ARRESTED for Defending Yourself: What Would YOU Do?

By now, you’ve probably heard about what happened to the McCloskeys.

You know, that couple who protected their house from a violent mob?

They were worried their home would get burned down, and while it looks like they made quite a few mistakes, nobody was hurt.

But the prosecutor in their city STILL wants to charge them with FELONY crimes.

Now, the McCloskeys have money, so they can hire the best lawyers out there.

(Their governor and the attorney general in their state have indicated a pardon might even be on the table, so they’ll probably be okay.)

But what if YOU were charged with a crime like this… and you didn’t have the benefit of widespread media coverage?

Because I hate to tell you, amigo, but us “regular people” don’t do too well when the government tries to grind us down over our gun rights.

A LOT of the people in charge hate gun owners, in fact.

For a long time now, these same anti-gun dictators have been using the law to hassle gun owners.

Whether it’s requiring insurance, passing laws that say gun owners can’t buy insurance, or suing and prosecuting gun owners into bankruptcy when they do use their weapons, these efforts are all built on you being all alone when they come after you.

Well, that’s where Tim Schmidt’s United States Concealed Carry Association can help.

I’ve been a friend of Tim Schmidt’s for years (since before he even founded the United States Concealed Carry Association).

But more importantly, I’ve been a USCCA MEMBER for years!

Look, you and I both know that the courts aren’t always “gun friendly” and you can’t count on your “Cousin Vinnie” to get you out of jail after a self-defense shooting… no matter if you were 100% legally justified or not.

The attorney bills alone could sink your family’s entire savings – even if you’re found innocent!

That’s why you need a strong legal ally like the USCCA to have your back AFTER you were forced to protect yourself.

And now’s the time to sign up, with the political winds shifting toward even MORE anti-gun laws and bans.

7 Reasons To Join The USCCA

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Unfortunately, owning a gun or weapon just isn’t enough to protect your family…

…their future and everything you’ve worked for is STILL at risk in the aftermath of a self-defense incident like a robbery or a break-in!

So, what can YOU do?

Arm yourself and your family with the best self-defense education, training and legal protection available from the USCCA.

You see, when you activate your USCCA Membership you INSTANTLY get access to:

1. Expert Legal Protection When You Need it Most…

As a USCCA Member you’ll have access to incredible benefits like up to $2,250,000 in up-front legal protection, a 24/7 award-winning Critical Response Team, AND a nationwide legal network.

2. Your Subscription to Concealed Carry Magazine…

The “ultimate resource for responsibly armed Americans” and the official publication of the USCCA — your membership gets you INSTANT access to print and digital issues.

3. FREE Admission to the Annual Concealed Carry Expo…

Join thousands of like-minded individuals every year at the #1 destination for American gun owners. You’ll experience 3 days of guns, gear, and expert training you can trust.

4. Industry-Leading Education and Resources…

Learn from industry experts in the fields of legal defense, current events, and the concealed carry lifestyle.

5. World-Class Self-Defense Training…

Take your training to the next level with the USCCA’s videos, broadcasts, and scenario-based training series.

6. Exclusive Discounts and Member-Only Perks…

Who doesn’t like new gear!? Every USCCA Membership comes with exclusive USCCA and industry discounts from top name brands.

7. 100% American Based…

We take pride in our country, and we prove it with our people! Contact our 100% American-based staff any time day or night. We’re standing by 24/7 to take your call.

When you activate your USCCA Membership you’re doing so much more than joining a community of over 300,000 like-minded individuals…

You’re becoming your family’s ULTIMATE protector.

And don’t forget, your USCCA Membership always comes with a 100% Money-Back Bulletproof Guarantee…

If you’re not happy for any reason, just call our American-based Member Services Team for a full refund — no questions asked!

It’s literally ZERO risk…

…and ALL reward!

Don’t wait until it’s too late; activate your risk-free protection now.

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CCW News: Dumbass Vigilantes Attacking Concealed-Carry Gun Owners!

CCW concealed carry vigilante citizens attacking gun owners

The floor rushed up to meet Clarence Daniels with a rib-grating crunch.

One minute, the 62-year-old man was walking into a Wal-Mart to buy coffee creamer.

The next, he was being tackled to the ground by a man 20 years younger!

As Clarence struggled with the maniac who was putting him in a choke hold, he had a deadly decision before him:

Should he pull his gun and shoot his attacker off him?

