The number of American women picking up guns for fun is growing. There are now over 6 million female target shooters in the U.S. — up over 70 percent in the last decade — and those taking up hunting as a sport is now over 3 million.
But more surprising than those numbers is that it was CBS This Morning reporting that story earlier this week and doing so in a positive way. As a native Texan living in the heart of gun-controlled Washington, D.C., I have to give kudos to CBS correspondent Jan Crawford for straight-shooting this story. I loved what one of the shooting instructors she interviewed said, “We’re playing golf basically, only with a shotgun…”