Recent crime brings rise in concealed carry customers

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(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

BROOKLAND, AR (KAIT) - One concealed carry instructor says he's seeing a rise in customers after a string of recent crimes in Region 8, including the death of Laurie Pixler.

Scott Vaughn of Brookland has taught concealed carry courses for years. He said one thing that he's learned is that when crime goes up, so do people's concern about their safety.

"I've been doing it quite a while, I get a lot of calls. But I see spikes, and I know these kinds of instances drive spikes. Drives people to get their license," Vaughn said.

Vaughn added that getting your license is just the beginning.

He encourages those who already have their license to continue attending safety usage and training classes, that "practice makes perfect" and it's all about staying safe.

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