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  • Open Carry

What Is Open Carry?

January 6th, 2022|

What is Open Carry? Simply put, it's the practice of carrying a wholly or partially visible firearm. It could be a holstered handgun that's not hidden under a concealment garment, or the less common practice of carrying a long gun on a sling. Since the gun isn't concealed, it's carried "in the open" hence the term "open carry."

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2021: A Gun Owner’s Year in Review

January 3rd, 2022|

We were all thrilled when 2020 ended and most us could not wait for a new year to begin. However, we were equally disappointed when many of the hardships we faced during the previous year continued (think: what’s scarier than a year of a pandemic? A second year of a pandemic). Although 2021 was far from ideal, the pro-Second Amendment community did experience a few wins that showed us things can get better with united effort. If you’re trying to separate everything that happened this year from last, don’t worry. Here are some of the biggest Second Amendment and self-defense stories from 2021.

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Top 3 Safety Tips for New Year Celebration

December 31st, 2021|

A New Year Celebration can represent many different things for many different people. For some, it is a time of careful reflection on the events of the past year and a hopeful optimism for the possibilities the coming year represents. For others, it’s an excuse to gather with friends, family, or strangers and enjoy a party. No matter your personal feelings or beliefs behind a New Year Celebration, it’s always a good idea to consider how to stay safe and what goes into protecting not only your physical health and safety, but also your emotional health and safety.

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When Your Gun Isn’t Enough: Secondary Defensive Measures

December 30th, 2021|

As a gun owner, it’s a good idea to have not only your everyday carry (EDC) gun but some secondary defensive measures as well. The old saying “if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail” comes into play when all you have or know is your gun. Adding to your skillset—increasing the contents of your tactical toolbox—is a good idea for all of us. What secondary measures should you consider? Read on to find out.

  • Duty to Retreat

What Is Duty to Retreat and How Does It Work?

December 30th, 2021|

“Duty to retreat” is a phrase you’ll hear from time to time when discussing lawful self-defense. It's a term that is frequently misunderstood and misrepresented, so call your Independent Program Attorney if you have any questions. Let's unpack this legal term so that you can understand what it really means when a state has a duty to retreat law.

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Top 12 New Year’s Resolutions for Gun Owners

December 29th, 2021|

As we welcome each new year, it’s typical to think about making changes. There are many things we’d all like to do with our lives, and it’s a cultural tradition to frame them as New Year’s resolutions. The problem with that is the way resolutions tend to be forgotten before January is even over. As gun owners, it’s a great idea to plan for year-round changes by making resolutions that will improve our skills and make us safer, more responsible people. With that in mind, we’ve come up with 12 New Year’s resolutions for gun owners: one for each month to cover the entire coming year.

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Fight Off a Rapist—and Face Charges?

December 27th, 2021|

This is a real story of a self-defense encounter that happened to one our members. At the time, she was a single college student with no thoughts of what Legal Defense for Self Defense® might mean. To protect her identity, we are not including any real names, dates, or locations. For our purposes, we'll call our defender “Maria.”

  • 10 Best Holiday Gifts for Gun Enthusiasts

10 Best Last-Minute Gifts for Gun Enthusiasts

December 16th, 2021|

Gun lovers often joke about how they’re not hard to shop for—you just need to know where the nearest gun store is. But the truth is, finding the perfect gift for gun enthusiasts (that isn’t a firearm) is not an easy task. So, if you’re in need of some gift ideas for the gun lover in your life, look no further! From hidden gems to high-quality must-haves, we’ve got you covered with our list of the 10 best holiday gifts for gun enthusiasts.

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Ammunition 101

December 9th, 2021|

Sometimes the words thrown around in the gun world can be confusing. One example is the terminology used to talk about ammunition because there are a variety of terms you should be familiar with.

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The Four Golden Rules of Gun Safety (and a Few More You Should Know)

November 30th, 2021|

As a firearms owner, gun safety should be your top priority at all times. It does not matter if you own your gun for home defense, use it as an everyday carry (EDC), or only use it to hunt. Being safe is the responsibility of every gun owner. Sometimes it seems overwhelming, especially for those new to the gun world, because certain organizations push three rules while others say there are seven or more. We’re going to fill you in on four golden rules and offer some extra safety tips to further your firearms education.

  • Brandishing

Everything You Need to Know About Brandishing

November 8th, 2021|

Depending on which survey you read, there are anywhere between 100,000 and 3.6 million defensive gun uses per year in the United States. One thing that almost everyone who studies such things agrees on is that, in a large number of the defensive gun uses that take place each year, no shot is ever fired. So, what separates displaying a firearm lawfully—or even justifiably pointing a firearm at another person—from a criminal charge of “brandishing,” or the unlawful display of a firearm?

  • Self Defense

Self-Defense Frequently Asked Questions

October 11th, 2021|

Many people have questions when they first become interested in the art of self-defense. In this guide, we’ll address some of the most common self-defense questions people have, as well as explore some things that are not always as obvious to someone just starting to research how to take responsibility for their own personal safety.

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