Caitlin Kelly Caitlin Kelly frequently writes for The New York Times, where she has published more than 100 stories. Winner of a Canadian National Magazine Award, she is a former reporter for The Globe and Mail, Montreal Gazette and New York Daily News. She is the author of “Malled: My Unintentional Career in Retail” and “Blown Away: American Women and Guns.”
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American Women and Guns

By Caitlin Kelly
By Caitlin Kelly

Women across the United States own and use guns, whether for sport or self-defense. Some live alone, far from law enforcement, some driving long hours at night alone through sketchy neighborhoods or areas where a cellphone call would produce little help in time to be useful. These women believe that a gun keeps them safe; it’s a tool they have bought and trained to use, a feature of their independence and self-reliance.

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