There's something intoxicating about a woman who can handle a firearm and not make an issue out of it. As though it's a part of her. We've got them in spades down here, though the population (15-20 million strong) certainly isn't restricted to Texas...
Lindsay McCrum has captured just a few of them in her new book Chicks with Guns. No politics, no ideology, just a smattering of armed women that cuts across demographics, young to old, east to west, well-heeled to hard-scrabble, and all-confident and in their element in these self-styled portraits.
Ms McCrum will be on-hand tomorrow at Sloan/Hall for a book signing. I'll be there, just to see who shows up.
San Antonio 78209
... and yes, I realize that this will appeal to some of you more than others.
Alexandra & Truett
Ithaca 20-gauge side-by-side
Long Island, New York
Sturm, Ruger & Co. 20-bore over-and-under
Sako .308 bolt-action rifle with scope
Photos credit: Lindsay McCrum via Wired.