Who Should Take a Concealed Carry or Handgun Safety Class?
Having been a police officer in both the Cities of Milwaukee and Mequon, I have seen first-hand, the contrast in the crime rate between these two communities. Milwaukee is a “great city on a great lake” but it is a much bigger city with all of the problems that come with it, and crime is one of them. Mequon and most of the North Shore are affluent and residential communities which enjoy a much lower crime rate. This is one of the things that make it a desirable place to live. But for many residents it creates the illusion that crime doesn’t occur there. But there are no fences around Mequon and violent crime can rear its ugly head in any community. Just ask Oak Creek, Brookfield, or Columbine. All fine communities that have suffered the horror of mass shootings.
Many law abiding citizens do understand this and have taken the responsibility to protect themselves and their loved ones by exercising their constitutional right to keep and bear arms. They also take the necessary steps to obtain their concealed carry permit and get the training necessary to do it safely, defensively, and according to the law. They understand that when seconds count, the police are minutes away. These law abiding citizens realize that their lives and the lives of their loved ones are worth protecting and they have decided that they are going to make sure they have a fighting chance of insuring that protection. In doing so, they make every law abiding citizen safer as well.
Criminals love gun control. It makes their lives safer. They know that most law abiding citizens will not be armed when and where it is prohibited by law. The fact that there are trained and armed citizens, not only in their homes and businesses, but also out in public, makes life more uncertain for the career criminal. It deters crime and has contributed to the decreasing rates of violent crime across this country. That is, unless you live in a location like Washington D.C., which has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the nation, and where the homicide rate by gunfire is five times the national average.
My goal at MPD training is to safely provide you with the knowledge, attitude, and skills necessary to protect yourself and your loved ones. The Concealed Carry class satisfies the training requirements as prescribed by the WI Department of Justice to obtain your permit and will provide you with the knowledge you need about concealed carry in Wisconsin. It will also take you down the road toward developing the proper attitude to do it safely and within the law.
The Introductory Defensive Handgun class is the next logical step after successfully completing the Concealed Carry class. It will provide you with additional knowledge and hands-on skills in the defensive use of a handgun. These are essential skills you need to acquire whether you intend to carry or only plan to keep a handgun in the home or business for self-defense. I can also provide one-on-one, individualized training upon request.
Let MPD Training help you to confidently say: “I took responsibility for my personal defense”.