Ladies’ Pistol Cleaning Clinics – Free for Ladies Only

FREE ladies only pistol cleaning clinics Saturday, July 13th at Gander RV & Outdoors

Two ladies only pistol cleaning clinics Saturday, July 13th at Gander RV & Outdoors – Bartow, Florida.

2 FREE ladies only handgun/pistol cleaning clinics, Saturday, July 13th, at GANDER RV & OUTDOORS – Bartow, Florida

Morning: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Afternoon: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Gander RV & Gander Outdoors

7400 Hwy. 60, East, Bartow, Florida

(Hwy. 60, East at Rifle Range Road)

Bring your dirty handgun and learn the correct and safe way to clean it.

These clinics are free and open to any woman 16 years of age and older. (Those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult or legal guardian.)

All firearms are to be unloaded and contained in a secure case.

Bring your own cleaning kit and materials. If you do not own any, kits will be available at GANDER OUTDOORS. It is recommended that if you do not currently own a kit or supplies, do not buy them prior to the clinic. You will be instructed as to the correct materials you will need in the future.

FREE tickets to the clinics can be obtained thru Eventbite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ladies-only-pistol-cleaning-clinic-tickets-63561595443

Reservations are required. Space is limited.

FAQs

Is an ID required or is there a minimum age for participation?

No, an ID is not required. The recommended minimum age is 16. Those under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

What can I bring into the event?

Your personal handgun and any cleaning supplies you have. If you do not own any cleaning materials, cleaning kits will be available at GANDER OUTDOORS.

We absolutely do require that all firearms be UNLOAD and that NO ammunition be brought into the building.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Send an email inquiry to: info.ingauge@gmail.com or call: 206-1996

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, please. Pre-registrationis required. Walk-ins will not be permitted.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?

Yes.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

firearm training, gun safety, concealed carry, ccw permit, ccw class, polk county sheriff, lead feather, leadfeather, shooting .

Concealed Carry License Classes – July

Unable to get into a local law enforcement agency concealed carry weapons class?

Unable to get into a local law enforcement agency concealed carry weapons class?

  • Unable to take the time off to make the registration and fingerprinting appointment?
  • Unable to take a Saturday class?
  • Don’t like sitting and listening to a lecture with 30-40 other students?
  • Do you want to learn how to use your handgun not just being told where and when you can carry your gun?
  • Do you want a small class in which you will not be intimidated?
  • Do you want one-on-one instruction?
  • Do you want a training certificate that is recognized in all 50 states and internationally?
  • Do you want training from the organization that set the standard for firearms training? There is no substitute for NRA firearms training.

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, contact In-Gauge of Polk County for both basic and advanced, official National Rifle Association firearms training.

All of our NRA firearms training exceed the State of Florida’s training requirement for applying for a concealed carry weapons license.

In-Gauge of Polk County is an NRA chartered and registered non-profit organization that strictly adheres the National Rifle Association firearm training standards. In-Gauge is a 100% volunteer organization and all profits go to fund local firearms training programs.

The cost of our basic concealed carry firearms training class is $50, if you register and pay in full online.

We offer both weekday and Saturday classes. You can find our class schedule and register online at: https://ingaugeofpolkcounty.com/register-for-a-class/
or call: 863-206-1996.

We are offering a FREE one year NRA membership with all class enrollments during the month of July.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

concealed carry class, concealed carry permit, ccw permit, ccw class, self-defense class, polk county, polk county sheriff, gun training, lakeland, winter haven, lead feather, nra, national rifle, association

Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) Training & Licensing Seminar

This is a FREE, ladies only, 1 1/2 hour presentation on the training and application process for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license.

Free Ladies Only

Concealed Carry Weapons Training & Licensing Information Seminar

Concealed Carry Weapons Training & Licensing Information Seminar – Winter Haven, FL

This is a FREE, ladies only, 1 1/2 hour presentation on the training and application process for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license. This presentation will clarify and dispel misconceptions and myths surrounding the process of applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license.

Topics to be presented and discussed:
* Concealed carry weapons license required training
* Florida statutes pertaining to carrying a concealed weapon/firearm 
* Defensive handgun selection and purchasing
* Applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license
* Eligibility requirements
* The application process
* How to apply
* The cost of the application and required training
* Medical marijuana and applying for Florida’s concealed carry weapons license

This seminar does not qualify the attendee for applying for a Florida concealed carry license. Anyone desiring to apply for a Florida concealed carry license must successfully complete a training course recognized by the State of Florida Department of Agriculture, as mandated by Florida Statute 790.06.

