Florida Alert!!! YOU LOOT — WE SHOOT!

Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a moral plea against looting that appears to have some firepower behind it.

Updated: New & Revised (9-30-2022) : Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a moral plea against looting that appears to have some firepower behind it.

Florida Alert!!! YOU LOOT — WE SHOOT!

DATE: July 7, 2020
TO: USF & NRA Members and Friends
FROM: Marion P. Hammer
USF Executive Director
NRA Past President

By Marion P. Hammer

Record numbers of firearms have been purchased over the past couple of months in Florida and around our nation. Many of the firearms were – and are – purchased by people who never thought they would want or need a gun. Firearms training classes are full and booked for months ahead. Florida Tax Collectors are reporting huge increases in the number of Concealed Weapon or Firearm License applications being processed locally.

Around the country, professional rioters and violent protesters have been destroying private property.

These acts of violence are soon followed by looters who help themselves to what’s left. These are not acts of civil disobedience; these are planned and orchestrated acts of domestic terrorism.

People around the nation are getting fed up and are buying guns, getting trained and are preparing to protect what they have worked hard to achieve.

We’ve seen people wake up and take responsibility for themselves and their property before.

In August 1992, Hurricane Andrew hit Miami/Dade County, Florida. The destruction was massive. During the news coverage in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew, a warning from residents to looters emerged. Images flashed across TV screens on national TV and the message was clear. Hand scrawled on a piece of building debris: “You Loot – We Shoot!” Spray painted on garage doors: “You Loot – We Shoot!” Painted across the front of damaged homes: “You Loot – We Shoot!”

Hurricane Andrew had damaged and destroyed much of what Dade County residents owned, and they did not intend to lose anything else to looters and roving gangs.

Throughout the television coverage of the plight of hundreds of thousands of residents left homeless by – what at the time was – this nation’s worst hurricane disaster, we saw many people refusing to leave the rubble they once called home. They were armed and standing guard to protect what little they had left. There was even a report from Miami of a police officer on local TV telling residents if they needed security, they’d better get a gun – police couldn’t help them.

Even after the National Guard arrived, residents reported to the media that they still had to protect themselves because when the sun went down, the soldiers disappeared and residents were once again on their own.

During this TV coverage the overwhelming majority of firearms that residents were using for protection were semi-automatic firearms – firearms would be banned as so-called “assault weapons” by gun ban organizers.

Such tragic disasters often make folks open their eyes to the importance of firearms for protection and the outrageous restriction of gun control laws – particularly waiting period laws and gun ban laws. When you need a firearm for protection you can’t wait and you need the firearm best suited to stop gangs of intruders!

Those whose anti-gun philosophy is manufactured in air-conditioned offices or in homes with electronic security systems and iron gates should take heed. When their anti-gun counterparts in Miami, became victims of a disaster, they quickly had a new perspective on the importance of the Second Amendment’s guarantee of the right of the People to keep and bear arms.

Hurricane Andrew is not the only time Floridians have stepped up to protect their families and their homes with firearms following hurricane disasters; it just hasn’t been widely reported in the anti-gun, anti-self-defense media.

Today, the ice cold reality of self-reliance settles in when people observe professional protesters rioting with violence and destruction. That’s why they are buying guns.

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HUNTER SAFETY CERTIFICATION CLASS – Winter Haven, FL

A Florida hunter safety education certification class will be conducted Saturday, October 15th, in Winter Haven, Florida.

Total Cost: $75

All equipment provided or you can bring your own.

Hunter Safety Education Certification Qualification Class – Shotgun.

This class will provide the practical, hands-on, live-firing of a firearm required to fulfill the training requirements for applying for a Florida hunter safety education certification card.

An official National Rifle Association certificate of training will be issued upon successful completion of the class.

The class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

  • Class Time: 9:00 AM
  • Location: 3812 Cypress Gardens Road, Winter Haven
  • Total Cost: $75
  • Equipment:
    • Bring your own shotgun or use ours.
    • Ammunition will be provided.
    • Hearing and eye protection required. Bring your own or use ours.

For further information, call: 863-206-1996

To register for the class, go to EVENTBRITE at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hunter-safety-certification-class-basic-shotgun-tickets-416976456807

HUNTER SAFETY CERTIFICATION CLASS – Winter Haven, FL

A Florida hunter safety education certification class will be conducted Saturday, October 15th, in Winter Haven, Florida.

