Purses for Guns

Polling research and gun-sale statistics reveal that an estimated 15 million to 20 million women in the United States own their own firearms, and more women are learning how to shoot all the time.

“I really didn’t expect this, but (shooting) relieves more stress than an afternoon at the spa,” said Beverlee Athens, 42, a certified public accountant who lives in Alpharetta, Ga.

Athens began taking an introductory course in gun safety and marksmanship after her husband bought a handgun. She became hooked almost instantly, and she now owns her own Walther PK380 — as well as a Concealed Carrie brown leather hobo purse, and an ostrich-print computer bag for her gun and her laptop.

The bags appeal to female gun owners because they come with special, discreet compartments designed for handguns only. The “ambidextrous” compartments have two zippers so left-handed shooters can access their firearms just as quickly as right-handed shooters.

What a great idea!