By Stephanie Gosk
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.
- [it is a] growing trend in this country as more and more women are turning to guns to protect themselves.
- A lot of women who believe they need guns for self defense are concernted that help wont get there in time.
- Passion Quigley, author of many women's firearms books including "Armed & Female" has noticed big changes in women's attitudes towards guns. Today the number of women buying them is on the rise.
- A Gallup poll showed the number of women that owned guns as 13% in 2005. That number jumped to 23% in 2011.
- "there aren't many men I know that aren't bigger and stronger than I am. So even in the best [assault] scenario, I'm already at a loss" - Stacy Adams
- "We hear that all the time that Women should not have a gun, they don't know how to use it, they are just going to hurt somebody - it's not tru at all" "I know that I'm going to be safe and competent and careful with my firearm. The criminal is not going to do that. So can we please punish the criminals and not the safe law abiding citizen?"