Jo Petty bought her first gun 20 years ago after she was robbed in the drive-through lane at a fast-food restaurant. "I`d never felt so scared or vulnerable in my life," she said. Her husband, Dan, took her to a shooting range, and she bought a handgun that she kept in her Slidell area home. For years, it seemed like enough protection. But then came Hurricane Katrina. Reports of looting and lawlessness after the storm have prompted her to shop for a gun small enough to carry with her.
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