FLORIDA BILL WOULD REQUIRE ANGER MANAGEMENT FOR AMMO BUYERS

Florida bill would require anger management courses for bullet buyers

By Joshua Rhett Miller

Published March 11, 2013

FoxNews.com

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A Florida legislator wants anyone trying to buy ammunition to complete an anger management program first, in what critics say is the latest example of local lawmakers reaching for constitutionally-dubious solutions to the problem of gun violence.

The bill filed Saturday by state Sen. Audrey Gibson, D-Jacksonville, would require a three-day waiting period for the sale of any firearm and the sale of ammunition to anyone who has not completed anger management courses. The proposal would require ammo buyers to take the anger management courses every 10 years.

“This is not about guns,” Gibson said. “This is about ammunition and not only for the safety of the general community, but also for the safety of law enforcement.”

Gibson said she’s concerned with citizens stockpiling ammunition, potentially creating dangerous situations should those individuals ever come in contact with law enforcement agencies or criminals.

“It’s about getting people to think, really, about how much ammunition they need,” Gibson said. “It’s a step, I think, in a safer direction. It’s about getting people to think before they buy.”

“When I first saw it, I thought it had to be a joke.”

– Sean Caranna, executive director, Florida Carry

Gibson insisted the bill is not “accusatory” toward gun and ammunition owners, but rather an effort to improve the safety of her community. She recalled the death of a Jacksonville man, Jordan Davis, 17, who was fatally shot during a confrontation with another man in November. Michael David Dunn, 46, of Satellite Beach, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the case.

Gibson first announced her intentions to introduce such legislation last month during a rally for Davis, saying “people are just not as patient as they used to be,” according to the Florida Times-Union.

“We see the rage on the road all the time,” she continued Wednesday. “People are just more impatient, I don’t know what it is.”

Gibson’s bill does not offer a threshold for the amount of ammunition needed to necessitate the need for anger management courses.

“It is unlawful to: A) Sell ammunition to another person who does not present certification that he or she has successfully completed an anger-management program consisting of at least 2 hours of online or face-to-face instruction in anger-management techniques,” the bill reads. “The certification must be renewed every 10 years. B) Purchase or otherwise obtain ammunition by fraud, false pretense, or false representation.”

Those in violation of the bill, if passed, would face a second-degree misdemeanor charge. Anyone found in violation a second time within a year of a prior conviction would face a first-degree misdemeanor charge.

Critics of the bill, however, derided the legislation as “absolutely ridiculous” and suggested that Gibson take a course on the U.S. Constitution.

“When I first saw it, I thought it had to be a joke,” said Sean Caranna, executive director of Florida Carry, a nonprofit group championing the right to bear arms. “They’re trying to say that anyone who owns a gun or shoots a gun or has ammunition for it needs counseling and obviously has some anger problems.”

Caranna said he was disappointed that Gibson wasted her time on the bill instead of focusing on other issues like jobs or the state’s rate of foreclosures, which is the highest in the nation.

“We’ve got a lot of issues that should be the focus of these bill slots with limited filing, but instead we put in something as ridiculous as this,” he said. “I don’t see a planet where this passes. This is an attempt to grab attention – it has to be. And that’s really disappointing.”

Jon Gutmacher, an Orlando attorney and author of “Florida Firearms: Law, Use & Ownership,” told FoxNews.com that the bill would almost certainly be found to be unconstitutional based on prior restraint.

“It has no reasonable relationship to anything,” he said. “There has to be a reasonable basis to believe that a person had a substantial anger problem that could cause public harm.”

Gutmacher said he found the bill to be an “insult” to any gun owner in the Sunshine State.

“It’s absurd on its face,” he continued. “And anyone who proposes that legislation is in my mind unfit for the legislature because it shows a basic problem with their thinking process, aside from their lack of understanding of what the Constitution is all about. That’s the kind of bill that doesn’t even get past committee.”

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MY TAKE:

Two Hours Of Anger Management Instruction to affect change is ridiculous. Also why attach this to buying ammunition?

