ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) -- Many people are reacting to the death of Kevin Quick by learning how to protect themselves.
Howard Taylor, the athletic technician for Rockingham County Parks and Recreation, said with events like Quick's death, people want to learn how to protect themselves safely.
He said at their concealed handgun permit class they expect to see a lot more people in attendance.
With other national stories like Sandy Hook and the Boston Marathon bombings, about three times more people signed up for their class, according to Taylor.
With the death of Kevin Quick hitting so close to home, coordinators of the class are looking at a bigger location to handle the possible increase in enrollment numbers.
"You know, anytime you go from a class that might have two or three people then the class goes to thirty, it is real surprising. But, like I said, people just want to stay protected, want to make sure they stay safe and want to make sure they can keep their family safe," said Taylor.
Dubby Carr, the owner of Dubby's Fishing and Hunting and one of the instructors of the class, said the class is meant to instruct the community on how to make an informed decision about using a gun. The hope is that no one will need to use a gun to defend themselves.
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