Stupid Mistakes

Stupid Mistakes

Don’t Make a Stupid “Heat of the Moment” Mistake By now you should know that when it comes to armed self defense, it’s usually not the shooting itself that trips you up legally. More often than not, it’s what you do afterward that gets...
Call 911

Call 911

Call 911 with a Singular Purpose As we discussed in a recent post, the authorities can use an “excited utterance” as evidence against you. And that applies not just to when you’re talking to police on the scene, but also to when you’re speaking...
Excited Utterance

Excited Utterance

Beware the “Excited Utterance” One of the most important concepts to understand in the laws of evidence is what legal experts refer to as the “excited utterance.” An excited utterance is a statement made in response to a shocking event. It is an exception to the...
5 Stages of Violent Crime

5 Stages of Violent Crime

The 5 Stages of Violent Crime Most people see violence as a random event. But actually, violent acts, and crimes in general, follow a fairly regular process. Since the ultimate form of self defense is avoiding a fight altogether, understanding the crime process and...
Avoid Confrontation

Avoid Confrontation

Avoid Confrontation When Possible In The Art of War, Sun Tzu observed, “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” That’s not only good advice for warfare, it’s good advice for self defense as well. When it comes to...
Ohio Duty to Retreat

Ohio Duty to Retreat

No Duty to Retreat in Ohio – What Does it Mean to You? by Dean Rieck On Monday, January 4, 2021, Governor DeWine signed Senate Bill 175. This was the result of an historic effort by Buckeye Firearms Association to abolish the “duty to retreat,” an unfair...
Lethal Force Exceptions

Lethal Force Exceptions

6 Exceptions to Justifiable Self Defense When gun owners run afoul of the law, it’s often because they don’t know the rules or say or do something stupid because they’re still suffering from the physical and psychological effects of a deadly force...
New Podcast

New Podcast

Potential ATF Regulation of Pistol Braces, Duty to Retreat in Ohio, and More Second Call Defense co-founder Sean Maloney joins the Faxon Firearms podcast to discuss the potential ATF regulation of pistol braces, how Ohio recently abolished “duty to...
Deadly Force and the Law

Deadly Force and the Law

Be Sure You Understand Deadly Force and the Law If you own or carry a firearm, you need to know what the law says about using deadly force. You don’t have to be a lawyer, but you must at the very least understand the basics. The better you understand how the law...

M&P Recall

Smith & Wesson Issues M&P Shield Pistol Recall M&P SHIELD® EZ® PISTOL IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL NOTICE FOR PISTOLS MANUFACTURED BETWEEN MARCH 1ST, 2020 AND OCTOBER 31ST, 2020 Smith & Wesson has identified two M&P Shield EZ Pistols on which...