The following is a press release from Standard Manufacturing Company
Standard Manufacturing Company, LLC headquartered in New Britain, Connecticut is pleased to announce their new alliance with Empower Firearms Training, the non-profit organization Pink Pistols and Global Dynasty Corps. As of August 2016, Standard Manufacturing Co., LLC will be providing the necessary funding for both of the lead instructors Miss Jo and Mr. Joseph of the organizations to train members of the LGBT Community at the renowned Global Dynasty Corps establishment located in Orlando, Florida.
In light of the recent tragedy at Pulse nightclub in Orlando on June 12, 2016, Louis M. Frutuoso President of Standard Manufacturing was compelled to give back to the community in the most positive manner possible. As his company does not even manufacture handguns, he will not be providing any arms for the classes offered at Global Dynasty Corps.
Mr. Frutuoso references the FBI Hate Crime Statistics, “The LGBT Community has the second largest percentage of Hate Crime violence due to their sexual orientation, and thus it is imperative that what happened in Orlando is never repeated. I urge the entire American Firearms Industry to unite with the Pink Pistols organization and help support our fellow Americans no matter what their sexual orientation is.”
The Pink Pistols since inception in 2000 has more than 45 chapters throughout the United States. The members of Pink Pistols are dedicated to their legal right to self-defense while practicing the legal, responsible and safe use of firearms. The Chapters meet at least once a month at their local firing ranges, helping members select a firearm, acquire a permit and receive proper training. Miss Jo, states, “Pink Pistols of Central Florida” Chapter was formed after the terrorist attack at Pulse nightclub this past June. Our goal is to encourage a professional, safe and comfortable learning environment in the field of firearms and self-protection for the LGBT Community while ensuring that our Second Amendment Rights are cherished and upheld for every law abiding citizen.” Miss Jo is a Certified Firearms Instructor with the NRA, an Elite Instructor with Florida Concealed Gun Training and a Martial Arts black belt in several disciplines. She teaches novice through advanced firearms classes for all and specializes in training particular groups including women, families, Churches and the retired community in both lethal and non-lethal self-defense.
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Junior Joseph of Global Dynasty Corps in Orlando will be the other lead instructor alongside Jo. He has over 20 years of firearms experience and has been a firearms instructor for more than 10 years. Mr. Joseph is a certified K licensed law enforcement and security D & G instructor trainer. He holds a Criminal Justice Degree and is a U.S Marine Corps war veteran. He has domestic and International experience with both rifles and pistols and has trained thousands of individual’s firearm safety including young adults and women.
The objective of this program is to encourage a professional, safe, and comfortable learning environment in the field of firearms and self-protection for the LGBT Community while ensuring that our Second Amendment Rights are cherished and upheld for every law abiding citizen. We look forward to serving the Orlando community as we work together to build a stronger and safer future.