LAKELAND HOMEOWNER SHOOTS INTRUDER – Receives Praise from Sheriff Grady Judd

“I’m proud of our homeowner for defending himself,”

“I’m proud of our homeowner for defending himself,” Judd added. “It’s called a ‘Castle Doctrine.’ He has the right to protect himself and his home from unknown intruders.”

“He had a gun, he knew how to use it, it was loaded, and he shot him a lot,” Judd said. “He gave him an early Christmas present. Only Santa Claus gets to come in your house — and Santa Claus is invited.”

According to police, the homeowner says an intruder tossed a flower pot through the glass French doors of the home in an attempt to gain entry from the back porch. The homeowner then shot the intruder three times.

Police arrived on the scene and found 42-year-old Steven Stillwell shot on the living room floor. Stillwell was rushed to the hospital and was in critical, but stable condition.

A shotgun belonging to Stillwell was found laying on the ground in the backyard of the home.

According to PCSO, the suspect has an extensive arrest history, with 14 felonies and five misdemeanors, including multiple burglaries and larcenies, DUI, drug possession, dealing in stolen property, fraud, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a weapon/ammunition by a convicted felon. He also has 11 re-arrest charges, with multiple violations of probation.

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

Don’t wait until we are in the heat of the moment to realize you waited too long. Get your training before you need it.

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 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.
Florida Concealed Carry Weapons License Class

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CONCEALED CARRY CLASS – Holiday Special $35

Advanced Concealed Carry Class – A class that trains you how to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones – Winter Haven, Florida

This will be the last class conducted this year. Classes resume January 5th.

This is more than a concealed carry class conducted in a rented hotel room, a gun show or gun shop. This class trains you how to use a handgun.

This class covers all the information and material necessary for applying for a concealed carry licensed recognized in 37 states. This is a 5-hour advanced concealed carry training class. This class exceeds the State of Florida’s training requirement for concealed carry license application.

This class teaches the actual handling, use and firing and storage of a handgun, while also covering the regulations for the concealed carry of a firearm. In addition, in-depth instruction is provided on the purchasing considerations of a handgun to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones .

This class includes live-fire range training on a private range. The student will be expected to fire a minimum of 50 rounds of ammunition learning how to correctly load, unload, reload, handle and safely fire a handgun.

This class is appropriate for either the new, begining handgun owner or intermediate shooter. Regardless of the student’s experience, it is guaranteed more information will presented in this class that he or she ever knew existed.

If you currently own a handgun, you are encouraged to bring and learn how to use it. If you do not own a hangun, we will provide one, plus 50 rounds of ammunition FREE of charge.

You will not find another concealed carry training class of this caliber offered anywhere else locally.

We offer a 100% student satisfaction guarantee. We absolutely, positively guarantee you will not be disappointed. We do not mind if you shop around. Please do. But, keep in mind if you want incomparable handgun training, come back to us. There is definitely a difference.

Cost: $35 for this class only – All equipment and supplies included.

Register for this class through EventBrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/advanced-concealed-carry-class-a-class-that-trains-you-defend-your-life-tickets-208656686767

Further information and reservations can be obtained by sending an email to: info.ingauge@gmail.com or by calling: 863-206-1996.

Visit our website at: http://www.ingaugeofpolkcounty.com

Grocery Stores, The New Soft Target

Grocery workers’ union leaders call for armed guards at retail outlets.

Following recent violence at grocery stores around the country, a union representing thousands of workers is pushing to add armed security guards to stores in Colorado.

Pattrik Perez : Sep 28, 2021 – Denver 7 News

Active shooter defense training for those who don’t want to be a sitting duck . . .

In-Gauge of Polk County’s Active Shooter Training

The cost of our 5-hour, handgun training / concealed carry qualification class that includes one hour of instructor led, live-fire range training that trains you to safely handle and fire a handgun. Even if you have already taken a ‘concealed carry class’ you will learn more in this class than you ever knew existed regarding the carrying of a firearm in public, guaranteed. This class trains you to do more than how to pull a trigger. This class trains you how to handle, load, unload and fire your gun to hit your target.

$75We provide a the handgun and 50 rounds of ammunition or you can bring your own.

