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Welcome to the NRA Women's Channel

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NRA Women is designed for female gun enthusiasts. It's a resource for news, education, events and more. And we're telling more stories of empowered women like you. Come explore, connect, celebrate and unite with the women of NRA.

Karol A. Leiva


Miami, FL

Who or what got you into shooting?
My boyfriend, Phil, taught me the essentials about guns and safety when he returned from his second tour in Iraq. He was a machine gunner in the Marines and his passion for guns became contagious.

What do you think is the best home defense — firing or fleeing?