FORT SMITH (KFSM)- According to Arkansas State Police, there are more than 171,000 concealed carry license holder in the state.
Of that, more than 48,600 are women. One of those women is Carla Wells, who is certified to teach concealed carry classes, which she gears toward women.
“I have had people who got their license and needed it within six months,” Wells said. "You never know."
Wells shops at Fort Chaffee Outfitters where their biggest sellers for women are guns. The store also sells specially-designed purses and holsters, but whatever the color or design, Wells stressed it`s important to remember guns are about protection and being educated on how to use them.