August 5, 2004 – Posted at 3:42 p.m. CDT
With the new Missouri concealed weapon law passed recently, one of the most popular classes for women this year was on gun safety.
"Like most women, I'm out a lot in the evenings and I have considered taking training," said Carolyn Cornman as she sat in on a session titled, "Gun Safety and the Missouri Law."
Breakout speaker Charlie Sisk said, "The violence against women is increasing or has increased over the past years and they need to know how to protect themselves."
Women were able to learn about proper ways to handle a gun and the laws around owning one.
"One of the most important things to know is how to handle weapons safely and how to carry it safely," said Sisk.