Although gun ownership still is more prevalent among men, the percentage of women who own guns has increased since 2005. However, among men, it has slightly decreased. For instance, in 2005, 13 percent of women owned guns but by 2011 the percentage increased to 23 percent of women, according to Gallup polls. In 2011, 46 percent of men own a gun compared to 47 percent in 2005.
Read the article: The Journal & Courier (Lafayette, Ind.)