-Richard

Director Richard Taylor BS, CAMF
Certified Anger Management Facilitator
Diplomate American Association Anger Management Providers

Atlanta Anger Management
5555 Glenridge Connector
Suite 200 (2nd Floor)
Atlanta, Georgia 30342 USA

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CNN REPORTS LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE

CNN Reports on Laughter Yoga and Laughing For Health Benefits

GOT ANGER?

Can’t afford Classes? Try Laughter Yoga. See Below For Links And Connections.

Laughter Is The Best Medicine.

BENEFITS

Laughter has been rediscovered as a powerful tool in the battle against many physical and mental dis-eases. Many scientific studies suggest that it:

  • boosts the immune system, liberates interleukin 2
  • reduces anxiety
  • alleviates pain
  • releases stress, by decreasing cortisol serum levels
  • helps reduce depression
  • increases neuron-peptides call endorphins such as serotonin and dopamine
  • gives hope to people diagnosed with terminal diseases
  • conditions the abdominal muscles
  • relaxes muscles throughout the body
  • helps asthma suffers
  • lowers blood pressure
  • improves heart rate
  • moves the lymphatic system
  • increases antibodies in saliva that combats upper respiratory infections
  • boosts oxygen in the blood helping all body functions
  • helps with rheumatism
  • reduces symptoms of neuralgia
  • improves ventilation, helping with chronic respiratory conditions
  • secretes an enzyme that protects the stomach from forming ulcers
  • can help headache suffers
  • can help with fight/flight anger response
  • helps you feel more joyful
  • improves self esteem
  • increases positives in your thinking
  • empowers, restores hope and energy
  • helps you connect with others in non judgmental way
  • and initiates powerful positive changes in our mind functioning and emotions
  • build community and trust

FREE LAUGHTER YOGA CLASSES:
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Not For Court Ordered Anger Management Requirements

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APRIL 2013 ATLANTA ANGER MANAGEMENT CLASSES IN ATLANTA

ANGER MANAGEMENT CLASSES IN ATLANTA

ATLANTA ANGER MANAGEMENT SATURDAY CLASSES:

CURRENT CLASS SCHEDULE

ANNOUNCING APRIL ANGER MANAGEMENT CLASSES

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Saturday Anger Management Class Schedule

April 06, 2013
Saturday CLASS [ 9:00AM to 6:00PM – 8 Hours ] $240

April 13, 2013 – – PART 2A
Saturday CLASS [ 9:00AM to 1:00PM – 4 Hours ] $120
For 12 Hour Requirement
Different added information than 8 Hour Classes.
Offered only once a month.

April 13, 2013 – – PART 2B
Saturday CLASS [ 2:00PM to 6:00PM – 4 Hours ] $120
For those needing up to 16 Hour Requirement

Example: Need 15 Hours
Take an 8 Hour Class $240
than PART 2A 9:00AM to 1:00PM $120 ( + 4 Hrs) = 12 total hours
then PART 2B 2:00PM to 5:00PM 3 Hours $90 = 15 Total Hours
Different added information than other classes.
Offered only once a month.

April 20, 2013
Saturday CLASS [ 9:00AM to 6:00PM – 8 Hours ] $240

April 27, 2013
Saturday CLASS [ 9:00AM to 6:00PM – 8 Hours ] $240

Call 678-576-1913 or E-MAIL TO SIGN UP

Filling Out Intake Form By E-mail Saves You $50.00 Intake Meeting
(Coming to See me In Person)/Travel/Gas/Time.

I can then generate your final needed papers you will receive at end of class.

Intake Meeting $50
8 Hr Class $240
Total: $290

Minus no Intake Meeting by E-mail Registration = $240

Total Cost $240.00 (8 Hours Of Classes x $30/hour)
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Judges, Solicitor General’s, Probation Officers, PreTrial Officers in different counties all have different anger management requirements to fulfill their needs for you. It is your responsibility to check with them and ask questions to what they will accept to fulfill your court requirements.

