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She May Not Look That Intimidating at 5-Foot-4 — but Just Wait Until You See What She’s Packing

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LAS VEGAS — Tessa Renaud is nurse practitioner and the mother of six children. She is also a concealed carry permit holder who needed a better holster for her firearms.

So, she invented one.

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Renaud's holster is made from a 3-yard piece of lace fabric with a pocket for storage. It's called "Lethal Lace," a name she credits her husband for coming up with.

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At a SHOT Show event specifically for women who carry concealed weapons and sporting "typical comfy, busy-mom wear" of yoga pants and a casual shirt, Renaud started pulling guns, extra clips, mace, knives, and brass knuckles from all over her body.

In a matter of seconds, she had pulled this array of weapons off her person:

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It amounted to four handguns, two extra ammunition magazines, mace and three items that appeared to be a combination knife and brass knuckles.

The room erupted with laughter after she pulled the third handgun hidden on her body and one of the women in the crowd shouted, "You're like Mary Poppins!"

Watch a similar demonstration from the Lethal Lace YouTube channel:

Renaud told TheBlaze she decided to become a concealed carry permit holder after hearing too many stories of unarmed moms with small kids being hurt by bad guys.

After a brief explanation of her holster, Renaud showed a group of woman just how simple it is to use.

First, the firearm or knife is inserted into the pocket; once the lace is wrapped once around an arm, leg or waist, the wearer can let go of the weapon and finish wrapping the fabric up. Within seconds, it can be secured with a simple clip — and you have an anchored weapon.

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Emily Dietman from the Texas State Rifle Association grabbed one of the demonstrator guns and a pink lace holster and attempted to use it without any instruction or assistance.

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In a less than a minute, Dietman -- who told TheBlaze that she not a concealed carry permit holder and only shoots "on occasion" -- had the system mastered and a weapon secured and concealed on her hip.

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To see more from Lethal Lace, visit the company's YouTube channel.

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