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Trigger Happy: New Gun-Bra Unveiled

Flashbang holsters are designed for women who want to carry a concealed weapon. (Image credit: Flashbang Holsters)

Pink, lacy undergarments aren't usually considered dangerous. Unless, of course, they're packing a .38 revolver.

That's the idea behind the Flashbang, a small, snap-on gun holster that turns any bra into a lethal weapon, the Daily Mail reports.

Made by Oklahoma-based Flashbang Holsters, the heavy-duty holster is designed to snap onto a bra between the two cups. A quick yank on the grip of the pistol frees the weapon while leaving the holster in place.

"Any stylish gal will tell you that having to dress like a man to carry a gun is an unacceptable option," according to the Flashbang website. "The Flashbang lets a woman carry a gun on her person without needing to change the way she dresses."

The gun-bra holster joins a growing number of accessories that accommodate various states' "concealed carry" laws, which allow people to carry a concealed weapon in public.

Thunderwear is designed to hide a handgun right in front of a person's crotch, according to the Phoenix New Times, and Woolrich's Elite Concealed Carry line of shirts feature a Velcro-lined side pocket for hiding a pistol, the New York Times reports.

Though the Flashbang is obviously designed for women, an overwhelmingly percentage of women are in favor of gun-control legislation, especially in the wake of several recent mass shootings.

While 44 percent of men favor stronger gun laws, 65 percent of women support such measures, according to

And a recent study of gun laws finds that the more gun-control legislation a state has, the fewer gun deaths its citizens experience.

That hasn't stopped the National Rifle Association (NRA) from trying to appeal to more women. The organization last month launched an online women's channel featuring testimonials from women who have used guns to protect themselves, the Daily Mail reports.

And the NRA's annual convention in Houston last week (May 3 to 5) included displays of pink assault rifles, handbags with hidden gun pockets and a pink pickup truck painted with the slogan "Lipstick and Lead."

Marc Lallanilla
Marc Lallanilla has been a science writer and health editor at and a producer with His freelance writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times and Marc has a Master's degree in environmental planning from the University of California, Berkeley, and an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin.