According to a recent Gallup Poll 23 percent of women in America are registered gun owners. That number has risen ten percent in the last six years.
Women ABC 36 spoke to at Semper Fi Firearms and S&D Shooting Range in Nicholasville say they have firearms and learn to shoot for defense after seeing so many violent crimes in the news in recent years.
Seth Dix who owns Semper Fi Firearms says they make it a point to cater to women customers and help them get the right gun for them.
He says he's seen the trend and says there are many days where the shooting range is filled with women shooters.