Some require:

Anger Management Assessment Only
Pre and Post Assessments with 8 weeks of classes
Pre and Post Assessments with 12 weeks of classes
No Assessment but either 8 to 12 Hours of Classes
One Day Saturday 8 Hour Class
Accelerated One Day Weekday Intensive Course
Other – They set the number of Hours or Weeks – Inquire.
It is your responsibility to check with them and ask questions to what they will accept to fulfill your court requirements.
All Payments Non Refundable.
Please call your contact and ask what they will accept/require.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: 

–> Court Ordered Clients Needing Anger Management Classes
–> Volunteer Clients
–> Angry People
–> Anger is appearing too often, too intense
–> Anger is affecting your relationships
–> Anger has become physical
–> Anger is becoming verbally abusive
–> Anger is appearing in your work life or while out in public
–> Couples having Anger as a relationship issue
–> Road Ragers
–> If you are stuck, don’t feel much
–> Sick of stuffing feelings
–> You are a passive Person
–> You say: “I never get angry.”
–> You are in a Toxic Relationship that is almost over
–> You are single but know anger affects your relationships
–> Bad Moods predominate each day
–> Your partner, friends or family tell you, “You need Anger Management.”

Limited Seating. Call to reserve your chair!

We sit around a conference table and our workbook leads us through principles of Anger Management, Communication Styles, Stress Management and Emotional Intelligence.

Often this leads to personal lively interactions discussing and learning about these topics and coping skills. All to improve your responses to anger and stress producing activating events. DVD’s and Videotapes also watched. You are treated with respect. Come join a select few who want the best anger management program [ Anderson and Anderson™ ] on the planet.

Besides getting your Court Ordered needed Certificate of Completion you also learn something! Get your money’s worth!

Court Ordered Participants Usually Require 8 Hours Or More Of Classes.
Call to Discuss. 678-576-1913

TESTIMONIALS (Anonymous From End Of Class Survey)

Richard is very funny and accommodates both young and older audiences. He understands and communicates very well. Today I learned I had an anger problem and Richard provided me with solutions. Thanks.

I found the class a very positive experience and provided insights to how anger works, that it can be used positively for good rather than be destructive aggressive anger. I learned about being intelligent with my emotions that I can choose better responses for better outcomes. I liked the instructor, Richard as he knew the material and was non judgmental towards everyone in the class. I was not forced to talk, but found myself participating as the material was engaging.

The class was very real and went straight to the point rather than beat around the bush. Real life stories of how people messed up making it easier for me to remember what Not To Do!

Today’s anger management class was one of the most positive things I have attended and participated in ever. Richard was very funny and open to us all attending and let us fully express ourselves as things came up. The teaching points just kept expanding layer upon layer and help me realize that EVERYONE should take this class. It was so uplifting and energizing.
I know that I will make better choices and never return. No more court ordered anger management for me!

I attended a class somewhere else and it produced very negative feelings in me. I felt accused, made to feel I was a bad person and had to admit I was the perpetrator. The fact was I was falsely accused and did nothing wrong. I am so glad I found Atlanta Anger Management. Richard was very positive and uplifting in his teaching methods. It was Anger Management, but the Anderson and Anderson curriculum was much much more. Skill enhancing information in so many areas, that I found myself enjoying the class and owning it and saying yes to the information as it was presented. I had a very good day. Glad it is over and worth the money. And now new skills to move forward. I will never be back. Richard stories reinforced that. Avoid precarious situations to avoid getting arrested.

This class was not what I expected. Started with some good coffee and immediately jumped into the material. As the day unfolded I could see that the material was really relevant to my life and I could use it in a practical way. I thought it was going to be a waste of time…but rather I felt energized by the material and Richard. I actually enjoyed myself. It was very valuable to me to attend a Saturday Class since my schedule is very busy with work and family demands. I thought it was easier to remember everything doing it in a one day class. Thanks.

I work outside and have a hard time sitting for long periods. It was great as the morning break came fast, then lunch, then afternoon break. So I did not have to sit any longer than 2 hours before I could check by phone for text message or voicemail. And got to stretch. The class material was easy to understand and with the DVDs made the day go by fast. I am glad to get this behind me.