He didn’t deserve to have to make a life-or-death decision just shopping at Wal-Mart, but Clarence was a victim of a disturbing new trend:

Dumbass Vigilante Citizens ATTACKING Concealed-Carrying Gun Owners!

CCW concealed carry vigilante citizens attacking gun owners
CCW concealed carry vigilante citizens attacking gun owners

Clarence Daniels had a coffee creamer label in his pocket when he was attacked in a Brandon, Florida Wal-Mart.

That’s all he was looking for.

The problem is, another guy – Michael Foster, 43 – saw Clarence get out of his car and walk through the parking lot.

After assaulting Clarence and screaming, “He’s got a gun! He’s got a gun!” Foster struggled with his victim until the police finally separated them.

(Clarence, meanwhile, shouted, “I have a permit!”)

I have to tell you, this CCW holder showed a LOT of good judgment in not shooting Foster.

He kept his head, and as a result, it was Michael Foster who was arrested and charged with battery.

See, Foster stalked Clarence through the parking lot, waited for him to enter the Wal-Mart, and then physically attacked him – because he thought he was stopping a mass shooting.

Why?

Because when Clarence Daniels got out of his car, he took the handgun he kept in the vehicle and tucked it behind his hip, under his coat.

A LOT of gun owners do the same thing.

A lot of us grew up during a time when people owning guns, carrying guns, keeping guns in their cars – even in racks in the back windows of pickup trucks – was a perfectly normal part of life.

The problem is, more and more people today don’t think or feel that way.

They’ve grown up being told by popular entertainment that owning a gun is a bad thing that makes you a bad guy…

…and many of them don’t even realize that private citizens can carry guns concealed in most of the United States.

Because of that – and because of news coverage that has Americans convinced they’re all a heartbeat away from a mass murder or “active shooter” situation – when a lot of people see a gun, they think they’ve GOT to act.

Now, I’m not trying to blame Clarence Daniels too much.

Michael Foster was the one in the wrong, and Foster was sentenced to a year’s probation for his crime.

(He was also told he could have no contact with his victim, that he couldn’t own guns, and that he had to attend anger management classes.)

Fact is, though, if Clarence had kept his roscoe out of sight, none of this would have happened.

When you and I carry concealed, we NEVER want our guns to be visible to anyone watching.

For one thing, seeing a gun scares people like Michael Foster, who don’t realize there are some of us out here legally carrying.

For another, if a real criminal sees your gun, he now knows exactly what he has to do to stop you from drawing it.

Your gun might even make you a target, because there’s nothing criminals like more than stealing guns from other people.

The Legal Issue Of Concealed Carry

Keeping your gun concealed means more than just not taking it out of your car in public, like Clarence Daniels did.

It also means carrying your gun in a way that it won’t”out” you when you least expect it.

Too many armed citizens are walking around with holsters they think, WRONGLY, are “good enough”…

…and these el cheap-o specials are the kinds of things that print or “out” the gun when you least expect it!

All it takes is one moment where your gun is visible, and one of these vigilante “heroes” like Michael Foster will be on top of you.

You can’t afford that kind of attention, and that means you need a CCW holster that will help you keep your gun out of sight AT ALL TIMES.

More importantly, though, it may even be a legal requirement where you are that you keep your gun out of sight.

Remember what happened to Clarence Daniels.

If you want to stay safe, and you want to stay on the RIGHT side of the law, you’ve got to understand ALL the legal issues surrounding concealed carry.

That means it’s on YOU to learn the rules, and the laws… and to follow them.

But it isn’t enough just to know the rules; you’ve got to follow up in your day-to-day conduct… and that starts with keeping your pistol hidden!

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MCS 314 – Kyle Rittenhouse & Kenosha: Reality Check

Kyle Rittenhouse Kenosa Reality Check
Kyle Rittenhouse Kenosa Reality Check
Kyle Rittenhouse Kenosa Reality Check

It’s like something out of a movie.

A 17-year-old kid with an AR15 goes to volunteer at a political protest…

…And by the time he’s done shooting, he’s been charged with murder.

There are a lot of people hailing Kyle Rittenhouse as a hero.

There’s no doubt that he was the more skilled shooter in Kenosha.

But there are some “reality checks” we should talk about where his story is concerned.

Especially because his entire life could be ruined, and his family put in danger, as a result of what happened.

This is sure to be controversial, but we DO need to think about ALL realities of a shooting like this.

In this week’s podcast episode, Modern Combat & Survival’s Buck Greene sits in for Jeff Anderson to run down five “reality check” points concerning Kyle Rittenhouse and the Kenosha riots.

