For five years prior to her work in women's security Paxton Quigley was an executive for Playboy Enterprises, reporting to Christie Hefner, CEO. She is on the Board of Governors of Impact/Model Mugging of LA, and took first place in the Charlton Heston Celebrity Shoot, Women's Division, 2 years running. Her message of women's empowerment hb aired on more than 300 TV and radio shows including The Today Show, Good Morning America, Oprah Winfrey, Larry King, Regis and Kathy Lee, Hard Copy, The NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, 60 Minutes, CBS Evening News, Fox and Friends and many others.
Paxton was interviewed and profiled in the WSJ, the LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, NYT, Wa Post, and just about every major media outlet there is.
She is the author of 6 books and is here to talk about her latest, Armed & Female: Taking Control.
Some of the issues discussed during the interview are:
I understand from your first book, which was written in 1989, that you were anti-gun before you decided to write Armed & Female. What made you change your mind?
Story about women driving alone long distances.
Talk about your experience holding classes in Los Angeles after the Rodney King Riots in 1993.
What is the perception of gun ownership by women? How many own guns?
Over the years, have there been any changes in women's attitudes toward guns?
I read that you have taught 7,000 women how to shoot a handgun. Who are these women and what was their motivation to get involved?
What are the gun laws in NYS and in NYC regarding carrying a concealed weapon?
I've read in the press that people are more likely to be killed by brandishing or trying to shoot an intruder? Is that true?
You have written two sequels to your original book--the last one being titled "Armed & Female: Taking Control" in 20ll. Why did you do that?
Experiences in other countries, e.g., pre-war Germany. What happened?