Excellent information. Real Theory that you can really practice.

The instructor really knew his stuff. The day flew by and I was glad to get this behind me!

TESTIMONIALS

All the information was really helpful and useful. Richard did a great job of explaining and breaking the lessons down. The one day class was perfect for my situation due to time restraints.

 

 I was surprised and actually like the class. I will not be coming back again!

 

A very helpful class. Learned things I can definitely use day to day.

 

It was a very laid back environment that made me feel accepted and more able to listen.
I enjoyed going over the material as Richard presented it. He made sure I understood the material.

 

The material was very defined and thorough. I particularly liked the self evaluating assessments that we did that help me realize my reactions to many events in my life.
As Richard said, this will give me a better handle on how to respond for better outcomes.

 

I like the Communication DVD and learning about spotting the different communication styles we all use. Should help me respond in a better way.

 

I like the One Day Class due to my working schedule. It was easier to understand the class lessons as everything flowed into the next chapter of info.

I learned how to better recognize and manage my frustration before it results in my usual anger.

Nice surprise. I thought I wouldn’t learn anything, and just do it for my probation. I actually did learn good anger control coping skills and learned I need to manage my stress better. The DVD’s were pretty good and help break up the class info. I am taking home a new attitude as a result of the class. I got my money worth.

 

Word of the day for me: Assertiveness

 

What I liked was how organized everything was. From my first email inquiry and fast response, to the subsequent follow up emails answering all my questions, the Details offered that told me everything I needed to know. Then the first part of the day, the following in the workbook, DVD’s, breaks, lunch, the facility….all surpassed my expectations. I am glad I chose Richard and his Atlanta Anger Management. It was worth the money even though I was falsely accused and got screwed by the system.

 

Learned that if I change my awareness of my anger response that it can be used for good rather than be destructive.

 

For me, this was a Divine appointment. I don’t have anger issues. But due to the police policy that someone has to get arrested it was me. I was not happy I was forced to attend this class. But after a few research Google searches I decided to attend to this class because of what I read about this class. I had to travel from over 60 miles to attend. I found it was definitely worth it. I was immediately affirmed upon arriving and opened up to Richard and his teaching style. He made me laugh and see that it is just as important to learn how anger and rage works to give me tools to respond better to other people’s anger. That was the insight. I work in a rather hostile combative work environment at a large company. Dog eat dog so to speak. This class gave me new insights and skills to deal better with the people I work with and leave my frustration at work and not dump on my husband when I get home. I am sure my husband will appreciate the new me. This is exactly what I needed.

 

I like being in a class with class participation. Made it interesting and I felt comfortable adding my input to class material. Richard even let me explain my knowledge of Meditation that was cool for me. 😉 

I am sick of being known as a hothead. The class will help me respond in a better way and let me become less reactive and explosive. I look forward to being the calm one.

I am writing a brief testimony about Richard Taylor’s anger management class. I attended his Saturday class, and it was a very beneficial class for me. I have always struggled with anger, but I was always able to control it. I finally let my anger get the best of me, and I got in trouble at work. I was very luck that I did not get fired. After attending Richard’s class, I was able to identify several tools to help me with my anger.

First, I was able to identify my triggers of my anger. I was also taught several tools to help control my anger. I have turned to regular exercise, taking controlled deep breaths, and excusing myself from a bad situation.

Everyone will deal with anger issues in different ways. I learned what would work best for me. I highly recommend his Saturday course. He has helped me to control my anger on a daily basis. His class will give you new insights to yourself and your anger issues.

It was great to be able to receive all the anger management information in one day due to my busy schedule, savings on gas and time. I find I do better with consolidated information learning situations rather than spread over eight weeks. Easier to retain/remember the information!

Sincerely, Steve

 

 

The class was not what I expected. I actually enjoyed it and learned something.

 
I liked that you told anger management stories from actual people you have seen as to what to NOT DO. Also that you had some DVD’s to watch that broke the day up.

 

Thanks. Hope to never see you again!

