A 59-year-old Onalaska, Washington woman unintentionally shot herself in the leg during a firearm class at the Firearms Academy of Seattle. The woman was practicing drawing her gun from a concealed holster. When she went to put the 9 mm handgun back in the holster she unintentionally discharged the weapon.
The class offered was titled Defensive Handgun and included instruction on "the gun handling mechanic of draw stroke." It should be noted that "women who are pregnant or nursing may not participate in live-fire training, due to risks from lead exposure and loud noise."