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Women take gun safety education into their own hands

Video Credit: KMVT CBS 11
Published on October 5, 2019 -

Women take gun safety education into their own hands

Having guns in your home is a common thing here in the Gem State, and a new Magic Valley class is helping women learn more about how to become comfortable around the firearms.

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Women take gun safety education into their own hands

About gun laws and school safety.

2 president trump has suggested tougher background checks and arming teachers.

2 florida's governor proposed raising the age to purchase an assault rifle to 21.

2 saturday, the congressman who represents parkland florida, called for action.

2 (sot - or sat0030 2 rep.

Ted deutsch, who represents parkland, florida, does the democratic saturday address.) 2 "2:00 nearly 20 years since columbine, we continue to suffer a mass gun violence problem that's uniquely american.

The rest of the developed world has fixed this and saved lives.

2:11" 2 several companies are cutting ties with the national rifle association.

2 united airlines tweeted it's "notifying the nra that we will no longer offer a discounted rate to their annual meeting..."

2 enterprise, hertz, metlife, and others have also ended relationships with the nra.

2 2 you just heard businesses are cutting ties with the gun rights organization.

2 delta airlines also announced today that they will no longer offer flight discounts to n-r-a members.

2 in a statement, the n-r-a accused those companies of trying to punish its members as a result of what happened in florida.

2 the group says it will partner with new companies that recognize, quote, "patriotism and determined commitment to constitutional freedoms" as strong characteristics.

2 having guns in your home is a common thing here in the gem state.

2 emily duke checked out a class where women are learning from one another how to safely handle those firearms. 2 (nats of gun) 2 (if there was shotgun shells in there they'd be flying out and hitting emily) 2 jessica minor spent saturday morning surrounded by women...and guns.

2 guns tend to be a male dominated industry.

2 that's why when minor became a certified instructor for the national rifle association...she decided to open women only courses.

2 i know how they feel, i know that they're nervous.

I've been there.

2 living in a state with high gun ownership minor told me women encounter the weapons in their daily lives...and 2 2 this is a really great course to teach women how to unload guns and how to make them safe in their homes.

2 women in the class learned how to safely handle, unload, store and clean 9 types of firearms... they even let me give it a go.

2 very very few women are highly experienced with all different types of actions, so this class is nice.

2 most of the women in the class told me the chance to learn surrounded by their peers put them at ease in an otherwise stressful situation.

2 2 most of the time if there's a bunch of guys i think you're more likely maybe not to ask the question because you don't want them to think that you're ignorant.

2 minor told me she was surprised by the popularity of the course 2 there's a big need here that i was unaware of.

A lot of women want to learn about firearms and a lot of women want to do more to educate themselves.

2 her first three classes have already filled...but she said she will continue to open classes as long as the interest continues.

2 we just want to make sure that these gals feel safe and feel confident handling the guns that they'll most likely encounter in their everyday lives at home.

2 emily duke...kmvt news 2 amy>> 2 2 coming up.... 2 hundreds in buhl rallied together to help one of their own today... 2 we'll tell you why... 2 amy>> 2 later... 2 there's an effort to make a form of medical mariuana legal in idaho... 2 we'll tell you where it is in the lawmaking process... 2 cristle>> 2 plus......stay tuned for weather

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