Criminal Defense Lawyers Discuss Use of Force

ATG Membership Meeting. Our monthly Membership Meeting will be at Cabela’s this Friday, Oct. 20th, with the main program starting at 6:00 PM.  Cabela’s meeting room is back by the Deli.  The Deli has good food and will will stay open until 6:00 PM so plan to have dinner with us at Cabela’s.  The networking hour will start at 5:00 PM; the Deli closes at 6:00.  I just learned that Criminal Defense Lawyer David Stevens will be there at 5:00 PM and he has agreed to provide us with some observations related to the Gerlach manslaughter trial. The trial is the subject for three of our speakers.  Defense Lawyer Richard Lee, will talk to us about the trial and media related issues. David Stevens and Mr. Lee were co-counsel for Mr. Gerlach’s criminal defense in the Spokane self-defense shooting trial several years back. Read more

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Gun News – ADTA Article

The Washington Arms Collectors featured the Armed Defense Training Association in the October, 2016 edition of the GunNews.  We asked the author, Ed Streit, the current ADTA President and a founding member of the citizen self-defense group, to send us the article.  The Action Training Group, Inc. in Eastern Washington and North Idaho follows the model created several years ago when the ADTA founders, including Spokane-area criminal defense lawyer, Mark Knapp, first started exploring ways to create a gun range in Federal Way, Washington.  The following is the complete article from the GunNews.

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Introduction to IDPA-style Action Shooting at Cabela’s in Post Falls

  Friday, September 29th at Cabela’s the Action Training Group, an Idaho nonprofit, all volunteer corporation, will present an introduction to IDPA-style shooting.

 

 

Fri, Sep 29, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

 

Location:   Cabela’s

                    North Cabela Way

                    Post Falls, ID

Event details.  We will explain the Action Training Group’s range procedures & how our live-fire events relate to our mission & objectives. IDPA-style shooting is the model for how we plan & execute our shoot-on-the-move events. We are not hosting competitive shooting events but a working knowledge of the IDPA match shooting paradigm will help participants to get the most out of our shooting programs.

Watch some IDPA videos by Googling IDPA drills.  Here is the El Presidente drill we worked on at our last Action Shoot:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4YzV2qZRLY#t=108.3440409

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pbjc8AUTB8k

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3txtcVLLrc

 

Above you will find three great IDPA  videos.  There are also some instructional videos which we may have available to watch at the meeting. Our next ATG Action Shoot is Thursday, October 19th at Fernan Rod & Gun Club.

We will give you a chance to join our group and invite you just to come out and shoot with us.  Come see what we are talking about on October 19 at the Fernan Rod & Gun Club near Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Hope to see you all at both of the above referenced events!

Bring family and friends. Kids are welcome to shoot when accompanied by parents.

ATG Presents Safety Team Programs for North Idaho & Spokane Area Churches

Action Training Group Monthly Membership Meeting. Kenny Moore spoke at our monthly ATG Membership Meeting at the Post Falls Cabela’s on May 26. Kenny led the security team at the Candlelight Church team in Coeur d’Alene when they got started.

Kenny, a retired Lt. Colonel, USMC, shared that the best approach is to look at the very best current Church Security available in the United States, and tailor programs to meet the specific needs of each church environment. Read more

The Beef in Your Marketing Arsenal?

The LAW OFFICE OF MARK KNAPP provides NFA Gun Trusts, protects the gun rights of individuals and represents those who are charged with crimes in the State of Washington; i.e., criminal defense work. We have also been very involved in forming and promoting the Action Training Group in North Idaho and the greater Spokane area.

Attorney Mark Knapp, who is running for Federal Way Municipal Court judge, enjoys a coffee in the Commons Mall parking lot while taking a client’s call on his Blackberry. Photo by Seth Bynum

I just finished reading Chapter 3 of Guerilla Marketing, by Jay Conrad Levinson. I am not done reading the book but was invited to talk about the 16 Secrets of Guerilla Marketing at a meeting of Heart of Business in Coeur d’Alene. Read more

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Action Training Group Reaching Shooting Public & Veterans in Post Falls

On Tuesday, April 25, my wife and I visited a Disabled American Veterans meeting at the American Legion in Post Falls, Idaho. The objective was to invite the members to get involved in the Action Training Group, a shooting club that focuses on Church Safety training drills. We need volunteers to train new shooters, organize events as Range Safety Officers and build our group’s outreach to Church Safety Teams. Read more

Why The Second Amendment Matters

WHY THE SECOND AMENDMENT MATTERS

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In 2008, the Supreme Court of the United States (hereinafter SCOTUS) ruled that Americans have an individual right to keep and bear arms. Why does the decision in DC V HELLER matter to city-dwellers like you and I that live or work in Federal Way and have almost no place in our lives for hunting, target shooting or toting a pistol as we go about our busy routines? Read more

Action Training Group Presents Church Security Program

ATG Monthly Membership Meeting. Our next ATG Membership Meeting on Friday, July 28th at 5:30 PM will be open to the public. Chuck Delgado will tell us about an officer-involved shooting in 1971. We will also discuss Reality Based Training scenarios and promote an upcoming event in which we will use SIRT pistols for Active Shooter Protocols, parking lot drills, church situations and car-jacking response drills.

At the ATG Membership Meeting in May, Kenny Moore spoke to the Action Training Group about church security. Kenny talked about how to create a successful church safety team. He started the team at Candlelight Church in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. In June, we discussed Church Safety & Use of Force to Detain Read more

Armed Citizen Group Forming in Spokane Valley

We started the Armed Defense Training Association several years ago. We met for many years in a church in Federal Way. The Federal Way ADTA chapter presently meets in a Senior Community Center. When we start a similar group in Spokane Valley or even North Idaho, it could be a great opportunity for professional trainers who are willing to come in and help us on a volunteer basis. This will give trainers an opportunity to create relationships with potential clients. We should also reach out to churches and other community organizations. Read more

All Volunteer Armed Defense Training Association in Spokane?

Introduction to the Armed Defense Training Association

Spokane and North Idaho: Gun Training Opportunities

Firearms Lawyer, Mark Knapp, makes a solid case for introducing a nonprofit volunteer gun-training group to Spokane and North Idaho.

Build It & They Will Come

The United States is experiencing a historic wave of new shooters. And with that come new shooting facilities and other firearms related businesses. Bellevue, Washington, Las Vegas, Nevada and Potlatch, Idaho are cities that have attracted successful gun-related businesses. Idaho and Montana are both among a growing number of states that have recognized the economic opportunity created by America’s legacy of firearms freedom. Read more