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Real estate agents learn gun safety

Posted November 9, 2008 10:44 p.m. EST
Updated November 10, 2008 9:19 a.m. EST

— Real estate agents in Fayetteville learned Sunday how to avoid becoming victims of crime.

Realtors went through a class about carrying a concealed weapon. The agents then hit the firing range to practice their gun skills.

The realtors say arming themselves is an added security measure.

“The last option – the very last option – would be to pull your weapon. You don't want to do that, but if you're going to pull it, you'd better be ready to fire it,” realtor Tonya Simison said.

In June 2005, police say June McCoy lured realtor Kathleen Yaggi to his home in Hoke County by pretending to be a buyer. Investigators said he shot Yaggi three times.

The realtor recovered from her injuries and has since placed three magnetic bullet holes on the side of her car. She says she markets herself as bulletproof.