USCCA Sponsors “National Train A Teacher Day” This Saturday

USCCA Sponsors “National Train A Teacher Day” This Saturday
USCCA Sponsors “National Train A Teacher Day” This Saturday

West Bend, WI-( This Saturday, July 20th is the second annual “National Train a Teacher Day” (NTATD) in which thousands of school teachers and administrators across the country will be offered free self-defense training by Certified Instructors and Training Counselors. The United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA), which provides education, training and self-defense protection to more than 300,000 responsible American gun owners across the country, is an official sponsor of this national event which aims to empower educators across the country with the training and tools they need to defend themselves in the case of a criminal attack.

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National Train a Teacher Day is a nationwide effort to empower and educate those who are charged with the safety and education of our Children. The USCCA and many others believe the solution to evil acts of violence is found through education, empowerment, the elimination of “gun free zones,” and the free exercise of the rights and liberties of law-abiding Americans.

Each day, more states and school districts are allowing teachers and administrators to exercise their Rights and carry firearms on school campuses to better protect the students in their charge.  In Florida, for example, expansion of the armed teacher program was one of several recommendations made by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission, which was commissioned after the tragic mass shooting in Parkland in February 2018.

“All too often we see evildoers targeting schools precisely because they know the innocent people inside are often unable to protect themselves,” USCCA President and Founder Tim Schmidt said. “By sponsoring National Train a Teacher Day and providing educational materials to educators, administrators and students, we hope to help change the current status quo and prevent these tragedies from happening in the future. We are proud to sponsor this worthy effort and look forward to continuing the work to ensure our children are protected in the classroom.”

As part of its sponsorship of National Train a Teacher Day, the USCCA is also donating materials used by volunteer USCCA Certified Instructors who are offering free courses for teachers across the country. Donated materials will include Countering The Mass Shooter Threat, Concealed Carry And Home Defense Fundamentals, and Emergency First Aid Fundamentals books and the online e-Learning program that goes with each for teachers participating in the training programs across the country.

“Educators trained in self-defense can be the front lines of defense for our students, because they have the necessary knowledge and experience to protect their classrooms.  In an emergency situation, seconds matter,” said Tim Schmidt, President and founder of the USCCA.

About the U.S. Concealed Carry Association (USCCA)U.S. Concealed Carry Association (USCCA)

The U.S. Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) provides self-defense education, training and legal protection to responsible American gun owners. The USCCA is the largest and fastest-growing association whose sole focus is the responsibly armed American.

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Before we knock how a training session is performed, perhaps knowing what the threat scenario might be would help, does anyone know the scenario they’re defending against? IMOA, my guess is the threat has gotten in close and the threat is attempting to knife me or subdue me. How did someone get that close could be as simple as our desire to help someone asking for directions, asking you to take their picture, walking past them on a sidewalk, standing in line a the convenience store etc.. Remember someone 20 feet away can get to you in approx. 1.5 seconds,… Read more »


It’s part of a Contact Distance Close Quarters Pistol Drill

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Doesn’t matter, in reality a teacher could be trying to drag a child out of the line of fire and in doing so her hand is occupied. The end result of the article is teachers are or will be properly trained to respond to the next GFZ shooting using a firearm and not attempting to shield students with a clipboard.


I am left wondering what manner of silliness is going on in that photo.


They are practicing covering the head, drawing and firing at close range.. this also keeps your other arm out of the bullet path. Guns are useless if you don’t train properly. Both in physical preparedness and tactical proficiency with your weapon. If this is your analysis, you should probably sign up for an actual firearms training course that is more involved than standing directly in front of a target and shooting. Wonder no more


If what you say is true, then shouldn’t they have a concealment garment on? As to signing up for “an actual firearms training course”, I am too busy laughing my ass off. Let’s see, the “threat” is on their left side and yet they are facing ninety degrees away from the threat. I assume the threat is using some sort of deadly force considering they are about to draw their guns. How did they let someone get that close to them? Oh well, I’m sure the Tier One Instructor has “sold” the “student” on the handiness of this reaction to… Read more »

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National Train a Teacher Day to properly use a firearm safely is doing something positive to possibly stop or prevent shootings in these GFZ’s. Bravo Zulu to the men and woman who wish to do more than be victims and protect their students should a POS shooter decide they want a few minutes of fame. It’s 100 time better than what the anti-gunners propose which is nothing that’ll make these free fire zones safer.