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Gun-loving dating site aims to pair firearm enthusiasts together

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Updated: Thursday, September 15, 2016, 1:42 AM

Gun lovers finally have a safe space where they can love each other — and each other’s guns.

ConcealedCarryMatch.com saves you the headache of nervously having to sift through page after page of potential partners without knowing the answer to the most essential relationship question of all: Do you love guns as much as I do?

“(With) other dating sites, initially you don’t know whether or not your potential partner is accepting of gun ownership,” one of the site’s founders, Molly Lund, said in an Aug. 18 launch statement. “Concealed Carry Match allows members to instantly bypass that mystery. It makes for a relaxed start to any potential relationship.”

Lund and her co-founder, Jim Minthorn, said the idea for the gun-loving dating site came about as a Social Science Research Network study showed concealed carry permits among women has soared by 270% since 2007.

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The Michigan-based founders say this trigger-happy statistic called for some good old gun-loving matchmaking. The fact that over 10,000 people have died from gun violence in the U.S. this year alone does not appear to have made into the decision-making process.

In terms of politics, the gun-loving duo asserts Concealed Carry Match is not politically driven — even though a Donald Trump flirting banner on the homepage reads “Making Gun Owners Great Again!”

“We are serving a community of people who are often misrepresented or stereotyped,” Lund said. “This is drama that we are trying to avoid.”

The heat-packing site, which features a carefully crafted logo of a pink heart wrapped in a white gun holster, offers one-year memberships for $ 150 and one-month memberships for $ 30. It also promises free T-shirts to the first 50 people who sign up.

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“There is a huge concealed carry population in this country,” Minthorn said. “We are doing just a small part to fulfill that need.”

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