Concealed-carry solution for women: it's in the bag.

Author:Parsons-Wraith, Lisa
Position:Arms and the Woman

Demented fashionistas have recently hit on the idea of creating a ladies handbag featuring the imprint of a gun -- purportedly to act as a deterrent to would-be attackers.

Here's the theory behind the handbag: Your average street punk will study carefully the purse he is planning to rip off the victim's shoulder as he runs by, realize the lady carries a gun, and then be so frightened at the prospect of the woman actually using the gun, he decides not to commit the crime.

As any right-thinking gun owner knows, this scenario is absurd, and will likely make any woman carrying such a ridiculous purse a more attractive target to criminals who would love to steal a gun....

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