 

As Richard described depression and anxiety I realized I had the signs of depression. It was an 
ah ha moment for me and explained why occasionally I got angry. The anger helped me get enough energy to do something and speak out. I now realized I was stuck in inaction mode. He called it Freeze. Like Fight, Flight, Freeze primal instincts. Made sense. Wow. I now have some coping skills to help myself get motivated and getting moving. I see some hope. I talked to Richard over lunch about my situation and he was open and made some suggestions that got me excited. Thanks Richard.

 

I enjoyed the class. That surprised me. Thanks. 

Very interesting class. I learned a lot, not just about anger and managing those issues, but also behavior skills in stress management, that emotional intelligence can be learned to improve yourself and better communication skills while learning to fight fair.

 

Excellent information. Real Theory that you can really practice. 

 

E-mailed to us:

Thanks Richard for allowing me the opportunity. i really enjoyed the class, and i think i enjoyed it more than the others lol that’s between you and i. and i will keep practicing the assertion skill!!! again thanks allot, and many more blessing to you guys and the wonderful corp. of A.A.M. ps. i honestly felt like family during the whole time i was there. thanks for being my mentor!!!! -Joshua 

 

Richard knew the material and made the time go by fast.

I liked that you told anger management stories from actual people you have seen as to what to NOT DO. Also that you had some DVD’s to watch that broke the day up.

 

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Atlanta Anger Management is an Atlanta, GA based Anger Management Education and Training Company offering the Anderson and Anderson™ curriculum that is the most effective and widely recognized anger curriculum in the world. It focuses on introducing behavior strategies for identifying and managing anger, stress and conflict while enhancing emotional intelligence and assertive communication.

Director Richard Taylor trained personally with Anger Management Guru George Anderson, BCD, LCSW, CAMF of Anderson and Anderson™ of Brentwood, CA and uses his model of anger intervention for Anger Management. Richard is a Certified Anger Management Facilitator™

Richard has been recognized by National Register’s Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals.

Anderson and Anderson™ is the world’s largest provider of Certified Anger Management Facilitators, recognized as the best of the best in Anger Management Curriculum.

Mr. George Anderson is quoted on Georgia’s Family Violence Intervention Program (FVIP) website.

http://www.fvipdata.com/cms.php?ctid=5

“The issue regarding domestic violence is power and control. The offender is likely to beat or abuse the victim whether or not he or she is angry.”   – George Anderson, founder of Anderson & Anderson, the world’s largest provider of anger management counseling.


Richard Taylor is a Certified Anger Management Facilitator™ certified to practice Anger Management, Stress Management, Emotional Intelligence, Couples Conflict Management, Organizational Anger Management, Communication, Assessments in all 50 US States.

Services Include: Court Ordered Anger Management Classes | Saturday Anger Management Classes |Anger Management Classes | Anger Assessments | Stress Management | Couples Conflict Management |Rage Management | Emotional Intelligence Education | Organization Meeting Seminars | Anger & Stress Accelerated One Day Courses | Blog

Participants are self check in, Court Ordered or often Companies H.R. and EAP Managers referred including employees, Administration VIPs, Government, Law Enforcement, and Educational Institutions. Georgia Certified Anger Management Provider.

Through Atlanta Anger Management you will learn tools to grow and become more productive and happy with your life. We welcome you without judgment.

Call 678-576-1913 for information and to enroll.

CONTACT

Richard Taylor BS, CAMF

Richard Taylor BS, CAMF

Director Richard Taylor BS, CAMF
Certified Anger Management Facilitator
Diplomate American Association Anger Management Providers

Atlanta Anger Management 
5555 Glenridge Connector
Suite 200 (2nd Floor)
Atlanta, Georgia 30342 USA

 

5555 Glenridge Connector, 2nd Floor, Atlanta, GA 30342

Atlanta Anger Management, 5555 Glenridge Connector, 2nd Floor, Atlanta, GA 30342

 

Office Phone: 678-576-1913
Fax: 1-866-551-1253
Web: www.atlantaangermanagement.com
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