MARQUETTE COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – New statistics reveal more Michigan women are obtaining concealed carry licenses.
“I feel more safe having it on me,” one woman said.
“I could be more of a target, so I’d rather be protected and know how to protect myself,” said another.
The women are among those enrolled in the 906 Concealed Carry Ladies Only Basic Protection Course in Marquette County.
It trains them to handle a gun, gives them hands-on practice, and teaches them gun laws.
Just last year, Michigan State Police reported the number of women with conceal carry licenses has increased 134 percent since 2010.