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Women Some of the Biggest Buyers At Gun Show

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Maureen Wurtz

COUNCIL BLUFFS (KPTM)- Hundreds of people went to a gun show in Iowa this weekend.

It was a packed house all three days.

Organizers said they've seen a thirty-five percent increase in sales over the last couple months, and it's not the usual customers that are doing all the buying.

It's not just a gun for Kelly Blue-it's power.

"Be a survivor, absolutely, one hundred percent. You want to be able to survive," said Blue.

Blue's daughter is almost two years old, and she said her little girls future is something she would fight for.

"You can't always count on someone else to protect you, you have to do it on your own," said Blue.

Blue was one of the many women that weren't just browsing, but buying guns Sunday. "We sell maybe one handgun, maybe two, to a lady at a gun show.  This one has been, oh, a dozen-fifteen," said dealer, Perry Kelly.

Guns are becoming more female friendly-with pink camouflage rifles and purple handguns.

"Women just need to understand that it's not something you should be afraid of at all," said Blue.

Organizers said the gun show was the busiest yet, and one of the biggest sellers was ammunition.

"The price of ammunition has gone up tremendously," said Blue.

"Twenty-two amo for the weekenders to go out and shoot is really hard to come by," said Kelly.

Despite that, Kelly said sales were still right on target.

"I'm very happy to be a woman, I'm very happy to be a woman. I'm very happy my daughter will get a chance to be as powerful as me some day," said Blue.

If you missed the gun show at the Westfair Fairgrounds, there will be another one at the end of June.

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