Barry Donadio, formerly of the U.S. Secret Service and current President of Public Security LLC is now teaching the use of pistols to Maryland residents.
Under Maryland State law, residents are required to obtain a Handgun Qualification License (HQL) prior to purchasing a revolver or pistol.
In order to obtain the HQL, applicants are required to attend a 4 hour class on pistols and fire a pistol as a minimum qualification. The 4 hour classes are only authorized to be given by certified pistol instructors validated by the Maryland State Police. Mr Donadio currently holds the Instructor certification and is authorized to give the class. His classroom sessions are typically held on Saturdays from 7am to 12pm. He then brings class participants to various area shooting ranges to complete the qualification. He also instructs on a one on one basis with clients that request it.
The HQL can only be issued to applicants 21 years old or over. If you are 18 you may take the class which is good for 3 years, then apply for the license when applicant turns 21.
For upcoming classes, check Barry Donadio’s company page at publicsecurity.us or the Public Security War Fighting Facebook page.
Rev. CL Bryant (Left), Alveda King (Center) and Barry Donadio (Right)
In June of 2015, while Baltimore was still recovering from the Baltimore protests, the streets were still tense and ready to potentially erupt again at any moment.
Civil leaders like CL Bryant where hitting the streets trying to reach out to the people of Baltimore to show support by bringing positivity during the tense time.
Nicolee Ambrose, who is Maryland’s National Committeewoman with the GOP had a mission. She brought a well known Republican named Alveda King to help the GOP reach Baltimore residents and show support.
Alveda King is a Republican, American Activist, Author and former State Representative for the 28th District in the Georgia House of Representatives. She is also the niece of Martin Luther King.
Nicolee had one problem, she needed to get Aleveda King to the most dangerous areas of the city safely. Thats when she called on Barry Donadio and his Private Detectives to provide executive protection to her guest.
Barry Donadio is a former member of the U.S. Secret Service and the CEO of a high end private security and investigation firm called “Public Security LLC”. His firm is licensed in Maryland , Washington D.C. and New York. His company even services war zones. They pride themselves on professionalism and maintaining confidentiality for their clients.
Barry Donadio said “We were proud to protect Alveda King during her visit to Baltimore. She is a kind and caring person who had a genuine compassion for the residents of Baltimore.”
After the safe departure of Alveda King, Nicole Ambrose had much to say about Barry Donadio and his firm. She described his firm as being “Top notch” and “Consummate professionals”. Nicolee also said ” Barry Donadio’s executive protection team handled itself with ease in one of Baltimore City’s most dangerous neighbors”. She ended by recommending Public Security LLC to anyone seeking except security and protection at any level.
In November 2016, Barry Donadio’s security company successfully protected the 5th largest 10K running event in the United States (Across the Bay 10K).