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 program.

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 shooting.

 Topics include:

  • Know the Warning Signs
  • Creating an Emergency Operations Plan
  • Considerations for Schools and for Houses of Worship
  • DHS Program: Run, Hide or Fight
  • Planning for an Armed Response
  • Is Arming Teachers a Good Idea?
  • Treating the Wounded
  • Gun-Free Zones

 This 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.


For 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 )
*Call or email for group pricing