Handgun Course for a Medic

Posted on: November 22, 2009
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Handgun Course at Front Sight: I wasn’t going to come, and I’m glad that I did because now I can touch a gun. I can be in the same room as a gun.

Ignatius Piazza Front Sight Handgun Training

Posted on: November 16, 2009
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Ignatius Piazza presents this episode of Front Sight Challenge. Two Front Sight trained citizens duel with handguns against a federal agent and a SWAT officer.

Police ’slow’ on firearm training

Posted on: July 5, 2009
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Armed police

Fewer than 4% of Scottish police are trained in the use of firearms

Police forces in Scotland have been “too slow” to implement new training guidelines on the use of firearms, according to inspectors.

A national standard was recommended by the Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland (Acpos) in 2006.

But a review by Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) found the guidelines had still not been implemented.

The inspector urged forces to achieve “provisional status” within six months.

Paddy Tomkins said: “It’s an unfortunate reality that improvements in the police use of firearms all too often follow shootings by the police.

“We in HMICS have conducted this inspection, not because of a specific incident but to ensure police use of firearms is as robust and evidence-based as possible.

The concern expressed in the report over the pace at which certain milestones in this area have been reached is shared by myself and my colleagues
Assistant Chief Constable
Colin Menzies

“We recommend that all Scottish forces should work towards achieving the national police firearms training provisional licence within the next six months.

“This will require them to embrace the necessary scrutiny and improvement processes and collate important data to inform decisions about baseline and specialist services.”

Assistant Chief Constable Colin Menzies, of Acpos, said the comments from HMICS “highlight a challenging area of our work”.

“The concern expressed in the report over the pace at which certain milestones in this area have been reached is shared by myself and my colleagues,” he said.

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US pastor opens church to guns

Posted on: June 29, 2009
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A pastor in the US state of Kentucky told his flock to bring handguns to church in what he said was an effort to promote safe gun ownership.

Pastor Ken Pagano told parishioners to bring their unloaded guns to New Bethel Church in Louisville for a service celebrating the right to bear arms.

He said he acted after church members voiced fears the Obama administration could tighten gun control laws.

When the service began, some 200 people were present, AP news agency said.

“We are wanting to send a message that there are legal, civil, intelligent and law-abiding citizens who also own guns,” Mr Pagano told the congregation.

“If it were not for a deep-seated belief in the right to bear arms, this country would not be here today,” he said.

Ken Pagano, pastor of New Bethel Church in Louisville, Kentucky

Pastor Ken Pagano says he wants to show that gun owners are law-abiding

The pastor also held a handgun raffle, as well as providing information on gun safety.

“I wish more churches did this, I wish more people did this,” the Louisville Courier-Journal quoted one attendee, Doreen Rogers, as saying.

“For some reason, most people think that carrying guns is sinful. It’s not. I think my life is worth protecting.”

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