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There are more guns than there are people in the United States.

Guns are a fact of life here because of the Second Amendment. Many Americans love their guns, while plenty of other Americans loathe them. Gun sales jumped during the early months of the Pandemic, and continued to rise even after the country returned to work. First-time buyers made up more than 20% of all purchases. Gun violence and intimate partner violence statistics are inseparable, affecting millions of women, families and communities. Because of this harsh reality, many women who would never dream of owning a firearm have joined the ranks of first-time gun owners. Federal background checks for gun purchases hit an all-time high of twenty-one-million in 2020, and almost ten million of these new purchasers were women. 

If you’re one of these women, or if you’re considering joining the millions of American women who’ve taken their lives and personal safety into their own hands, Armed & Female II: Never an Easy Target will help guide you—from making the initial decision to choosing the right firearm and finding the right path for learning how to shoot and care for your gun. 


Because when it comes to self-defense, what you don’t know can hurt you.

Paxton Quigley, author of the best seller Armed and Female, is a highly regarded authority on guns and security. She has appeared on more than 300 television shows, including Sixty Minutes, Oprah, The Today Show, Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, and The Chris Matthews Show, and featured in newspaper and magazine articles including front page profiles in The Wall Street Journal, Investor's Business Daily, The Independent Sunday Review, and the Asahi Shimbun. She was also featured in Elle, Glamour, People, Harpers, Health, Time, Newsweek International, the Chicago Tribune, the New York Times and the Washington Post, among many, many others.


Federal background checks for gun purchases hit twenty-one million in 2020, an all-time high,

Though written for women, this book is also excellent for men who are new to firearms or want to learn as much as they can as quickly as they can.

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