Excerpted from NBC News: A Gallup poll reported that in 2005, 13 percent of all women owned a gun.
That number jumped to 23 percent in 2011.
Excerpted from ABC News: For the Sure Shots, a women-only shooting league in Austin, Texas, girl power equals firepower.
“You have to think defensively all the time,” said Holly Gaylor, a mother of two. “You have to think about it when you are in your car, you have to think about it when you are at the grocery store, I mean, it just takes a second for everything to change.”
More women than ever now own guns — a record 23 percent, according to Gallup polls. The surprising spike has spawned a cottage industry from Hello Kitty-decorated assault rifles to bling-ed out revolvers, like the one tweeted by Kim Kardashian.