Total Cost: $75

All equipment provided or you can bring your own.

Hunter Safety Education Certification Qualification Class – Shotgun.

This class will provide the practical, hands-on, live-firing of a firearm required to fulfill the training requirements for applying for a Florida hunter safety education certification card.

An official National Rifle Association certificate of training will be issued upon successful completion of the class.

The class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

  • Class Time: 9:00 AM
  • Location: 3812 Cypress Gardens Road, Winter Haven
  • Total Cost: $75
  • Equipment:
    • Bring your own shotgun or use ours.
    • Ammunition will be provided.
    • Hearing and eye protection required. Bring your own or use ours.

For further information, call: 863-206-1996

To register for the class, go to EVENTBRITE at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hunter-safety-certification-class-basic-shotgun-tickets-416976456807

NO WARNING SHOTS – Shoot to stop the threat

Florida mail carrier mauled to death by loose dogs. Failed warning shots fired to stop attack.

A Florida postal carrier is dead after being mauled by 5 dogs

“One neighbor brought his firearm along and fired several shots in the air in an attempt to disrupt the attack.” “That was unsuccessful.

August 23, 2022

A U.S. Postal Service carrier who was attacked by five dogs in Putnam County, Florida, has died, a sheriff’s official said.

Pamela Jane Rock, 61, died at a hospital Monday night, the day after the vicious attack, which a neighbor tried to stop by firing into the air, sheriff’s Col. Joseph Wells said Tuesday at a news conference.

“One neighbor brought his firearm along and fired several shots in the air in an attempt to disrupt the attack,” Wells said. “That was unsuccessful.

Officers applied tourniquets to stem the loss of blood, but during the drive to the hospital, Rock went into cardiac arrest.

Neighbors and the dogs’ owner pulled the animals off Rock after they heard her scream, he said. The animals were seized and will be euthanized. Additional details about the dogs, including size or breed, were not provided.

Rock’s niece told NBC affiliate WTLV of Jacksonville that Rock had recently completed training with the Postal Service and was in a postal vehicle when it broke down Sunday in a neighborhood about 65 miles south of Jacksonville.

She said that her aunt was horrifically wounded and that doctors amputated an arm in their attempt to save her.

Animal control officials had visited the dogs’ home at least twice in the last three years, Wells said.

CONCEALED CARRY CLASSES – Winter Haven, Lakeland, Lake Wales, Bartow

Fast, Convenient, The Minimum You Need

You can waste your time, money and the loss of your sense of welbeing by attending a concealed carry class conducted in a rented hotel room or . . .

You can attend a class the both qualifies you for applying for a Florida concealed carry license and trains you in the use of a firearm to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones

Florida HUNTER SAFETY EDUCATION Classes – Having difficulty getting in one?

Do you need a Hunter Safety Education Class for that young hunter in your life or yourself?

863-206-1996

With hunting season just around the corner, are you or someone you know is in need of his or her Florida Hunter Safety Edcation card?

Are you finding it difficult or nearly impossible to complete the hands-on, field day portion of the training?

Contact us for the training you need to apply for and receive your Florida Hunter Education Card. We can get you or that young hunter in your life certified before the season begins.

In-Gauge of Polk County Winter Haven, Florida

863-206-1996

Good Guy With Gun Stops Bad Guy With Gun Preventing Mass Shooting

NO “concealed carry” class is going to train you in the use of a handgun. You need to take a handgun/firearm training class for that.

Greenwood Mall, Greenwood, Indiana – July 17, 2022

  • Shots fired (good guy) 10 rounds
  • Distance: 120 feet
  • Shots hitting target (bad guy): 8
  • Time span: 15 seconds

There is more to owning and carrying a gun than just knowing how to pull the trigger.

Allow us to make you proficient in the use of your gun. We conduct both basic and advanced handgun training, concealed carry classes, rifle and shotgun classes.

It should be understood that no “concealed carry” class is going to train you in the use of a handgun. You need to take a handgun/firearm training class for that.

Sheriff Grady Judd: “If you are not afraid of a gun, get one.”

It should be understood that NO “concealed carry” class is going to train you in the use of a handgun. You need to take a handgun/firearm training class for that.

