The PJ Tatler

Number of Texas Women Seeking Concealed Carry Licenses Doubles

Suffice it to say that anti-gun Wendy Davis does not and never did speak for most Texas women.

Elena liked it so much she recently decided to get her Concealed Handgun License. She is not alone. As of July 31, 2014 there were 198,000 Texas women with an active license to carry.

“The reason to get a firearm should be one of empowerment and not fear,” said Julianna Crowder, who started teaching CHL courses with her husband eight years ago.

She also founded a Central Texas women’s shooting league called A Girl and A Gun. They meet regularly at a new indoor range in Cedar Park called Shady Oaks. It’s where Bettye Lane Chambliss comes to shoot.

Shady Oaks…I haven’t been there so I’m adding that one to my list.

“One day I was out working in the yard and when I came back in there was a man standing in my house,” said Chambliss. “I was pretty much blocked in. There was no way to get to the door.”

Her dogs scared off the stranger, and after that she decided to get a gun and learn how to shoot.

“I went, it’s time, it’s time to get something,” said Chambliss.

Indeed.

As women’s gun clubs grow, so do the number of Texas women getting their license to carry. In 2010, the Texas Department of Public Safety issued 22,000 CHL’s to women. In 2013, the state issued nearly 67,000.

And yet we don’t have blood running in the streets and gunfights on every street corner. Hm, maybe the liberals got that one wrong too.

I’ve increased the number of firearms in my collection over the past couple of years, and I’ll tell you why: Our border is overrun, the federal government won’t stop it, and while my local police are very good and crime rates here are low, the police are minutes away when nanoseconds count. Citizens have the right and the obligation to protect our families and our property.

Plus, skeet, hunting and range time are enjoyable.