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MD – TRAINING – Impact on sales of ammo, weapons at gun shops amid coronavirus outbreak

SOME MARYLAND GUN SHOPS HAVE CLOSED BELIEVING THAT THEY WERE FOLLOWING GOV. LARRY HOGAN'S EXECUTIVE ORDER TO CLOSE NONESSENTIAL BUSINESSES IN AN EFFORT TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS. PRIOR TO CLOSING, SOME GUN SHOPS LIKE GUNTRY CLUB OF MARYLAND NOTICED AN INCREASE IN THE SALE OF AMMUNITION AND WEAPONS. ON TARGET, MEMBERSHIPS AT THE GUNTRY WERE MOVING WELL -- 600 IN SEVEN WEEKS. BUT THE CORONAVIRUS HAS HAD AN IMPACT ON THE GUN RANGE, EDUCATION AND TRAINING CENTER. THIS WEEK, ONLY THREE MEMBERSHIPS WERE SOLD.

PA – TRAINING – New gun owners flood shooting ranges; restrictions at most conceal-carry offices

THE UNITED STATES, INCLUDING SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA, HAS EXPERIENCED NO PANDEMIC-RELATED PANIC IN THE STREETS. BUT AT SHOOTING RANGES, GUN SHOPS AND CONCEALED-CARRY APPLICATION CENTERS BUSINESS WAS BOOMING WEDNESDAY. “WE HAVE BEEN SLAMMED,” SAID TODD EDMISTON, OWNER OF A&S INDOOR PISTOL RANGE IN YOUNGWOOD, WESTMORELAND COUNTY. “ON THE RANGE IT’S USUALLY THIN THIS TIME OF YEAR BUT THERE ARE A FEW MORE PEOPLE, MORE FIRST-TIME HANDGUN OWNERS ASKING ABOUT TRAINING. ON THE STORE SIDE THEY’RE BUYING A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING. A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT SELF-PROTECTION.”

MI – TRAINING – Weapon instructor shot during training

The Saginaw County Sheriff says a firearms instructor was shot while attempting to teach a 25-year-old woman from Saginaw how to use a weapon. Investigators say at approximately 4:10 pm Sunday deputies from the Saginaw County Sheriff Office responded to an address in the 19,000 block of Brady Rd in Chapin Twp. Investigators say when deputies arrived they found two people who had gunshot wounds. Detectives say a 47-year-old…

WA – TRAINING – Public: ‘Indoor ranges are the future’

AT A PUBLIC HEARING HELD AT THE FORT WORDEN COMMONS ON FEB. 10, THE MAJORITY OF THE CITIZENS WHO SPOKE CALLED FOR ALL FUTURE GUN RANGES IN JEFFERSON COUNTY TO BE INDOOR ONLY. THIRTY-TWO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC SPOKE IN FAVOR OF THE COUNTY’S PROPOSED REGULATIONS.

TX – TRAINING – God and a Glock: Texas churchgoers are training to fight off attackers wielding guns

Beneath the Christmas lights still hanging in the church’s fellowship room, Jack Mills pointed a Glock handgun at his enemy’s chest and pulled the trigger. A loud crack rang out as a shell casing flew from the weapon, but the man facing the gunfire didn’t fall. Instead a red light on his high-tech vest began blinking, signaling a hit from the laser in Mills’ gun. A U.S. Air Force…

OH –TRAINING – Simulator helps resource officers prepare for shooters

Panicked students sprint through the school hallway. There’s an active shooter in the building. With his gun drawn, school resource officer Josh Vacha slowly walks toward a body on the carpeted floor. He spots the back of an adult man in a green polo shirt and khaki pants standing in a classroom doorway. “Show me your hands, show me your hands,” Vacha shouts to the man.

He doesn’t respond. “Turn…

The First Time I Shot, I Walked Away Wondering: What Is A Responsible Gun Owner?

FORBES.COM – The young man put the handgun on the counter in front of me. I felt like I was in the presence of a rattlesnake. If I avoided it, it wouldn’t hurt me. But I was there to shoot it, which meant I had to pick it up. I’d told a friend of mine, a gun collector, that I intended…

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

TIME.COM – 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…

TX – TRAINING – Meet the church security business training worshippers to fight back in mass shootings

Liberty Hill resident T.J. Wagner yelled commands at his friend James Johnson in an empty classroom at a building in North Texas earlier this month: “Face the wall! Feet apart! Hands behind your back!” Within seconds, Wagner handcuffed Johnson, leading him out of the room with one hand gripping the metal cuffs and the other squeezing his right bicep to guide him out. Then, the two switched places and…

TX – TRAINING – Jack Wilson Took Down a Crazed Gunman. Now He’s Providing Gun Owners With a Useful Tip.

