When another report of a mass shooting is in the news, many
people have an emotional response. Fear,
anger, sadness and frustration are all understandable. Some people simply think it will never happen
to “me” or “my children” and then go about their lives. Others immediately blame the firearm and are
convinced that if firearms were no longer available, these mass killings would
stop. Others suggest that the type of
firearm or magazine capacity is to blame. Others blame video games, drugs or mental illness.
As with any problem, to find an effective solution we need
to first understand the facts. Actions
taken based on emotional responses are rarely the best solution to a
problem. They may sound or feel
good in the heat of the moment, but many of these recommendations are simply
ineffective or impossible to carry out.
The subject of firearm ownership and the 2nd
Amendment often become the argument in this debate. The fact is that the majority of mass
shootings in the United States have taken place in states or jurisdictions that
have some of the most restrictive firearm laws in our country. More firearm laws will simply
not be followed by those intent on killing others.
Whether or not you choose to own a firearm, each one of
us can objectively look at the facts surrounding Mass Shootings. Once we understand the facts, then we can debate and decide what solutions are best for our schools, businesses and
places of worship. This is exactly what
the USCCA has done with their Countering The Mass Shooter Threat
In this class we review an analysis of data gathered from 48
mass shootings that have occurred since Columbine. By doing this without emotion or agenda, you
will be able to determine what can be learned from these tragedies. We will objectively discuss topics such as
reducing magazine capacity and the effectiveness of gun free zones. We will review how victim response in mass
shootings made a difference – good or bad.
We will also discuss how things like “Universal Background Checks” and
other gun control proposals may or may not have changed anything.
After we understand what happened and why, we will then move
on to reviewing what you can actually do about it. There are steps you can take to reduce the
threat of a mass shooter and effective ways to respond during and after a mass
Know the Warning Signs
Creating an Emergency Operations Plan
Considerations for Schools and for Houses of
DHS Program: Run, Hide or Fight
Planning for an Armed Response
Is Arming Teachers a Good Idea?
Treating the Wounded
program is one of the most comprehensive programs of its kind. It is presented objectively and is easily
understood. The lessons learned in this
program will teach you how to prevent or survive a mass shooter in public, at
work or at your place of worship. This
course is taught by a Certified USCCA Instructor. Classes are held for the public and available
as a private class for your group or organization.
those individuals who choose to legally carry a concealed firearm for
self-protection, you may also participate in interactive, stress inducing
computer simulation drills. This optional
training component provides the opportunity to test your defensive shooting
skills while under stress and better understand your ability to stop a deadly
mass shooter threat. This add-on
component to the Countering The Mass Shooter Threat class is available to
individuals or the entire class at a special discounted price.
4-Hour Seminar Only $39 per person* (Optional 191-Page USCCA Textbook
available for $35 day of class)
Seminar PLUS Textbook $69 per person* (Save $5 when purchasing textbook at registration)
OPTIONAL: Scenario Computer Simulation Training $29 per person* (60 minutes )