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After recent mass shootings nationally and rising crime in Alaska, many people are seeking out self-defense training. At a local shooting range, around 19 people gathered in freezing temperatures Saturday evening to acquire a concealed carry permit.

James Henry, the founder of Spectre Tactical, an Anchorage based company, says he’s seen a surge of business since 2015. From individuals to companies that organize specialized classes for their employees.

He says other companies that offer self-defense training have seen a similar trend.

Henry teaches the popular Carrying a Concealed Weapon (CCW) class that sold out quickly for the time of year. Spectre Tactical typically allows 12 people to participate, but due to high-demand they allowed more people to sign up.

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