Monday, August 15, 2011

Girls Just Wanna Have Guns

We can't all be Catwoman, so concealed carry may be the way to go. The Cornered Cat lays it out, via the Instapundit. Then there's rising 2nd amendment star Regis Giles, (Elle takes note) of Girls Just Wanna Have Guns:
Regis Giles glides from chair to podium with the lithe, twitchy ease of a big cat, hazel-eyed and trailing a honey-colored mane, all 20 tawny years of her packed into a skintight electric blue stretch-satin cocktail dress. She doesn’t look like this when she’s spearing wild boar on the shores of Florida’s Lake Okeechobee or taking aim with her favorite CZ 550 rifle, but today Giles is addressing America’s largest annual conservative convention, in Washington, DC, so she’s sexed it up a bit.
Besides being a hunter, she’s an entrepreneur. From a website called Girls Just Wanna Have Guns, she peddles T-shirts, buttons, and coffee mugs, but no actual guns—yet. That’s only because she must wait until she turns 21 to get a federal license to sell firearms. Meanwhile, she’s bagged her own reality hunting show, Primal Urge, slated to air on cable’s Pursuit Channel (devoted to all things hunt) in 2012.
(Interesting timing--a kind of sequel?:) Clearly a popular concept:) Back in my salad days I took a self-defense course from the feminists at the local Y. My best recollection was to key 'em in the eye or kick 'em where it the knee. Feminists have lost cred since then, and for good reason. (the author of the Elle piece included)

Nowadays I'm not out and about as much, but a more high-powered counter is probably required, especially if you live in a higher-crime area. Unfortunately, Illinois is the only state without concealed carry, but women in other states may benefit, and even Illinois might be changing:
But Quinn’s role might not matter if concealed carry were to win legislative approval, which would require a three-fifths vote under procedural rules. When the Illinois House voted on the issue in June, concealed carry had a 65-32 majority but still failed. It needed 71 votes to pass. But that means if it ever reaches the governor, it would have enough votes to overcome Quinn’s veto.
The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Brandon Phelps, a Democrat from Harrisburg in rural southern Illinois, said support is inching upward because of the state’s new legislative districts. With Chicago’s population declining, many of the city’s districts have been redrawn to stretch out into the suburbs. So some city-based politicians may wind up running partly in areas that are more sympathetic to legalizing concealed weapons.
“I see more Chicago legislators opening up to talk,” said Phelps.
I would think more women in the city, a key constituency, might consider it as well.

Related post: Violence at KC Country Club Plaza

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