Hoosier women have sent a strong message on their views of gun ownership by getting their permit to carry.
The Indianapolis Star published a report showing gun permit holders by county in the state of Indiana. One area of the report that stuck out was the explosion of women getting gun permits.
The state also is seeing the number of women permit holders skyrocketing. By the first quarter of 2016, more than 174,000 Hoosier women held permits, up nearly 90 percent from the roughly 92,000 women who held permits in 2012.