Florida real estate agents who often find themselves alone in vacant, foreclosed homes are taking gun-training courses in order to be allowed to carry concealed weapons legally, according to a recent radio report by American Public Media.

The program talked to an agent in Palmetto who said she specializes in foreclosures and often finds herself in empty houses that may attract vagrants or be havens for criminal activity.

"You don’t know what’s waiting for you inside a home that’s been sitting vacant for two or three years," she said.

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