About two months ago a photo journalist contacted me from the Seattle Times asking if I would be part of an article they were running on conceal carry permits in the State of Washington. Of course my first reaction was hesitant. Can a predominantly left leaning newspaper in a very left leaning city write a complimentary article on gun issues? I really liked Erika Schultz the photographer and she was originally from one of our countries gun loving states so I trusted her and said yes. Well The Times pulled through and the article was just released today. I love it. And most of the comments on the on-line version have been positive as well. Albeit for one nut job that keeps responding to everyone’s comments with “Paranoid!”. That is to be expected I suppose. There is always one in every bunch. I recruited two other of my gun totin’ girlfriends as well and they made it in to the article. My dog Kozmo also made it in. Erika is a great photographer and was great to interview with.
Here is the article. Enjoy!
Concealed-carry permits skyrocket, especially for women
The number of Washington state residents receiving a concealed-carry permit tripled between 2005 and 2012. The surge has been especially large among women, whose ranks have swelled twice as fast as men since 2011. Overall, more than 451,000 residents now have a permit…………