Thinking about gun ownership? Here's what you should know...

Gun (MGN Online)

More women are considering ownership to protect themselves, according to a local gun shop owner who says more women are shopping for weapons in an effort to protect themselves and their property.

Marie Benavides trains people at firing ranges. She encourages people to get a license and know the laws about having a gun at home, as well as concealed and open carry laws.

Also, consider having a safe with a password to keep your children or visitors from getting their hands on the weapon.

Laws and opinions differ when on whether to keep guns and ammunition separate. Some gun shop experts suggest keeping the weapon loaded and locked in a safe.

If you choose to own a gun, the San Antonio Police Department has detailed information on its website regarding the law for open or concealed carry.

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