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ON A SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT A SHOOTING CLUB ON RIO DE JANEIRO’S OUTSKIRTS, 58-YEAR-OLD COURT OFFICER MÁRCIO MONTEIRO TAKES AIM AT A PAPER TARGET. HE AND FOUR OTHERS HAVE JUST LEARNED HOW TO LOAD AND FIRE A .38-CALIBER REVOLVER FOR THE FIRST TIME AS PART OF A SHOOTING SAFETY AND BASICS CLASS, A REQUIREMENT IN BRAZIL BEFORE PURCHASING A GUN. SEE STORY.IN A 2/14/19 ARTICLE BY JULIA MANCHESTER POSTED ON THE HILL.COM, THE REPORTER SAYS THAT "THE GIFFORDS LAW CENTER, A GUN CONTROL ADVOCACY GROUP, FOUND IN A POLL ONE MONTH AFTER THE PARKLAND SHOOTING LAST YEAR THAT 69 PERCENT OF NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION MEMBERS EXPRESSED SUPPORT" FOR GUN CONTROL. THE NRA SAYS, WE CALL BS.A PAIR OF HOUSE DEMOCRATIC LAWMAKERS IS ASKING THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION TO ANSWER QUESTIONS RELATED TO POTENTIAL TIES TO RUSSIA, INCLUDING ON THE GUN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION'S FINANCES, A 2015 TRIP TO MOSCOW ATTENDED BY NRA BACKERS AND WHETHER NRA OFFICIALS COMMUNICATED WITH RUSSIAN-LINKED INDIVIDUALS ABOUT ATTEMPTS TO INTERFERE IN THE 2016 US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.ILLINOIS STATE POLICE ACKNOWLEDGE IT WRONGLY ISSUED A GUN LICENSE TO AURORA SHOOTER. IN A DETAILED STATEMENT THE AGENCY ALSO SUGGESTED THAT THE AURORA POLICE DEPARTMENT MAY HAVE FAILED TO DO ITS PART TO ENSURE THE MAN NO LONGER OWNED A WEAPON.MASSACHUSETTS' RED FLAG GUN LAW: SAVING LIVES OR THREATENING CIVIL RIGHTS? JIM WALLACE IS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE MASSACHUSETTS GUN OWNERS' GROUP AFFILIATED WITH THE NRA.  HE BELIEVES THE LAW IS FLAWED BECAUSE IT DOESN'T PROVIDE ANY MENTAL HEALTH CARE OR WELLBEING CHECKS FOR PEOPLE AFTER THEIR WEAPONS ARE CONFISCATED. 

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MO – TRAINING – Missouri gun range has their aim on unique Valentine’s day experience

This Valentine’s day, some gun owners are shooting for a date night like never before. 

NJ – TRAINING – A cop gave me a gun and let me decide when to shoot. Here’s what happened

In March, Scott Mielentz, who has a history of mental health issues, was killed by officers after he raised a weapon toward them in a Princeton Panera shop. It turned out to be a BB gun. 

WA – TRAINING – Washington Lawmaker Wants To Require Firearm Training Before Passing Gun Regulations

Republican State Senator Phil Fortunato has concerns about Washington’s gun control laws. More specifically, he doubts many lawmakers’ knowledge and experience when crafting a gun law. 

NC – Training – Active-Shooter Training in 2019: When ‘Run, Hide, Fight’ Isn’t Enough

(Subscription) In the ballroom of a Hampton Inn one recent morning, 30 regional hotel managers practiced grabbing a gun out of a shooter’s hands and barricading a door. 

IA – Training – Iowa School Districts Prepare To Start Mandatory Gun Safety Training For All Middle School Students

Middle school students in two Iowa school districts will soon be learning about how to properly handle firearms as part of a mandatory hunter safety course being introduced in the next year. 

IA – Training – Middle school kids are too young for weapons training. Iowa school districts should drop it. (VIDEO)

At first glance, it might seem harmless for a school district to offer gun safety training for  hunters — assuming they’re responsible enough to handle guns and want to hunt. 

MD – Training – Overlay zone for gun sales a potential solution for Westminster

Specifically, the special exception would immediately be to the benefit of Geared Up Firearms Training and Accessories Inc. As the name implies, it currently offers training courses and sells firearms accessories, but would like to be able to sell guns in the future. 

SIG SAUER Academy Adds Rifle and Shotgun Fundamentals Classes to 2019 Course Schedule

Newington, N.H. (December 10, 2018) – SIG SAUER Academy, the leading provider of the highest quality firearms instruction and tactical training in the world, is pleased to announce the addition of Rifle Fundamentals and Shotgun Fundamentals to the 2019 course schedule.

Rifle and Shotgun Fundamentals are geared towards new firearms owners and provide students with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to safely…

Nat’l – Training – Why You Need To Dry-Fire Practice

If you had 10 pro shooters in a room, and asked each of them what the number one tip is to improve shooting skills, we bet at least nine of them will reply “dry-fire practice.”  

CT – Training – Industry Group Pledges $100,000 for Program Aimed at Recruiting New Shooters

The firearms industry’s trade group announced this month it established a new $100,000 grant program to help gun ranges introduce new people to gun ownership. The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) said the new grant would be used by ranges across the country involved in their First Shots program.  

MD – Training – Confusion erupts around active shooter situation and lockdown at Walter Reed Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland

Doctors and patients were held on lockdown as authorities conducted an active shooter drill Tuesday afternoon at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. 