Date:   Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Time:   7:00 PM

Location:   Grace Baptist Church Fellowship Hall

130 Avenue G, SE, Winter Haven

Seating is limited and pre-registration is required.  FREE tickets for this seminar can be obtained through Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/concealed-carry-weapons-ccw-training-licensing-seminar-tickets-64405519643?aff=utm_source%3Deb_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Dnew_event_email

For further information, send email Inquiries To:  info.ingauge@gmail.com  

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

concealed carry class, concealed carry permit, ccw permit, ccw class, self-defense class, polk county, polk county sheriff, gun training, lakeland, winter haven, lead feather, nra, national rifle, association

DAISY – Tomorrow at Gander RV, Bartow

Join us Saturday, June 22nd from 10:00 am til 4:00 pm. Hourly prizes for range participants ages 6-16. Must be accompanied by parent or adult guardian.

Gander RV and Gander Outdoors, 7400 Hwy. 60, East at Rifle Range Road.

DAISY Day At Gander Outdoors, Bartow, Florida

FREE kids’ firearms safety training

FREE kids’ DAISY air rifle safety training, teaching the NRA’s principles of firearms safety.

In-Gauge of Polk County will be hosting a DAISY inflatable BB firearms safety training range at the Gander Outdoors Grand Re-Opening Saturday, june 22, 2019.

Gander RV and Gander Outdoors Grand Re-Opening

Join In-Gauge of Polk County for a FREE youth firearms safety training event, using a DAISY inflatable BB firearms training range, at the Gander Outdoors Grand Re-Opening, 7400 Hwy. 60, East, Bartow, Florida, Saturday, June 22nd.

DAISY 2-shooter inflatable BB firearms safety training range.

This will be a FREE kids’ firearms safety training event, teaching the NRA’s 3 principles of firearms safety. There will be hourly prize drawings for range participants ages 6-16, accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.

Have the kids’ picture taken under the BIG American flag.

Florida – Hardening The Soft Target, Not So Much

Repeatedly, it is demonstrated that it is the on scene, immediate responder that either mitigates the assault or totally thwarts the attack.

On May 5th, an article was posted here regarding the 2019 Florida Legislature’s failure to allow private schools and places of worship, that have a licensed school campus on their property, to arm themselves or hire private armed security to protect their lives and the lives of those who attend school or other activities on their property.

On May 7th an article was published on TownHall.com, by John R. Lott, Jr., titled: Armed Guards at Houses of Worship Is Not Enough addressing the very subject of hardening the soft targets (places of worship and schools) against an armed assailant.

Against all rational thinking the 2019 Florida Legislature failed the citizens of Florida. While broadening the protection of public school students, allowing teachers to be trained and armed, the Florida Legislature left both those students who attend private schools and young people and adults alike, who attend school or worship services on property owned by faith based organizations and shared with a school campus, to the wolves.

Under current Florida law, private school campuses remain gun free zones. That means gun free zones at ALL times, even when classes are NOT in session, i.e., Saturdays, Sundays, summer break.

Against all rational thinking the 2019 Florida Legislature failed the citizens of Florida. While broadening the protection of public school students, allowing teachers to be trained and armed, the Florida Legislature left both those students who attend private schools and young people and adults alike, who attend school or worship services on property owned by faith based organizations and shared with a school campus, to the wolves.

Yesterday, Tuesday, May 7th another school shooting occurred. This time in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. 8 students were shot, with one being killed. It was not a school guardian or a law enforcement school resource officer that stopped the attack. Rather, it was a fellow, unarmed student, on scene who tackled one of the assailants curtailing the assault.

It has been repeatedly demonstrated that it is the on scene, immediate responder that either mitigates the assault or totally thwarts the attack. Law enforcement only arrives after the shots have been fired and wounded and lifeless bodies are strewn on the ground.

The Florida Legislature needs to be made to know that the lives of those who attend private schools and places of worship are just as valuable as those who work in and attend public schools.

.

.

.

.

Brendan Baily, Highlands Ranch STEM, Florida Legislature, SB 1238, HB 403, Florida, church security, school security, Florida, John R. Lott, Jr., Sheep No More

Florida Lawmakers View Christian Lives As Less Valuable

Christian lives and the lives of children who attend private schools have been viewed as less valuable by the 2019 Florida Legislature.

