FREE Concealed Carry Class With Blood Donation

Make a blood donation and get an official, Florida concealed carry license training class FREE.

In-Gauge of Polk County is doing its part to help ease the blood shortage in central Florida and we ask you to do yours. In-Gauge of Polk County is offering a FREE official, Florida, concealed carry license qualification class to anyone donating blood during the month of February, 2022.

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For class registration go to EventBrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-concealed-carry-class-with-blood-donation-tickets-255431862577

THE GREAT FLORIDA BLOOD SHORTAGE – Florida is experiencing its greatest blood shortage in over a decade

Give Blood – Get A Free Class

In-Gauge of Polk County is doing its part to help ease the blood shortage in central Florida and we ask you to do yours. In-Gauge of Polk County is offering a FREE official, Florida, concealed carry license qualification class to anyone donating blood during the month of February, 2022.

You Took A Concealed Carry Class – Now What?

Ours is more than a concealed carry class. In-Gauge of Polk County teaches you to use your firearm to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones.

When you are serious about defending your life and the lives of your loved ones, In-Gauge of Polk County should be your only consideration for concealed carry and handgun training

If you want to learn how to carry and use a handgun to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones, enroll in one of our either basic or advanced handgun training classes.

Our next available, comprehensive, 5-hour Handgun/Concealed Carry License Qualification Training Class is

The cost of this 5-hour handgun/concealed carry license qualification training class is $75.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at 863-206-1996.

The fully illustrated, official NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting training manual available for purchase in every basic Handgun/Concealed Carry License Qualification Training class.

In-Gauge of Polk County teaches you how to use your firearm to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones. There is no substitute for NRA firearms training.

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Florida Appeals Court Upholds Conviction in Parking Lot Shooting

Convicted man loses ‘stand your ground’ defense on appeal in Florida.

A man convicted in a Clearwater convenience store parking lot shooting death, who had been battered by a convicted drug dealer, with methamphetamine in his system, loses ‘stand your ground’ defense before the Florida Second District Court of Appeal.

https://www.tampabay.com/news/crime/2021/12/29/michael-drejka-conviction-sentence-upheld-by-appeals-court/

December 30, 2021 – By Jim Saunders

Judge Edward LaRose rejected a series of arguments raised by Michael Drejka, who was convicted of manslaughter in the July 2018 shooting of Markeis McGlockton during an altercation about a parking spot outside a Pinellas County convenience store.

In a case that drew national attention, an appeals court upheld a conviction and 20-year prison sentence in the fatal shooting of a man during an altercation about a parking spot outside a Pinellas County convenience store. A three-judge panel of the Second District Court rejected a series of arguments raised by Michael Drejka, who was convicted of manslaughter in the July 2018 shooting of Markeis McGlockton.

The case drew heavy attention, in part, because the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office initially declined to arrest Drejka, citing the state’s controversial “stand your ground” self-defense law. Prosecutors later charged Drejka, who was convicted by a jury after a five-day trial.

The shooting happened after McGlockton and his 5-year-old son went into the convenience store, leaving a car that was improperly parked in a spot designated for people with disabilities. Drejka confronted McGlockton’s girlfriend, Brittany Jacobs, and shouted at her about being parked in the spot.

A witness, concerned about Jacobs’ safety, went into the store and told a clerk, according to Wednesday’s ruling. McGlockton heard the witness, went outside and pushed Drejka to the ground.

Drejka pulled out a gun and shot McGlockton, who was unarmed, with the bullet piercing McGlockton’s heart and killing him, the ruling said.

Drejka argued that he acted in self-defense. Among the issues in the appeal was his contention that Circuit Judge Joseph Bulone should have issued what is known as a judgment of acquittal based on the self-defense argument.

But the appeals court, in a 31-page opinion, rejected the contention, pointing to surveillance video of the shooting and witness testimony that McGlockton retreated after pushing down Drejka.

“The surveillance video, coupled with the eyewitness testimony that Mr. McGlockton was retreating, were sufficient to defeat Mr. Drejka’s JOA [judgment of acquittal] motion,” said the opinion, written by Judge Edward LaRose and joined by Judges Stevan Northcutt and Suzanne Labrit. “The jury, not the trial judge, had to resolve whether Mr. Drejka acted in self-defense.”

