Chris Bird, Author of Surviving A Mass Killer Rampage: When Seconds Count The Police Are Still Minutes Away & Thank God I Had A Gun.
Chris has been a journalist for 35 years and a handgun shooter for more than 50. He was born in England and his interest in shooting has steered him through the bureaucratic red tape of owning handguns in England, Canada, Australia and the United States. As a commissioned officer in the Royal Military Police of the British Army in the 1960s, Bird was stationed in Berlin, West Germany, and Belgium, serving as company weapon-training officer and winning awards for shooting in competition. After leaving the military, Chris became a journalist and worked as a crime and investigative reporter in both Vancouver & Texas…and with that kind of background and experience he has a unique voice when it comes to our topic today and the fears we face as news of jihad being waged in Paris and San Bernardino. We met Chris at the 2015 Second Amendment Foundation Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC).
Dr John Edeen is a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon in San Antonio, TX and is active in seeking the right to carry for qualified hospital staff. At Doctors For Responsible Gun Ownership (DRGO), he oversees membership development.
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Joe Eaton is a program director for FASTER Saves Lives, a nonprofit based in Ohio that has given firearms training to thousands of teachers since 2012.
FASTER stands for Faculty & Administrator Safety Training and Emergency Response.
Created by concerned parents, law enforcement, and nationally-recognized safety and medical experts, FASTER is a groundbreaking, nonprofit program that gives educators practical violence response training.
Funded by donations, classes are provided at NO COST to your school district!
The program offers a carefully-structured curriculum offering over 26 hours of hands-on training over a 3-day class that exceeds the requirements of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy.
The purpose is not to replace police and EMT, but to allow teachers, administrators, and other personnel on-site to stop school violence rapidly and render medical aid immediately.
Schools are “soft” targets for violence. And you know you need to take steps to respond to violent events and emergencies.
But what should you do? How will you do it? Who can help you with planning, training, and implementation?
The FASTER program is a complete, ready-to-go solution.
When violence strikes and students’ lives are on the line, every second matters. Faster response is better response.
FASTER saves lives!
Theme: “Gun Free Zones” are dangerous places: Why they are inviting targets for terrorists and bad guys.
Chris Bird, Author of “Thank God I Had A Gun”
Dr. John Edeen of Doctors For Responsible Gun Ownership – DRGO.us
Joe Eaton of FasterSavesLives.org