Involuntary Trigger Squeeze

Beware the Involuntary Trigger Squeeze

You've probably read a story or two similar to this over the years ...

A police officer confronts a violent criminal. He pulls his gun and aims it at the suspect, ordering him to turn around and place his hands on his head. The suspect complies, but seconds later, the gun goes off and the suspect is shot in the back, killing him.

The officer claims it was an accident, but a prosecutor claims it was a cold-blooded execution. The officer is convicted for murder and the city is sued for millions of dollars.

Lethal Force Law

Lethal Force and the Law at the Great American Outdoor Show

by Kelly Young

Republished from American Rifleman.

Every 13 seconds in the United States a firearm is used in self-defense. And every time a firearm is used in self-defense, even just the brandishing of it, there will be an investigation.

Elect Sean Malone

Vote to Re-Elect Second Call Defense Founder Sean Maloney for NRA Board of Directors

Sean Maloney is seeking re-election to the NRA Board of Directors.

If you are an NRA voting member, you will receive your ballots soon. We ask that you VOTE TO RE-ELECT SEAN MALONEY.

***

To My Fellow Voting Members of the NRA,

My name is Sean Maloney, and I’m asking for your vote when you receive your ballot for the NRA Board of Directors election.

Castle Doctrine

Castle Doctrine and You

by Greg Ellifritz

Note: The author works in Ohio as a police officer. The laws in Ohio regarding self defense and matters related to Castle Doctrine may differ from those in your state.

Let’s talk a little bit about “Castle Doctrine.” In this case, the homeowner shot an intruder who was unarmed and may not have been a true lethal force threat. Despite the shooting of an unarmed man, the homeowner will likely not be criminally charged.

Here’s how it works:

Executive Actions

Obama's Executive Actions on Guns - What it Really Means

by Dean Rieck

After years of unsuccessful attempts to pass gun control laws, President Obama has chosen to do an end run around Congress with executive actions.

Sheepdogs vs. Porcupines

Newsflash for unarmed Americans: We gun owners don't carry for you

by Jeff Knox

This is an editorial dealing with the difficult issue of whether gun owners should intervene to stop a crime that does not directly involve personal self defense. While Second Call Defense believes this can only be decided on a case-by-case basis, we also think the point of view expressed in this article makes sense for most people with average firearm and self defense skills and training.

Flying with Guns

TSA rules for flying with guns and ammo

Everyone knows how much trouble you can get into if you walk into an airport or try to board a plane with a firearm. But did you know that many gun owners routinely take their guns and ammo with them when they travel by air?

The trick is simply to follow the rules outlined by the Transportation Security Administration:

CCW and Law Enforcement

CCW and Law Enforcement: First Impressions Matter

What do you think when you see a man walking down the sidewalk in a nice suit, carrying a briefcase? You probably assume he's a businessperson, that he's professional and courteous, earns a good living, and presents no threat to you at all.

CCW Mistakes

5 Serious CCW Mistakes to Avoid

The number one rule for winning a gunfight is to have a gun. But even if you do, you may be doing things wrong that put you at risk both physically and legally.

If you carry concealed, here are five mistakes you definitely want to avoid.

Warning Shots and Brandishing

CCW Tips

3 Concealed Carry Tips for "Experienced" Gun Owners

No one likes to be thought of as a "senior" these days. Maybe you use another word, such as "mature" or simply "experienced." But whatever you call it, the fact is we all get older.

And just as we need to be practical in our approach to other things in life, we need to be equally practical in assessing our ability to carry and use a firearm in self defense as we age.

So here are 3 simple tips to consider if you're an "Experienced American Gun Owner."

Reconsider Your Caliber

Pages