Women and guns: a growing phenomenon
Yet another report. I think it's one phase of the expansion and acceptability of gun ownership that, well, this is hard to phrase. I think gun ownership and use was quite acceptable in American society from the settlement of Jamestown up to the 1960s. Then, largely under the influence of the mass media, it became less favored. After half a century of that, it is returning to the norm. Of course, that half century comprises most of our lives (or all of the life to those younger than I) so it seems as if it were a sea change. The mass media is behind the curve, still thinking in the old terms and only slowly and reluctantly realizing the new.