Active Shooter Training Attendance Spikes After Las Vegas Shooting

October 06, 2017 10:18 PM

After the mass shooting in Las Vegas, many people are trying to find resources and training on what to do in active shooter situations, and a Chanhassen gun range is helping fill that need.

The management at Stock and Barrel decided to host several free trainings for the public. General Manager Randy Ferris said the response was overwhelming.

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The class that normally draws an average of 20 people and cost $100 was capped at 65 people and offered for free. Ferris said at the urging of people who called and messaged the store, he added three more classes on Saturday throughout the day.

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"We could have upwards of perhaps 250 people between tonight and tomorrow," Ferris said. "We want to make this information available to people because it's critical to have this at this point in time."

Ferris gave the presentation to a packed room, explaining the training isn't meant to make people paranoid, but meant to make them aware of their surroundings.

"We'll spend a lot of time on knowledge, mental preparation and proper mindset," Ferris said.

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The group spent time talking about how to identify the best exits in large venues, and discussed what kind of everyday objects could, if necessary, be used as weapons against an attacker.

Ferris said the trainings on Saturday will cover the same material. Those sessions, though, are also filled to capacity.

 

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Kirsten Swanson

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