More bad news for anti-gun crowd

Stephen Gutowski of the Washington Free Beacon highlights new data involving women and guns.

Excerpts from a new research project released on Tuesday show the number of women involved in the shooting sports has increased over the last two years with some shooting disciplines seeing as much as a 189 percent boost.

Shoot Like a Girl, which offers gun-training classes geared towards women across the country, released some of the details of a survey it conducted in 2017. The company said its findings were compiled with data from more than 2,600 women shooters. It said the number of women who completed its survey allowed it to generalize the results to all women shooters with a 99 percent confidence level and 2.6 percent margin of error.

The company said the results are evidence that the number of women interested in guns and the shooting sports continues to grow each year.

“It is a known fact that women have been the fastest growing demographic for several years now, and we continue to grow,” Karen Butler, president and founder of Shoot Like A Girl, said in a statement. “There is a chance that our data is a course correction for the industry, too, based on the responses received after our query of a sizable number of women.”

Mitch Kokai / Senior Political Analyst

Mitch Kokai is senior political analyst for the John Locke Foundation. He joined JLF in December 2005 as director of communications. That followed more than four years as chie...

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