Number of women enrolling in handgun training classes on the rise

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — In the wake of the mass shooting in San Bernardino, the number of people seeking information about concealed firearm permits has risen.

The owner of the Academy of Personal Protection and Security, Buford Tune, told News 2 he is seeing an increase in the number of women who enroll in his handgun training classes.

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

“For the last year we have seen more and more women taking the classes. Either with their spouse or with other girlfriends. It’s always, I never thought that I would ever do this but the world is changing,” said Tune.

Brentwood resident Rebeeca Greene recently received her gun carry permit. She told News 2 the rise in gun violence prompted her to make that decision.

“I will feel a little more comfortable with my surroundings and be able to defend myself if I needed to,” said Greene.

Megan Buell, Director of Communications with the ‎Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security told News 2 since the Dec. 2 San Bernardino attacks, Tennesseans have requested more than 3, 042 original applications for gun permits. Of those, 1, 716 have been issued.

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