Many confrontations are not life threatening and understanding that a firearm is a “tool of last resort” makes it necessary to consider other tools available. Learn strategies to disengage from an attacker using modern personal protection technology (pepper spray, TASER CEW, personal alarms, etc.) as part of a personal safety plan. Discuss the psychology of criminals and steps we can take to devalue ourselves as targets. Learn the value of intuition and overcoming functional fixedness - a cognitive bias that limits the use of an item solely for its intended purpose. *We will demonstrate the function of various devices using inert trainers and demo models.
Meet Larry Pope
Larry Pope is the founder and CEO of North Coast Defense Academy, LLC, based in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a United States Marine Corps Veterans and native of Cleveland, Ohio. He spent 17 years of his professional career in the financial services industry, working for regional and national financial institutions. Larry serves on several community advisory councils, boards, and committees. In this capacity, he stresses the importance of community engagement and empowerment. As CEO of North Coast Defense Academy, he has developed strong relationships with corporation, non-profit, and government organizations to provide training and education throughout northeast Ohio and beyond.
During the 2018 NRA Carry Guard Expo, lawfully carried firearms will be permitted in the Greater Richmond Convention Center in accordance with Virginia law. When carrying your firearm remember to follow all federal, state, and local laws.
Plan Your Stay
NRA Carry Guard Expo is your ultimate personal protection destination. Join us in Richmond, VA, for three action-packed days with the greatest firearms exhibitors and educators in the industry!