With a rising number of states passing constitutional carry laws (a general term for state-level laws that allow the carrying of a handgun without a permit), questions are coming up a lot lately about the permitting or licensing systems that are often supplemented by constitutional carry legislation. When seeking a license or permit to carry, you’re likely to encounter either “shall-issue” or “may-issue” scenarios.
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.
As a responsible gun owner, it is important to be familiar with the various laws, legal theories, and legal terms related to self-defense. “Castle Doctrine” is one such legal theory.
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.
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?
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.
Two “facts” have been washing over mainstream media for quite some time now: The number of violent crimes reported has decreased and the number of “murders” is on the rise. So, which is it? Both statements can’t possibly be true, …can they? And if they are, what does that mean about your safety and self- defense?
It’s no secret that the legal system is often skewed against gun owners. You see it all the time; the victim who was forced to protect their life against a dangerous threat often ends up being painted as a criminal. And the financial, emotional, and mental toll it takes to defend yourself against these courtroom bullies? It can be well… astronomical.
Self-defense incidents don’t happen when it’s convenient for your schedule. If we knew when and where a violent incident would occur, we would likely avoid them in the first place, right? You win 100% of the fights that never occur. But since we can’t see into the future, we must remain prepared for a self-defense incident to happen when we least expect it.