COMMON QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT WEAPONS TRAINING
What is the second amendment right?
The Second Amendment states “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” You will notice the way this is written. It does not state that you must be in a militia, it states that there may be a need for a militia to maintain a free state. The second portion is that the RIGHT of the people to keep and bear arms will not be infringed. Webster tells us Infringed means ” to encroach upon in a way that violates law or the rights of another”
I’m afraid of guns.
Why would I need Safety Training when I can call the police?
The response time goal for law enforcement for life threatening situation is 5 minutes. Currently the average is over 8 minutes with the North side of Milwaukee over 15 minutes.
How can I conquer my fears?
Knowledge and practice. The best way to concur any fear is learning about it, then putting your knowledge into practice. The more you practice and handle a gun the more comfortable you will feel with it.
How do I keep my gun away from my children?
Gun safes are becoming affordable and come in many shapes and sizes. These are the large multi-gun to single gun quick access. It is also as a law in the state of Wisconsin that you are liable if your child is able to access you gun.
Is there a requirement for me to train on gun usage?
There is no requirement for training to own a gun. If you are going to conceal carry there are requirements that you must follow. This can be accomplished through military or police training or attend a course taught by a certified instructor.
What are Wisconsin Laws regarding conceal carry?
The Wisconsin DOJ has an entire section of the requirements on their website. This law can be reviewed under ACT 35.
Where can I find conceal carry laws in other states?
There are websites that do track this USA CARRY is a good resource but the best is to go to the individual states Website for CCW and it will tell you if your CCW permit is valid. In Wisconsin we have two states that boarder us that do not accept Wisconsin Concealed Carry. Those are Illinois and Minnesota. If you are traveling trough those states you would need to secure you guns in a case that cannot be accessed while traveling. A case or small gun safe in the trunk of the car is good. Also unload the gun while moving through those states.
Are there other forms of protection besides using a gun?
This is a definite YES. A gun should be considered the last line of defense. When building your toolbox of self defense you should look at less lethal methods. Open hand(no weapon), pepper spray, a baton or an electronic weapon. A great form of protection is a dog. They are good alarm systems and most people will not mess with a dog. The best protection you can have is situational awareness. Avoid the situation or make yourself look like less or and more difficult target.
If I sign up for a class, what is your cancellation policy?
There is no hard or fast policy. We will work with you to get you in another class or individual training. If you have just decided that you cannot get over your fear or dislike of guns we will refund your money minus any expense the instructor has incurred (range time or classroom reservations).
Should I take classes in a certain order?
Some of the courses are not dependent on another but the firearm classes are. You should attend a basic course before moving into a more advanced course. If you are not sure where you are at in the training cycle we can discuss this and put you in the best class for your skill set.
Where can I buy an electronic weapon “taser”?
You have to be careful with these electronic weapons. In the state of Wisconsin these are covered under the Concealed Carry Law but there is no background check so some places sell these over the counter and others require you to present your CCW permit to purchase them.
How long are certifications good for?
In Wisconsin the permits are good for 5 years.
Do you offer safety classes for children?
Depending on the age of the child would depend on the course. The Refuse to be a Victim course is good from young teen and up. The NRA also has a Eddy The Eagle program for elementary aged students.
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