Firm arms training increases in Naples after Orlando attack


NAPLES, Fla.- Firearm instructors in Collier County say they’ve added more classes after the terror attack in Orlando.

Naples Security Solutions saw an influx in people wanting to begin or further their firearm training. Mike Perl said it takes “even the best law enforcement team minutes to arrive and a lot can happen in minutes”. Perl, a co-owner and former Secret Service member, says safety and protection starts with one’s self. Chris Knott, co-owner of Naples Security Solutions, says after what happened in Orlando “preparedness is what we are better suited to focus on”.

As a former Secret Service member, Perl addressed questions on how a man like Omar Mateen, who had been on the FBI’s radar twice, could legally buy a gun. “There is no mechanism in place for inquiries to be passed down to the public. That is really the issue because how is someone doing a background check for a fire arm privy to a sensitive FBI investigation?” Perl and Knott both said it was important to vet people but not deny second amendment rights. Perl suggested a possible solution for the government. He suggested “maybe there can be some type of data base that can notify law enforcement to see if someone has previously been on the list and if so, do a follow-up interview, background check or surveillance”.

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