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Gun class teaches defense skills for break-ins

Posted: 12:11 AM, Mar 10, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-10 02:11:21-05

A concealed carry class walks participants through a nightmare scenario, showing them what to do if they come face-to-face with an intruder in their home.

"That’s what we’re teaching: Don’t become a victim here," said Grant Whitus, a retired SWAT sergeant. 

Whitus uses that scenario to teach his CCW class how to protect themselves and their family. As a retired law enforcement officer, he's seen people severely injured and even killed during break-ins.

Colorado's 'Make My Day Law' is used as a defense that can justify use of force when an intruder is in someone's home.

"Certainly the 'Make My Day Law' in Colorado is very open meaning if someone breaks into your home. The 'Make My Day Law' says, 'we’re assuming they’re going to harm your family and to protect your family, you can use whatever force necessary,'" said Whitus.

The class through BOSS High Level Protection uses various simulations to show how to shoot while moving and confront an intruder.

Despite the class, Whitus stresses the importance of making sure your home is locked and secured so you don't become a victim.

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