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Over the past year or so, many gun dealers have reported a definite increase in the number of women buying guns, specifically handguns they plan on using as concealed carry weapons. With the increase in female gun owners comes the need for firearm training designed specifically for women.

Last weekend, the Tahlequah Police Department and Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department teamed up with Redeemed Training LLC to host a Mom’s Day firearm training and safety class. They opened the class to women 18 and older so as to offer the training for future moms as well as current moms.

This first class had 16 females, all wanting to learn more about shooting and protection. The class was so popular, they are planning on offering another class on May 19.

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(Chickasaw News) – Local law enforcement officials hosted their first-ever Mom’s Day at the Range last weekend, allowing local women to pick up tips on general awareness and safety, as well as basic firearm instructions.

“We saw the need for a class,” said Cherokee County Undersheriff Jason Chennault. “With the shooting in Texas, people started asking us to do trainings, so we started out with church security trainings, and then women started asking us to do firearm trainings.”

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, Tahlequah Police Department and Redeemed Training LLC hosted the all-day event for all mothers, or those who plan to be mothers, ages 18 and older, at the CCSO range near the Cherokee County Detention Center.

Taylor Gassaway, who is expecting a child, said she grew up around firearms and learning how to shoot, but wanted to participate in the class to educate herself more for protection of her baby…

Over all firearm sales may be down but still, more women are purchasing guns for protection while they travel and while at home. They want to protect themselves and their kids. Hopefully, more classes like this designed for women will be offered in more locations across the nation, to help them know how best to protect their families.

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