Traditionally, gun ownership has been a male-dominated statistic, but in recent years more and more women have been buying and carrying guns.
According to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, women make up 22% of active concealed weapon permit holders. Kathleen Burkhart is one of those women and she shoots her gun regularly at the High Noon Gun range.
“I really didn’t even like guns, didn’t like the site of the them, I was afraid of them,” Burkhart told ABC7. But after her neighborhood took a turn for the worse she decided to learn how to use a gun.