Anti-2a activists loathe the AR-15, but what do actual gun owners think about it? One journalist asked 5 female gun owners.
The Betos and Swalwells of this world would love to rid us of the ‘scary black rifle’.
They and their followers would insist there is no reasonable use for such a firearm, other than to fill up for any implied masculine ‘inadequacies’ of their owners.
That attitude would have to conveniently ignore news stories like the pregnant woman who saved her daughter and husband (whose head had been smashed in after being pistol-whipped). She stopped the gun-toting burglars by shooting one of them dead with a single shot from that ‘scary black rifle’.
Guns aren’t merely ‘killing machines’, they are ‘threat neutralizers’. A tool that makes smaller people confident to stand against a larger assailant.
After that story broke, Stephen Gutowski of the Free Beacon spoke with some female gun owners about the AR-15.
Speaking with the Washington Free Beacon on Friday, five female firearm owners and advocates said the AR-15 platform offers several features that are ideal for women specifically. Robyn M. Sandoval, executive director of A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League, said the rifle is both more effective and safer for female shooters.
“ARs are an excellent choice for women for home defense,” Sandoval told the Free Beacon. “The platform is relatively lightweight and easy to hold and customize so that the firearm fits her body correctly. Having a rifle that is the right size for the shooter makes it more comfortable to shoot and therefore more accurate and safer.”
…”AR-15s are perfect for women,” Mary Chastain, a writer and gun owner, said. “Despite the size, they are lightweight and have hardly any kickback. This allows us to aim well and shoot the target where we want to.”
Firearms Advocate Dana Loesch was asked her opinion. Not surprisingly, she had one.
“I was always taught in training that your pistol is what you use to get to your rifle, and the AR-15 is what I choose to use,” Loesch told the Free Beacon.
…The women who spoke with the Free Beacon disagreed with Biden’s assertions that AR-15s are not necessary. Loesch said she was competent with shotguns, but has found the AR-15 is simply a better option.
“The 12 gauge is an excellent home defense gun, too, but the collateral consideration does affect my decision there (frangible ammo is an option),” Loesch told the Free Beacon. “AR-15s are easy to shoulder, lightweight, the low recoil makes it easier to maintain target acquisition, and the ergonomics are great. I can access everything without compromising a defensive stance. I also have more rounds with an AR-15.”
The other women asked shared this positive view of the lightweight and customizable platform.
Why would they demonize a weapon that is so suitable for women’s self-defense, anyway? Whatever happened to their belief in ‘powerful women’?
Could it have anything to do with a certain kind of confident and independent women having less interest in having a government big enough to reach into every area of our lives?