Guns magazine started to appear in gun stores, magazine racks and gun show displays back in 1989, many of the “good old boys” snickered. They were the guys who thought their wives, girl friends, sisters and mothers should not interfere with men’s fun with guns, and they didn’t think women could handle self-defense or tools, especially guns.
Now, we have to wonder who’s really grown up in the 25 years since Women & Guns made its debut. The evidence in the polls, on the shooting ranges, and in the marketplace is that women of all ages, colors and social backgrounds have become equal partners in the whole community of guns. In fact, at the 2014 SHOT Show, everyone could see that not only were there more guns and accessories for women, but that women were either buying or selling the products, or running the companies that made them.
The Second Amendment Foundation got into the whole idea of Women & Guns and the firearms equality movement at the very beginning. And we’ve been publishing Women & Guns ever since. We’ve kept up with all of the trends, not just firearms. In addition to a slick print edition, Women & Guns had a website early on in the digital age, and we recently redesigned and restructured that website. While it may look more modern, it also maintains the pioneering Women & Guns articles from the past 25 years…and we are constantly adding new material. Some men snickered 25 years ago, but not anymore!
Women & Guns was never just a traditional gun magazine in women’s clothes. It was always more practical, more informative and useful, edited by women for women who either owned guns or were just joining the gun community. In spite of that, through a quarter century, a lot of men have found that they enjoy reading a fact-filled gun magazine with a lot of the fat trimmed off.
You can find Women & Guns magazine on a lot of newsstands at $3.95 a copy. Or you can subscribe at a substantial savings, just $18 a year for six copies loaded with training articles, defensive strategies, legal advice and test reports on handguns and long guns, plus a resource directory. You can subscribe using this coupon, phoning us at 716-885-6408, or online atwomenandguns.com. The Foundation guarantees your