As concealed carry continues to grow in popularity, grandmothers are getting guns and concealed carry permits so they can protect themselves and their grandchildren.
According Fox 8 Cleveland, “More people than ever are now carrying guns,” and grandmas comprise “one of the fastest growing groups to get a firearm.”
Lake County’s Sharon Mather spoke about her granddaughter when she explained why she carries a gun: “[It is] not so much for me, but if I want to take my granddaughter to the park or out for a walk or anything, I felt I need something for protection. What if something happened and I could not protect her?”
Another grandmother told Fox 8 that “the world’s not safe anymore, and a gun is going to make [her] feel [safe].”
“The trend” toward grandmothers with guns is showing itself at gun ranges across Ohio. At “A Girl and A Gun”–a Painesville, Ohio, shooting range geared toward women–“the majority of people enrolled in [the] CCW class are women over the age of 50.”
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