More women are going through the proper training to obtain their gun carry permits in the state of Tennessee. State officials say they think that more people, particularly females, are turning to guns for personal protection largely due to crime and economic fears. Women give reasons such as living alone, working late at night or having husbands who travel as some of the main reasons why they want to take the class. Nationally, FBI background checks for gun sales are up. Statewide, the TBI reports the total number of background checks for individuals trying to buy guns has increased every year since 2002. So far in 2011, gun sales have also increased over last year.