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Women defy gun owner stereotype

The majority of gun owners are male but NBC's Kristen Dahlgren introduces us to a number of women who own and enjoy firearms as well, in NBC News' continuing series, Flashpoint: Guns in America.


A Gallup poll reported that in 2005, 13 percent of all women owned a gun.

That number jumped to 23 percent in 2011.

Many women say they are buying guns to protect themselves. NBC's Stephanie Gosk reports.