“Stand your ground,” one of the better known yet poorly understood self-defense policies, has received a lot of media and legal attention since its inception—most of which has been inaccurate or misconstrued.
If you’ve made the personal decision to invest in the concept of armed self-defense, whether concealed carry or open, with firearms or without, then you know how important it is to prepare yourself for unlikely, but important scenarios to stay safe. It’s, as they say, not the odds, but the stakes.
The aftermath of a self-defense incident can be incredibly stressful. You may know based on what was going on at the time of the incident that the only way you could save your own life was to use force, but sometimes police or prosecutors may see things differently. It’s even possible that the details of the incident are just too ambiguous. Either way, good lawful people who need to use force to defend themselves, can end up arrested and even prosecuted, just for saving their own life or the life of someone they love.
American truckers have been the topic of many conversations over the last few years. Supply-chain issues caused by the global pandemic highlighted the vital role that truck drivers play in our society. Now, truck driver protests over mask mandates, vaccine requirements, general pandemic restrictions, and the overall state of the union have American truckers in the spotlight again.
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.
Misinformation is the ultimate villain of personal preparedness. Unfortunately, there are several self-defense myths and misconceptions often taken as fact that could ruin your freedom, finances, and future if you fall for them. Let’s uncover the truth behind some of these common self-defense myths so you can be prepared for any life-threatening situation.
When looking beyond firearms, it can be difficult to navigate the sea of different federal, state, and local laws regarding carry and ownership. It’s best to be safe and consult with an attorney (like a U.S. LawShield® Independent Program Attorney) before purchasing and carrying a self-defense weapon. Legal to carry doesn’t always mean legal to conceal without a permit, so that’s another factor to consider. That said, here are some options that are generally legal, and useful self-defense tools for when a gun can’t, or won’t, be available.
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.
There is a wide range of “non-lethal” self-defense weapons marketed to those interested in personal safety. In fact, a quick Google search of “non-lethal self-defense weapons” will return over 6 million results in a little over half a second.