Busting Stereotypes: The Journey of a Female Firearms Examiner

Celebrating Women’s History Month at the Sedgwick County Regional Forensic Science Center

Dr. Steadman shared that there are 43 employees at the center, with 34 of them being female. Sara Rogers, a Firearms Examiner at the center, expressed her thoughts on the stereotype that only men would typically be in a position like hers as gun enthusiasts.

As a Firearms Examiner, Rogers explained that her primary goal is to analyze ammunition components and determine if they were fired by a particular firearm. Despite not growing up around firearms and being from a state with heavy regulations on them, Rogers stated that her job is to analyze ammunition components and determine if they were fired by a particular firearm. She admitted that she is not a big lover of firearms but emphasized that it is her job and she takes it seriously.

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