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Here’s What You’ll Discover In This Week’s Episode:

  • The one thing that could have prevented all of this from happening…and why it’s the one thing Kyle didn’t do.
  • Why the legal battle over murder charges is only the START of the threats Kyle now faces.
  • A sobering “what if” scenario that almost nobody is talking about after Kenosha.
  • Why Kyle’s family is now in danger, too, even though they had nothing to do with his actions.
  • A disturbing reality of “WROL” situations that you NEED to remember.

Whether you think Kyle Rittenhouse is a hero or you think he simply should not have been there in the first place, this is sure to be a thought-provoking episode.

Listen now so you’ll be better prepared if YOU ever find yourself under threat the way he did.

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(3 Castle Doctrine Pics) Why My Neighbor ISN’T A “Gun Nut” Anymore. . .

Castle Doctrine Legal Firearms Laws

Just when I think my words are falling on deaf ears, God sends me a message to keep on preaching…

No, not about the coming biblical (or zombie) apocalypse.

I’m talking about how to stop gun-owners from making stupid mistakes that can put YOU in prison right next to the street scum you’re trying to defend against.

Let me explain…

Remember a few years ago when I made this video about how my “gun nut” neighbor thought his funny “No Trespassing” sign (photo #1 below) was protecting his property?

Basically, his sign at his front gate said…

“No Trespassing. Violators Will Be Shot. Survivors Will Be Shot Again!”

Well I guess my neighbor saw my video because not long after that, I went for a run and saw he had taken a magic marker and wrote over it so it just said…

“No. Keep Out” – with a little smiley face! (photo #2 below)

Well, it took a while, but look at photo #3 below and…

Here’s Why These New Signs Have Now Made This Guy My FAVORITE Neighbor…

Castle Doctrine Legal Firearms Laws

I was happy as a little girl scout who just sold her millionth box of Thin Mints when I took a jog and saw these 2 signs replace the old “funny” ones.

Not just because the old ones could literally have put him in PRISON if he ever had to shoot someone who actually invaded his home.

But because these signs will better protect him against a home invasion… AND in court if he’s ever forced to defend himself.

Here’s why…

1. “Come Take My Guns!”

Having any kind of a warning sign (funny or not) tips your hand that you… well… own guns!

Criminals love guns.

Especially free ones that can be used for crimes or sold off for a pretty penny on the street.

Sure, they may not show up at your bedroom window to break in at 2am… but they could target your home during the day (when most burglary break-ins happen) and take a lot of time looking around for all your firearms while you’re out for the day.

The biggest danger here is you or a member of your family unexpectedly coming home to find this criminal already in the act… and CAUGHT!

A cornered animal does unexpected – and sometimes vicious – things to protect itself.

You don’t want a panicked, desperate burglar trying to figure out what to do with your spouse or child who can now give their description to the police.

2. Beyond “No Trespassing”…

There’s only one thing that strikes fear into a home invader more than a vicious dog… and that’s a vicious GUN OWNER with a dog!

Now frankly, I don’t know if my neighbor has a mean dog… or if he even HAS a dog!

Doesn’t really matter as long as the bad guys think he does, right?

Whether you own one or not, a “Beware Of Dog” sign is a really, really good deterrent for criminals.

3. It’s NOT Funny!

A simple “No Trespassing” sign is simple… straight to the point… and let’s others know that you’re more aware than the typical homeowner.

Funny signs (like “We Don’t Dial 991”) – to a jury – will make you look like a gun-nut who was just itching for someone to pick off with your smokewagon.

If you ever DID have to shoot someone in your home – especially if you killed them – a prosecutor could possibly make a case that you used excessive force… and your sign “proves” you went too far.

I know you probably think these types of signs (or shirts!) are harmless… but they won’t be funny to a jury.

Remember, as we say in our “bulletproof” video, our legal system is NOT about “justice” – they’re about the LAW.

Plain and simple.

Unfortunately, few gun-owners really understand their personal responsibility to LEGALLY defend themselves.

That’s why we literally give our Bulletproof Defense DVD away for free to responsibly-armed citizens on our website here…

If you don’t have a copy, get yours now because not only will this DVD show you EXACTLY when you’re legally justified to use your firearm for personal defense…

… but it can even be entered as evidence in your defense!

It’s the best way I can prepare you for the unfortunate reality discovered the “hard way” by citizens who make the wrong move.

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CCW Legal Defense: How One Gun Owner Nearly RUINED His Life

“I’ll get him!” shouted the man from the darkness.

