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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3 Self-Defense Myths That Just Won’t Die

There are some self-defense myths that, like zombies, just won't die.

Just about the time it appears they have been proven false and dismissed, the same self-defense and gun myths pop again. Part of this is probably due to the fact there are always new people who finally realize they need to do something about their personal safety and begin seeking answers. Unfortunately, it is also due to the tendency of some people to pass on advice they have heard but never took the time to find out if it is really true. Since it sounds cool, it must be right. Continue reading

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Looking & Assessing: A Defensive Training Essential

Sheriff Jim Wilson behind the gun, looking and assessing.

The better defensive-shooting schools teach a student to “look and assess” after firing a string in a defensive shootout. Unfortunately, we see a lot of folks who clearly don’t understand what they are doing or what they are supposed to be doing. They’ll turn their head this way and that, wiggle their butt a couple of times and do a snappy re-holster—guaranteed to impress those who will watch their YouTube performance. Well, choreography aside, there really is a good reason to look and assess—actually, there are two good reasons. Continue reading

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Garry Mason’s “Legends of the Outdoors” Hall of Fame Inducts Linda Powell

Garry Mason’s “Legends of the Outdoors” Hall of Fame Inducts Linda Powell
L to R: Ray Eye, Garry Mason, and Linda Powell

Honoring her Decades of Service to the Shooting Sports Industry 

North Haven, CT – Garry Mason’s “Legends of the Outdoors” inducted Linda Powell, Director of Media Relations at O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc., into its Hall of Fame in recognition of her dedication to the outdoor industry, promotion of our hunting heritage and her efforts in furthering conservation. The event was held in Nashville, Tennessee, on Saturday, August 25, 2018. Continue reading

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