Do guns and babies mix?

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(IOWA) - Babies and guns don't really mix. But one Iowa woman is proving that might not be the case by leading a baby-wearing, gun carrying workshop.

A firearm and parenting expert started teaching a class on how to carry a baby with a concealed weapon.

Melody Lauer says she's not trying to convince parents that they should carry a gun. But she is simply encouraging them to do it safely, if they do choose to.

In the class, students use dummy guns around their children until they and the instructor feels it's safe to move forward.

Lauer says it's just a simple way to prevent accidents.

(Melody Lauer/mother-gun instructor) "We have seen a huge insurgence in young mothers-- mothers of young children, wanting to get into firearms. And what's happening is we don't have instructors that are addressing their needs. So they just do it. They don't do it right and then they end up having an accident."

Fire arm instructors say this class is one of the first of its kind.

They say the interest has been so high; they've added classes and had to close registration.

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