Roderick Scott raised his .40-caliber pistol, his finger tightening on the trigger.

The 42 y.o. was surrounded by multiple attackers, all of whom had been rifling through his car a moment before.

The figure ran at him.

Scott FIRED twice!

When it was all over, a white teenager was dead on Scott’s suburban property…

…and Roderick Scott was about to learn just how badly our legal system treats American gun owners.

You’re not going to like it, but this is the story of how…

A Black Man Shot A White Teen In LEGAL Self-Defense… & BARELY Went Free!

CCW Legal Defense: Firearms Insurance And How One Gun Owner Nearly Ruined His Life

Roderick Scott remembers getting into an argument with his girlfriend.

Because of that fight, he was sleeping on the couch of their home in Greece, New York, when he heard a disturbance outside.

(It was 3 in the morning, a time when nobody should have been moving around out there.)

Roderick Scott

Looking out the window, he saw three people rifling through his car.

That’s when he racked a .40-cal round into his gun.

It’s not easy to get a pistol permit in New York State, but Scott had one.

Shoving his gun into his waistband, he went outside to see what in hell was going on.

He found 3 people in his car, looking for whatever they could steal.

“I had no idea what was going on,” he said on the stand at his trial, “so I had to protect myself.”

What Scott didn’t know was that the people in his car were teenagers.

They were Christopher Cervini, 17, his cousin James, and their friend Brian Hopkins.

The three teens had been working their way up the street, breaking into any cars they could.

When Scott told them he had called the cops, Chris Cervini shouted, “I’ll get him!” and ran at Scott.

That’s when Roderick Scott, outnumbered outside his own home at 3:00 a.m., fired the two shots that almost ruined his life.

He was arrested for the shooting.

His gun was taken.

He was treated like a criminal, “guilty until proven innocent,” and put on trial for manslaughter.

The media tried to paint him as a cold-blooded vigilante, a murderer who gunned down an innocent teenager.

Chris Cervini

They used an old yearbook photo of Chris Cervini that made him look even younger than he was – the same photo you see here.

It looked bad – very bad – for Roderick Scott, and his life was very nearly ruined.

Only luck – and a brilliant lawyer – saved him.

At trial, it came out that the teens had been drinking earlier that evening.

Toxicology reports showed that Cervini was not just legally drunk when he was shot, but that he used pot and speed – facts that helped chip away at the idea he was “just a kid” (and not part of a gang of multiple attackers).

Scott’s lawyer played the 911 call Scott and his girlfriend made to police, too.

That backed up Scott’s story about what happened, and helped the jury to see him as an innocent man defending himself.

But here’s what’s scary:

Roderick Scott was only barely acquitted.

The jury took an agonizing 20 hours to decide that he wasn’t guilty of manslaughter.

In other words, Scott got lucky.

“Justice” was served… but it almost wasn’t.

If you have to defend yourself, do you want to sit in a jail cell hoping that “justice will be served”… while the District Attorney tells the press that you’re a murderer?

Do you want to go bankrupt paying for your legal defense, hoping that you won’t end up in prison for protecting your home and your family?

Do you want to have your name and reputation destroyed, and be forced to move away if you are acquitted – as if you’re the one who has committed a crime?

THAT is how our legal system treats gun owners like Roderick Scott… and that’s how it will treat YOU if you ever have to pull the trigger to defend yourself.

What you can do, though, is make sure you’re better prepared for the legal fight before a self-defense shooting occurs.

My friends at USCCA, the United States Concealed Carry Association, offer a membership that will protect and help you if you’re ever charged with a crime for defending yourself.

They provide up-front bail bond funding, access to a network of experienced self-defense attorneys, and even funding for your criminal defense.

(Honestly, I’m surprised every gun owner isn’t already a member.)

It doesn’t cost much, and I hope you’ll never need it… but if you do, it will be there to cover you.

Don’t let the legal system and our anti-gun courts and prosecutors make YOU the bad guy.

Pick up one of these low-cost memberships today.

You’ll sleep better knowing you’ll be protected if you ever DO have to shoot in self-defense.

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MCS 307 – Mob Defense Mistakes

MCS 307 - Mark and Patricia McCloskey (Ken and Karen)
MCS 307 - Mark and Patricia McCloskey (Ken and Karen)
MCS 307 – Mark and Patricia McCloskey (Ken and Karen)

Have you heard about “Ken and Karen?”

They’re the couple with an AR15 who faced down a mob…

…And they’re lucky to be alive!

