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  • Peace of mind: Independent Program Attorneys Across the Country

Peace of mind: Independent Program Attorneys Across the Country

2022-05-16T17:36:35-05:00May 16th, 2022|Tags: , |

As gun owners know best, gun laws are complex and one false move could put you on the other side of the law. Plus, gun laws are different in every state, which makes things confusing for law-abiding individuals across the nation. For example, the use of force in one state may constitute “deadly force” in another state, possibly creating a sticky situation if you’re traveling between states.

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  • Raising Them Right: Moms Training Future Hunters and Shooters

Raising Them Right: Moms Training Future Hunters and Shooters

2022-05-05T16:42:53-05:00May 5th, 2022|Tags: , |

The pre-dusk Texas sunlight cast a glowing haze over the trees and fields, surrounding my oldest daughter and me as we sat in an elevated blind, waiting. Watching. Trying to be patient. It was time for a management deer hunt, meaning the season hadn’t yet begun state-wide but here we were, using the landowner’s tags to cull the herd. My daughter was 16 at the time, and it was far from her first hunt. Her ability to sit and wait wasn’t quite as developed as mine, but there she was, looking to put meat in the freezer.

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  • Self-Defense for College Students

Self-Defense for College Students

2022-03-30T18:20:10-05:00March 30th, 2022|Tags: , |

No matter what time of year it is, college campuses can be difficult to navigate. With just a simple glance at the headlines, it’s obvious that college students are facing uncertainty and some unsafe situations. If you’re wondering what options you or your child have for self-defense on campus, you’ve come to the right place. These are the possible secondary defensive measures college students might be able to use on campus.

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  • Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence and Gun Ownership: Is it Legal?

2022-02-23T23:51:24-06:00February 24th, 2022|Tags: , |

A common question among survivors of family violence is “Can you buy a gun if convicted of domestic violence?” It’s understandable to wonder if a person who was convicted of domestic violence will be allowed to purchase a firearm. And while the short answer is generally “no,” the specific laws and potential enforcement—or lack thereof—tend to vary by state.

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  • Home defense plan

Home Defense Plan: What Will the Law Allow?

2022-02-09T13:20:18-06:00January 31st, 2022|Tags: , |

Home defense is an important topic for gun owners, not only because it tends to be the primary reason many people own firearms but also due to its many nuances. When trying to make a home defense plan for your place of residence, you might be wondering what gun to use, how to store or stage it, and what laws might pertain to you when protecting yourself from a violent home invasion. Before planning practical home defense strategies, it’s a good idea to have a general understanding of what it means to defend your place of residence.

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Top 3 Safety Tips for New Year Celebration

2022-01-03T09:53:01-06:00December 31st, 2021|Tags: , |

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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  • Duty to Retreat

What Is Duty to Retreat and How Does It Work?

2022-02-22T03:54:33-06:00December 30th, 2021|Tags: , |

“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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  • Domestic

The Reality of Domestic Violence

2021-11-19T11:44:44-06:00November 19th, 2021|

Domestic violence is a serious problem, one that has only worsened during the pandemic-related lockdowns and restrictions. In fact, according to a study by the American Journal of Emergency Medicine, it’s a measurable increase.

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  • Types of guns 101

Types of Guns 101 (Part One)

2022-05-01T13:34:55-05:00November 9th, 2021|

There are a lot of different firearms platforms and types of guns on the market, so it’s understandable to get confused sometimes. If you’ve ever been curious about the difference between a lever-action and a bolt-action or a rifle and a carbine, you’ve come to the right place. Read on for a general lesson in firearms platform terminology.

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