As of 2014 in Gainesville, Florida law enforcement may begin offering a new self-defense training program that includes gun safety. The idea was discussed by the City Commission’s Public Safety Committee, and talks on the subject will continue at a future meeting.
Commissioner Yvonne Hinson-Rawls, who chairs the committee, first raised the issue asking the full commission to send the topic to committee. Hinson-Rawls initially sought a gun safety class for women specifically as protection against domestic violence, and other violent crimes. At the meeting, she said she knew several women who lived alone, some of them widows, who owned guns for protection “and are afraid of them themselves.”
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