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IL – Training – Police lethal force training program an ‘eye-opening experience,’ Elgin councilman says

CHICAGO TRIBUNE August 14, 2018 – Spending a Saturday morning learning about how police are trained to use lethal force, the policies that govern when to use it and putting those skills into practice was an eye-opening experience for Elgin City Councilman John Steffen. “I learned today that there is so much more that goes into policing than I ever imagined,” Steffen said. Thanks to movies and TV, people believe an…

Nat’l – Training – The Government Wants to Teach Students How to Treat Gunshot Wounds. That Could Save Lives, Experts Say (VIDEO)

TIME.COM August 14, 2018 – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is offering a new $1.8 million grant for a program teaching high school students “mass casualty survival techniques” in the event of school shootings, expanding a training that some medical experts say should be “as common as CPR.” The School-Age Trauma Training program will aim to teach high school students medical triage and bleeding control techniques to help victims who…

TX – Self-Protection – Gunshots, fake blood part of back-to-school safety training at Midway ISD

WACO TRIBUNE.COM August 14, 2018 – The classroom full of teachers at Midway Middle School knew they were part of a drill, playing a role. But in the light of recent news reports, the scene seemed all too real once the screaming started. “Guys, gun! There’s a gun! There’s a gun! Please help,” yelled Tori Wardlaw, a Midway High School freshman theater student, as she ran into the classroom….

Nat’l – Training – Shooting Left of Center: Training Tips to Get on Target

SHOOTING ILLUSTRATED.COM (NRA) August 13, 2018 – You have managed to become a pretty good pistol shooter, but your groups—whether fired fast or slow—tend to favor the left of where you are aiming as a right-handed shooter. Often, the first shots hit closer to the center of your target, but as more shots are fired the hits tend to stray to the left of where you are aiming, forming…

FL – Training – Florida schools struggle to meet security rule

JOPLIN GLOBE.COM August 7, 2018 – Florida reacted to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre by becoming the first state to require police or armed guards at all public schools. It’s a mandate many districts are struggling to meet, financially and logistically. In the first comprehensive statewide examination of the program, an Associated Press survey of Florida’s 67 countywide school districts found all campuses will be covered when…

GA – Training – Shoot or don’t shoot? Training facility lets people become first responders (VIDEO)

CBS46.COM August 7, 2018 – It’s the split-second decision outsiders often criticize but rarely understand when it comes to an officer’s use of deadly force. We investigated a brand new training facility that puts regular citizens in the shoes of first responders to see what they would do. The facility is located in an inconspicuous shopping center at ground level, yet go 25 feet underground and there it is, a bulletproof…

Nat’l – Training – 6 Skill-Building Plate-Rack Drills for Rifles, Pistols and Shotguns

SHOOTING ILLUSTRATED.COM (NRA) August 6, 2018 – The plate rack. What is more common on the shooting range than this iconic target array? Six 8-inch round steel targets set 14 inches on center. (Twenty inches, if it’s going to be used in Bianchi Cup competition.) Hit one and it falls down out of sight. This target is in almost every USPSA and 3-gun match and on most training ranges….

Interest, opposition grow for teacher gun training in Colorado

KRDO.COM July 20, 2018 – In the second year of gun training for Colorado teachers to defend against active shooters, more people are seeking the training, and more people are also expressing opposition to the concept. FASTER Colorado is conducting and providing the training. The instructors are current law enforcement officers who require trainees to meet the same standards as police officers and deputies to handle weapons and use deadly…

AR – Training – Immanuel Baptist Church and TOUCH Coalition Host Active Shooter Training (VIDEO)

MYARKLAMISS.COM July 16, 2018 – Joan Gauthreaux’s reason for taking this active shooter training is personal. Four years ago, her son – in -law lost his life to gun violence while working on a friend’s truck. “This was in Little Rock, and there were some gangs there, and he didn’t jump fast enough or move fast enough or said something,” she said. “I have no idea. What she does…

