Shooting In A Texas Church Presentation: What went right – What went wrong

Analysis and Discussion

This will be an unique presentation, analysis and discussion on the West Freeway Church of Christ shooting. What went right and what went wrong during the West Freeway Church of Christ, White Settlement, Texas incident.
This is must attend event for members of church emergency response teams and those considering developing a team.

Admission tickets are limited. Tickets can be obtained through Eventbrite at: Texas Church Incident – Analysis & Discussion

  • Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Grace Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
    • 130 Avenue G, SE, Winter Haven, Florida

This is a free and open to the public event. Seating is limited. Admission by ticket only.

Free admission tickets can be obtained through Eventbrite at: Texas Church Incident – Analysis & Discussion

Shooting In A Texas Church Presentation: What went right – What went wrong

Analysis and Discussion

This will be an unique presentation, analysis and discussion on the West Freeway Church of Christ shooting. What went right and what went wrong during the West Freeway Church of Christ, White Settlement, Texas incident.
This is must attend event for members of church emergency response teams and those considering developing a team.

Admission tickets are limited. Tickets can be obtained through Eventbrite at: Texas Church Incident – Analysis & Discussion

  • Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Grace Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
    • 130 Avenue G, SE, Winter Haven, Florida

This is a free and open to the public event. Seating is limited. Admission by ticket only.

Free admission tickets can be obtained through Eventbrite at: Texas Church Incident – Analysis & Discussion

Active Shooter Training for Faith Organizations

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In January 2018, In-Gauge of Polk County launched its Church Guardian Training program.

In-Gauge of Polk County’s Church Guardian Training program is a 15-hour tactical firearm training program for members of faith based organizations.  The Guardian training specifically focuses on situational awareness, plans of action and the use of a firearm in crowded, close-quarter conditions. Our Guardian Training trains the participant how to assess and recognize a potential threat, mitigate a potential threat before it becomes an actual threat and neutralize an actual threat, while minimizing the threat to others.

Our Guardian training is composed of two distinct classes:

  • Phase One – Basic handgun/concealed carry qualification training (5 hours)
    • Classroom:   4 hours
    • Live-fire range training:   1 hour
  • Phase Two – Advanced concealed carry training  (10 hours)
    • Classroom:   5 hours
    • Live-fire, tactical range training:   5 hours 

During the Phase Two live-fire range session, each participant is expected to fire a minimum of 250 rounds, while performing a series of progressive, live-fire drills, using a defensive caliber handgun. Each participant will learn and demonstrate:

  • the correct method of drawing from a concealment holster
  • the use of cover and concealment
  • the correct and safe method of moving between cover and concealment, while actively engaging and armed assailant
  • the correct procedure for engaging multiple assailants
  • the correct procedure for loading, shooting and reloading while engaging an armed assailant or assailants
  • the correct procedure for clearing firearm malfunctions while engaging an armed assailant

In May of 2019 we added Stop The Bleed – emergency blood loss control and tourniquet training to our Guardian Training Program. This training is now part of our Guardian Training Program and will be provided to all participants.

A nationally recognized, official NRA certificate of training will be issued upon successful completion of the course.   Training exceeds requirements for Florida’s concealed carry weapons license application.

In 2020, training will be ongoing throughout the year.  Training can be taken as an individual or a group.  Convenient lodging is available for out-of-town participants.

Pre-registration is required.  Group discounts are available.  Call or email for pricing information.

For complete training information, visit In-Gauge of Polk County’s webpage at:  Church Guardian Training  or send an email inquiry to:  info.ingauge@gmail.com 

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd explains the importance of having trained guardians on location when the wolf attacks and before law enforcement arrives  . . . . 

Something to consider . . .

In-Gauge of Polk County is one of a very few entities that provides official NRA firearms training and the only organization in Central Florida that conducts official NRA, advanced firearms training.

If you or any member of your congregation takes firearms training that does not provide an official NRA certificate of training, displaying the official NRA name and emblem, your training will likely not be recognized outside the state of Florida and not be recognized by liability insurance carriers.

Firearms training classes (concealed carry classes) conducted by retired law enforcement officers or instructors claiming to certified NRA instructors that do not issue official NRA certificates of training, are NOT official NRA firearms training classes.

