This Sunday, June 5th(06-05-22)Diamond Defense LLC will be hosting a FREE basic defensive shooting course for all local and area teachers in and around Lawton, Fort Sill. The class/instruction is around 7 hours and will run from 11:00-am until 6:00-pm. If you're interested in attending, click here for all the details.
The course is FREE to all teachers, administrators, and school staff who wish to attend."This basic defensive shooting course will cover firearms safety, the basic fundamentals of defensive shooting, training critical skills such as mindset, draw, immediate action, marksmanship, basic GSW first aid, and more" according to the official Diamond Defense LLC Facebook event page. You can click here or the image below to visit the Facebook event page for all the contact information and complete course details.
A BIG THANKS to Diamond Defense LLC and all the volunteers who are making this possible. The instructors are all Military Veterans and firearm experts so the training you receive will be high quality and impactful. They hope to host as many people as possible but may need to limit the number of students depending on interest. So if you're considering it, you may want to get signed up ASAP to insure a spot in the course.
Of course, this training will be all for nothing if current laws don't change. At this time school faculty and administrators are unable to carry firearms onto school property. However, this could and should change.
Last year in March the Oklahoma House passed (HB-2588). The bill lets the individual school boards, districts and administrators decide for themselves what their potential firearm policies will be and what those policies might entail. This isn't a statewide mandate or policy, instead, it allows local schools and districts their own say and control over firearm/handgun policies. Click here to get the details on (HB-2258).
The Oklahoma House passed the bill, but no word yet from the Senate. If passed teachers and school staff who wish to carry a concealed firearm may do so. The bill also states that anyone carrying a firearm on school property must possess a valid Oklahoma CCW license along with any additional training that may be required. Some will agree, and others will disagree with this proposal. All I'll say is making our schools utterly defenseless hasn't made murderous criminals any less dangerous. As a matter of fact, it's made it worse!
The best Lawton, Fort Sill Facebook pages & groups to join, follow & be a part of.
If you just moved here, welcome to Lawton, Fort Sill we're glad you're here. It can be difficult moving and starting up in a new place. Trying to make friends, find things to do, get more information about the town itself, and just get acquainted with all the goings-on. We're here to try and help you out with a list of the best Lawton, Fort Sill Facebook pages and groups you should join, follow and be a part of.
Look Inside Lawton's most luxurious & beautiful Airbnb!
This amazing French-style lakeside chateau costs $500.00 a night. It's one of the most beautiful and luxurious Airbnb rentals in all of Lawton, Fort Sill. It's a 4 bedroom 4.5 bath home that can comfortably accommodate 10 guests. The home sits right on the waterfront of a lake with the backyard and patio facing the water. The entire home inside and out has an incredible atmosphere and breathtaking views. The outside spaces are as beautiful as the inside. Check out the photo gallery to see what $500 a night will get you!
Where to Find the many murals by Justin Hackney's Spreading PAINT in Lawton, Fort Sill.
If you've driven around town you've probably seen all the murals we have in Lawton, Fort Sill. If you take the time to look you'll notice that they're everywhere. We're lucky to have so many talented artists that share their work with us regularly by painting murals. One name you've probably heard before is Justin Hackney and Spreading PAINT. His work of masterful murals can be found all over town. He's done some of the very best and has painted everything from rock stars to celebrities and everything in between. He has a style all his own and has painted murals in full color, vivid transposed negative style, and in black and white. Be on the lookout for his latest mural masterpiece he's going to keep painting them so long as people want them and there's wall space. Looking forward to seeing his next one! Check out the gallery below of Justin Hackney's Spreading PAINT murals and where to find them. We'll continue to add to the gallery as he paints them.
Funny, Crazy & Unusual Street Names Found in Oklahoma
One thing's for sure, Oklahoma has a ton of funny, unusual, and downright crazy street names. Across the Sooner State in every town, city, and rural community you'll find hilarious streets and roads with some of the most bizarre names you can think of. When they were named, more than likely years ago, I'm sure no one thought they would be considered crazy or funny at the time. Well, times have changed! Now some of these street names had to be deliberately named by someone with a great sense of humor. At least in my opinion anyway. Scroll through the photo gallery to check out some of Oklahoma's funniest and craziest street names. If you know of a funny or crazy street or road name in Oklahoma take a quick photo of the sign and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll include it in the photo gallery below.