Blackwater Supports AB2498

SAN DIEGO , Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blackwater Worldwide today announced its support of AB2498, the proposed legislation that would prevent prohibited persons from unlawful access to and possession of firearms.

This legislation would serve to hold all responsible firearms training facilities to a common standard, allow training of responsible citizens, and, hopefully, reduce firearms capabilities of dangerous criminals. Blackwater endorses AB2498 and urges it be passed.

Blackwater, which recently opened a facility in San Diego County , has long supported a strict credential policy, requiring every student it trains to provide documented proof of their suitability for training and eligibility to possess firearms. The company is committed to safe training on the use and handling of firearms, but is equally committed to ensuring that those firearms are in the hands of capable and confident citizens, not prohibited felons.

Blackwater was founded in 1997 to support the training needs of the United States military and law enforcement communities. Since then, Blackwater has safely trained more than 100,000 local police officers, SWAT team members, homeland security professionals, military personnel and others to help prepare them to serve and protect U.S. citizens at home and abroad. Blackwater trains approximately 500 members of the military and law enforcement agencies every day.

SOURCE Blackwater