We know that America has an enduring love affair with guns that has been manifested in recent times with the introduction of laws that enable people to carry guns on their persons almost everywhere they go, either openly or concealed. With men, this is relatively easy to do, since they have pockets and wear loose-fitting pants and jackets that can conceal a weapon without any telltale bulges.
But women’s clothing, especially in warm climates, poses a problem. While they can carry guns in their purses, some prefer to have it on their person. It appears that in order to meet this need, designers have created something called a bra holster. I was surprised by this because a bra is a tight-fitting undergarment and the idea that you could have a holster between it and the skin and then insert a gun into it would never have occurred to me.
What surprised me even more is that the way some of these holsters are designed, the gun is pointing up. So I suppose that it was only a matter of time before a tragedy occurred like the one in Michigan where a woman, an active member in local Republican politics and her church, died after shooting herself in the eye while adjusting the gun in her bra holster. She had served two terms in the navy so she was not a novice when it came to using weapons.
You can see some images of bra holsters here and they all look awfully uncomfortable which must mean that the desire to carry a weapon close to one’s person must be so strong that it outweighs comfort and the risks.