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Why are Las Vegas moms getting guns?

Posted at 3:27 PM, May 24, 2016

More and more moms are packing heat in Southern Nevada to protect their families.

"If I am in a position where it's the bad guy's life or my kids' life I want to make sure I have everything possible to save my family," Andrea said. "My family is my priority."

Meanwhile, Theresa is aware that many burglaries happen during the daytime.

"And I say at home. I homeschool. So I am home with my children during the day. My husband is gone," she said.

Lori is concerned about the increase in home invasions.

"That's exactly why I'm armed," she said. "To protect my kids."

But could they live with having to fire the gun against an intruder?

"We've talked about that," Andrea said. "It's a last resort. You don't want to have to use it. It's a last resort where it's your life, your kid's life."