As a proud Army veteran, I am a firm supporter of the United States Constitution, in particular, the Bill of Rights. I believe that the 2nd Amendment is the cornerstone to the existence of our Republic. Without it, all other rights would simply be meaningless words on an over 225-year-old piece of paper and the security of our people and our great nation would be compromised.
While I believe in responsible citizens’ right to keep and bear arms, I also believe that we owe it to ourselves, our families, and our fellow citizens to be properly trained in the use of our firearms. Training makes it less likely that we will have accidents or make bad decisions in the event that we are forced to use deadly force to defend ourselves or our loved ones.
How much training do we need? I believe that is up to each individual to decide. This decision can be based upon a variety of factors, to include physical abilities, one’s personal security needs, or a simple desire to learn more.
While tactical or, often times, “tacticool,” training can be fun and exciting, the basics are what counts when it comes time to defend yourself or your loved ones. It is for this reason that I focus on training our fellow citizens in basic firearms fundamentals. This ensures that we are safe, confident, and effective with our firearms.
I am certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST), the California Department of Justice (DOJ), the California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS), the Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI), and the National Rifle Association (NRA). I am also a firearms instructor for my full-time employer and participate in regular firearms training with our local sheriff’s department.
I look forward to meeting each of you in class!
- CA Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)
- CA Department of Justice (DOJ)
- CA Bureau of Security & Investigative Services (BSIS)
- Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI)
- National Rifle Association (NRA)
- CA POST Chemical Agent Instructor
- International Law Enforcement Educators & Trainers Association (ILEETA)