More women in Tennessee seeking handgun carry permits

By: AP
By: AP

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — The number of women issued handgun carry permits in Tennessee is on the rise.

The number of permits issued to women by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security more than doubled between 2011 and 2013.

Rutherford County firearm safety instructor Amy Davis says she has noticed an increase in women interested in learning about guns. Local resident Kelli Beam received her handgun carry permit last year. She said she decided to obtain it for protection.

Records show Rutherford County has the fifth-highest number of total handgun permits issued in the state, following Shelby, Knox, Davidson and Hamilton counties.


You must be logged in to post comments.

Username:
Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2015 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 262230631 - local8now.com/a?a=262230631
Gray Television, Inc.