Among Drejka’s other arguments in the appeal was that a juror should have been removed for speaking with an official of the NAACP during the trial. McGlockton was African American, and Drejka is white.

But the appeals court said the circuit judge properly handled the juror issue.

“Our record is devoid of any juror misconduct,” Wednesday’s ruling said. “As the trial court’s interview with the juror revealed, the juror did not know that the individual (from the NAACP) that approached him was observing the trial in an overflow courtroom. Importantly, the two did not discuss the case at all. Certainly, then, the juror did not violate any court order.”

Drejka, now 51, is an inmate at the Columbia Correctional Institution Annex.

CHICAGO MAYOR CALLS FOR FEDERAL HELP TO FIGHT VIOLENT CRIME – After snubbing President Trump’s offer 18 months earlier

3,411 shootings occurred in 2021, a 9 percent increase from last year

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/586706-chicago-mayor-calls-for-federal-help-to-fight-violent-crime

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) is calling for federal officials to help her curb gun violence in the city and target its root causes.

In a speech on Monday, Lightfoot urged U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to utilize agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to address illegal firearms and for more prosecutors to bring criminal cases, according to The Chicago Tribune.

“Keeping you safe is my priority — not one of, but the first and primary priority,” Lightfoot said to the citizens of Chicago. “I wake every morning with this as my first concern and I push myself and all involved to step up and do more and better because we cannot continue to endure the level of violence that we are now experiencing.”

See Mayor Lightfoot’s earlier answer to preventing shooting deaths in Chicago (https://wordpress.com/post/ingaugeofpolkcounty.com/15788) September 29, 2021.

The mayor also requested that judges in Cook County stop releasing people charged with violent crimes including murder, aggravated gun possession, sex crimes, illegal gun possession and kidnapping on electric monitoring, the Tribune noted.

The solutions proposed by Lightfoot, none of which are new strategies, were reportedly criticized as “regressive” and “clearly unconstitutional.”

Cook County Public Defender Sharone Mitchell told the Tribune the mayor “diagnosed the very real root causes of violence, the solutions were textbook policymaking based on fear.”

“The mayor’s regressive proposal calls for the pretrial detention of thousands of people who haven’t been convicted of anything and the plan could only be achieved by exploding the population of Cook County Jail in the middle of a pandemic,” Mitchell said.

Lightfoot’s speech comes as Chicago police data indicated that 3,411 shootings occurred in 2021 as of earlier this month, a 9 percent increase from last year.

Last Minute Stocking Stuffer – One That Could Save Someone’s Life

Ours it more than a ‘concealed carry’ class. We train people to defend there life and the lives of their loved ones.

There is still time to get a hard copy of one of these for Christmas. Just go to: EVENTBRITE Gift Certificate and choose the amount or type class you want to purchase. All gift certificates are good through December 2022.

In-Gauge of Polk County has gift certificates available for ALL concealed carry, firearms and self-defense training classes.

These gift certificates are the perfect gift for the person in your life who has recently purchased or received a new firearm and has yet to receive formal training. Not just took a “concealed carry class”, but has yet to be trained in the use, handling and shooting a firearm.
ALL our firearms training classes qualify the participant for applying for a Florida concealed carry license.

Gift certificates can be purchased for individual classes or training packages. Purchases can be conveniently made through Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gift-certificates-available-concealed-carry-firearm-training-classes-tickets-210601263047 or on our website using PayPal.

In-Gauge of Polk County 2021 gift certificates available.

In-Gauge of Polk County has been conducting incomparable concealed carry classes, in Polk County, for over 7 years. During such time, we have trained over 6,000 law abiding citizens how to defend their lives and the lives of their loved ones. We receive numerous word-of-mouth referrals, with students traveling from as far north as Atlanta, Georgia and as far south as Fort Lauderdale and Naples to attend our classes.

Although our basic, 5-hour concealed carry training class (CCW 101), is head and shoulders above and beyond any other ‘concealed carry’ class conducted locally and far exceeds the minimum standard for applying for a Florida concealed carry license, we consider it a basic, orientation, self-defense, training class.

Ask that same agency or any gun shop concealed carry class provider if they train you in:

  • drawing from a holster or a pocketbook,
  • the various methods of carrying a concealed firearm,
  • the clearing of firearm malfunctions and jams,
  • the utilization of cover and concealment or
  • the tactical use of a shotgun for home defense.

