By: Kisha Henry / FOX
It's a mother's instinct to protect her young at all costs and for some women that means carrying a firearm.
One Oklahoma woman is making that task easier for women all across the country. She's the inventor of the device called the Flashbang.
Lisa Looper, the president and founder of Flashbang Holsters, said she never wanted to carry a gun until she became a mother.
"Having a gun helps me be able to protect my babies. You have a kid tucked under your arm, or a kid strapped in a car seat. You can't just leave," she said.
Looper wanted to be able to carry her gun without it getting in the way and without having to change the way she dressed. So she created the Flashbang.
"This whole thing tucks underneath the bra band and this little strap right her goes around the center part of the bra. I have one on right now. You'd never be able to tell," she said.
But if an intruder tried to mess with her children, they'd quickly learn otherwise.
Julie Routzahn is a mom and the marketing director for Flashbang Holsters.
"My home was burglarized and I needed a way to protect my home and myself," she said.
After the burglary she quickly learned how to safely carry and she loves the different concealable options Looper created.
"It's called the Ava and it tucks inside your waistband just like that," she said.
"It really contours to your body and hugs the curves," Looper added.
It's a line for women made by a woman who knows the need for variety.
"Maybe you're wearing a dress and you can't access a Flashbang. Or maybe you're jogging and you need something that works with a sports bra," Looper said.
That's why she created the Marilyn. It clips onto the side of the bra underneath the arm.
"And it's drawn by reaching down into the neck of the shirt," she said.
In addition to function, each holster is designed with safety in mind.
"It covers up the trigger guard here so it keeps everything safe," Looper said. "There's no way for this to accidentally fire."
And with function and safety comes a little sass.
"I kind of have this philosophy. Why just clip your toenails when you can polish them? I mean, who names their holsters after pinups? It's just something different. We want it to be colorful. We want it to be fun and exciting."
The holsters start at $49.99. For more information, visit flashbangholsters.publishpath.com.
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