It’s so easy to become defensive and snarky when being talked down to by an Assumer. However, I’ve learned the best way to handle these situations is to gently and professionally re-educate the gentleman in question. Sure, you could get angry and go off on a rant, but the truth is, it doesn’t help our cause. Although dealing with an Assumer is infuriating, it’s so much better to explain that we are the fastest growing segment of the firearm industry, and that just like men, we are empowered to protect our families and ourselves. Once you start to speak his language during his re-education, he’ll realize that you are not a gun bunny just wearing a hat that you picked up somewhere. It’s not his fault he made that assumption, he just hasn’t been exposed to enough women in the field that are as into guns as he is.