KUSA - The gun rights issue was the reason for the recall elections Tuesday.
It continues to be a divisive issue in Colorado.
The Centennial Gun Club contacted 9NEWS to tell us how much interest in gun ownership has increased at their business, especially among women.
They say in one year its female membership has gone from 17 percent to 28 percent.
Twice a month, the club holds "ladies night."
"[It'] for my own peace of mind," gun owner Rebecca Carrera said. "If I know how to handle a gun exactly where the safeties are [and] I've gone through the practices - where if someone were to break into my home - I could feel confident that I could get them out of my home without harming my family."
"I feel knowledgeable about the thing that's in our home, and that I'm carrying around with me sometimes," gun owner Hope Sleesman said.
The number of gun purchases has gone up every year since 2008, according to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.
In 2012, there were nearly 336,000 purchases.
So far this year, there have been 277,000 approvals for handgun purchases, with more than 3 months to go in 2013.
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