The Star-Banner in Ocala, Florida takes a look at the classes taught by NRA Certified Instructor Mac McIntyre:
Firearms instructor wants class to be safe, responsible
With the down economy and high local unemployment rate, some people are considering job changes.
Neil Rider, a construction worker who said it is hard to find jobs, is taking an armed security guard class taught by Paul "Mac" McIntyre.
McIntyre had more than 20 years experience in law enforcement and security, including a stint with the Chicago Police Department, seven years with the Illinois Auxiliary Police, 13 years as an undercover narcotics and theft investigator and three years running a private detective agency here in Florida.
A little over three years ago, he abandoned his detective agency and took up a new calling himself, firearms instructor.
His motivation was strong and personal: "I saw there were a lot of guns here, but wondered how much responsible training and safety knowledge went with them. I didn't want to be walking the street with my wife someday and have some guy who thinks he can take out a bad guy end up shooting and killing her," he said.
While McIntyre doesn't guarantee a job, he guarantees the student will gain the knowledge, skill and respect he feels is necessary to carry a gun.
"It's given me the confidence that I know what I'm doing with my weapon," said Resean Cruz, another construction worker who is taking the armed security guard training course.
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