Before enrolling in any concealed carry class or advanced firearms tactical training course, ask if you be receiving an official NRA certificate of training upon completion. Not merely receiving a training certificate designed by the instructor or a letter stating you completed a class.

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Dorian – Hurricane Evacuation and Guns

What is Florida law regarding transporting your firearms during storm evacuation?

What is Florida law regarding transporting your firearms and carry a concealed weapon during storm evacuation?

Florida law pertaining to firearms and the carrying of a concealed weapon during storm evacuation is addressed in Florida Statute: 790.01 (3)(a). See excerpt below.

The content of this message is for informational purposes only. Nothing contained within is intended to be or should be considered legal advice. For legal advice, consult a licensed Florida attorney.

The message below has been reprinted from an earlier 2015 post.

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If you were not aware or in doubt, the following Florida law went into effect May 21, 2015 upon signing . . . .

Gov. Scott signs Florida emergency concealed carry bill

5/22/15 | by Chris Eger

It will now be legal for gun owners in the Sunshine State to temporarily carry concealed handguns without a permit during periods when the sun isn’t shining so bright.

Now law is a measure to allow law-abiding citizens without concealed carry licenses to bear arms during declared mandatory evacuations.   A reboot of a failed 2014 bill that was killed in last minute political maneuvering, this session’s effort had an easier go of it after police lobby groups embraced the proposal. It passed the Republican-controlled Senate in an easy 29-10 vote while the House last month approved it by a 86-26 margin.

“As Hurricane Season approaches it’s critical that our rights are protected during natural disasters,” advised Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-Petersburg, in a statement. “With the signing of SB 290, all lawful gun owners will be permitted to carry a concealed weapon if they are complying with a mandatory evacuation during a state of emergency. I’m proud to have sponsored this bipartisan bill ensuring that we have the right to protect our families during these sometimes chaotic times.”

Brandes bill, SB 290, creates an exception to Florida’s prohibition against concealed carry of a weapon without a permit by allowing adults not otherwise prohibited from possessing a firearm to temporally do so while evacuating. The law allows for a 48-hour window that this would be allowed after the evacuation has been ordered. However, the governor can authorize an extension as needed.

Such evacuation orders occur frequently in the state, most often associated with hurricane threats. Florida, with hundreds of miles of coastline in the North Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, is prone to severe hurricanes. Since 2000, no less than 63 tropical or subtropical cyclones have affected Florida, more than any other state.

Second Amendment advocates in the state refer to the new law as true common-sense gun legislation.

“This bill is a no-brainer, particularly in Florida with our hurricane exposure,” Marion Hammer, president of the Unified Sportsmen of Florida and past president of the National Rifle Association, told Guns.com Thursday. “When you’re ordered to evacuate — to take your kids, your dog and valuables and flee — the last thing you should leave behind is your gun.”

People have a responsibility to defend themselves and their family, “so taking firearms with you is not only your right, it is your responsibly,” said Hammer.

The law was effective Thursday at signing while the Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1.

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In Support of The 2nd Amendment

Support Walmart and the 2nd Amendment – This weekend

Do something simple. Do something easy. Do something that provides immediate gratification.

Purchase something in the sporting goods department at your local Walmart Saturday, August 10th

The anti-2nd Amendment group March For Our Lives will be conducting a demonstration at the Coral Springs, Florida Walmart Saturday, August 10th, protesting Walmart’s sale of guns and ammunition.

You are not being asked to gather in counter protest. You are not being asked to march in the streets. You are not being asked to hold signs. You are not being asked to make phone calls or send letters.

You are simply being asked to make some sort of purchase in your local Walmart’s sporting goods department this weekend. Preferably Saturday, August 10th. If not Saturday, do it Sunday. But, make your purchase this weekend.

No matter where you live in the United States, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Michigan, Pennsylvania, this Saturday and Sunday go to YOUR local Walmart and simply buy a box of ammunition or some other firearm related merchandise.

Purchase that gun you were putting off buying. Purchase that gun for your nephew, grandson, husband or wife. Christmas is only 4 months away.

Even if it is a bit inconvenient, make that purchase this weekend! Let Walmart know we support them and the 2nd Amendment. Demonstrate with your wallet and your $$$$.

Show the anti-gun Left and the news media we are 2nd Amendment strong!

