Angel Anderson wants to make sure she can protect herself and her family if someone tries to target them as a potential victim.
“More and more is happening that requires me to carry a gun,” she said.
Anderson was one of four women taking Ed Hines’ Concealed Weapons Permit training last week in Kershaw County. Although they signed up for the class weeks ago, five days before the class, the shooting at the movie theater in Aurora, Colorado occurred.
The classroom and range training are required by SLED for people who apply for a concealed weapons permit. Two were teachers, one, a nurse. Another was a WISTV.com journalist.
Cindy Keese took the class with her mother. She wants to be able to protect herself and her husband, who suffers from brain cancer.
“Instead of him being my knight in shining armor, the situation might arise where I would have to protect him,” said Keese. “So I want to be more familiar with a handgun in case I’d have to use one.”