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.