Supreme Court to Hear Case on Right to Carry Concealed Guns for Self-Defense
The U.S. Supreme Court stepped back into the heated debate over gun rights on Monday, agreeing to hear a challenge backed by the National Rifle Association to New York state’s restrictions on people carrying concealed handguns in public in a case that could further undermine firearms control efforts nationally.
Florida Legislature StrengthensFirearms Preemption Enforcement Bill Passed – Bill awaits Governor’s signature
Florida law that prohibits local ordinances on guns and ammunition just got stronger
Currently, Florida law forbids local governments from passing any policies about the “purchase, sale, transfer, taxation, manufacture, ownership, possession, storage, and transportation” of guns or ammunition. The entire gun policy area is left up to the state. If local officials violate this law by enacting a gun policy, they are subject to a $5,000 court fine — and the law allows citizens or gun groups to sue the local governments for their attorney’s fees up to $100,000 in damages.
Senator Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota: “The bill closes a “loophole.”
LAWMAKERS GIVE BOOST TO GUNS AT CHURCH
TALLAHASSEE — A proposal that would let people with concealed-weapons licenses pack heat at churches or other religious institutions that share properties with schools is heading to Gov. Ron DeSantis.
The Republican-controlled Senate on Tuesday voted 24-16 along party lines to give final approval to the measure (HB 259), which passed the House last month. DeSantis’ office did not immediately reply to a question about whether the governor will sign the bill.
Florida law generally allows people to carry concealed weapons at churches, synagogues, mosques and other religious institutions, but it bars being armed on school properties. That leads to people being prevented from carrying guns on properties shared by religious institutions and schools.
Senate sponsor Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, said the bill closes a “loophole.”
“This is about safety,” Gruters said. “We saw what happened in Texas when a church, unfortunately, was the target. Six seconds it took them to secure that location. This gives schools the needed safety they need. It gives churches the additional security that they need. This gives the property owners the ultimate responsibility to make the decision that’s best for them.”
Having a license to carry a gun in public does not mean you are qualified to carry a gun in public.
Texas church shooting leaves a pastor dead and 2 others injured
Pastor Mark Allen McWilliams, the church’s 62-year-old pastor opened the door to a bathroom and found Woolen, the suspect, hiding inside.
A scuffle ensued, and McWilliams drew a handgun, the sheriff said. Sheriff Smith said McWilliams told Woolen to lie on the floor. However, when the pastor got distracted, Woolen allegedly lunged at him, took the gun from him, and shot him .
Sheriff Smith said the other church member, who was also shot, was also armed, but he never got a shot off at the suspect. The church member was shot as he was trying to get away from Woolen, the sheriff said. Smith said the other church member suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
No other concealed carry training provider is represented in more retail sporting goods locations in Polk County.
There is only one Polk County concealed carry class provider that provides official NRA firearms training and advanced concealed carry weapons classes.
When you conduct more concealed carry classes and graduate more students than nearly all other ‘concealed carry’ class providers combined, attempts are made to copy our process. Attempts are even made to copy class materials. But, our instructional quality and dynamic content development can never be duplicated. Not all ‘concealed carry’ classes are the same.
In-Gauge of Polk County’s only business is conducting firearms safety training.
We do not sell guns.
We do not sell ammunition.
We do not sell firearm accessories.
In-Gauge of Polk County is a local, non-profit organization that conducts training that prepares you to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones.
Class registrations are done online. Look for us represented at:
Gander RV & Outdoors – Bartow
Rural King – Lake Wales
The Gun Room – Winter Haven
Brian’s Outdoor World – Lake Wales
West Coast Pawn & Gun – Davenport
No other firearms training (concealed carry class) provider is represented at more locations in Polk County.
We encourage you to call around and check with local gun shops or other concealed carry class providers. Check their class cost. Check their class content. Check their on-range, live-fire time.
[ _ ] Check their total class cost
[ _ ] Check their class content
[ _ ] Check their on-range, live-fire time. How many rounds do you fire?
[ _ ] Check their credentials
[ _ ] Check their hidden costs
Ask them if they can provide you with a nationally recognized firearms training certificate.
Ask if they offer a 100% money back satisfaction guarantee
After you get your answers, call us and compare ours.
In-Gauge of Polk County is proudly partnered with:
National Rifle Association
Central Florida Ridge Friends of NRA
Florida Sports Shooting Association
Civilian Marksmanship Program
Polk Senior Games
If you are looking for unequaled firearms training, for either personal development or to qualify for a Florida concealed carry weapons license, visit our website at: www.ingaugeofpolkcounty.com
“You don’t know whether he’s got a knife or something.”
Pompano Beach, Florida
Deacon Attacked During Sunday Service
Winter Haven, Florida
In-Gauge of Polk County is a local, non-profit organization. No salaries are paid or received. All proceed go to support local shooting sports programs.
Man arrested after tackling deacon at Pompano Beach church
POMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A man was looking for mercy in a Broward County courtroom after he was captured on surveillance video tackling a deacon in the middle of a service at a church in Pompano Beach, leaving the victim bruised and shaken up.
The security footage shows the assailant, identified as Thomas Eisel, running toward Deacon George Labelle during Mass at St. Coleman Catholic Church, Saturday evening.
Prior to the attack, Deacon Labelle is seen speaking to the congregation while he paces back and forth.
Moments later, Eisel is seen standing up and walking away from the pews before he charges at Deacon Labelle.
The men are seen tussling for several seconds before church members hop to their feet to help the deacon.
“Naturally they want try to defend him. You don’t know what’s going through the guy’s mind,” said parishioner Tim Gilmore. “You don’t know whether he’s got a knife or something.”
Eisel was placed under arrest and appeared in bond court over the weekend. He was charged with one count of battery and one count of disturbing the peace.
“It’s kind of infuriating, you know, that all that stuff is going on out there,” said parishioner Jay Parcel. “It’s just not safe anymore.”
Court records show Eisel is on probation after being convicted back in 2017 for battery on a person over the age of 65.