A Texas Ranger statue in front of the Texas State Capitol Building

The Texas Gun Experience & Culture

Taming the Frontier When Americans think about Texas, they often think about guns. For generations in TV shows, movies, song, and stories, names like Winchester, Colt, Remington, Sharps, and Smith & Wesson have become part of our national lore. From gun-slinging outlaws to the famed Texas Rangers that hunted them, the gun has always been … Read more

A Woman practices shooting her handgun at a gun range

Women, Guns, and Self Defense

23% of American women own a firearm. So if your child is asking why mommy carries a gun, the reason is simple: Why do Women Carry Guns? 92% of US female gun owners list self-defense as the primary reason for gun ownership, 22% of those list self-defenses as the ONLY reason they own a gun … Read more