Legal & Second Amendment

Uncover the rules governing the legal use of force in self-defense, get tips on how to practice safe and legal concealed carry, and stay up-to-date on firearms-related legislation at both the state and national levels—especially as it relates to the Second Amendment and the right to keep and bear arms.

Preventive Medicine … the Legal Kind
Preventive Medicine … the Legal Kind
John Caile — January 18, 2019

After an individual survives a violent physical confrontation in which he or she threatened or used lethal force, that individual is often faced with a bewildering array of legal issues, some of which can be almost as traumatizing as the incident itself. As a result, it only makes sense to…

7 Essential Tips on How to Hire the Right Defense Attorney
7 Essential Tips on How to Hire the Right Defense Attorney
Tom Grieve — January 10, 2019

Something has happened; you need an attorney and you need one now. You flip open the phone book, or more likely fire up your internet browser, and start searching for the person who will be responsible to protect your freedom. You immediately encounter a problem: everyone says that he or she…

The ‘Honey-Do’ List: Spousal Privilege
The ‘Honey-Do’ List: Spousal Privilege
K.L. Jamison, ESQ — January 9, 2019

In the movie Ball of Fire, a gangster attempts to force Barbara Stanwyck to marry him, with the objective of the nuptials being to prevent Stanwyck from testifying against him. The gangster could have saved the trouble of a fistfight with Gary Cooper, but then we would have lost an…

Constitution? Which One?
Constitution? Which One?
John Caile — December 14, 2018

Most gun owners understand (and appreciate) the United States Constitution. We know that attacks on our rights will continue. Our Founding Fathers clearly understood that the protections afforded by the Constitution should not be altered on a whim or in the heat of some fleeting social controversy.…

First Smoke, Then Fire
First Smoke, Then Fire
Tom Grieve — December 13, 2018

Where there is smoke, there is fire. We have all heard the line and intuitively understand its meaning. In life, the fire creates the smoke and not the other way around. In my line of work as a former-state-prosecutor-turned-defense-attorney, however, the gunsmoke creates the legal fire. When a good…

Centered and Even
Centered and Even
Beth Alcazar — December 4, 2018

“Centered and even.” It’s a fantastic way for a firearms instructor to describe what a student needs to look for when lining up the front sight post in the rear sight notch to achieve that perfect sight alignment. The front sight needs to be lined up in the center of…