If you attend services at a church, worship center, ministry or synagogue that has a licensed school on its property or your child attends any private school in the state of Florida, the Florida legislature as twice determined that your life and the lives of your children are less valuable than the lives of children who attend public schools.

During the Florida 2019 legislation session there were two bills submitted by legislators for consideration the would allow those who attend services at churches, synagogues and other houses of worship to protect themselves against an armed assailant. Those bills were Senate Bill 1238 (SB 1238), introduced by Senator Debbie Mayfield and House Bill 403 (HB 403) introduced by Erin Grall and Cord Byrd titled: Safety of Religious Institutions.

Both bills passed through their respective committees with little to no opposition, receiving bipartisan support. However, in the Senate, after receiving 4-Yeas and 2-Nays, on March 25th the bill was sent to Criminal Justice Committee, on April 8th, SB 1238 was “Temporarily Postponed”. I the Criminal Justice Committee, on May 5th, SB 1238 was “Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration“.

On April 25th, House Bill 403 passed its third reading with a vote of 79 – Yeas and 35 – Nays. HB 403 was then sent to the Senate Judiciary Rules Committee where it sat without action. With the close of the 2019 Florida Legislative Session HB 403 was “Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration” on May 3, 2019. The Safety of Religious Institutions bill is dead.

It can only be concluded that the Florida Legislature views the lives of those who attend worship services and private schools as less valuable than those who attend and work at public schools, as this has been the second year in a row the Florida Legislature has neglected the safety of students who attend private schools and those who worship on the grounds that share a Florida licensed educational institution.

Those who attend worship services on the grounds that share a Florida licensed educational institution or attend private schools are left to the mercy of the wolves, without a means of self-defense by Florida lawmakers.

In Florida, when licensed, one can legally carry a concealed firearm . . .

  • when going to the country club
  • when going to watch a movie in a public theater
  • when attending a play or other performance
  • when going to a city park
  • when going to the beach
  • when grocery shopping
  • when going to the mall
  • when banking
  • when dinning at your favorite restaurant

But, not when attending your church, ministry, synagogue or other place of worship, if there is a school located on the property.

In recent months, weeks and even days, agencies responsible for public safety are issuing warnings to increase security at places of worship.


Is there not a mixed message here?

.

.

.

Florida, church security, SB 1238, HB 403, Safety of Religious Institutions, Mayfield, Baxley, Hutson, Grall, Byrd, worship center, ministries, house of worship, synagogue, Chabad Poway synagogue, San Diego, Parkland, Marjorie Stoneman Douglas, Public School Safety Act, private school security,guardian training, church guardian

May – National Stop The Bleed Month

Rapid control of bleeding at the scene of the event can be life-saving.

May is National Stop The Bleed Month and In-Gauge of Polk County will be conducting free Stop The Bleed training seminars during the month of May.

Seminars are 1 1/2 hour in duration and award the participant with a nationally recognized certificate of training issued by BleedingControl.org, in partnership with the Dept.Homeland Security , upon successful.

Blood loss is the leading cause of preventable death in multiple casualty events, like vehicular accidents, shootings, terrorist attacks, industrial accidents.  Significant external bleeding can also result from everyday events such as a motorcycle crash, or a home accidents. Rapid control of bleeding at the scene of the event can be life-saving.

That’s why the American College of Surgeons, FEMA, and the US Department of Homeland Security have partnered together to ensure that:

  • Bystanders have skills &knowledge to provide immediate bleeding control in an emergency.
  • People know what to do in an emergency involving traumatic blood
  • Bleeding control education is incorporated into our schools and workplace.
  • Bleeding control supplies are located in all public gathering locations.

To host or have a free Stop The Bleed seminar conducted at your church, community group or civic organization contact In-Gauge of Polk County at   info.ingauge@gmail.com  or to register for a free seminar go to:  https://ingaugeofpolkcounty.com/register-for-a-class/stop-the-bleed-seminar.


May 23rd is National Stop The Bleed Day.  Contact In-Gauge of Polk County to host a Stop the Bleed seminar at your place of business, church or community organization on May 23rd.

2019 FBI Report on Active Shootings

“In 2018, citizens risked their lives to safely and successfully end the shootings in five of the 27 active shooter incidents. They saved many lives.”

Summary of the 2019 FBI report on 2018 ‘Active Shootings’   

As in past years, citizens were faced with split-second, life-and-death decisions. In 2018, citizens risked their lives to safely and successfully end the shootings in five of the 27 active shooter incidents. They saved many lives. Given this reality, it is vital that citizens be afforded training so they understand the risks they face and the options they have available when active shooter incidents are unfolding.

