“I was always anti-gun. … I wasn’t really scared of them, I just decided I wanted to be anti-gun, and what a difference 24 hours makes.”
Meet Lori Shelton: She’s learning how to properly use a gun after a nightmare shook her family last month.
“I was getting ready for work doing my normal routine, and I heard a noise as I was getting out of the shower.”
Lori, who lives in the Greenbrook subdivision, couldn’t believe what she saw next.
“I saw a man coming through the back of the house,” she recalled. “The first thing I thought was I gotta do something.”
And fast, because her husband wasn’t home and her teenage daughter was asleep upstairs.
“I peeked through the blinds, the blinds stayed closed and peeked through and saw him looking at me. I mean we made complete eye contact,” she said. “He proceeded to come through the back of the house, and I ran back and dialed 911.”
Lori said police came within minutes.
“He did get away at that time, but they had him arrested within an hour because of a good description.”
She says the crook stole several antiques — and her sense of security.
Lori brings her daughter so she can learn as well.
“I’ve enjoyed it, I’m glad to know that I have a 15-year-old daughter and she knows the safety and the rules, and I feel pretty confident in her if she ever had to use a weapon for her defense.”
But Lori isn’t the only woman taking these steps.
In fact, Holloway said over 200 women have taken the course since it started last year. She says 50 percent of classes are made of women, and most go on to get their licenses to carry.