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hoppinglark
July 15, 2003, 11:06 PM
I was in a BAM the other day and saw "Self Defense for Women" magazine on the rack, I was curious and looked throught it, even had an article written by Paxton Quigley....does anyone know how long this magazine has been around?

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Lone Star
July 16, 2003, 07:00 AM
I'm not sure I know what you mean. Is the title, "Women & Guns"? If so, I've written for it and its sister titles, "Gun Week" and, "Gun News Digest" for many years. I think "W&G" began in the 1980's. It has run some articles by Paxton Quigley, whom I've met a couple of times. She seems a poised, knowledgeable person, quite articulate.

The womens' bit that really surprised me was an issue of the British edition of, "Cosmopolitan" from 1997. Published as the UK handgun ban went into effect, it interviewed several British female gun owners. A couple said they'd store their guns in Belgium, and fly over to shoot them at Belgian ranges. A couple of others seemed on the verge of emigrating to a more freedom loving country. All were cultured, attractive ladies, not the fat "good ol' gal" that we too often see if women appear in US gun magazines or in TV interviews here. The astounding thing is that, "Cosmopolitan" in general, both here and in the UK, is not a gun supporting publication! I guess they saw it as a controversial women's issue. I don't think any of those featured said that they thought that banning guns would fight crime.

What's a BAM?

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hoppinglark
July 16, 2003, 02:11 PM
BAM= Books A Million
as far as I know the Magazine is "Self Defense for Women" and is mostly about martial arts, health & Fitness, Pepper Spray Etc. I looked through it just to make sure that they at least mention firearms as a form of self defense.
I think I'll get a gift supscription for my mom and Girlfriend

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