ACTIVE SHOOTER TRAINING COURSE – This is an advanced level handgun training course. This course trains to do more than just fire a handgun. This course trains you to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones. If you are going to carry a concealed firearm in public, this is a must have course.

Contact us for complete firearms training:

  • Concealed carry: Basic & Advanced
  • Pistol: Basic & Advanced
  • Shotgun
  • Rifle
  • Home Defense
  • Active Shooter
  • Church Guardian

The cost of our basic, minimum standards 3-hour, concealed carry class: $50 All materials included. There are no hidden costs. Completion of this class qualifies the participant for applying for a Florida concealed carry license. (No firearm training included in this class.).

It should be understood that ‘concealed carry classes‘ do NOT teach handgun use, handling or firing. For the most part, they only teach the State laws pertaining to the carrying of firearms and other weapons and where you can and cannot carry a weapon in the state of Florida.

For complete class information, dates and times, and to register for this class, go to: Register For A Class

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CONCEALED CARRY CLASS – FREE – Women Only

  • Date: Sunday, October 10th
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Location: GANDER RV & OUTDOORS, Bartow/Winter Haven
  • Pre-registration is required
  • No walk-ins will be allowed
  • Women attend FREE

Women attend FREE.

This an official Florida concealed carry license qualification class. Nothing has been cut or abbreviated.

This class includes a real range, live-fire session.

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

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 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.

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CONCEALED CARRY CLASS – One that teaches you to use a handgun

We do not 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 encourage you to take a class conducted at a local hotel or a gun show.

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 Advanced Concealed Carry License Qualification/Handgun Training Class is

The cost of this 5-hour ADVANCED concealed carry license qualification, handgun 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 handgun, concealed carry license 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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NRA CANCELS 150th ANNUAL MEETING

08/25/2021 | CHRIS EGER – Guns.com

Citing COVID, the National Rifle Association on Tuesday canceled plans to hold the member organization’s annual meeting and exhibits in Houston, Texas, in September. 

The 150th anniversary celebration for the 5-million-member group, founded in 1871 by Union Army Veterans, was set to be held over the upcoming Labor Day weekend at the 1.8 million-square-foot George R. Brown Convention Center. However, this week the group pulled the plug on the event, citing “concerns over the safety of our NRA family and community” after looking at data regarding COVID-19 in the Houston area.

The NRA Annual Meeting welcomes tens of thousands of people, and involves many events, meetings, and social gatherings. Among the highlights of our annual meeting are acres of exhibit space featuring the latest and greatest firearms, the display of countless accessories, and the offering of adventures and group gatherings that many travel hundreds, and some even thousands, of miles to experience. We realize that it would prove difficult, if not impossible, to offer the full guest experience that our NRA members deserve.

The NRA’s top priority is ensuring the health and well-being of our members, staff, sponsors, and supporters. We are mindful that NRA Annual Meeting patrons will return home to family, friends, and co-workers from all over the country, so any impacts from the virus could have broader implications. Those are among the reasons why we decided to cancel our 2021 event.

The NRA plans to hold its 151st NRAAM in Louisville, Kentucky, a city that last hosted the event in 2016. 

CONCEALED CARRY / HANDGUN TRAINING CLASS : Winter Haven – Sat., July 17th

This is our 5-hour handgun training/concealed carry license qualification class. Cost: $75 All materials and equipment included.

No other class or training will be need in order to apply for a Florida concealed carry license.

Click on the button below to sign up . . .

In celebration of the NRA’s 150 years of providing unequivocal firearms safety training and protecting the 2nd Amendment, In-Gauge of Polk County will give away one FREE NRA membership in each of its basic concealed carry training classes.

The National Rifle Association is the oldest, incorporated, non-profit organization in the United States. In-Gauge of Polk County is a 100% NRA member, non-profit organization charted by the National Rifle Association.

ALSO . . .

This is an authentic, 1 oz, silver, collectable coin. Not a token. Current market value $40 – $60.

The cost of our basic, minimum standards 3-hour, concealed carry class: $35 All materials included. There are no hidden costs.

The cost of our 5-hour, handgun training / concealed carry qualification class that includes one hour of instructor led, live-fire range training that trains you to safely handle and fire a handgun:

$75We provide the handgun and 50 rounds of ammunition

For complete class information, dates and times, and to register for this class, go to: Register For A Class.

