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Two people injured during explosion in Venice

VENICE, Fla. – Two people were injured in a house explosion in Venice Thursday afternoon, according to Sarasota County Fire Rescue. It happened at 120 Sunset Beach Drive in Venice. Firefighters say two people were refilling (reloading) ammunition with gunpowder in a garage next to a home when the explosion occurred.

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Three Injured in Explosion at Frostproof Gun Range

By Anya Zentmeyer / THE LEDGER – Oct 18, 2013

FROSTPROOF | Three people were injured in an explosion Friday at the Universal Shooting Academy near Frostproof.
According to reports from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, which assisted the State Fire Marshall in responding to the accident, the explosion at the facility at 4330 County Road 630 E occurred at 10:43 a.m.
Reports said employees Cody Hutto, Tyler Rodgers and Kelley Fazzini were depriming ammunition in the academy’s ammo room when for a reason still unknown, a primer ignited and caused an explosion in the building.
Hutto, 21, was struck by a piece of shrapnel to his right calf causing a laceration and by multiple pieces of small shrapnel, one of which appeared to have struck him in or near his right eye, officials said. He was flown to Lakeland Regional Medical Center where he was in stable with no serious injuries.
Rodgers, 18, was also struck with small pieces of shrapnel on his right arm and right leg. Both he and Fazzinni, 30, experienced a loud ringing in their ears as a result of the explosion. Neither party had serious injuries. Fazzini drove himself and Rodgers to Florida Hospital in Sebring.
The shooting academy is a venue for firearms competition and training. It offers military, law enforcement, and competition training at the 25-acre facility, according to its website.

CONCEALED CARRY CLASS : End of Summer Special – $35

Our ‘End of Summer Special’ is a concealed carry class that provides the instruction necessary to comply with the State of Florida’s training requirement for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license.

Our September 20th ‘End of Summer Special’ concealed carry class is SOLD OUT. Please contact us for participation in any of our low cost “real” concealed carry and firearm training classes, in which you fire a real handgun on a real gun range. Next available class . . . SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th – 1:00 PM.

Our ‘End of Summer Special’ is a concealed carry class that provides the instruction necessary to comply with the State of Florida’s training requirement for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license. No other training is required. All materials and equipment is provided. You only need to bring your driver’s license. A certificate of training, good for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license, will be issued upon class completion.

The total cost of our ‘End of Summer Special’ Concealed Carry – Minimum Standards class (CCW-100): $35

Pre-registration and full payment is required. Walk-ins are not permitted.

Our Concealed Carry –Minimum Standards class (CCW-100) is not a firearms training class.

If you are looking for a handgun training class that both provides you with a certificate of training that makes you eligible for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license and trains you in the use of a handgun, you will want to take our CCW-101 Handgun/Concealed Carry Qualification Training class.

The cost of our CCW-101 Handgun/Concealed Carry Qualification Training class (CCW-101): $75. A certificate of training, good for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license, is issued upon class completion.

For a complete class schedule, class descriptions and registration information, visit our website at: Register for a Class https://ingaugeofpolkcounty.com/register-for-a-class/

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. 

There is only one Polk County concealed carry class provider that provides official NRA firearms training and advanced concealed carry weapons classes.

In-Gauge of Polk County’s only business is conducting firearms training. 

  • We do not sell guns. 
  • We do not sell ammunition. 
  • We do not sell firearm accessories. 

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 retail 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 can always reach us at: 863-206-1996

Concealed Carry Class

CONCEALED CARRY CLASS : End of Summer Special

Our ‘End of Summer Special’ is a concealed carry class that provides the instruction necessary to comply with the State of Florida’s training requirement for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license.

Our September 20th ‘End of Summer Special’ concealed carry class is SOLD OUT. Please contact us for participation in any of our low cost “real” concealed carry and firearm training classes, in which you fire a real handgun on a real gun range.

Our ‘End of Summer Special’ is a concealed carry class that provides the instruction necessary to comply with the State of Florida’s training requirement for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license. No other training is required. All materials and equipment is provided. You only need to bring your driver’s license. A certificate of training, good for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license, will be issued upon class completion.

The total cost of our ‘End of Summer Special’ Concealed Carry – Minimum Standards class (CCW-100): $35

Pre-registration and full payment is required. Walk-ins are not permitted.

Our Concealed Carry –Minimum Standards class (CCW-100) is not a firearms training class.

