A National Rifle Association report shows there is an increase in women purchasing firearms.  Those with Center Target Firearms in Laurel County, Kentucky said many women are buying guns for safety.

As more women take the step to protect themselves and their families, experts said it's important a woman picks out a gun she is comfortable with firing.

According to Erin Muise, who works at Center Target Firearms, "women just shouldn't be scared, if they're scared, the best thing to do is shoot until you get comfortable with it.  Practice, don't be scared of a gun."  Here's more from WILX-TV 10.