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More women turning to firearms for self-defense to even the scales: Protecting 'the lives we love'


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Billy McLaughlin, spokesman for the National Rifle Association (NRA), also said the uptick in women's firearm purchases stems from the desire to protect themselves and their loved ones, telling FOX News Digital it is a core component of the Second Amendment. "Women are decisively stepping forward, underscored by a 77% increase in female gun ownership between 2005 and 2020, and the noteworthy rise in firearm purchases by Black women, recorded by 87% of gun stores in the first half of 2021. The NRA, with its network of over 120,000 NRA Instructors, remains ready and resolute to train any individual, woman or otherwise, in the responsible and effective use of firearms for self-defense," he said in part.

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