On Dec. 29, 2019, Jack Wilson stopped a mass shooting from taking place at the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas. A gunman opened fire in the congregation, killing two people. Wilson stepped in the line of fire and took out the gunman. “There’s evil in the world. Be prepared to protect yourself. I killed evil. I took out evil,” Wilson said in a video for Turning…

ND – TRAINING – Planning for 2020 hunting

Now is the time to start thinking about hunter education, not next fall. If you’re planning to hunt out of state, check if you may need certification. If you have a child, friend or relative who will need a hunter education certificate in order to purchase a North Dakota hunting license in 2020, now is the time to make sure that gets taken care off. In North Dakota, hunter…

VA – TRAINING – Proposed bill would limit indoor shooting ranges in Virginia (VIDEO)

A new era in Virginia politics began Wednesday, as Democrats took full control of the state house for the first time in a generation and promised to reshape many of the state’s laws. The 2020 legislative session kicked off shortly after noon with several history-making firsts as women and people of color assumed leadership roles previously held only by white men for the last 400 years.

Northam outlined a broad…

OH – TRAINING – Boardman Students’ App Tests Gun-Law Knowledge

IT’S THE SECOND TIME STUDENTS FROM BOARDMAN, OHIO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS HAVE WON THE CONGRESSIONAL APP CHALLENGE FOR OHIO’S 13TH DISTRICT, BUT THIS TIME, IT WAS A GROUP OF YOUNG WOMEN. THE TEAM OF YOUNG WOMEN WORKED TOGETHER FOR TWO MONTHS TO INVENT THE OHIO GUN OBTAINING QUIZ APP, AN INFORMATIVE APP WITH A GOAL OF CREATING AWARENESS OF OHIO’S CURRENT GUN LAWS.

NAT’L – TRAINING – ALICE Training Institute Is the Company Behind America’s Scariest School Shooter Drills

IN JANUARY, A GROUP OF TEACHERS KNELT AGAINST A WALL AT MEADOWLAWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN INDIANA WHILE POLICE POSING AS ARMED GUNMEN SHOT PLASTIC PELLETS INTO THEIR BACKS, CAUSING ANGRY, RED WELTS. WELCOME TO ANOTHER TRAINING SESSION BROUGHT TO YOU BY ALICE (ALERT, LOCKDOWN, INFIRM, COUNTER, AND EVACUATE). SOME TEACHERS CALL IT AMERICAN’S SCARIEST SCHOOL SHOOTER DRILLS.

WA – TRAINING – County Sportsmen’s Association hosts new chapter of ‘Well-Armed Women’

Amy Pecott of Gig Harbor is one of nearly 20 women from across the Olympic Peninsula who make a monthly trip to the Jefferson County Sportsmen’s Association to educate themselves on proper firearms handling and safety. “It’s about an hour and a half’s drive for me,” said Pecott, who started attending meetings of the local chapter of The Well-Armed Woman, or TWAW, in September, one month after they began…

NAT’L – TRAINING – Is This Teen Activist Greta Thunberg Shooting a Gun? (VIDEO – Scroll to find correct video)

Time magazine’s 2019 Person of the Year has been
the subject of numerous false rumors.

In December 2019, a video supposedly showing teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg shooting a gun started circulating on social media: Now I have a machine gun. Ho Ho Ho  Not sure Greta’s lefty friends will be pleased though. This video racked up more than 1 million views within a…

FL – TRAINING – Florida bill would require gun owners to get safety training when renewing concealed carry license

A new bill requiring more training to carry concealed weapons in Florida isn’t getting support from those who stand to benefit: The instructors. Charlie Strickland has trained thousands over the 10 years he’s been in business at Talon Range in Tallahassee. Florida House Bill 809 could boost those numbers. If passed, gun owners would need safety training each time they renew a conceal carry permit, and they’d need to renew it…

CA – TRAINING – “Everyone is a First Responder | Moorpark’s Covered 6 Provides Tactical Training for Public Safety

With tragic active shooting incidents occurring on local and national levels — including the shooting at Saugus High School in November that left two students dead — the need to protect ourselves and have the ability to help the injured is greater than ever before. “The world has changed — it’s volatile, it’s uncertain, it’s complex. And the threats have changed, so everyone’s involved. Everyone is a first responder,…

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