What’s This? From Daley’s Chicagoland fiefdom…

It seems that all is not well for gun-grabbers in Illinois. Women in Daley’s totalitarian paradise are buying guns at an increasing rate. Strange that. I thought all was well in the Illinois socialist realm. Apparently not.

Number Of Women Buying Handguns Increasing


According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, about 48 percent of people taking their first handgun seminars this year happen to be women. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports on the growing trend.

“It’s very dangerous out there. I mean, there’s people getting robbed here and there,” said Josie Santiago. “It’s just for protection.”

Santiago says she’s always thinking about the danger lurking on the streets of the Chicago area. It’s a big reason why she visited Illinois Gun Works in Elmwood Park.

Not only did she shop for a new weapon, but she also wanted to find out about taking firearms training from the pros.

“It’s better that you know how to use it,” Santiago said. “You know, take the class, take the course, protect yourself.”

And she’s not alone. A National Shooting Sports Foundation survey found that the top two reasons women seek firearms training are for personal protection and target practice.

At Illinois Gun Works, the owners say they’ve seen a 40 percent increase recently in the numbers of women looking to take classes, and that the number of women coming in to purchase guns is rising, too.

“A lot more. We purchased this business seven years ago, and I’ve noticed the increase,” said Debbie Mastrianni.

“It’s not so much because they’re scared. I think they just want to learn about it,” said Don Mastrianni.

Josie Santiago says the lessons in personal security are something she wants to pass on to other women in her family, but she wants them to learn the responsibility of being behind the trigger as well.