North Ga. women watching gun control proposals closely - Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5

North Ga. women watching gun control proposals closely

Posted: Updated:

As the gun debate swirls in Washington, gun owners in north Georgia are paying close attention. They're concerned that any new gun laws would limit their ability to protect themselves.
    
Nikki Turpeaux gives women firearms training at a gun club in Cumming. She says her phone has been ringing off the hook since the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.

"Inquiring about when they can start training. Can I come? Can I talk to their kids about how to better go back to school feeling more confident and safe," said Turpeaux.

The NRA-certified instructor runs a business called Archangel Tactical, a mobile firearms training company. She says some of the legislation being discussed in Washington would do more than just ban assault weapons.

"It is actually putting a ban on a lot of your very common semi-automatic handguns that a lot of my clients, a lot of my students have purchased and trained with for personal defense of them and their families," said Turpeaux.

For her students, it's all about protecting what's most precious to them.

"My children are safer today because of Nikki," said Carolyn, who asked not to use her last name.

Carolyn got her concealed to carry license after seeing the tragic scenes in Newtown, Conn. She says something must be done.

"I do believe – like an AK may have reason to be banned because you don't need one to kill a deer," said Carolyn.

Carolyn said that she's concerned about the government limiting the amount of ammo she can carry.

"If you unload on one intruder in your home and someone comes up behind him and you've already shot your five bullets out of your revolver, you're in pretty tough shape," she said.

Her instructor says it's all about having a healthy amount of respect for the Second Amendment.

"But as far as, you know, reporting and registering and all of these other things – I don't really know that that's necessary because criminals don't register their guns now do they," said Turpeaux.

Turpeaux says she has trained more than 1,200 women and families on how to protect themselves with firearms in just the past two years.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • Grand jury rules shooting not authorized

    Grand jury rules shooting not authorized

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:39 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:39:55 GMT
    A grand jury ruled Tuesday that a Euharlee police officer was not authorized in a recent shooting that took the life of a 17-year-old boy. The officer claimed the teen had a gun, but the boy’s family said it was a video game controller. Christopher Roupe was shot and killed on February 14. The Bartow County Grand Jury found that Euharlee Police Officer Beth Gatney was not authorized to use deadly force.
    A grand jury ruled Tuesday that a Euharlee police officer was not authorized in a recent shooting that took the life of a 17-year-old boy. The officer claimed the teen had a gun, but the boy’s family said it was a video game controller. Christopher Roupe was shot and killed on February 14. The Bartow County Grand Jury found that Euharlee Police Officer Beth Gatney was not authorized to use deadly force.
  • Henry County teen wont give up fight to cure cancer

    Henry County teen wont give up fight to cure cancer

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:02 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:02:01 GMT
    A Henry County teenager is determined to do one thing in his life, cure cancer. When he's not getting ready for his high school graduation or playing a round of golf with his dad 17-year-old Tushar Mittal is working on the cure for cancer. Mittal moved to Georgia from India in 2004 and says that he didn’t show any interest into science until about five years ago. Now the teen is working on a new type of cancer research involving oregano oil. "It was actually 7th grade when I was introduced to...
    A Henry County teenager is determined to do one thing in his life, cure cancer. When he's not getting ready for his high school graduation or playing a round of golf with his dad 17-year-old Tushar Mittal is working on the cure for cancer. Mittal moved to Georgia from India in 2004 and says that he didn’t show any interest into science until about five years ago. Now the teen is working on a new type of cancer research involving oregano oil. "It was actually 7th grade when I was introduced to...
  • Same-sex couples file lawsuit over marriage equality

    Same-sex couples file lawsuit over marriage equality

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-04-22 21:58:21 GMT
    Gay and lesbian couples are upset over Georgia’s new same sex marriage ban and are now suing over the decision. Gay and lesbian couples filed a 48-page class action lawsuit Tuesday morning that they hope will grant them the freedom to marry in Georgia.
    Gay and lesbian couples are upset over Georgia’s new same sex marriage ban and are now suing over the decision. Gay and lesbian couples filed a 48-page class action lawsuit Tuesday morning that they hope will grant them the freedom to marry in Georgia.
Powered by WorldNow

1551 Briarcliff Rd., NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

Main Number: (404) 875-5555
News Tips: (404) 898-0100

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices
.