Experts cite two main reasons for the increase. First, they say most women want to take their protection into their own hands. And now with concealed carry laws, it makes it easier for them to do that.Who knew? It surprises me that this short article doesn't harpoon the idea of women using common self defense tools like so many other news articles. American media is usually opposed to the idea of woman using guns, because somehow woman are way more sophisticated or something, and don't need to stoop to that level. Equal pay, but not equal might. I think we're finally coming past the dark side of the moon when news stories show favor to armed women.