OH – Training – Hamilton Schools staff can be armed

CINCINNATI.COM June 29, 2018 – Some staff members in the Hamilton Schools may be allowed to have guns on campus provided they are fully trained. And students may be subjected to more unannounced, random searches with portable metal detectors – wands – beginning with the upcoming school year. Hamilton joins Butler County’s Madison and Edgewood schools in those efforts as school security moves to the forefront locally and nationally…

TX – Training – Texas educators training to shoot back at school shooters

WTOP.COM June 29, 2018 – The man and woman creep down the school hallway back-to-back, guns drawn. A tap on the backside signals they are ready to move into the next room. He keeps his weapon pointed straight ahead. She scans for dangers that may spring up behind them. “I’m going in, I’m going in,” the man says in a low voice. “To the right,” he warns. He has…

KS – Training – Rather Than More Gun Control, Some Teens Call For More Gun Training (VIDEO)

YOUTH RADIO.ORG – June 29, 2018 – Alexis Buxton, 17, was in first grade when she shot a gun for the first time. She was at her grandpa’s farm in Scott City, Kansas, a rural town of 3,800 people, where she grew up. It’s the kind of place where everyone knows everyone — and it can seem like everyone has a gun. “My mom has a concealed carry gun,…

CT – Training – NSSF’s Pull The Trigger: This month – Shooting Error with Ryan Cleckner, Competitive Pistol Shooting Tips and More (VIDEOS)

NSSF.ORG June 21, 2018 – Former Army Ranger sniper team leader Ryan Cleckner explains how important it is to keep your rifle straight up and down when shooting at a distance. A slight cant to your rifle can cause misses when long-range shooting. Gil Ash of OSP Shooting School explains how to get a better focus on targets. By sliding your eyes to the front edge of the target it will appear…

OH – Training – Teachers and guns: Inside a firearm training where educators learn to take down shooters (VIDEO)

EDITOR’S NOTE: A version of this story ran in yesterday’s news section but without the video which wasn’t available at that time. We recommend the video.

NBC NEWS June 19, 2018 – On a recent morning in Newcomerstown, Ohio, a row of teachers stood in a line with guns drawn and moved slowly toward a row of steel plate targets. As the teachers advanced, bullets pinged off the metal with each…

OH – Training – More School Districts Offering Firearms Training To Teachers

WXXV25.COM June 19, 2018 – On a recent morning in Newcomerstown, Ohio, a row of teachers stood in a line with guns drawn and moved slowly toward a row of steel plate targets. As the teachers advanced, bullets pinged off the metal with each round they fired. The teachers had come to take part in Faster Saves Lives, a voluntary training program run by an Ohio-based nonprofit that has…

MO – Training – Simulators take officers inside St. Louis-area schools for active shooter training (VIDEO)

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH June 4, 2018 – The screens lit up and Gregory was inside the lobby of a building he had never seen. Gregory asked two teenage girls what was going on when suddenly, shots rang out. Gregory fired shots at a distant gunman, darted toward a pillar for cover, and yelled into his radio that shots had been fired and students were down. 

Me, My Liberal Wife and What Happened When We Went to a Gun Range

TIME.COM  From the Archives – There are plenty of people my lovely wife Cassandra rants against — some of whom don’t even live in our house. But the ones who get it worst are gun owners. Having grown up in a rural, gun-loving town, she finds the preppers and vigilantes to be self-heroizing macho bullies who, now that I type this sentence, I am worried she’s secretly attracted to….

WY – Training – Six Campbell Co. school staff to get firearms training

GILLETTE NEWS RECORD.COM May 24, 2018 – Campbell County School District trustees took another step in their conversation about school safety Tuesday when two of Gillette’s top law enforcement officers spoke about arming staff. Six Campbell County employees will undergo 40 hours of training in June as part of the conversation about what the training requirements would look like, said Kirby Eisenhauer, associate superintendent for instructional support. The Sheriff’s…

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