WXXI AM News

Connections: Women and Guns

Jan 18, 2016

The New York Times reports that more women are buying guns than ever -- for a wide range of reasons. Women's participation in target shooting is up more than 50% in a decade. In hunting, it's up more than 40%. Advertisers are focusing on women, with an angle on self-protection.

We explore why more women are buying guns, and what it means. Our guests:

  • Dave Jenkins, Rochester Personal Defense, LLC
  • Wendy Saetta, lead instructor for the Women’s Training Team, Rochester Personal Defense, LLC
  • Darcie Murray, Women’s Training Team instructor, Rochester Personal Defense, LLC
  • Jordan Rapa, student, Rochester Personal Defense, LLC