What has the NRA done for me lately?

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.

https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-supreme-court-hear-major-case-carrying-handguns-public-2021-04-26/

FLORIDA – Bill allowing guns in churches heads to Governor for signatureApril 29, 2021

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.

https://www.law.com/dailybusinessreview/2021/04/29/florida-lawmakers-give-boost-to-guns-at-church/?slreturn=20210329125529

Florida Legislature Strengthens Firearms 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.

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article251004194.html

DeSantis signs ‘anti-riot’ legislation in Polk County

“It was promised and it was delivered,” DeSantis said after signing the bill.

https://www.tampabay.com/news/florida-politics/2021/04/19/desantis-signs-anti-riot-legislation-in-polk-county/

FLORIDA – Bill allowing guns in churches heads to Governor for signature

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.”

Another Church Shooting Tragedy

Pastor Shot, Killed With His Own Gun

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.  

The Washington Post – January 4, 2021

Guardian Training for Faith Organizations – In-Gauge of Polk County Training package available for out-of-town participants.

Active shooter, Church Violence, Church Guardian Training

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ACTIVE SHOOTER – Phase One

We train you to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones.

Saturday, January 9th.

This is Phase One of our tactical, Active Shooter training course. This class is 5 hours in duration and includes 1 hour of directly supervised, live-fire range training. This class is a prerequisite for Phase Two (optional).

This is not a seminar conducted in a rented hotel room. This is real firearms training.

Successful completion of Phase One meets and exceeds the requirements for application for a State of Florida concealed carry weapons license. The participant completing Phase One will be eligible to apply of a Florida concealed carry weapons license.

The next Phase Two session is scheduled for Tuesday evening, January 5th, beginning at 5:30 PM. The 5 hours of tactical, live-fire range training will take place Saturday, January 16th. A nationally recognized certificate of training will be issued upon successful completion.

Yes, you can take the Phase Two classroom session, before Phase One. However, you must complete Phase One before participating in the Phase Two live-fire range training.

Phase Two includes the nationally recognized Stop The Bleed training.

In-Gauge of Polk County is the only organization in Central Florida that conducts this level of training and issues a nationally recognized certificate of training upon completion.

For further information call 863-206-1996 or visit our website at: http://www.ingaugeofpolkcounty.com To register for a class, once on the website just click on “Register for a Class“.

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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

It Cannot Be Understood Why . . .

Why anyone would take a a concealed carry class, gun training class or a self-defense class conducted at a place that sells used bicycles and chainsaws or in a rented hotel room.

What value do you place on your life and the lives of your loved ones? The value of a used lawn mower?

If you want more from your ‘concealed carry’ training than just a piece of paper that allows you to apply for a concealed carry license, than take only official NRA firearms training classes. Not just a class taught by someone who claims to be an instructor.

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

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Register for any of our concealed carry or handgun training classes at: https://ingaugeofpolkcounty.com/register-for-a-class/

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

Active Shooter Tactical Training Class – Phase One

We train you to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones.

Saturday, January 9th.

This is Phase One of our tactical, Active Shooter training course. This class is 5 hours in duration and includes 1 hour of directly supervised, live-fire range training. This class is a prerequisite for Phase Two (optional).

This is not a seminar. This is live-fire, tactical training.

Successful completion of Phase One meets and exceeds the requirements for application for a State of Florida concealed carry weapons license. The participant completing Phase One will be eligible to apply of a Florida concealed carry weapons license.

The next Phase Two session is scheduled for Tuesday evening, January 5th, beginning at 5:30 PM. The 5 hours of tactical, live-fire range training will take place Saturday, January 16th. A nationally recognized certificate of training will be issued upon successful completion.

Yes, you can take the Phase Two classroom session, before Phase One. However, you must complete Phase One before participating in the Phase Two live-fire range training.

Phase Two includes the nationally recognized Stop The Bleed training.

In-Gauge of Polk County is the only organization in Central Florida that conducts this level of training and issues a nationally recognized certificate of training upon completion.

For further information call 863-206-1996 or visit our website at: http://www.ingaugeofpolkcounty.com To register for a class, once on the website just click on “Register for a Class“.

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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

Texas Grand Jury Clears Church Safety Team Member In Fatal ‘Self-Defense’ Shooting

“The grand jury found Jack Wilson was “justified” in using lethal force.”

Texas grand jury: No action against killer of church shooter

Concealed Carry / Armed Assailant Training

We train you to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones.

We train you to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones.

  • No pre-class appointment required
  • Convenient online registration 24/7
  • Convenient online payment
  • No fingerprinting required – Fingerprinting will be done at the time you apply for your Florida concealed carry license.

863-206-1996

Email: info.ingauge@gmail.com

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. 

Concealed Carry / Armed Assailant Training

We train you to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones.

We train you to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones.

  • No pre-class appointment required
  • Convenient online registration 24/7
  • Convenient online payment
  • No fingerprinting required – Fingerprinting will be done at the time you apply for your Florida concealed carry license.

863-206-1996

Email: info.ingauge@gmail.com

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. 

Concealed Carry / Armed Assailant Training

We train you to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones.

We train you to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones.

  • No pre-class appointment required
  • Convenient online registration 24/7
  • Convenient online payment
  • No fingerprinting required – Fingerprinting will be done at the time you apply for your Florida concealed carry license.

863-206-1996

Email: info.ingauge@gmail.com

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.