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Demand For Gun Training Grows Among Women

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by Jason Lamb

NORMANDY, Tenn. – Interest in gun training classes has never been higher in some parts of Middle Tennessee.  In fact, it's so high for one Bedford County training group that it held its first gun safety class for women only.

Defensive Consulting Group offered the class this Mother's Day weekend because its owners said sometimes women tell them they're not as comfortable taking the class around men, and they wanted to make sure their students learn gun safety skills in as comfortable environment as possible.

It's an 8 hour class consisting of both classroom and shooting range exercises.

Participants said gun safety is more important now than ever before.

"If you're a woman, and you go shopping and you go to a grocery store or parking garage or you go to a mall, you need to know how to protect yourself, said Donna Magee, a gun safety course student.

Defensive Consulting Group offers classes for everyone in Bedford County, not just for women.

The cost is $150.  Students who take the class must already have their handgun carry permit.

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