As the United States locked down and multiple city police forces started publicizing what criminal events they would no longer respond to, the American public grew fearful. Formerly non-gun households purchased guns.
Reports are that more than 5 million guns were sold in the first quarter of 2020, and 2.5 million of them were in the month of March. It is also reported that for many ( as many as 65%) of those households, this was their first gun.
As a response to the growth in guns, and the restricted access to ranges, training and firearms safety classes for these – a group of instructors invited other instructors to film a quick video giving some advice.
Amanda Suffecool, the host of the nationally syndicated radio show EyeOnTheTargetRadio and a firearms instructor based in Ohio, Paul Lathrop, a South Dakota based firearms instructor and the host of the weekly Polite Society Podcast and Rob Morse, an author, a former firearms instructor and the host of a weekly informational podcast titled Self Defense Gun Stories all worked together to present the GUN 101 videos.
All of their shows can be found on the Self Defense Radio Network.
Joining them is an amazing lineup of nationally known instructors including Rob Pincus of Personal Defense Network, Robyn Sandoval of A Girl and A Gun, Paul Carlson of Safety Solutions Academy and Beth Alcazar of USCCA among others in this educational lineup.
Rob Morse wrote the following article inviting gun owners to invite others to watch, listen and learn:
You would have called me a madman if I’d predicted these events last Christmas. In early 2020, we saw sentencing reform. That meant people could steal up to $950 worth of merchandise per day and the thief would only be issued a ticket. We saw bail eliminated for so called “non-violent offenses”, so bank robbers who were arrested this morning would be released this afternoon.
Across the country, we saw empty store shelves for the first time in our lives due to fear of a pandemic. Convicted prisoners were released from prison due to fear of infection by the Wuhan flu. Many of these criminals were soon back in jail after committing new crimes. Because of the pandemic, police in some cities wouldn’t come to investigate if you called them to report a crime. (Article continues at: https://slowfacts.wordpress.
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The entire video library can be found here.