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When To Draw Your Concealed Carry Handgun

When To Draw Your Concealed Carry Handgun

Too soon or too long -- this is a predicament every concealed carrier in a real life scenario has to face. It's incredibly difficult to know when a threat has finally presented itself in such a way that deadly force is the only acceptable choice. Drawing too soon can potentially get you charged with brandishing.…

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Don't Pull Your Gun in an Argument...Like This Woman

Don’t Pull Your Gun in an Argument…Like This Woman

Here's a quick lesson on what NOT to do in an argument. A resident of Youngstown, OH, Tonya Woolensack, was charged with felony tampering with evidence and misdemeanor counts of aggravated menacing and carrying a concealed weapon after brandishing her pistol during an argument in Boardman Park. A man was walking with his girlfriend and his…

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What Does Brandishing Mean? And Why You Should Never Do It…

What Does Brandishing Mean? And Why You Should Never Do It…

There are going to be tense days.  You’ll eventually run into someone who isn’t paying attention or just very extremely violent and rude.  It doesn’t matter.  Your concealed carry pistol stays concealed and in its holster until you are one hundred percent certain you intend to use it for your own self-defense. Letting someone know…

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Brandishing and Improper Exhibition of a Firearm

What is "brandishing" a firearm and what are the considerations, laws, definitions, elements, penalties, required proof, etc.?  When does brandishing or a careless or inadvertent exhibition of a firearm occur? What should we do to avoid it? Does it require showing that the person committed the act willfully, intentionally and with knowledge or just that…

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