How to Optimize Your Home for Personal Defense

This bedside solution is just one possible part of preparing your home for a defensive tactical situation. Sheriff Jim Wilson

A person’s home is the one place that they should feel the safest. However, very few people select their home based upon its defensive characteristics. Regardless, there are things that we can do to make our home more resistant to burglaries and home invasions. Continue reading

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Sheriff’s Tips: Don’t Drop Your Guard

In 1965, my friend, the late Bill Cooksey, was sheriff of Terrell County, Texas. The area is big ranch country that sits on the Rio Grande River and is bordered on the east by the Pecos River. Cooksey was a career lawman who was known to be exceptionally good with a gun. He was fast. He was accurate. And he had survived at least one previous gunfight. What happened to him that fateful day just shows what could happen to any of us when we drop our guard. Continue reading

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Concealed-Carry Gun Considerations

MiniTuck CrossBreed Holster for the New Smith & Wesson M&P Bodyguard .380 Sheriff Jim Wilson
I don’t know how many times that I’ve heard people say that they don’t wear their concealed-carry gun all of the time. They only have it for when they might need it. Right along with that statement is the one by some folks who say they have a small handgun for carrying when they are making quick trips to the store or some other short errand. I wish that these folks would take a more realistic look at their personal-defense plan. Continue reading

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You Have the Right to Remain Silent

by Marty Hayes, J.D.

DISCLAIMER: The following educational essay, written by Marty Hayes is not legal advice. It is, however, the beliefs and thoughts of the President of The Armed Citizens’ Legal Defense Network, LLC regarding one facet of an armed encounter. Before instituting any plan of action for yourself, discuss your concerns with an attorney licensed to practice law in your state. Print out this article and give it to your attorney before this discussion, and together, come to a logical conclusion as to what course of action to take after he or she has had an opportunity to read this article.

It is common advice amongst lawyers and judges that when first confronted by the police after a self-defense shooting, you should say nothing because anything you say “can and will be used against you” in a court of law. Continue reading

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