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Statistics show a new trend — an increasing number of gun owners are now women.

For reasons ranging from sport to protection, the number of females buying guns has seen a spike in the last few years, CBS 2's Ann Mercogliano reported.

In fact, according to a recent Gallup poll 23 percent of woman reported they are gun owners, up from 13 percent in 2005.

Maria Alampi at the Cherry Ridge Range in New Jersey teaches women how to shoot. While it used to be known as a man’s sport, it may not be such the case much longer.

“A lot of women, a lot of college-age women, take the course,” Alampi said.

Anthony Colandro runs a firearm training school in New Jersey, where right now he said women are a driving force for business.

“The woman of the house is the one seeking training where the husbands tend to be reluctant,” Colandro said.

In New York, authorities said the number of women seeking gun permits has more than doubled in the last decade.

A woman named “Joanne,” from Passaic, said she is among the women interested in shooting as a sport.

“These women are looking for different things to do besides playing tennis and going out on a golf course,” she said.

While soccer moms and celebrities may be part of the growing trend, gun control advocates said they are skeptical and warn that people who keep guns in their homes ignore the danger.

“If you put a gun in the home you are putting your family at risk and that is a reality that cannot be disputed,” said Dennis Henigan, of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

But some women who pack heat said exactly the opposite is true.

“I take my job as a mom very seriously. Having it there is just another layer of protection — hopefully I will never have to take it out,” one woman said.

Based on polls and gun sale statistics, an estimated 15 to 20 million American women own firearms.

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There's a thought- a law I could live with:

All AR, AK and similar semi auto rifles with a magazine capacity of over 10 rounds have to be pink.

No self respecting [male] mass murderer would want to be caught dead with a pink rifle. End of mass killings. Right?

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My lady has always shot weapons. She is not new to the scene. An armed woman is a safe woman.

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A bright pink assault rifle might make it less desirable to those who'd want to steal it from you. Who wants to go down in a blaze of gore while holding a barbie weapon?

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American family values will never be experienced as more patriotic than they will when mothers of massacred children rise up against the ownership of assault weapon owners who massacred their children in American schools.

The principle is this: Grandchildren should live longe than their grandparents.'

Dispute this, Wayne's NRA World devotees.

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Good, just have one duracoated for her.

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Mrs. G wouldn't mind having a pink AR, she's not too interested in black though.

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Would they be considered an element of the 'well trained militia' of the often-cited Second Amendment, or are they devotees of Frogx Nooze/Republic-con Party kingdom exploitation?

A well trained militia could be a Citizens Corps deterrent to crazy assault weapon violence.

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Statistics show a new trend — an increasing number of gun owners are now women.

For reasons ranging from sport to protection, the number of females buying guns has seen a spike in the last few years, CBS 2's Ann Mercogliano reported.

In fact, according to a recent Gallup poll 23 percent of woman reported they are gun owners, up from 13 percent in 2005.

Maria Alampi at the Cherry Ridge Range in New Jersey teaches women how to shoot. While it used to be known as a man’s sport, it may not be such the case much longer.

“A lot of women, a lot of college-age women, take the course,” Alampi said.

Anthony Colandro runs a firearm training school in New Jersey, where right now he said women are a driving force for business.

“The woman of the house is the one seeking training where the husbands tend to be reluctant,” Colandro said.

In New York, authorities said the number of women seeking gun permits has more than doubled in the last decade.

A woman named “Joanne,” from Passaic, said she is among the women interested in shooting as a sport.

“These women are looking for different things to do besides playing tennis and going out on a golf course,” she said.

While soccer moms and celebrities may be part of the growing trend, gun control advocates said they are skeptical and warn that people who keep guns in their homes ignore the danger.

“If you put a gun in the home you are putting your family at risk and that is a reality that cannot be disputed,” said Dennis Henigan, of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

But some women who pack heat said exactly the opposite is true.

“I take my job as a mom very seriously. Having it there is just another layer of protection — hopefully I will never have to take it out,” one woman said.

Based on polls and gun sale statistics, an estimated 15 to 20 million American women own firearms.

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