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CONCEALED FIREARMS DURING PANDEMIC

In 2020, the agency seized 10.2 guns per million passengers screened, twice the five firearms per million travelers screened in 2019. It was the highest gun seizure rate since the TSA’s inception 19 years ago.

Jun 14, 2021 : Suzanne Rowan Kelleher – Forbes Staff -Travel

Walt Disney World Resort has seen a spike of visitors carrying concealed firearms over the past year, the Orlando Sentinel reports, a remarkable trend considering that the world’s largest theme park resort was closed for four months during the pandemic and then in operation at reduced capacity.

At least 20 people were arrested on gun charges in 2020, compared with only four arrests in 2016, according to sheriff’s reports obtained by the Orlando Sentinel through a public records request.

And 2021 is off to a record-breaking start. Deputies arrested at least 14 Disney visitors for carrying concealed firearms in the first three and a half months of the year, through mid-April. If that pace continues, there could be four dozen arrests of this kind this year.

Disney World did not respond to a request for comment.

“Firearms, ammunitions, knives and weapons of any kind” are banned at Disney World, according to its park policy. At the entrance to each theme park, security officials search each visitor’s bags.

Last July, just three days after the Epcot theme park reopened, a Georgia woman was arrested after park security at the Epcot entrance found a 9mm handgun and a plastic bag of marijuana in her child’s diaper bag, as reported by NBC Miami and other outlets. When Orange County deputies responded, they also found a .45 caliber handgun on the bottom of the diaper bag. The woman was arrested on misdemeanor counts of carrying a concealed weapon and marijuana possession.

While not all incidents result in arrest, Disney will separate gun-toting guests from their firearms if they are discovered on Disney property. Last September, a Florida man staying with his family at Disney’s Polynesian Resort packed an AR-15 in a tennis bag and also brought a 9mm Sig Sauer handgun with him, three rifle magazines with 30 rounds each and two Sig Sauer magazines with 10 rounds each, per a report by CBS-affiliated 10 Tampa Bay News. The man claimed he had concerns about recent protests in the area. The Orange County Sheriff’s office did not arrest him because he reportedly had a valid concealed weapons permit in Florida, however the hotel stored the man’s guns for the remainder of his stay. Guests are prohibited from bringing firearms, ammunition or any weapons to its properties, per Disney policy.

During the pandemic, nearly three-quarters of the arrests occurred at Disney Springs, the dining, shopping and entertainment district that is free to enter without a ticket. Until last year, Disney Springs guests did not go through security or bag checks.

Local law enforcement has discretion whether to make an arrest if someone is caught with a concealed weapon and no permit, reports the Orlando Sentinel. Records revealed several instances where the Orange County Sheriff’s Office declined to make an arrest in such circumstances, including an incident where a man who was stopped at the entrance of Hollywood Studios park had no permit for a concealed gun that was gifted to him by his brother, a police officer. In that case, law enforcement took the gun but allowed the man to enter the park with his family.

“Generally speaking, if someone has a valid concealed carry license, they would be afforded the opportunity to put the firearm into safe storage,” a spokesperson for the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said via email. “If someone does not have a valid concealed carry permit, they are illegally carrying a firearm and could either be arrested, or the report can be forwarded to the State Attorney’s Office to review, and they can determine whether criminal charges are levied.”

The spike in concealed weapon arrests at Disney World is part of a larger picture in the United States where in both gun sales and gun carrying rose dramatically during the pandemic.

Guns sales in the U.S. surged last year, driven by a variety of factors that include fears about the Covid-19 pandemic, political unrest, and the 2020 election. Nearly 23 million firearms were sold in the United States in 2020, estimates the consultancy Small Arms Analytics and Forecasting (SAAF). It was the busiest year on record for the gun industry, with sales up 65% over 2019. In the first five months of 2021, Americans purchased nearly 9.2 million firearms, compared with the 8.7 million purchased during the same period in 2020, according to SAAF.

And last year, despite a dramatic decline in the number of air passengers flying during the pandemic, the rate at which the TSA discovered guns during routine screenings doubled. In 2020, the agency seized 10.2 guns per million passengers screened, twice the five firearms per million travelers screened in 2019. It was the highest gun seizure rate since the TSA’s inception 19 years ago.