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Continuing Legal Education for the Concealed Carrier

Continuing Legal Education for the Concealed Carrier

Your basic training course was probably deficient Many states require some level of basic training before issuing a concealed handgun permit, though this is not universal. Whether training should be mandated, or even whether permitting should be required at all, is a valid and ongoing debate. As more and more states adopt “permitless carry” or…

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Criminal Attacks and Senior Citizens

Criminal Attacks and Senior Citizens

"Senior citizens" now represent the most rapidly growing segment of the United States' population. Some estimate that currently one in every eight Americans is age 65 or older, a total of more than 35 million. By the year 2030, as “baby boomers” age and life expectancy increases, this number will increase to an estimated 64…

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Laws on Deadly Force Vary on Both Sides of River

Laws on Deadly Force Vary on Both Sides of River

The fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin has brought Florida's "stand your ground" law into the spotlight.  Similar laws exist in the Tri-state area, but with small variations across state lines. Ohio uses the "castle doctrine," while Kentucky and Indiana use "stand your ground." A 2010 case, involving 60-year-old Ralph Powers, illustrates Ohio's castle doctrine. Powers was not…

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