Four armed intruders broke into home — two survived

The suspects forced their way inside but were soon confronted by the homeowner, who was also armed

Mitchell Willetts – May 16, 2022 The Kansas City Star
https://news.yahoo.com/four-armed-intruders-broke-indiana-191526190.html

DEKALB COUNTY, Indiana – A group of four armed intruders broke into an Indiana home recently, but only two left alive, state police told news outlets.

It happened early Sunday, May 15, at a home in DeKalb County, officials told WXIN.

The suspects forced their way inside but were soon confronted by the homeowner, who was also armed, the TV station reported.

The resident fired at the burglars, killing two of them, police told WTHR. The homeowner held the remaining two at gunpoint until officers arrived and arrested them.

No charges have been brought against the homeowner, WPTA reported.

The surviving suspects were taken into custody on charges of burglary and murder, according to the outlet. Murder charges can be brought against the suspects because they reportedly were committing a felony that led to two deaths, the station said.

When you think law enforcement will arrive in time . . .

Home invasion victim sexually assaulted while on phone with 911 operator, waiting for officers to arrive.

A California women was sexually assaulted, while on the phone with the 911 operator, waiting for law enforcement officers to arrive, responding to a call of a home invasion. Police response time: 7 minutes.

Following the assault, the woman was held hostage, with a gun pointed to her head, while on-scene officers negotiated with her assailant.

The suspect, Demetrius Trussell, was charged in San Diego Superior Court with 18 felonies.

GROCERY STORES – The New Soft Target

Man shot dead inside Florida Publix – February 12, 2022

February 12, 2022 – Coral Gables, Florida: https://www.wesh.com/article/publix-shooting-coral-gables/39004277

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: Class Schedule and Registration

Considering A Concealed Carry Class?

Why would you take a concealed carry class conducted in a rented hotel room, where you fire ONE paint cartridge at a paper target taped to a hotel room wall, and it is called “live-fire training”, at a cost of $55, when you can take a real handgun/concealed carry training class, in which you spend an hour on a real gun range, firing a minimum of 50 rounds of real ammunition, using a real handgun, learning to correctly use a firearm, for the same price or even less?

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 $50.

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 basic Handgun/Concealed Carry License Qualification 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.

Florida Appeals Court Upholds Conviction in Parking Lot Shooting

Convicted man loses ‘stand your ground’ defense on appeal in Florida.

A man convicted in a Clearwater convenience store parking lot shooting death, who had been battered by a convicted drug dealer, with methamphetamine in his system, loses ‘stand your ground’ defense before the Florida Second District Court of Appeal.

https://www.tampabay.com/news/crime/2021/12/29/michael-drejka-conviction-sentence-upheld-by-appeals-court/

December 30, 2021 – By Jim Saunders

Judge Edward LaRose rejected a series of arguments raised by Michael Drejka, who was convicted of manslaughter in the July 2018 shooting of Markeis McGlockton during an altercation about a parking spot outside a Pinellas County convenience store.

In a case that drew national attention, an appeals court upheld a conviction and 20-year prison sentence in the fatal shooting of a man during an altercation about a parking spot outside a Pinellas County convenience store. A three-judge panel of the Second District Court rejected a series of arguments raised by Michael Drejka, who was convicted of manslaughter in the July 2018 shooting of Markeis McGlockton.

The case drew heavy attention, in part, because the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office initially declined to arrest Drejka, citing the state’s controversial “stand your ground” self-defense law. Prosecutors later charged Drejka, who was convicted by a jury after a five-day trial.

The shooting happened after McGlockton and his 5-year-old son went into the convenience store, leaving a car that was improperly parked in a spot designated for people with disabilities. Drejka confronted McGlockton’s girlfriend, Brittany Jacobs, and shouted at her about being parked in the spot.

A witness, concerned about Jacobs’ safety, went into the store and told a clerk, according to Wednesday’s ruling. McGlockton heard the witness, went outside and pushed Drejka to the ground.

Drejka pulled out a gun and shot McGlockton, who was unarmed, with the bullet piercing McGlockton’s heart and killing him, the ruling said.

Drejka argued that he acted in self-defense. Among the issues in the appeal was his contention that Circuit Judge Joseph Bulone should have issued what is known as a judgment of acquittal based on the self-defense argument.

But the appeals court, in a 31-page opinion, rejected the contention, pointing to surveillance video of the shooting and witness testimony that McGlockton retreated after pushing down Drejka.

“The surveillance video, coupled with the eyewitness testimony that Mr. McGlockton was retreating, were sufficient to defeat Mr. Drejka’s JOA [judgment of acquittal] motion,” said the opinion, written by Judge Edward LaRose and joined by Judges Stevan Northcutt and Suzanne Labrit. “The jury, not the trial judge, had to resolve whether Mr. Drejka acted in self-defense.”

Among Drejka’s other arguments in the appeal was that a juror should have been removed for speaking with an official of the NAACP during the trial. McGlockton was African American, and Drejka is white.

But the appeals court said the circuit judge properly handled the juror issue.

“Our record is devoid of any juror misconduct,” Wednesday’s ruling said. “As the trial court’s interview with the juror revealed, the juror did not know that the individual (from the NAACP) that approached him was observing the trial in an overflow courtroom. Importantly, the two did not discuss the case at all. Certainly, then, the juror did not violate any court order.”

Drejka, now 51, is an inmate at the Columbia Correctional Institution Annex.

Considering A Concealed Carry Class?

We don’t want to train everyone. We only want to train those who are serious about defending their life and want to know how to do so correctly.

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 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 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.

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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.

Basic Defensive Shotgun for Home Defense Class

Cost: $75 All equipment and supplies included. There are no hidden costs.

LIMITED SEATING

In-Gauge of Polk County will be conducting a Basic Defensive Shotgun Class SATURDAY, August 21st.

Pre-registration is required. No walk-ins permitted.

A nationally recognized, official NRA certificate of training will be issued upon successful completion.

Bring your own shotgun or use ours.

This class includes the live-fire of various shotguns on a private range.

Register for this class at: Basic Defensive Shotgun for Home Defense – August 21st

Successful completion of this class fulfills the training requirement for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license. No further training is required. Yes, you read that is correctly.

Our current August training class schedule can be viewed at: https://ingaugeofpolkcounty.com/register-for-a-class/

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

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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 Carry Class $35 – Gander Outdoors, Bartow – Sunday Afternoons

Not all concealed carry classes are alike. We train you to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones.

Cost: $35 All materials provided.

No other training or class is required in order to apply for a Florida concealed carry weapons / firearms license.

To register for our class Sunday, March 7th 1:00 PM, at GANDER OUTDOORS – Bartow click HERE or go to Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/concealed-carry-weapons-license-qualification-class-minimum-standards-tickets-137335150131

Nothing has been cut or abbreviated from this class. Range, live-fire, hands-on, handgun performance evaluation included as part of this class.

Our current March class schedule can be seen at: https://ingaugeofpolkcounty.com/register-for-a-class/

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

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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