If you are looking for a handgun training class that both provides you with a certificate of training that makes you eligible for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license and trains you in the use of a handgun, you will want to take our CCW-101 Handgun/Concealed Carry Qualification Training class.

The cost of our CCW-101 Handgun/Concealed Carry Qualification Training class (CCW-101): $75. A certificate of training, good for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license, is issued upon class completion.

For a complete class schedule, class descriptions and registration information, visit our website at: Register for a Class https://ingaugeofpolkcounty.com/register-for-a-class/

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. 

There is only one Polk County concealed carry class provider that provides official NRA firearms training and advanced concealed carry weapons classes.

In-Gauge of Polk County’s only business is conducting firearms training. 

  • We do not sell guns. 
  • We do not sell ammunition. 
  • We do not sell firearm accessories. 

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 retail 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 can always reach us at: 863-206-1996

Concealed Carry Class

CONCEALED CARRY CLASS : End of Summer Special

Our ‘End of Summer Special’ is a concealed carry class that provides the instruction necessary to comply with the State of Florida’s training requirement for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license.

Our September 20th ‘Summer Special’ concealed carry class is SOLD OUT. Please contact us for participation in any of our low cost “real” concealed carry and firearm training classes, in which you fire a real handgun on a real gun range. Next available class . . . SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th – 1:00 PM.

Our ‘End of Summer Special’ is a concealed carry class that provides the instruction necessary to comply with the State of Florida’s training requirement for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license. No other training is required. All materials and equipment is provided. You only need to bring your driver’s license. A certificate of training, good for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license, will be issued upon class completion.

The total cost of our ‘End of Summer Special’ Concealed Carry – Minimum Standards class (CCW-100): $35

Pre-registration and full payment is required. Walk-ins are not permitted.

Our Concealed Carry –Minimum Standards class (CCW-100) is not a firearms training class.

If you are looking for a handgun training class that both provides you with a certificate of training that makes you eligible for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license and trains you in the use of a handgun, you will want to take our CCW-101 Handgun/Concealed Carry Qualification Training class.

The cost of our CCW-101 Handgun/Concealed Carry Qualification Training class (CCW-101): $75. A certificate of training, good for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license, is issued upon class completion.

For a complete class schedule, class descriptions and registration information, visit our website at: Register for a Class https://ingaugeofpolkcounty.com/register-for-a-class/

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. 

There is only one Polk County concealed carry class provider that provides official NRA firearms training and advanced concealed carry weapons classes.

In-Gauge of Polk County’s only business is conducting firearms training. 

  • We do not sell guns. 
  • We do not sell ammunition. 
  • We do not sell firearm accessories. 

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 retail 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 can always reach us at: 863-206-1996

Concealed Carry Class

Playtime Over – Florida sheriff says he may deputize gun owners against protesters

“That’s what we’re sworn to do. That’s what we’re going to do. You’ve been warned.”

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels, no stranger to making viral videos appealing to tough-on-crime politics, released a video Tuesday that said he will make “special deputies of every lawful gun owner in this county” if he feels the county is overwhelmed by protesters.

The three-minute video shows Daniels standing in front of 18 deputies as he derides civil rights protesters as godless disruptors and tells them to stay out of Clay County, a suburb of Jacksonville.

“If we can’t handle you, I’ll exercise the power and authority as the sheriff, and I’ll make special deputies of every lawful gun owner in this county and I’ll deputize them for this one purpose to stand in the gap between lawlessness and civility,” he said.

“That’s what we’re sworn to do. That’s what we’re going to do. You’ve been warned.”

Hotel Concealed Carry Classes Are Back

Considering taking a concealed carry weapons class conducted at a local hotel?

Why?

  • Why would you take a concealed carry class from an unknown, out-of-town provider with no ties to your local community?
  • Why would you take a concealed carry class in a rented hotel room?
  • In a COVID-19 environment, why would you subject yourself to sitting in a crowded room with 20 – 30 students.
  • Why would you take a concealed carry class that may not be recognized by the State of Florida for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license?

Take your concealed carry and firearms training only from an established, local training provider. Not from a group that travels the state conducting weekend classes in rented hotel rooms.

Florida law requires that anyone conducting an approved concealed carry weapons training class must witness the student “. . . . discharge of the firearm included live fire using a firearm and ammunition as defined in fs. 790.001; . . . .” Florida Statute 790.06.(2)(h)7

When considering taking a hotel conducted concealed carry weapons class, call and ask where the State required live-fire training is conducted. Oh, that is if they provided a phone number to call.

