HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Dr. W. George Gaines, Director of Open Enrollment at Israel Military Industries (IMI) Florida Academy for Advanced Homeland Security, is scheduled to address the Mountain Movers & Shakers Friday, Aug. 16, at 8 a.m. at Sundance Grill in Hiawassee. Meetings are open to the public.
“The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. Caveat: Good guys need to be trained to use those guns,” Mark Wolchko, a spokesman for Mountain Movers & Shakers, said. “(Gaines) will speak to us about how Israeli Training is having an impact on U.S. law enforcement and civilians.”
IMI Florida Academy is an affiliate of Israel’s IMI Systems Advanced Homeland Security Academy, recognized worldwide as the leading provider of Homeland Security for integrated training solutions to combat terrorism.
Established in 1999 by veterans of the Israeli security forces, IMI Academy is a subsidiary of Israel Military Industries Ltd., a government-owned company. Like its parent, IMI Florida Academy offers advanced training to law enforcement, military, and security industry professionals by enhancing the human factor through methods and skills derived from the Israeli Military and Homeland Security Experience. IMI Florida Academy offers state-of-the-art training to law enforcement through NCJA.
According to the Jewish Virtual Library, fifteen members of U.S. Security agencies and police departments travelled to Israel in September 2015 to engage in counter-terrorism training sessions, led by Israeli counter-terrorism officers. The trip was sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League, and according to the organization’s director, the participants, “learn[ed] lessons from Israel in terms of tactics and strategies and the evolution of terrorism.” Officials hailing from the U.S. Marshalls Service, U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police, as well as the Chicago, Las Vegas, Austin, Seattle, Oakland and Miami-Dade police departments, participated in this training exercise. A diverse group of 52 law enforcement officers from 12 U.S. states visited Israel and participated in joing training sessions with their Israeli counterparts during September 2017. This program, known as the Police Unity Tour, has been held periodically since 1997.
Dr. Gaines holds an impressive list of additional creditials, including:
- American Red Cross
- Adult First Aid, CPR, AED #0Y14MN
- NRA Credentials #190369292
- Certified Home Firearm Safety Instructor
- Certified Chief Range Safety Officer
- Certified Refuse To Be A Victim® Instructor
- Recruiter #XI030621
- Personal & Professional Instructor Liability Insurance # 1210024043
- State Credentials #190369292
- Florida Concealed Weapon or Firearm License #WX1237800
- Florida-Approved CCW Instructor FL s. 790.06
- North Carolina Concealed Pistol Permit #1141268
- North Carolina Justice Academy Certified CCP Instructor #0081-6013
- USCCA Credentials #190369292
- Certified Instructor
- Certified Training Counselor
- Certified Women’s Handgun & Self-Defense Fundamentals
- US Gun Class Certified Instructor
Memberships & Honors
- Chatuge Gun Club Member
- Florida Carry Sustaining Member
- Florida Firearms Academy Member
- International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Active Member
- Mountain Rod & Gun Club Member
- NRA Life & Endowment Member
- NRA Golden Eagles Member
- NRA National Patriots Medal
- Union County Gun Club Member
- USCCA Platinum Member
- First Firearm, .22LR Mossberg bolt action rifle, Age 14
- Carried Firearm Since 1968
- Competitive NRA Bullseye Shooter
- NRA Pistol Marksmanship Simulator Course
- Florida Firearms Academy, Rapid Draw Class
- FrontSight (Nevada) Defensive Handgun Course
- Stopping Active Threats – The Israeli Experience, Honors Graduate
- IMI Florida Academy Seminars, Chief Range Safety Officer
- B.A., University of Alabama, 1965
- M.A., Atlanta University, 1969
- Ed.D., University of Georgia, 1971
Previous Teaching Experience
- Florida, Georgia Secondary Public Schools, 1965 – 1969
- University of Georgia, Teaching Assistant, 1969 – 1971
- University of Georgia, Supervisor of Student Teachers, 1969 – 1971
- University of New Orleans, Associate Professor of Education, 1971 – 1976
- Louisiana State University Medical Center, Coordinator of Instructional Services, 1973 – 1976
- Conducted Professional Educator Workshops at Numerous Colleges & Universities, 1976 – 1982
- Directed and Mentored Junior Staff in Private Industry, 1983 – 2013
- University of Florida, College of Business, Visiting Professor, 2011 – 2013
- University of Central Florida, College of Business, Visiting Lecturer, 2012 – 2015
Why is it that every time there is a shooting in this country, my feeds get flooded by blame. All I see is article after article on who or what I should be blaming for the latest shooting. “It’s because of video game violence!” “No, it’s the gun control laws!” “It’s about religion.” “Blame the parents.” “Blame the government.” “Blame anybody who doesn’t agree with me.”
