Concealed: She’s got a gun
Shelley Calton, author of Hard Knocks: Rolling with the Derby Girls (Kehrer Verlag, 2009), is continuing her exploration of feminine subcultures in Texas, focusing on women and handguns. The majority of the women she has photographed have a concealed handgun license which allows them to carry a handgun covered on their body for protection. Often times they are unexpected gun owners, a young mother or a grandmother. Growing up in Texas gun culture, where there are an estimated two guns for every person in the state, these women are quite comfortable with their handguns.