If the concealed carry weapons license class conducted in a rented hotel room does not include a trip the the range and involve the firing of a firearm using live ammunition, the training is not valid for applying for a State of Florida concealed carry weapons license.

In-Gauge of Polk County’s concealed carry training is guaranteed to meet the State of Florida’s training requirement for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license. Feel free to call us at: 863-206-1996.

In-Gauge of Polk County NEVER conducts concealed carry or firearms training classes in rented hotel rooms.

Beware!

Those conducting hotel concealed carry weapons classes may claim to be certified NRA instructors. Do not be misled! Official NRA firearms and concealed carry classes are never taught in rented hotel rooms or at gun shows.

Those conducting hotel concealed carry weapons classes may even claim to provide fingerprinting services that will be recognized by the Florida Department of Agriculture when applying for you license. Another falsehood.

Recognized and accepted fingerprinting must be digitally performed by either a law enforcement agency, an approved county tax collector’s office or a Florida Dept. of Agriculture concealed carry weapons processing center . . . Florida Statute 790.06.(5)(c).

If you take a concealed carry weapons license class that does not include firing live ammunition from a real firearm, you risk losing your license processing and application fee and having your licensed revoked, if it is discovered after issuance.

Laser guns, airsoft guns or simulated firing does not qualify as “live-fire” and is not recognized by the State of Florida.

Hotel Concealed Carry Classes Are Back

Considering taking a concealed carry weapons class conducted at a local hotel?

Why?

  • Why would you take a concealed carry class from an unknown, out-of-town provider with no ties to your local community?
  • Why would you take a concealed carry class in a rented hotel room?
  • In a COVID-19 environment, why would you subject yourself to sitting in a crowded room with 20 – 30 students.
  • Why would you take a concealed carry class that may not be recognized by the State of Florida for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license?

Take your concealed carry and firearms training only from an established, local training provider. Not from a group that travels the state conducting weekend classes in rented hotel rooms.

Florida law requires that anyone conducting an approved concealed carry weapons training class must witness the student “. . . . discharge of the firearm included live fire using a firearm and ammunition as defined in fs. 790.001; . . . .” Florida Statute 790.06.(2)(h)7

When considering taking a hotel conducted concealed carry weapons class, call and ask where the State required live-fire training is conducted. Oh, that is if they provided a phone number to call.

If the concealed carry weapons license class conducted in a rented hotel room does not include a trip the the range and involve the firing of a firearm using live ammunition, the training is not valid for applying for a State of Florida concealed carry weapons license.

In-Gauge of Polk County’s concealed carry training is guaranteed to meet the State of Florida’s training requirement for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license. Feel free to call us at: 863-206-1996.

In-Gauge of Polk County NEVER conducts concealed carry or firearms training classes in rented hotel rooms.

Beware!

Those conducting hotel concealed carry weapons classes may claim to be certified NRA instructors. Do not be misled! Official NRA firearms and concealed carry classes are never taught in rented hotel rooms or at gun shows.

Those conducting hotel concealed carry weapons classes may even claim to provide fingerprinting services that will be recognized by the Florida Department of Agriculture when applying for you license. Another falsehood.

Recognized and accepted fingerprinting must be digitally performed by either a law enforcement agency, an approved county tax collector’s office or a Florida Dept. of Agriculture concealed carry weapons processing center . . . Florida Statute 790.06.(5)(c).

If you take a concealed carry weapons license class that does not include firing live ammunition from a real firearm, you risk losing your license processing and application fee and having your licensed revoked, if it is discovered after issuance.

Laser guns, airsoft guns or simulated firing does not qualify as “live-fire” and is not recognized by the State of Florida.

Leon County Tax Collector Refuses To Process Concealed Carry Licenses When Reopening Office

https://www.nraila.org/articles/20200522/florida-alert-nrausf-ask-leon-county-tax-collector-to-stop-violating-constitutional-rights-and-the-law

On May 13, 2020, Leon County Tax Collector, Doris Maloy, sent out an email blast to a group of government officials informing them that she would be re-opening her offices on June 1st, but was refusing to process “concealed weapon original applications.

The following letter was sent out this morning to Tax Collector Maloy and Leon County Administrator Vince Long. This gives Ms. Maloy the opportunity to do the right thing and reverse her decision to refuse to process CW Licenses when her office re-opens on June 1, 2020.