Ultimately, I understand that people want to find a cause. That way they can turn off the valve, right? Cut off the source, stop the flow, end the violence. I need to run to the hospital for the whiplash as I get dragged in one direction after another. Is there a real answer, no. Maybe that’s why we’re all so confused.
In a society so focused on the individual, so inundated by the idea of one above all, there is no room left for love. Hate crimes, hate groups, home-grown terrorism, it all points to one thing for me. Stop being so selfish. We have so many people hating so much about this country, its people, its leaders, and its laws that I find no surprise anymore in these shootings.
How is a man supposed to respond to the world that he has found. And yes, I say ‘man.’ In 2019 alone, it seems like every time I look at a shooting of more than five people, its a guy. No, it’s not 100 percent, but it is overwhelming. When I look around, I see people screaming at each other about beliefs. Take a moment and search it yourself, I can promise you right now, I can find at least 20 videos of people filming with their phones a confrontation with people protesting. At least 18 of those videos are going to end up in screaming match with one or, more likely, both sides not even listening to each other.
It’s all about me today. I am god. I am the truth. How dare you not agree with me?
And if you are reading this thinking, “Oh, you tell those leftist idiots! They never listen.” Then you are part of the problem.
Again, if you are reading this thinking, “It’s about time someone stood up to those Right Wing nutjobs.” Then you, too, are part of the problem.
People talk about how racism is flooding our nation hating on Hispanics, degrading Blacks, ignoring Whites, and despising anyone else. Heck, I’m probably racist for not listing every single oppressed group like LGBTQ. But this is exactly the problem. We all hate everything that isn’t all about ‘me.’
Let me tell you about something I read on Social Media recently. It was a story about a teacher educating students on the Salem Witch Trials. I read that this teacher decided to play a game with the students. The teacher said they were going to go to each student in the class and whisper to them if they were a witch or a normal citizen.
The teacher proceeded until every student had a designation and then told them that they were to collect into groups. The largest group of students that didn’t have a witch in the group would receive an ‘A’ for the day. The rest of the students not in that group would fail. Likewise, if there was a witch in every group, then the witches would receive the ‘A’ and the other students would fail.
Soon, several groups had formed but quickly began distrusting anyone not already in their group. The hate spread quickly as they shunned each other for the slightest hints of being a ‘witch.’
As the time limit neared its end and the groups were solidifying into solid “cliques” of ‘us vs them.’ The teacher called for the students attention. The time of judgment had come. The teacher then asked every student who they had designated a witch to raise their hand…
The problem was that nobody raised a hand.
The students then turned on the teacher saying that the teacher had done something wrong and the game wasn’t fair. The teacher then explained, “Do you think there was actual witches anywhere in Salem? All I did was release you to act on what you were told, the same they did in Salem.”
Just like the students in this story, I find it quite telling how quickly people in this country abandon humanity. They lose cooperation in favor of segregation. You’re a republican so everything you say is biased drivel that promotes racism and gun violence. You’re a Liberal, so you must only be out to subvert society and erode life.
I feel like the more young people I talk to tend to identify as a middle ground or third party political standing. Maybe it has something to do with our society being more interested in classifying, separating, and statistically quantifying people so much that they are willing to listen to anything with numbers instead of sitting down and taking the time to understand the intricacies of each other.
We are selfish. Instead of generalizing those “Millenials” as lazy, greedy kids who want everything for free, listen to the underlying concerns of wanting to make things like healthcare and education more accessible so that the entire country can be healthier and more educated. Instead of calling those Second Amendment advocates violent sociopaths, try to understand the point that guns mean protection from intruders and shooters, but also from a government that may subdue the population and abuse their right to govern.
Don’t get caught up in the screaming, but also don’t passively agree just to avoid an argument. I know people who will continue arguing a debate just to argue and anger the other person. Even if these people know they are wrong, they don’t care, they don’t want to lose. They are selfish people who don’t build to an answer, they build tension.