MN – Training – Women and dogs bond in field, and home: Women’s Gun Club at Pine Shadows grows

“Diamonds and Dogs” is what a group of women call their gun club. Women from the Brainerd lakes area and surrounding areas joined the club.  

IA – Training – Iowa City Police offering active shooter training to nighttime businesses (VIDEO)

While PAULA (or Possession of Alcohol under the legal age) citations are common, Iowa City’s pedestrian mall has been lucky that shots fired and gun violence have been anomalous. Nonetheless, Iowa City Police and the Downtown District will begin holding classes for local retailers and bars in hopes of offering safety training

NY – Training – Worshippers in NY are turning to live-shooter training in wake of synagogue massacre

The power of prayer can now be measured by caliber. While a Queens synagogue has hired a heat-packing, off-duty cop to protect its congregation on the Sabbath, Catholic churches have been taking live-shooter training and mulling armed ushers at Mass. 

SIG SAUER Academy Adds Pistol Mounted Optics Instructor to 2019 Course Line-Up

Newington, N.H. (November 7, 2018) – SIG SAUER Academy, the leading provider of the highest quality firearms instruction and tactical training in the world, is pleased to announce a new course offering for 2019 with the addition of Pistol Mounted Optics Instructor to the SIG SAUER Academy course line-up. The first offering of this class is January 31, 2019 at the SIG SAUER Academy in Epping, New Hampshire.

Nat’l – Training – Tricked-Out vs. Training: The Best Accessory for a CCW Pistol

SHOOTING ILLUSTRATED.COM (NRA) November 4, 2018 – When I was a kid, during the holidays, my sister and I would get the big Sears & Roebuck catalog and go through it marking all the stuff we’d like to have for Christmas. We called it the “Wish Book.” Some things don’t change all that much with the passing of the years; I feel the same way about a big firearms…

NY – LE/Training – News10NBC Investigates: Cop describes his moment of shoot or don’t shoot? (VIDEO)

WHEC.COM October 31, 2018 – When he saw the barrel of the shotgun come towards him, he fired.  “And you remember seeing the gun?” reporter Berkeley Brean asked. “Oh yeah,” Sgt. Jared Rene said. “Oh yeah.”  It was November of 2014. Sgt. Rene was called to a house where the dogs were loose, the doors were open and the oven was on. Sgt. Rene says after identifying themselves, he and his partner found…

PA – Training – ‘When This Happens, You Get a Wake-up Call’: U.S. Jews Turn to Firearms Training After Pittsburgh Shooting

HAARETZ.COM October 31, 2018 – David Ortner adjusted his yarmulke, cocked his pistol and took aim – something he wishes a civilian had done to defend Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue three days ago when Robert Bowers walked in and shot 11 people dead. Ortner was one of nine Jewish men who attended a one-day course on Tuesday at the privately owned Cherev Gidon Israeli Tactical Defense Academy near…

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BREAKING :
ON A SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT A SHOOTING CLUB ON RIO DE JANEIRO’S OUTSKIRTS, 58-YEAR-OLD COURT OFFICER MÁRCIO MONTEIRO TAKES AIM AT A PAPER TARGET. HE AND FOUR OTHERS HAVE JUST LEARNED HOW TO LOAD AND FIRE A .38-CALIBER REVOLVER FOR THE FIRST TIME AS PART OF A SHOOTING SAFETY AND BASICS CLASS, A REQUIREMENT IN BRAZIL BEFORE PURCHASING A GUN. SEE STORY.IN A 2/14/19 ARTICLE BY JULIA MANCHESTER POSTED ON THE HILL.COM, THE REPORTER SAYS THAT "THE GIFFORDS LAW CENTER, A GUN CONTROL ADVOCACY GROUP, FOUND IN A POLL ONE MONTH AFTER THE PARKLAND SHOOTING LAST YEAR THAT 69 PERCENT OF NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION MEMBERS EXPRESSED SUPPORT" FOR GUN CONTROL. THE NRA SAYS, WE CALL BS.A PAIR OF HOUSE DEMOCRATIC LAWMAKERS IS ASKING THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION TO ANSWER QUESTIONS RELATED TO POTENTIAL TIES TO RUSSIA, INCLUDING ON THE GUN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION'S FINANCES, A 2015 TRIP TO MOSCOW ATTENDED BY NRA BACKERS AND WHETHER NRA OFFICIALS COMMUNICATED WITH RUSSIAN-LINKED INDIVIDUALS ABOUT ATTEMPTS TO INTERFERE IN THE 2016 US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.ILLINOIS STATE POLICE ACKNOWLEDGE IT WRONGLY ISSUED A GUN LICENSE TO AURORA SHOOTER. IN A DETAILED STATEMENT THE AGENCY ALSO SUGGESTED THAT THE AURORA POLICE DEPARTMENT MAY HAVE FAILED TO DO ITS PART TO ENSURE THE MAN NO LONGER OWNED A WEAPON.MASSACHUSETTS' RED FLAG GUN LAW: SAVING LIVES OR THREATENING CIVIL RIGHTS? JIM WALLACE IS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE MASSACHUSETTS GUN OWNERS' GROUP AFFILIATED WITH THE NRA.  HE BELIEVES THE LAW IS FLAWED BECAUSE IT DOESN'T PROVIDE ANY MENTAL HEALTH CARE OR WELLBEING CHECKS FOR PEOPLE AFTER THEIR WEAPONS ARE CONFISCATED.