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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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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