Roswell woman invents shirt to hold gun

Channel 2's Mike Petchenik Reports

NORTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — A Roswell woman has invented a shirt that she says women can wear to conceal their guns while they are exercising.

Leslie Deets is an avid runner and the co-owner of Sharpshooters gun range in Roswell.

She said she decided to take action to make something that would make women feel safe while running after attacks on women on the Silver Comet Trail.

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"We're unable to protect ourselves, which leaves us the opportunity to become a victim,” Deets said. "It allows a woman to carry both lethal and non-lethal forms of self-defense while she's out hiking, biking, trailing and running.”

The pocket of the shirt is the shape of a gun.

“When I want to get to my pistol, I can simply reach right in here to get to it,” she said.

Some runners told Channel 2’s Mike Petchenik they would not carry a gun, while others liked the idea.

“You think you're in a good area, you think you're in a safe area, but you're not because you don't know who's waiting around these corners,” runner Kristine Smith said. "If I had something like that I would be powerfully ready to take on whatever's coming at me.”

Deets said she has been talking to several big box retailers about carrying the shirt.

"If we can keep one woman from becoming a statistic, then all of this hard work will have been worth it,” she said.