One should go into a debate absolutely convinced of their belief with examples to support them, but they should also be open to listening and understanding the other side of the debate. A debate is not a fight, it’s a learning experience. I argue and debate with people to test my thoughts and beliefs. I may still come out believing what I believe or I may come out with a changed mind, but I always learn something and add to my knowledge.
And on that note, don’t degrade and put down people who change their minds. Maybe if we talk to people, try to understand them, they wouldn’t feel so alone with us and violent against us. Maybe we could reduce the mass shootings or find an actual answer instead of just blaming video games or gun laws.
Stop fighting against other groups and start intermingling because, I promise you people, there are no “witches” in this game.
ATLANTA, Ga. – National controversy swirled after Delta publicly discontinued their group discount relationship with the NRA (National Rifle Association). Then again as the Georgia State Senate removed a tax bill involving the aviation fuel tax credit which would have benefited Delta in the area of $40 million.
That controversy spread through social media when Delta announced their decision on Twitter. Later, Georgia’s Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle tweeted that he would “kill any tax legislation that benefits @Delta.” Since then, social media has erupted in debate on gun control, the recent school shootings, and these two entities of Delta and the NRA.
Today, FYN has obtained an internal memo from Delta to its colleagues. The memo speaks on Delta’s decision for ending the discount as well as their stance on the connection between the decision and the tax bill.
Schumer: “If you believe Dr. Ford, then Kavanaugh is Guilty!” “This man does not belong on the
Supreme Court,” I heard no such remarks from any Democrat about Bill Clinton’s victims or that
he should remain President. Soviet show trials started that way. An accusation made was proof
enough of guilt. Stalin made the accusation and to save time the accused went straight to the
firing squad. That’s what Democrats want. That’s a reason why I despise Democrats.
We have fallen victim to overuse of the term “Double Standard” that our betters, Hillary Clinton,
Loretta Lynch, Obama, Dianne Feinstein, et. al.., are not responsible for their crimes because
“they meant well” or “didn’t intend to.” We’ve heard “Double Standards” so often and seen it in
action that even talking about it deadens our senses because while we know it’s true we also
see that nothing is ever done about it. Case in point, the Kavanaugh show trial.
Democrats are fixated on their end goal, the Socialization of America. That plan includes
population control but, instead of pogoms and mass starvation of the middle class (kulaks) like
the Soviet Bolsheviks did, Democrats are content to allow the death camps of Planned
Parenthood to murder vast numbers of little citizens for them.
I had long entertained the idea that the Democrats, shocked beyond belief when Trump
defeated Hillary in 2016, remained in their continued meltdown because of Trump Derangement
Syndrome. Then it occurred to me that the vehemence of this dastardly attack against Judge
Kavanaugh went far beyond merely trying to thwart Trump’s destruction of the Deep State, but
because Kavanaugh himself portends a singular threat to their plans to overcome America.
It all falls to Kavanaugh’s dissenting decision as a Judge on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals,
against the Washington DC council’s rules imposing firearms restrictions on the citizens of
Wash. DC. The issue passed and in its appeal to the Supreme Court, it was Judge Kavanaugh’s
written dissent, almost in its entirety, that the Supreme Court used in striking down the DC
restrictions as unconstitutional, ergo, Kavanaugh remains a clear and present danger to the
safe establishment of a Socialist Soviet style state. Democrats are absolutely despicable.
Our elite leaders, who firmly believe they serve as our betters, especially the despicable
Democrats, actually despise us. They hate us beyond imagination because enough of us won’t
swallow the crap they’ve been shoveling out to move their plans forward. They want to remain
the “Elites” with all the perks that come with it and as long as Americans remain armed and
ready to defend themselves, their plans to disarm and socialize Americans cannot proceed.
Squatting in the political shadows pretending they too can be counted among the ranks of our
betters are several really stupid congressmen and women. They identify themselves every time
they open their mouths but, to avoid confusion they are Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Watters, Shirley
Jackson Lee, Hank Johnson and others. They make all Democrats look despicable.
It’s sad for the nation but I suspect from now on it will take people with supreme grace, strength
of will, stern resolve and rhinoceros hides to even consider wanting to stand for high public
office. Trump is certainly one and now so too is Judge Kavanaugh. The stable of Republican
contenders suffers a paucity of likely candidates and many know it. That’s why losers like John
Kasich and even Jeff Flake entertain the notion they can run for president in 2020 and defeat
Tumps. These are really stupid people too!
Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em! (02Oct18)
That Gun Argument Again…
Good ol’ Sen. Diane Feinstein (D- Ca). She can always be counted on to reveal the obvious. On Sunday’s edition of Meet the Press, she said: “the U.S. is a “gun happy country,…“and I think there are many of us in growing numbers that don’t want a gun-happy country.” Of course she’s wrong but was referring to the annual deaths of Americans by gun fire. She could have said the US is a gun-savvy country but that wouldn’t have fit the Progressive narrative needed to disarm all American, to protect us from gun violence, a la Las Vegas.
Last weeks mass murder in Las Vegas, by a deranged, white millionaire gunman who shot himself to death before his apprehension, gave the anti-self-defense and anti-second amendment crowd another platform of self-serving outrage to attack our Constitution.
Let’s change one word in her sentence and see where that goes: “The U.S. is a car happy country…and I think there are many of us in growing numbers who don’t want a car happy country.” Or, “The US is a hammer-happy Country…etc. & etc.” I substitute cars and hammers because these two inanimate objects account for more killings in America than guns do.
The Progressives, like Diane Feinstein, a multi-millionaire, can hire gun toting bodyguards to safeguard her person but, that’s really only from attempts at assassinations. Most Americans are subject to the sudden armed assault on the mean streets of America, or home invasions, or attempts at car-jacking from mall parking lots. These people need to defend themselves.
One third of all gun deaths in America, apart from the body count occasioned by the Las Vegas murders, are suicides. More people are killed in domestic assaults by hammers than guns and the score racked up by vehicles, jihadists included, outpaces them all.
So, why the assault specifically against firearms and not hammers and cars? All three are inanimate objects. All three require a human being to actuate them and all three are capable of killing, yet it is only the firearm, the possession of which is specifically permitted to Americans, as enshrined in the 2d Amendment, yet still stands as a horror to Progressive politicians.
The Anti-gunners argue that hammers and cars are needed daily by society to grow and guns are not. And there they miss the big picture. Society is growing and as it does it generates its own class of citizens who do not wish to participate. They won’t swing a hammer, or buy a car but they’ll go out of their way to possess a gun. What does a street creep want with a gun except to intimidate others, steal from them the rewards of their labor and leave a trail of dead bodies. Why do Progressives, like Diane Feinstein, want to deny Americans their right to self-defense from such predators?
Worse, the Founders clearly foresaw the dangers of Progressive governments, human nature being what it is, growing into a totalitarian state that, to defend itself, threatens all citizens. They foresaw the indispensable right of those citizens to especially be able to defend themselves from government despotism. And that’s what scares the hell out of Diane Feinstein, et. al..
One statistic I have omitted but is available for confirmation is, that thus far, all the mass shooting outrages committed in the USA, since Columbine, have been committed by either committed Liberals or registered Democrats. Therefore, the logical answer is to prohibit Democrats from owning firearms. Simple, isn’t it? Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now go get ‘em! (10Oct1)
Our 2nd Amendment rights are not up for debate. That’s why I refuse to entertain gun control activists who seek to undermine our safety and compromise the freedoms guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. From passing “the most pro-gun bill in state history” to ensuring that students, faculty, and visitors can protect themselves on a college campus, I am proud of my record of defending and expanding our 2nd Amendment Rights.
This election, I am once again endorsed by the NRA – National Rifle Association of America and countless #2A supporters throughout the District. Together, we will stand up for our God-given rights and remain “freedom’s safest place.”
DALTON, Ga. – The Dalton Police Department is on scene at Dalton High School where shots have been fired.
Dalton Police report that no student was injured by the shooting and all students are out of harm’s way. They also report the subject, a teacher, has been taken into custody.
The subject had barricaded themselves into a classroom earlier today before firing a weapon. Local police and Georgia State Patrol responded to the initial call. Concerning those reports that have come about a student injured during the evacuation, the Dalton Police were adamant that no student was injured by the shooting.
Police are also asking parents to NOT go to Dalton High School as they say, “The area inside the school has been evacuated and there are no students believed to be in the school at this time.”
The evacuated students have been taken to the Northwest Georgia Trade Center where police report parents should go for their children.