What makes Ms. Quigly an expert? Just 'cause she wrote a book?
Q: Forty states allow people to carry concealed weapons, and a few towns let you carry a gun openly, yes?
A: Yes. I once went to Paulden, Arizona, where you can "open carry." You could go to the market, or gas up, wearing your holster. It felt like the good old Wild West. It was kind of a neat feeling.
No! 37 states are 'Shall Issue. 3 States are no-permit Constitutional Carry. 2 States are Discretionary Issue. A 'few towns'? LOL! Ohhh... she went to Paulden! AZ has been OC (by Constitution) since statehood in 1912. VT and AK also. I s'pose this is what passes for a gun expert in Manhatten tho.
Women should carry guns for the same reason as men. Self-defense. That's what the 2A was intended for.