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.
Education has been a hot topic across Ohio and the country during the pandemic, with school reopenings still in various stages depending on location. With the reopening of more schools come the ever-present threats to students and staff.
If you own a gun, it is imperative you learn these three legal self-defense concepts that will help you know when it is reasonable to use deadly force. A better understanding of these concepts can help keep you on the right side of the law.
If you’re willing to do anything necessary to protect your loved ones, well, you may just be an everyday hero ready to spring into action if the day comes when you are put to the test.
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