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Bradley Hulett was shot and killed on Dec. 13, 2019, when he and a group of friends – including then-15-year-old Christopher "Ramsey" Bevan – were at the home of a Tampa police officer.
"In my opinion, it is not a situation that a gun should have been pulled, shown to the customer or discharged.”
Thomas says studies show “cool-down” periods don’t work and if someone wants to get a gun, they will find a way.
"I just think it’s frustrating, people that obtain a Florida conceal weapons permit are able to bypass the waiting period anyway. So again they can buy a gun and walk out the exact same day," Thomas said
“I went running before church one Sunday morning. As I was rounding a curve I saw a man hiding behind the bushes. As I ran past him, this feeling came over me and I knew. I looked back and could see he was right behind me. I have never run so fast in my life. I was shaking. I kept running and never looked back again,” she said. “Ever since then I have carried a firearm.”
Ryan G. Thomas, who owns Tampa Carry, which offers concealed-weapons classes, said he has given Firearm Training lessons to people who had been against guns until they were attacked or raped or had their home robbed.
“They realized how vital this tool was to their safety,” Thomas said, adding that he “applauds the Parkland kids to think and act for themselves.”
But he said they are zeroing in on the wrong target — they should be protesting against the FBI and local law enforcement, which failed to act on tips that the Parkland shooter was a threat. Read Full Article Here >>
“If guns are illegal we’re just going to have more Boston Bombings. If guns are illegal more people are going to get stabbed. Crazy people want to do crazy things and they’re going to figure out whatever device or weapon they can to make that happen,” he said.
Mark McGee, taking Thomas’s concealed carry permit class, agrees, “That’s just not going to happen. There are too many people with guns who are going to fight that.”
Ryan Thomas, the owner of Tampa Carry, says business has been "non-stop" ever since the Parkland shooting.
Thomas typically teaches five concealed carry classes per week. He says high demand has pushed his company tobexpand to nine classes last week.
"Anytime there's an active shooter or an extreme amount of violence that happens, we always notice a massive spike in new bookings," said Thomas.