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Karen Bartuch a former Chicago police officer and president of the Women’s Tactical Association in Illinois, combined her passion for guns and clothes to create AlphaGirls, a shop selling self-defense accessories and gun-training classes. Bartuch and her business partner Marilyn Smolenski also offer concealed-carry clothing suitable for women. Bartuch admitted the goal is more than just selling clothes. “This is about getting women to think about self-protection,” she said

‘This is a dress you could wear anywhere, anytime,” Sarah Church began. “And when you’re carrying a gun underneath, no one will know it.” A recent poll finds 23% of American gun owners are women, and designers are lining up to get their business. “We are girly girls who like fashion, but we like guns too,” Karen Bartuch stated.

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