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Should Concealed Carriers Be Crime Fighters?

Should Concealed Carriers Be Crime Fighters?

There's one term that comes up over and over again when we run into case examples of concealed carriers responding to a violent threat: justification of the use of deadly force. A gun is immediately deadly force. As concealed carriers, we're just Plain Jane or Joe citizens. We're not sworn officers of the law and…

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Self-Defense and Stand Your Ground Factors

Self-Defense and Stand Your Ground Factors

Avoidance and retreat are usually the best and initial strategy for handling any physical conflict self-defense situation, especially if you are carrying a concealed weapon. Think about this statement and whether or not you agree with it. Just because you avoid a confrontation does not mean that you are scared or weak or do not…

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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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Without 'Stand Your Ground,' Attacker can have Advantage

Without ‘Stand Your Ground,’ Attacker can have Advantage

Amid all the demagoguery regarding the tragic case arising from the death of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, there have been calls to repeal Florida's landmark "stand your ground" law, which was enacted in 2005. There have also been numerous misleading remarks on how the law was enacted and where the language came from. I am writing to…

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