Summary

The findings in this report are based on publicly available resources, FBI reporting and, when available, official law enforcement investigative data. Though limited in scope, this report was undertaken to provide clarity and data of value to federal, state, tribal, and campus law enforcement as well as other first responders, corporations, educators, and the general public as they seek to neutralize threats posed by active shooters and save lives during such incidents.

  • 27 incidents in 16 states
  • 213  casualties – excluding the shooters
  • 85  killed
Citizen Engagement and Casualties

In five incidents, citizens confronted the shooter.
In three incidents, unarmed citizens confronted the shooter, thereby ending the shooting.

■ In one incident, a citizen wrestled the gun away from the shooter. The shooter fled the scene and was apprehended approximately 34 hours later at another location.

■ In one incident, citizens confronted the shooter (including one who was pistol-whipped by the shooter), allowing others to flee the scene. The shooter committed suicide at the scene before law enforcement arrived.

■ In one incident, a teacher wrestled the shooter to the ground and restrained him until law enforcement arrived and apprehended him.

■ In two incidents, armed citizens possessing valid firearms permits exchanged gunfire with the shooter.

■ In one incident, two citizens retrieved their guns from their respective vehicles, then shot and killed the shooter.

■ In one incident, a citizen armed with a gun confronted the shooter, but no gunfire was exchanged. A second citizen exchanged gunfire with the shooter, but neither was struck. The shooter fled the scene and was apprehended by law enforcement a short time later at another location.

The Shooters

Twenty-three shooters were male; three shooters were female; the gender of one shooter is unknown. Twenty-six shooters acted alone; one shooter may have acted alone.

The shooters ranged in age from 13 years to 64 years. Five shooters were in their teens, seven were in their 20s, seven were in their 30s, three were in their 40s, two were in their 50s, and two were in their 60s. The age of one shooter is unknown.

Eleven shooters were apprehended by law enforcement, six at the scene, and five at another location. Two of the 11 shooters initially fled the scene after being confronted by citizens, and one was restrained by a citizen.

Five shooters were killed. Four were killed by law enforcement at the scene, and one shooter was killed by citizens possessing valid firearms permits at the scene.

Ten shooters committed suicide: four at the scene before law enforcement arrived, three at the scene after law enforcement arrived, and three at another location. One of the shooters committed suicide after being confronted by citizens  

Conclusion
  • A good guy with a gun stops a bad guy with a gun
  • Civilians need to train for active shooter incidents
  • Armed, trained civilians save lives
  • Early intervention and prompt engagement with the active shooter saves lives
  • Shooters may be male or female
  • In 2018 the shooters ranged from age 13 to 64.

National STOP THE BLEED Month

Stop the Bleed empowers the general public to make a difference in a life-threatening emergency by teaching them the basic techniques of bleeding control.

In celebration of National Stop The Bleed Month, In-Gauge of Polk County will be conducting a series of free Stop The Bleed training seminars.

May is National STOP THE BLEED Month and in celebration In-Gauge of Polk County, in Winter Haven, Florida will be conducting free 1 1/2 hour Stop The Bleed training seminars.

Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and call-to-action for the control of traumatic blood loss. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. Stop the Bleed empowers the general public to make a difference in a life-threatening emergency by teaching them the basic techniques of bleeding control.

If you are located in Polk or Highlands County and are interested in receiving training in the management of traumatic blood loss, plan to attend one of In-Gauge of Polk County’s free 1 1/2 hour training seminars.

If you would like to schedule a free Stop The Bleed training seminar for your business, church, civic or social organization, contact In-Gauge of Polk County to set up a training session.

You can register for a free Stop The Bleed training seminar through EventBrite at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stop-the-bleed-bleeding-control-seminar-tickets-59968124274?aff=utm_source%3Deb_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Dnew_event_email&utm_term=eventname_text

A nationally recognized BleedingControl.org certificate of training will be issued upon successful completion.

.

.

The ‘Stop the Bleed’ campaign was initiated by a federal interagency workgroup convened by the National Security Council Staff, The White House. The purpose of the campaign is to build national resilience by better preparing the public to save lives by raising awareness of basic actions to stop life threatening bleeding following everyday emergencies and man-made and natural disasters. Advances made by military medicine and research in hemorrhage control during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have informed the work of this initiative which exemplifies translation of knowledge back to the homeland to the benefit of the general public. The Department of the Defense owns the ‘Stop the Bleed’ logo and phrase – trademark pending.