As always, we try to keep all of our wonderful readers informed about recent firearms related focusing events that make the news. This week we’ve got some very interesting news to share with you guys!! As responsible armed citizens it is our express duty to stay informed and abreast of changes in our industry.
Utah – Teachers prepare for active shooters… Last month, at least 30 teachers in Utah decided to band together for the sake of safety. These teachers attended a series of training sessions in which local police departments hosted training sessions that detailed using guns in response to an active-shooter situation inside of a school. The training showed teachers how to disarm a gunman, where to shoot on the body and how to properly aim and unload a firearm. Officers leading the training also went over deescalation techniques, self-defense and medical responses such as how to pack a wound and tie a tourniquet on a child. Although this is one of the most controversial contemporary debates, we can see that some teachers are taking matters in their own hands…
New Mexico – New Mexico Walmart’s to stop selling guns…. If you are a responsible armed citizen in New Mexico looking to buy hunting rifles at Walmart, you’ll have to look elsewhere after July 22, 2019. Not long ago, Walmart announced that it is voluntarily giving up its federal firearms licenses, and will no longer sell firearms in any New Mexico stores. As a federal licensed seller, new laws in New Mexico could put Walmart in a position where employees could be forced to conduct background checks on private-party firearms transfers. This could put employees in a position of handling unfamiliar firearms possibly with sketchy backgrounds. The company also feels that other customers might be alarmed by seeing people carrying multiple firearms through the stores. If you live in New Mexico we sincerely hope that you have a back up plan for your hunting rifles!!
Wyoming – Buffalo Bill Center opens new museum… The Buffalo Bill Center of the West opened the doors to a new museum on this past Saturday! The newly renovated Cody Firearms Museum opened to former Special Forces Sergeant Dana Bowman parachuting onto the grounds from a World War II C-47 airplane. Interestingly enough, displays by companies most people know (but would not assimilate with firearms), like Abercrombie & Fitch, Ford and the maker of the Louisville Slugger were some of the most visited exhibits. Inside of the new museum there are displays designed for the firearms novice – everything from basic designs of firearms to shooting safety. The museum will also appeal to gun enthusiasts and by most accounts those choosing the museum as their ultimate vacation/tour destination might want to plan multiple days for exploration!!! There are seemingly endless digital and mechanical interactive displays and four simulators in the museum, including handguns, rifles, shotguns and a M2 machine gun!! Sure sounds like an ultimate vacation spot to us!!!
*** If you are unfamiliar with firearms and/or their accessories, and want to learn more, PSA strongly suggests that you find, enroll, and attend a comprehensive and reputable firearms safety course. Firearms safety is all of OUR responsibility.
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And as always….remember to watch your six and stay low!!!