“There’s an “A-ha” moment, and a very empowering moment, when you can handle a firearm. It removes all of the fear,” said Anna Taylor, who founded the concealed carry fashion brand Dene Adams. “When I got into concealed carry six years ago, I couldn’t find anything safe or practical.”
“I couldn’t walk out of my house without thinking today might be the day,” Hillyer said of her stalker. “It’s very uncomfortable when you first start concealing. You feel like everybody knows you have a firearm.”
Hillyer said more women are joining the movement to carry a weapon. She said the amount of people attending gun shows is declining, but the number of women is on the rise.