Many women these days are arming themselves so they can be prepared for the worst.On Jan. 14, women will receive free lessons on shotgun and pistol safety, proper use and firing. The women have signed up for different reasons, but they all have one thing in common; they want to be comfortable with a firearm."I've never liked guns; I can't stand 'em," said Barbara Ingram, who signed up for Ladies' Day at DeWitt's Game Farm. "My husband had guns but we never kept them out. I'm by myself now."After Ingram's husband passed away, she realized she might need to protect herself one day. She has her husband's pistol and hopes to get acquainted with it.

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