Posts Tagged Training

When To Introduce Guns

From Guns.com:

Working in the gun industry, people often ask me when they should introduce their kids to guns. What I’ve learned over the years teaching my own kids about the subject is that it’s different for every child. Through trial and error, I found that certain lessons help more than others. While introducing shooting to kids early helps, so does taking incremental steps so they learn and appreciate the sport.

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Get Fit and Stay Armed

From Guns.com:

Perfecting that beach body isn’t always easy, especially if you want to be comfortable and protected at the same time. You don’t have to sacrifice fitness for protection though if you know what to look for. Guns like the Glock 42, Sig P365, and Ruger LCP are all very concealable and pair well with a plethora of holsters designed for workout. Deciding which holster and gun combo that will work for you is as much dependent on the types of movement you plan on doing as it is the caliber you like.

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Using 3-Gun Matches To Stay In Shape

From Guns.com:

3-Gun competition is unique in that you use three different shooting platforms, but just like a lot of other shooting sports it gets you off the shooting line and moving around. “It’s a pretty physical endeavor… if you want to shoot open and you at to race really hard you have to be in shape,” said Jerry Miculek.
It’s not just the physical limits you’ll be pushing, it’s as much a mental game as it is a physical one.

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College Suspends Student For Going To Gun Range

From Bearing Arms:

For one woman, a picture of her day at the range got her suspended from college. Now, she’s suing the school.

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Illinois Introduces Bill To Fingerprint Anyone Who Wants To TOUCH A Gun

From The Truth About Guns:

The Illinois House Wednesday passed a bill to require the submission of fingerprints, along with higher fees in order to own, shoot or even handle a firearm or ammunition. Kathleen Willis’ Amendments to SB-1966 would also end private firearm transfers and even require immediate family members gifted a firearm to report themselves to the Illinois State Police under penalty of a felony.
The bill passed solely with Democrat votes, Democrats who claim to fight for poor, inner-city minorities. At least at election time. SB-1966, with its increased fees, has a guaranteed disparate impact upon poor people of color within the Land of Lincoln.

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MN To Add Gun Safety To P.E. Classes

From Guns.com:

The omnibus environment and natural resources spending bill, SF 7, was approved by lawmakers last week by a large, bipartisan vote and presented to Walz. Included in the plan is $500,000 from the state’s game and fish fund for grants to school districts to increase firearms safety, trap shooting, archery, hunting, and angling activities in physical education classes.

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Free Training For Teachers July 20

From Guns.com:

Firearms instructors across the nation will band together to provide free training courses to teachers as part of the annual National Train a Teacher Day on July 20.

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President Signs Public Range Bill

From Guns.com:

Now law, the move tweaks the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act. This 80-year-old law uses an 11 percent excise tax levied on all guns and ammo commercially sold or imported into the country to perform conservation-related tasks such as restoring habitat, funding hunter safety programs and establishing public ranges. Paid for by firearms industry manufacturers, conservation officials announced over $670 million in Pittman-Robertson funds would be available to states this year alone.

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Women’s Shooting Events On June 1

From The Truth About Guns:

As we noted last week, Rick Ector will be training 900 women in safe gun handling and use — for free — on Sunday May 19. In that same vein, The Well Armed Woman, which has thousands of members in hundreds of chapters across the country, is inviting women to participate in #NotMe Day shooting event on Saturday, June 1.

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Legally Armed In Detroit

From The Truth About Guns:

Rick Ector, through his firearms training operation Legally Armed in Detroit, has been putting on annual one-day training extravaganzas for years, providing free gun safety and shooting classes to hundreds of southeast Michigan women. All at no cost to the students.

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Public Range Bill Passes House

From Guns.com:

A bipartisan measure to increase the number of shooting ranges available on public land passed the U.S. House on Monday. The bill, H.R.1222, was introduced in February by U.S. Reps. Ron Kind, D-Wisc. and Rob Bishop, R-Utah. The proposal proved uncontroversial and passed in a voice vote this week following on the heels of a similar vote in the Senate on an identical measure earlier this month.

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The Popular 3-Gun Match

From Guns.com:

3-Gun offers gun owners a means to develop and hone shooting skills through the use of three platforms: rifle, shotgun and pistol. The dynamic sport pushes participants to creatively problem solve through stages stacked with obstacles and targets. With a shorter tenure in the shooting world than other competitions, 3-Gun begs the question what’s the history and why is it so appealing?

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NY Gun Case Headed To Supremes

From The Atlantic:

It has been 11 years since a 5–4 majority, in District of Columbia v. Heller, announced that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess handguns in the home for purposes of self-defense. It has been nine years since the same majority held in McDonald v. City of Chicago that an identical handgun-possession right is “incorporated” by the due-process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment (which means it applies to states—and cities—as well as to the federal government). The Court in Heller indicated that it was deciding only a narrow question. Justice Antonin Scalia’s opinion cautioned that “nothing in our opinion should be taken to cast doubt on longstanding prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ill, or laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings, or laws imposing conditions and qualifications on the commercial sale of arms.”

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Gun Owners Should Know First Aid

From Guns.com:

“No one is immune to the possibility of something bad happening,” Dr. Alton told Guns.com. “It just makes common sense to have some ability to deal with the injuries that might happen in times of trouble.”

Despite ample training opportunities available through various organizations in the U.S., many gun owners simply aren’t qualified to handle even the most basic first aid needs. From injuries accrued due to slide bite or jagged metal gun parts to the most serious in the form of gunshot wounds, Dr. Alton emphasized the need for gun owners to move past normalcy bias, realize that the potential dangers they face each and every day and ready themselves by taking part in medical training.

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Tourists And Foreigners Not Allowed At Ranges

From Reason:

So people who are on short-term trips from a Visa Waiver Program country (most European, East Asian, and Pacific democracies, plus Brunei and Chile), or countries as to which we have similar visa-free entry rules (Canada and Bermuda, I think), are not forbidden by federal law from renting a gun at a shooting range, or even buying or borrowing a gun to keep at their temporary home. But if they’re tourists or short-term business visitors from, say, China or India or Israel or Mexico or Brazil — trips for which a visa is required — then they are so forbidden; likewise if they’re here for an extended stay as a student or a business traveler.
[4.] What’s more, if you take someone to a range knowing that they are, say, a U.K. citizen here on a student visa, or an Indian citizen here for a short trip, you are yourself likely committing the crime of aiding and abetting that person’s illegal gun possession, or of conspiring with that person to illegally possess a gun. And that’s so even if you don’t know the conduct is illegal, so long as you know about the person’s immigration status.

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