Shirley Hedge spent more than 40 years saving lives as a nurse.
Now retired, “Shotgun Shirley” represents the biggest increase among Florida’s more than 1 million people who have concealed-weapon permits: women 66 and older.
Hedge, 66, is one of 34,937 women in her age bracket licensed to carry a gun almost anywhere they want in Florida and 35 other states. Their numbers have jumped 619 percent since 2004 — the earliest year with available data — when there were 4,856 women licensed in the same age group, according to state records.
Source: Henry Pierson Curtis and Scott Powers for the Orlando Sentinel
Shirley Hedge spent more than 40 years saving lives as a nurse. Now retired, "Shotgun…
by Personal Defense World / Apr 19, 2013