5th Annual



For Immediate Release

January 26, 2022

National Administrator:

Klint Macro 818-618-8326

Local Volunteer Instructor:

Rick Laughlin (888) 848-6723

In response to mass murder events, firearm safety and defensive trainers, instructors, and coaches from all across the United States have come together as a unified front to offer training free of charge to teacher, school administrators, school staff, and those that work with youth in a leadership capacity (athletic coaches, Sunday school, clergy, religious leaders). Saturday, June 18th, 2022 is declared to be the 5th Annual National Train A Teacher Day.

The National Train A Teacher Day movement began shortly after the Parkland tragedy. Firearm safety and defense Instructors, Grant Gallagher and Klint Macro set about organizing instructors from across the country to offer free training on a specific date. The 1st Annual NTATD went off without a hitch in 2018. In 2019 more volunteers joined the effort and even more end users were trained. The 3rd Annual NTATD, in 2020, youth leaders (scouts, church, extracurricular) were added as individuals eligible for training. The 3rd Annual NTATD was reschedule from its original date in June to August because of the pandemic and even though less than ½ of the volunteer cadre were able to offer a program due to local restrictions, training was still provided to hundreds of end users across the nation. The 4th annual NTATD saw much of the same difficulty as the previous year with mandates and restrictions, however, in spite of these challenges, over 1,000 Americans received training from volunteer instructors across the country in 2021.

In 2019 NTATD welcomed The United States Concealed Carry Association and Taser as official sponsors, and in 2020, Sabre Red joined the effort. All 3 have pledged to continue to offer free resources to Certified Instructors who are teaching their respective curriculum on NTATD. In 2021, DC Project and A Girl & A Gun partnered with NTATD to help bring awareness to this educational opportunity that ultimately will help to protect the children of our Country. In 2022 The Armed Women of America has also pledged their support. We are proud to say that this coalition of like-minded companies and organizations will continue to support the 5th annual NTATD in an effort to empower those who are charged with the safety and education of our children.

In 2020 and 2021 millions of Americans purchased a firearm for the first time, many of these Americans are teachers, school staff, administrators and youth leaders. “We are eager for the opportunity to help these people not only be responsibly armed but also ‘Well-Regulated’ and trained as their own defenders”, said, Klint Macro, NTATD Co-Founder.

The overall purpose of NTATD is to empower those who are entrusted with the care and education of our children and to give them the insight, knowledge, and skills to perhaps act instead of react, so that they can save lives.

Training opportunities may cover a host of areas from first aid, Stop the Bleed, crime prevention, firearm safety, concealed carry, unarmed defense, Taser, pepper spray, purpose-built school defense, run-hide-fight, and defensive tactics.

We encourage teachers, school staff, administrators, and youth leaders to look at what's available in their area and take advantage of these educational opportunities. Similarly, professional trainers in any discipline, are encouraged to volunteer and offer their expertise to help make the 5th Annual NTATD an even greater success. Visit the website often, because each week more instructors volunteer to offer training on June 18th, 2022.

For more information and to connect with a trainer, or to volunteer your expertise, visit the National Train A Teacher Day website at

Let us ALL work together to educate, empower, and protect.

LOCAL Courses Offered by FIREARMS & SAFETY TRAINING on National Train A


Class Times 10:00-4:00

Class Location Holiday Inn & Suites

880 North Lee Highway

Lexington, VA 24450

Class Description Concealed carry, personal protection and home defense

Sign up for the class Via email: RICK@FSTVA.COM

(We need your name as shown on your driver's license, your email, your phone number.)

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