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More Women Purchasing Guns in Delaware

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DOVER, Del.- More women are making their way into Delaware gun shops, according to store owners in Kent and Sussex counties.

Gun store owners say women are purchasing guns to protect themselves and their families. The increase has led to good business for Delaware gun shops.

Women are purchasing mostly revolvers and other handguns, and are taking advantage of classes and training sessions. Shooter's Choice, a gun shop in Dover, hosts a "Ladies Night" several times a year to teach women how to properly fire a weapon.

"It's kind of like a girl's night out thing, but with guns," says owner Beth Parsons. "A lot of them have not shot before, but they have friends that do, so they all come together and they learn."

According to a Gallup poll, 23 percent of woman reported they are gun owners in 2012, up from 13 percent in 2005.

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