CNN ANALYST: Women Carrying Guns Is Not Practical…

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Whoa… Really, Tom? CNN offends a major segment of gun owners. Read how and why HERE

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Posted by Robyn Sandoval via A Girl & A Gun

On February 24 CNN law enforcement analyst Tom Fuentes asked the question, “For a woman, where are you going to hide that gun during the day?” He continued with another question, “If you wear a dress, if you wear a skirt, are you going to have to wear a jacket everyday with a belt and a holster the way a detective on duty would do?”

Yes, he actually asked those questions on national television in 2018. Dave Marris captured Tom Fuentes’ comments; see the clip HERE.

It is unfortunate that someone with such a public persona and lengthy career in the FBI is so ignorant about women and our ability to carry a firearm. Never before have their been more products available specifically tailored to women’s needs. There are holsters designed for all areas of a woman’s body that can be easily and safely concealed under everyday clothing. The traditional OWB holster that Mr. Fuentes references is used by some women who prefer to wear jackets or overshirts to cover the firearm, but that is only one option. There are quality holsters for inside the waistband (front, side, or back), corset/bellyband, bra mounted (both front and side), thigh and ankle holsters, boot holsters, and others. Millions of women know how to evaluate a concealed carry holster for EDC safety and functionality.

Secondly, firearms themselves have become smaller and easier to conceal. It is not uncommon for women to have a variety of pistols that conceal better with different wardrobe choices or activities. We recently compiled a list of the best concealed carry handguns that our female pistol instructors carry on a daily basis. There are dozens of quality firearms on the market that are perfect for on-body carry for men and women to easily conceal. These firearms are secured safely in a holster unless the person determines, under the law, that lethal force is required.

Finally, firearm safety is not a gender issue. All people must always follow the 4 Rules of Gun Safety. There are 3 safe places for a self-defense pistol and all men and women must adhere to these principles. Mr. Fuentes jested that a woman would leave her concealed carry pistol in her desk drawer and he showed his ignorance to the emphasis that our organization puts on the safe storage of firearms.

We invite Mr. Fuentes and his colleagues at CNN to become more familiar with female gun owners, our gun-carrying lifestyle, values, and abilities. Many women come into gun ownership with the primary purpose of protecting themselves. Thousands of women turn to organizations like A Girl & A Gun for holster information and responsible firearms training. We welcome them to the mindset of being their own first responders by carrying handguns and taking charge of their personal safety and the safety of their loved ones. We welcome Mr. Fuentes to learn more, too.

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12 thoughts on “CNN ANALYST: Women Carrying Guns Is Not Practical…”

  1. Poor guy is just a result of our current education system. He was never taught how to think. It now hurts to much at his age.

    1. It’s sad that this so-called law officer is so dismissive of women and their abilities. He must prefer mentally vapid gals who are subservient to his arrogance. Pay him no mind ladies.

      I think it’s tremendous that women in increasing numbers are deciding to defend themselves. I am 70 years old, and shoot as often as most retirees golf. My wife goes with me every time. She shoots well enough that she is now better than the teacher.
      I’ve taught our girls who wanted to learn, the granddaughter’s who were interested, and now look forward to shooting with our great granddaughter. She says, “Grandfather, when can I go shooting with you and Grandmother? I can do ‘boy’ stuff too!” I tell her it’s not boy stuff, but girl stuff too. I showed her Hillary Duff on YouTube, and now she can’t wait to learn.
      Don’t let any phony “macho” males discourage you, ladies.
      You have a right to the 2nd amendment just as much as all other Americans!
      Yours truly,
      R L Day

  2. My daughter carries a 45 ACP in her car and on her person.. She came to me a 71 year old gun owner for help. She tried various carry options until she found the right one to carry a Spring Field Armory, 45 with a short barrel and I taught her how to manage the recoil. She is about 140 pounds and is 5 feet 5 inches tall. Just goes to show the federal police are not very bright when it comes to women

  3. Would anyone expect anything different from CNN? As for his FBI career, remember that august organization could not locate the shooter when the had his name and home town. Course they haven’t found Jimmy Hoffa either.

  4. Yes, I worked for many years with the NYS Division of Parole and the women Parole Officers had no trouble comfortably concealing their revolvers, then their Glock 19 pistols on their person, so this guy does not know what he is talking about. Women are great at hiding things. I still can’t find where my wife hid my Hamilton Beach malted blender!

  5. this type of antigun foolishness is to be expected from cnn if they brought on camera an fbi agent who gave a progun answer to ANY question, the segment would NOT be aired

  6. Seriously, no one and I mean no one should take any advice from CNN on anything having to do with firearms. Those last idiots with that quote about “full semi-auto fire” was ridiculous and intentional. I would suggest that there are plenty of resources for women who are interested in concealed carry. I can highly recommend USCCA as a quality provider of insurance and information.

  7. And that’s why they are called “Concocted News Network”. CNN in order to compete with other news networks has to find the dumbest idiot’s to make these statements. Every woman out there should actively protest CNN as racist and sexist.

  8. O.K., we all KNOW this guy is a moron mouthpiece for the Amercan National Socialist Party…

    So, is it just ME, or does the picture of the backward inside the pants holster of the yopung lady just rub you wrong?
    What moron set THAT up?

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