Well, not really. In fact, we're pretty sure a gun costs a lot more money than a yoga mat, but the point is more and more women are shooting a gun for fun — and to relieve stress.
The amount of female target practicers has actually doubled in last decade to nearly 5 million since 2001.
The type of women shooting guns might surprise some too! A woman named Deirdre Gailey said in a statement to reporters:
"I'm a yoga instructor, I work at a vegan bakery — and I also like to shoot guns."
Nothin' wrong with that! As long as you're not shooting guns at other people, of course.
The yoga and gun enthusiast continued to explain that "yoga's Zen-like quality can be applied to shooting guns in a lot of ways. Shooting guns takes focus, concentration, and it doesn't always have to be about violence."
It's hard to remember sometimes, thanks to all of the tragic gun violence plaguing our country's cities, but shooting IS a sport. For one mother of three living in New York City, it's also "sexy" and empowering, as she says:
"I'm very traditional feminine in certain ways. But when I'm shooting a gun, I guess I feel empowered, and empowerment is sexy…Sometimes, you kind of lose yourself in motherhood. And as much as I'm obsessed with my kids,I started to feel like my identity was subsumed into being their mom instead of being Jill. And so I needed something that was my own. And shooting is that for me."
Right on! Everyone needs their own space and, for a growing number of women, that space happens to be located inside of a shooting range.
[Image via WENN.]
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