The woman of Bakersfield and surrounding areas are on edge as a rapist is at large. While some do nothing; others refuse to be a victim and are filling self-defense and gun classes at a rate never seen before. More and more woman are taking to the range and learning how to use a gun.
“We have definitely seen an increase in woman that are just empowering themselves and saying ‘I’m not going to wait for somebody else to protect me’," said Wayne Marden, gun safety trainer at Ol' Boy Sporting Goods.
Robert Delessio who teaches self-defense classes for women at Second Amendment says unfortunately woman are targeted even more by criminals.