West Bend, WI – Even before Saturday’s mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, places of worship have sadly been the site of too many violent confrontations by evildoers who believe those inside will not be able to defend themselves. It’s for this reason that the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) will be offering a series of free online training videos followed by a live training broadcast on November 12th with a specific focus on protecting Houses of Worship on the USCCA YouTube channel, USCCA.com, and other social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.
These training videos will feature real people going through real-life potential scenarios and cover topics such as what to do when there is a active shooter in your church, what you can do to prepare, where your security team members should sit, tips on deadly force decision making, and the proper size of a house of worship security team, among other issues.
“On behalf of the more than 285,000 members of the USCCA we mourn for the victims, their families and the City of Pittsburgh. They are all in our prayers. Sadly, this latest shooting is a reminder that too many lives have been lost because murderous maniacs know that our places of worship are soft targets where those inside often don’t have the ability to protect themselves,” said Tim Schmidt, Founder & President of the United States Concealed Carry Association. “In countless situations across this country, concealed-carry permit holders have been the front lines of defense against evildoers because they have the necessary knowledge, training and experience to protect those around them. As a society, we should be having an important conversation about whether we are truly doing everything possible to protect ourselves and those around us. This new training offered by the USCCA will hopefully provide life-saving advice for anyone who has to confront an active shooter situation.”
The trainings will feature Kevin Michalowski, Executive Editor of USCCA’s Concealed Carry Magazine and Ron Aguiar of Oasis Safety taking church parishioners and the security team through training and putting them through actual scenarios through the use of Stress Vests and UTM ammunition.
The trainings are completely free and will finish off on Monday, November 12th with the airing of the USCCA Live Training Broadcast where a panel of self-defense experts will be taking questions from viewers and discussing the scenarios LIVE.
Those interested are invited to join thousands of fellow responsibly armed Americans at the Live Training Broadcast on Monday, November 12th at 7PM CST. Register below today.
WHAT: United States Concealed Carry Association Live Training Broadcast
WHEN: Monday, November 12, 2018 at 7:00 PM CST
About the USCCA:
The U.S. Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) provides education, training and legal protection to responsible American gun owners. Headquartered in West Bend, WI, the USCCA is the largest and fastest-growing association whose sole focus is the responsibly armed American.
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