Elaine Houston & WNYT Staff
Created: April 09, 2020 01:00 AM
Karen Butler still remembers what it was like when she first learned to shoot a gun.
She knew she wanted other women to feel that same boost in confidence.
So in 2008, she started the company Shoot Like A Girl, which until the coronavirus, allowed her to travel across the country in an RV, empowering women to learn to shoot.
She hosts 2,500-3,000 women a year - with 163,000 followers on Facebook.
Since the coronavirus pandemic, gun sales have soared and she says a recent survey spearheaded by Shoot Like A Girl shows the increase is coming from new gun owners - people who are fearful.
Learn more about how many women expect crime to increase during the pandemic, by watching the video of Elaine Houston’s story.
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