If the class you are considering taking does not specifically state that it is going to train you in the use, operation and firing of a handgun, it is not going to.

See our course descriptions at: https://ingaugeofpolkcounty.com/course-titles/ or call us at: 863-206-1996 for class availability.

Armed robber shot, killed by customer at convenience store

“. . . the 26-year-old suspect shot by a customer during that attempted robbery.”

July 16, 2022 – By Kelsee Ward and Jordan Gartner – KSLA New 12

https://www.ksla.com/2022/07/16/armed-robber-shot-killed-by-customer-convenience-store-police-say/

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KMOV/Gray News) – Police in Missouri are investigating a violent crime spree in St. Charles that ended with an armed robber being shot and killed.

The St. Charles Police Department reports the crime spree started during the early morning hours on Saturday at a convenience store where a 26-year-old went into the business with a knife and told the clerk he was robbing her.

Police said the man held the knife to the clerk’s throat while she opened the register. He then pushed the clerk to the floor and stole money from the register. He dragged her toward the back of the store, asking the location of the safe.

According to authorities, the clerk did not have access to the safe, so the thief forced the worker to open a second register before stealing that cash and leaving the scene.

Officials said first responders took the clerk to a hospital for lacerations on her left wrist, right hand and neck.

Police said they were on their way to that scene when reports of another armed robbery came in at a Phillips 66 gas station. Officers said they found broken glass that looked like a burglary had occurred.

St. Charles police said a third burglary call then came in regarding an armed robbery at a QuikTrip convenience store where shots had been fired.

According to police, arriving officers found the 26-year-old suspect shot by a customer during that attempted robbery. First responders took the suspected thief to the hospital, where he later died.

Authorities said they interviewed the customer, a 26-year-old man, who told police he stopped at the gas station to use the restroom and buy something. However, he was walking back to his car from the store when he saw a black SUV drive quickly into the parking lot.

The customer said he saw a man carrying a backpack while running into the store and threatening the clerk with a knife, according to police.

Officials said the 26-year-old customer grabbed his gun and went back into the store. He then confronted the thief, who grabbed for his backpack.

According to authorities, the suspect reportedly told the customer, “I have something for you,” and came around the counter when he was shot and killed by the customer.

Investigators said the customer and the clerk were both uninjured in the incident and the suspect’s car came back as stolen in an armed robbery on Friday, with stolen items also found in the vehicle.

Armed Good Guy Stops Active Shooter During Indiana Mall Shooting

This is how it should be done!

July 18, 2022

A gunman killed 3 people at an Indiana mall before he was shot dead by an armed bystander.

Investigators believe the unidentified gunman, an adult man, was shot and killed by a lawfully armed 22-year-old man who “observed the shooting in progress,” Ison said.

Greenwood Police Chief Jim Ison

“But I’m going to tell you, the real hero of the day is the citizen that was lawfully carrying a firearm in that food court and was able to stop this shooter almost as soon as he began,” Ison said.

https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/17/us/indiana-greenwood-park-mall-shooting/index.html

On Sunday evening, Meyers also thanked the person who fatally shot the gunman during the attack.

“This person saved lives tonight,” the mayor said in another statement. “On behalf of the City of Greenwood, I am grateful for his quick action and heroism in this situation.”

Florida: Homeowner Defends Self Against 3 Armed Home Invaders

3 wanted for home invasion in Escambia County, Florida

Escambia County Sheriff’s Office releases surveillance video of Pensacola home invasion, seeking three suspects

July 13, 2022

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office released surveillance of a July 7 home invasion showing four men invading and attacking a resident on Pinestead Road.

According to an ECSO Facebook post release, three males approached the front door of the home, and when the victim unlocked the door, two of the three men pushed him into the house and attacked him. The third male then pulled a handgun from his pants and waited outside.

“During this home invasion, the victim’s pistol fell to the ground and was picked up by one of the invaders,” the release notes. “The victim ran to the back room of the house where he had another firearm and began firing at his intruders.”

The three intruders “ran frantically from the home to their vehicle where the fourth suspect was waiting and drove off, hitting a mailbox.”

The release noted that suspect Da’Torrance Hackworth was arrested in connection with the home invasion for use or display of a firearm during a felony, possession of a firearm by a felon, larceny, grand theft of a firearm and robbery or home invasion with a firearm.