"Every woman in America should shoot a gun"

The three-day camps, which cost £400, are exploding across the country and in January next year a US TV show will begin documenting the female gun trend.

“It started with one camp in 2004 and now we’re planning 15 to 20 camps for 2010,” said Debbie, who has helped recruit over 1,000 women to the shooting world.

“Women love it. We get schoolteachers, lawyers, nurses, women from all walks of life.

“They come in as novices and go away with a brand new skill using a powerful tool.