FORT SMITH (KFSM)- After Beverly Carter's body was found, a local gun instructor is holding a class for female realtors on how to protect themselves in a dangerous situation.
Carter was a central Arkansas realtor who went missing after showing a home Thursday (Sept. 25).
Charlotte King is a River Valley realtor with seven years of experience and has enrolled in a class to obtain a concealed carry license.
"I had been thinking about it for a long time before this ever happened," King said. "I've had two instances where I felt like I was in a very precarious situation that probably I shouldn't have put myself in."
King does not carry a gun.
The class is led by Carla Wells.
"When Beverly was kidnapped and killed then I thought that would be the time to talk to the local agents," Wells said.
Wells has been teaching for nearly five years. Her upcoming class is geared towards women.
Wells served in the military, but most importantly she said she wants female realtors to be protected.
"Women in general need to know how to clear the gun and fix any stoppages on their own and in a hurry,” Wells said. “Your life counts on it."
The class will add a sense of protection that's welcome for King's husband who is also a realtor with a concealed carry license.
"I want to be equipped and prepared and be ready," King said.
The class is being held on October 18th at the Marriott hotel in downtown Fort Smith.