Support Walmart and the 2nd Amendment – This weekend

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Support Walmart and the 2nd Amendment – This weekend

Support Walmart and the 2nd Amendment – This weekend

Saturday, August 10th the anti-gun Left will be conducting a protest at the Coral Springs, Florida Walmart to protest Walmart’s sale of guns and ammunition.

You do NOT have to march, hold signs or publicly protest in anyway.

No matter where you live in the country, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Michigan, Pennsylvania, this Saturday and Sunday go to YOUR local Walmart and simply buy a box of ammunition or some other firearm related merchandise.

Purchase that gun you were putting off buying. Purchase that gun for your nephew, grandson, husband or wife. Christmas is only 4 months away.

Even if it is a bit inconvenient, make that purchase this weekend! Let Walmart know we support them and the 2nd Amendment. Vote with your $$$$$.

Demonstrate to the anti-gun Left and the news media we are 2nd Amendment strong!

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Accelerated GUARDIAN TRAINING

Accelerated 3-Day faith based organization GUARDIAN TRAINING June 7th, 8th and 9th

Special, accelerated 3-Day (15 hour) faith based organization GUARDIAN TRAINING

In-Gauge of Polk County will be conducting an all encompassing, three-day, faith based organization/worship center Guardian Training course June 7th, 8th and 9th in Winter Haven, Florida.  This training is for the individual or group of individuals who wish to be part of a worship center armed guardian/sentinel/security team.

There are no prerequisites for this course.  All participants will receive training from basic handgun to advanced defensive pistol shooting and situational awareness.  The training will be conducted during a three-day period and include both classroom and live-fire range training.  The participant will be expected to fire a minimum of 250 rounds of defensive caliber ammunition on the range engaging simulated, multiple assailant targets, while utilizing cover and drawing and firing from a concealment holster.

A nationally recognized, official NRA certificate of training will be issued upon successful completionThe training meets and exceeds the State of Florida’s training requirements for concealed carry weapons license application.

Discount lodging can be arranged through the National Rifle Association’s membership benefits program.

This course has been designed to give the participant the opportunity to travel, arrive, check-in to lodging and begin the training in a relaxed and timely manner, while allowing for completion and returning home for Sunday services, with the minimum out-of-pocket expense.

Special group pricing is available for the course.  See information below or contact In-Gauge of Polk County via email at:  training.ingauge@gmail.com  or by visiting our website at:  www.ingaugeofpolkcounty.com

Others may conduct “concealed carry” classes or independent, handgun/pistol shooting instruction, but no other central Florida organization conducts official NRA advanced firearms training.  Just ask them.

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A $50 per person transferable, but non-refundable deposit must be received no later than Friday, May 25th.  Seating and participation is limited and the class will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis, with the receipt of deposit.  Reservations will not be held without the receipt of a deposit.

 

 

 

 

 

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Women of In-Gauge take Gold at Polk Senior Games

The women of In-Gauge of Polk County take gold at the 2018 Polk Senior Games’ Pistol Competition

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From left to right: Lorraine Jones – Bronze medal Judy Fliag- Gold medal (NRA instructor) Janet Ergle – Gold medal – new record (NRA instructor) Pat Eddins – Silver medal (NRA instructor)

On March 7th, the 2018 Polk Senior Games held its annual pistol shooting competition, attracting both men and women, ages of 50 through 86, from across Central Florida, with 41 registered shooters.

The women of In-Gauge of Polk County competed against woman in the age categories of 50-59, 60-69 and 70-79.​ The top scores were 256 by Judy Flaig (Gold 50-59 women) and 239 by Janet Ergle (Gold 70-79 women – new record)

The women of In-Gauge are eligible to participate in the upcoming Florida Senior Games and are currently preparing.

Sponsors are being sought to offset their expenses. The women can be contacted through In-Gauge of Polk County, Winter Haven, Florida.

In-Gauge of Polk County is a registered non-profit organization and an official NRA chartered club, located in Winter Haven, Florida.  In-Gauge of Polk County can be contacted by U.S. mail at:  In-Gauge of Polk County, 6039 Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven, FL  33884.  By email at:   info.ingauge@gmail.com  By phone at:  863-206-1996.   Visit the In-Gauge of Polk County website at:  www.ingaugeofpolkcounty.com

Addendum . . .   Appearing in The Ledger March 19, 2018   http://www.theledger.com/entertainmentlife/20180318/your-good-news

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