Doris Maloy, Leon County Tax Collector: maloyd@leoncountyfl.gov
Vincent S. Long, Leon County Administrator: longv@leoncountyfl.gov

Letter from Marion Hammer to Leon County Tax Collector regarding Ms Maloy’s decision not to process concealed carry licenses . . . .

Florida – Citizens To Get Their Day In Court To Challenge Gun Law

A federal judge has refused to dismiss the National Rifle Association’s challenge to a 2018 state law that blocked people under age 21 from buying guns.

JUDGE CLEARS WAY FOR CHALLENGE TO GUN LAW

JUDGE CLEARS WAY FOR CHALLENGE TO GUN LAW
May 4, 2020Jim Saunders
TALLAHASSEE — A federal judge has refused to dismiss the National Rifle Association’s challenge to a 2018 state law that blocked people under age 21 from buying guns.
Attorney General Ashley Moody’s office argued that Chief U.S. District Judge Mark Walker should dismiss the case, which challenges a law that the Legislature and then-Gov. Rick Scott approved after a gunman killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.
But Walker, in an eight-page decision Friday, denied the state’s request to dismiss the case, which is scheduled to go to trial in January. Walker made clear that he was not ruling on the NRA’s underlying arguments that the law violates constitutional 2nd Amendment and equal-protection rights — only that the case should be allowed to move forward.
“It is important to keep in mind the narrow issue before the court at this stage of the proceedings. This court is not asked to, and does not, decide whether (the law) is constitutional. Rather, the question is whether plaintiffs’ complaint contains ‘enough facts to state a claim to relief that is plausible on its face,’” he wrote, quote a legal precedent.
The law, which the Legislature rushed to pass after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas massacre, says that people under age 21 cannot buy firearms, including rifles and shotguns. A federal law already banned licensed firearms dealers from selling handguns to people under 21, and the state law broadened that to also prevent private sales of handguns to people under 21, according to court documents.
“Consequently, 18-to-20-year-old adult citizens in Florida are now prohibited from purchasing any firearm from any source,” Walker wrote.
In a Jan. 21 motion to dismiss the case, attorneys in Moody’s office argued that the measure “follows a long tradition of laws conditioning the purchase of firearms on the purchaser’s having obtained the traditional age of majority — 21 years of age.” Also, the motion said that while the law prevents people ages 18 to 20 from buying guns, it doesn’t prevent them from having guns that, for example, they received as gifts.
“Florida’s age qualification is reasonably calculated to advance the state’s interest because it applies only to the purchase of firearms,” the motion said. “Any law-abiding person over the age of 18 may gift, loan, or allow the use of a firearm to an otherwise qualified person over the age of 18, who may in turn keep and use that firearm for any lawful purpose, including home defense, hunting, sport and practice shooting. The sale-gift distinction is aimed at a uniquely dangerous problem — the purchase of firearms by 18-to-20-year-olds absent the judgment of a parent, guardian, or other law-abiding adult that the individual is prepared for the responsibility of gun ownership.”
But in a memorandum filed April 17 opposing the motion to dismiss, NRA attorneys described the law as “draconian” and said it infringes on the constitutional rights of people ages 18 to 20 to keep and bear arms. Also, NRA attorneys contended that the law is not the “least restrictive alternative to achieve a compelling government interest.”
“The ban prevents the ability of all 18-to–20-year-olds to purchase firearms to exercise their Second Amendment rights — even for self-defense in the home,” the NRA memorandum said. “If the compelling interest is limiting gun violence on school campuses, the ban is not the least restrictive means because the ban encompasses all 18-to-20-year-old adult Floridians, including those who no longer have any connection to school campuses. Nor have defendants demonstrated the unavailability of less restrictive alternatives.”
Former Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Nikolas Cruz was 19 at the time he was charged with using a legally purchased semi-automatic rifle to kill 17 students and faculty members at the school. Cruz continues to await trial.
The NRA filed the lawsuit immediately after the law was passed in 2018, but the case has moved slowly, at least in part because of a dispute about an NRA attempt to allow two opponents of the law to participate in the case anonymously — an idea that ultimately was dropped, with a named plaintiff, Radford Fant, joining the case.
While Walker denied the state’s request to dismiss the lawsuit Friday, he agreed to a request to dismiss Moody as a defendant. Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Rick Swearingen remains a defendant.

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