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Chicks and gun chicks

At the LuckyGunner shoot, they had ammo girls. You could give the ammo girls an order for ammo and they would bring it to you*. It was a good idea in that folks could do more shooting and less ammo hauling. But does having ammo girls perpetuate the myth that gun ownership and shooting are only a guy thing? Possibly. A more tragic impact would be if this actually repelled women from the shooting sports.

Tam: had the “ammo waitresses” been wearing khakis and polo shirts, all we’d be discussing right now is what a neat idea the “menus” were.

I think so.

* Anyone who’s met me knows I can’t sit still so I fetched my own ammo it’s just how I am.

26 Responses to “Chicks and gun chicks”

  1. jon spencer Says:

    Some people are looking real hard at a gift horse’s teeth.

  2. RWC Says:

    “But does having ammo girls perpetuate the myth that gun ownership and shooting are only a guy thing?”

    Yep.

  3. Weer'd Beard Says:

    Yep, this was certainly pitching hard at men and ignoring women, who generally aren’t amused at this.

    I will say with all the shots I’ve seen, they had good gun handling. I’ll give them that.

    Nothing is worse than the tarted up booth-babe holding the demo-model gun on a crowded convention floor with her finger on the trigger and the muzzle pointing EVERYWHERE!

  4. BlueWaters Says:

    Women that would have that reaction are not the type of women we want behind our cause.

    There are two brands of feminism. The old tired democrat model, where ugly old women like Pelosi and Feinstein look to socially engineer women into masculine roles and shun the women who choose to use their sexuality as an advantage in the market place. Then there are the feminists that celebrate women using all of their advantages, whether that woman works at city hall, Hooters, the local strip club, or the Moonlight Bunny Ranch.

    One of those types of feminists believes in control and social engineers, which are the parents of gun control, and the other believes in freedom of choice. I support the latter.

    FWIW, my wife use to be a dancer, and she was never molester or abused, hardly drinks, much less had a drug problem, and hold a college degree while dancing. So I dispute the premises of the old feminist – some girls just want to cash in.

  5. Jennifer Says:

    I was a booth babe for a comic book store for one of the conventions that came through the area. No, my boss didn’t tell me that’s why he wanted me to man the booth, but I’m not stupid enough to think it was due to my mad comic book knowledge. (I was genuinely interested in them, but I was not keeping up with all eleventy bazillion Spiderman story arcs.)
    I smiled. I was appropriately flirtatious. And we sold a crap load. I had fun and enjoyed the attention. And made a nice cut of the profits. Everybody wins!

  6. alan Says:

    “Women that would have that reaction are not the type of women we want behind our cause. ”

    And exactly what cause is that?

    I’m not much interested in a cause where only the right sort of people are allowed.

  7. Chas Says:

    Maybe have a ladies night for guns with male strippers distributing the ammo?

  8. Shootin' Buddy Says:

    Thank goodness for Libertarians to tell us what is and is not allowed!

    Libertarians want to get elected and leave people a . . . wait never mind, throw that one in the trashcan now.

    Libertarian credo: “You’re not the boss of me! I’m the boss of you!”

  9. Heather Says:

    There’s a store up here that uses that tactic. I am not comfortable shopping in that store alone because I, as a woman, get ignored because I am not the audience the “gunbunnies” are targeting.

    “Women that would have that reaction are not the type of women we want behind our cause.”

    What, the reaction of noticing that the store or shoot or whatever is clearly marketing towards men and thus feeling less comfortable?

  10. SayUncle Says:

    Shootin’ Buddy, do you even try to make sense?

  11. RWC Says:

    Shootin’ Buddy,

    Do you need 9mm or 45 ACP?

    http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/deep-dish/assets_c/2010/06/pgRock-thumb-434×433-163572.jpg

    😛

    I know I’d be a bit uncomfortable with that.

  12. Shootin' Buddy Says:

    “Shootin’ Buddy, do you even try to make sense?”

    Nope, I’m too busy telling women what they should be wearing.

  13. SayUncle Says:

    Guess not.

  14. Shootin' Buddy Says:

    3 June 2011: The Death of Santimonious Libertarianism.

  15. SayUncle Says:

    your statements might make sense if anyone actually said there ought to be a law. But no one did.

  16. alan Says:

    There ought to be a law!!!!!!

    There, is everyone happy now?

  17. Shootin' Buddy Says:

    And if Mike Huckabee had said something about how the Lucky Gunner Girls were dressed? Or if Huckabee had commented on the Booth Babes that we saw at the ’08 NRA Convention in Louisville?

    The Wookiesphere would be in high dungeon about “how dare Churchy tell me how to dress!” “That reminds me of something my daddy, who I hate, would say, he’s wrong!”

    It does not matter what is said, only who is saying it.

    Everyone wants to tell someone else what to do, how to order their lives and even how to dress, even Libertarians.

  18. Heather Says:

    My god, Libertarians can have opinions!

  19. Shootin' Buddy Says:

    “My god, Libertarians can have opinions!”

    About how women are to behave no less.

  20. SPQR Says:

    Shootin’ Buddy, hmmmm, coherence not going up.

  21. RobertM Says:

    First, what was the ratio to male to female bloggers who attended? 10-1? And anyone is surprised men might have in anyway been catered to?

    Second, they were wearing polos. They were just sleeveless. It was freaking hot outside. The attire was tasteful and appropriate. Comparing it to something like sniper babes is a bit of an exaggeration. I don’t remember any of these ladies pretending to be shooters when they weren’t.

    Anyway, I sent an email to Angela asking her about her thoughts on the whole thing. Hopefully I’ll hear something back soon.

  22. RobertM Says:

    Here’s Angela’s reply to my email.

  23. None Says:

    So what’s the real issue here?

    An arguably hot woman dresses for the weather and invites you over to her place to blow shit up at their expense and you have an issue with that?

    Would you have been happier if they were wearing a burqa?

    Are you not looking at the less and less women in general are wearing these days?

    I like T&A and I’ll wager that a majority of hetero males do too. Does that convince me to purchase the companies items? Not in the slightest. I do like the eye candy though. T&A or shiny smooth metal… sometimes even the metal wins over the T&A

    What would be the eye candy for the female shooter? Rambo likes? Or is it don’t use sex to sell anything in general? Or is the argument in don’t use eye candy at all?

    If you were walking down rows and rows of guns at a booth babe event what would cause you to look at one over the other? Aren’t they mostly just cosmetic?

  24. sayuncle Says:

    None, i didn’t have a problem with it

  25. mariner Says:

    It looks like some people here live just to piss all over others.

    (And I understood what Shootin’ Buddy meant, the first time.)

  26. Kathy Kinsley Says:

    “Chas Says:
    Maybe have a ladies night for guns with male strippers distributing the ammo?”

    Works for me – if they know something about guns! Booth babes (of either sex) don’t much interest me. But they don’t really offend me either. Mostly, I think it’s silly to hire the clueless (and that opinion comes more from computer tech shows than gun shows – but the same concept applies).