The idea of armed robbers makes many people think about being armed themselves, just in case.
News on 6 reporter Omar Villafranca says more people are taking concealed handgun classes to earn their permit and protect themselves from armed thugs.
Classes fill up regularly at the Happy Hollow Gun Range in Creek County. The eight-hour class teaches people their rights as gun owners and the laws. It also focuses on safety.
Randall Napier teaches one of the classes and says it's an option more people are looking into for personal safety. "It gives you kind of a peace of mind that you, that you are legal and you have a means to protect yourself other than the outlets that are available now.â€
Napier says 90-percent of class time is spent looking over paperwork and there is a test to take, but that hasn't scared people away.