In-Gauge of Polk County, an official NRA firearms training provider does!

Contact In-Gauge of Polk County by phone at:
863-206-1996
By email at: in-gauge@ingaugeofpolkcounty.com

Gift certificates can be purchased for individual classes or training packages. Purchases can be conveniently made through Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gift-certificates-available-concealed-carry-firearm-training-classes-tickets-129877451955 or on our website using PayPal.

A full list of firearm and self-defense classes can be found on our website at: https://ingaugeofpolkcounty.com/course-titles/

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No Supply Chain Shortage – A great stocking stuffer for that special person in your life

In-Gauge of Polk County has gift certificates available for ALL concealed carry, firearms and self-defense training classes.

These gift certificates are the perfect gift for the person in your life who has recently purchased or received a new firearm and has yet to receive formal training. Not just took a “concealed carry class”, but has yet to be trained in the use, handling and shooting a firearm.
ALL our firearms training classes qualify the participant for applying for a Florida concealed carry license.

Gift certificates can be purchased for individual classes or training packages. Purchases can be conveniently made through Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gift-certificates-available-concealed-carry-firearm-training-classes-tickets-210601263047 or on our website using PayPal.

In-Gauge of Polk County 2021 gift certificates available.

In-Gauge of Polk County has been conducting incomparable concealed carry classes, in Polk County, for over 7 years. During such time, we have trained over 6,000 law abiding citizens how to defend their lives and the lives of their loved ones. We receive numerous word-of-mouth referrals, with students traveling from as far north as Atlanta, Georgia and as far south as Fort Lauderdale and Naples to attend our classes.

Although our basic, 5-hour concealed carry training class (CCW 101), is head and shoulders above and beyond any other ‘concealed carry’ class conducted locally and far exceeds the minimum standard for applying for a Florida concealed carry license, we consider it a basic, orientation, self-defense, training class.

Ask that same agency or any gun shop concealed carry class provider if they train you in:

  • drawing from a holster or a pocketbook,
  • the various methods of carrying a concealed firearm,
  • the clearing of firearm malfunctions and jams,
  • the utilization of cover and concealment or
  • the tactical use of a shotgun for home defense.

In-Gauge of Polk County, an official NRA firearms training provider does!

Contact In-Gauge of Polk County by phone at:
863-206-1996
By email at: in-gauge@ingaugeofpolkcounty.com

Gift certificates can be purchased for individual classes or training packages. Purchases can be conveniently made through Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gift-certificates-available-concealed-carry-firearm-training-classes-tickets-129877451955 or on our website using PayPal.

A full list of firearm and self-defense classes can be found on our website at: https://ingaugeofpolkcounty.com/course-titles/

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Polk County, Lakeland, Winter Haven, self-defense, concealed carry, focused fire, shooting lessons, gun training, gun classes, concealed carry, conceal weapon, online class, lead feather, online permit, gun shop, gun show, gun permit

Are you prepared for a repeat of ‘The Summer of 2020’?

We don’t want to train everyone who wants a Florida concealed carry license. We only want to train those who are serious about defending their life with a firearm and want to know how to do so correctly.

If you only want the minimum required class for applying for a Florida concealed carry license, we suggest you to take a gun shop class or one of those conducted in a rented hotel room.

If you only want the minimum required class for applying for a Florida concealed carry license, we suggest you to take a gun shop class or one of those conducted in a rented hotel room.

If you want to learn how to safely and correctly use your firearm to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones, in public or at home, then contact us for participation in either our basic or advanced concealed carry handgun or defensive shotgun classes. All our firearm training classes meet or exceed the State of Florida’s training requirement for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license.

When you are serious about defending your life and the lives of your loved ones, In-Gauge of Polk County should be your only consideration for concealed carry and handgun training.
If you want to learn how to carry and use a handgun to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones, enroll in one of our either basic or advanced handgun training classes.

Our next available, comprehensive, 5-hour Handgun/Concealed Carry License Qualification Training Class is

The cost of this 5-hour handgun/concealed carry license qualification training class is $75.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at 863-206-1996.

In-Gauge of Polk County teaches you how to use your firearm to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones. There is no substitute for NRA firearms training.

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Polk County, Lakeland, Winter Haven, self-defense, concealed carry, shooting lessons, gun training, gun classes, concealed carry, conceal weapon, online class, online permit, gun shop, gun show, gun permit