National rates of gun homicide and other violent gun crimes are strikingly lower now than during their peak in the mid-1990s, paralleling a general decline in violent crime, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of government data. Beneath the long-term trend, though, are big differences by decade: Violence plunged through the 1990s, but has declined less dramatically since 2000. (Pew Research-Social and Demographic Trends released 7 May 13)
Along with the above statistic there has been nearly 7 million background checks related to firearms sales conducted within the first quarter of 2012. This amazing FBI statistic is proof that training is needed.
Many people are choosing to own firearms for the first time. HP Palaestra can give you the knowledge and skills necessary to safely handle and shoot for sport or defensive purposes.
If it is combining the experience of 8+ years in the high threat environments of Iraq and Afghanistan providing personal security and escort to diplomats and VIP's with our advanced defensive shooting classes or teaching the basics of the NRA pistol, rifle and shotgun courses, we can cover every aspect of your training.
You'll learn the best of the best practices and with that experience you will gain confidence, skill, ability and most of all, the proper attitude when it comes to firearms. Knowledge and respect will lead you to understand that a firearm is the last tool of self defense.