Their real names are Mark and Patricia McCloskey.

After confronting the mob, they’ve been targeted for harassment…

…and they might still face legal charges.

That’s because, while it’s great that they defend their home…

…They made some significant tactical and legal mistakes.

In this week’s podcast episode, Modern Combat & Survival’s Buck Greene sits in for Jeff Anderson to discuss how the McCloskeys should have done things differently… and what this means for you if YOU have to face down a mob.

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Here’s What You’ll Discover In This Week’s Episode:

  • Why relaxing in your home could put you at a disadvantage in a mob attack… and what you can do about it!
  • The reason you should avoid pointing a gun at an angry mob until the “last minute.”
  • What Mark and Patricia could have done differently to avoid being harassed by their local prosecutor.
  • The reason that confronting a mob could have led to Mark and Patricia being rushed and trampled… and how you can avoid the same danger!
  • The political and social implications of this famous viral incident.

We applaud Mark and Patricia for standing up and defending themselves.

We just want you to avoid the mistakes they made so you don’t put yourself and your family in legal danger.

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If they defund COPS, you NEED your guns!

Our civil rights have really taken a beating this year, and it’s about to get worse.

With more and more police departments talking about defunding the police, and police actually walking off the job to protest arrests of their fellow officers, we could all end up on our own.

Imagine calling 911… and there’s NOBODY who can come help you.

More than ever, you need a gun to protect yourself and your family… but gun owners are also being treated worse than ever.

During the pandemic, gun stores were declared “non-essential,” gun permit systems were shut down, and background check systems were suspended to halt gun sales.

Those same power-mad authorities are the same ones who want to disband police departments, but they ALSO want to take your guns away.

And now, with the rioting and looting going unchecked, these people have gotten a real taste of power.

It’s only a matter of time before they start issuing MORE unconstitutional attacks on your gun rights.

I mean, most of them hate gun owners and firearms rights when things are GOOD, to say nothing of a national emergency.

For a long time now, these same anti-gun dictators have been using the law to hassle gun owners.

Whether it’s requiring insurance, passing laws that say gun owners can’t buy insurance, or suing and prosecuting gun owners into bankruptcy when they do use their weapons, these efforts are all built on you being all alone when they come after you.

Well, that’s where Tim Schmidt’s United States Concealed Carry Association can help.

I’ve been a friend of Tim Schmidt’s for years (since before he even founded the United States Concealed Carry Association).

But more importantly, I’ve been a USCCA MEMBER for years!

Look, you and I both know that the courts aren’t always “gun friendly” and you can’t count on your “Cousin Vinnie” to get you out of jail after a self-defense shooting… no matter if you were 100% legally justified or not.

The attorney bills alone could sink your family’s entire savings – even if you’re found innocent!

That’s why you need a strong legal ally like the USCCA to have your back AFTER you were forced to protect yourself.

And now’s the time to sign up, with the political winds shifting toward even MORE anti-gun laws and bans.

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Unfortunately, owning a gun or weapon just isn’t enough to protect your family…

…their future and everything you’ve worked for is STILL at risk in the aftermath of a self-defense incident like a robbery or a break-in!

So, what can YOU do?

Arm yourself and your family with the best self-defense education, training and legal protection available from the USCCA.

You see, when you activate your USCCA Membership you INSTANTLY get access to:

1. Expert Legal Protection When You Need it Most…

As a USCCA Member you’ll have access to incredible benefits like up to $2,250,000 in up-front legal protection, a 24/7 award-winning Critical Response Team, AND a nationwide legal network.

2. Your Subscription to Concealed Carry Magazine…

The “ultimate resource for responsibly armed Americans” and the official publication of the USCCA — your membership gets you INSTANT access to print and digital issues.

3. FREE Admission to the Annual Concealed Carry Expo…

Join thousands of like-minded individuals every year at the #1 destination for American gun owners. You’ll experience 3 days of guns, gear, and expert training you can trust.

4. Industry-Leading Education and Resources…

Learn from industry experts in the fields of legal defense, current events, and the concealed carry lifestyle.

5. World-Class Self-Defense Training…

Take your training to the next level with the USCCA’s videos, broadcasts, and scenario-based training series.

6. Exclusive Discounts and Member-Only Perks…

Who doesn’t like new gear!? Every USCCA Membership comes with exclusive USCCA and industry discounts from top name brands.

7. 100% American Based…

We take pride in our country, and we prove it with our people! Contact our 100% American-based staff any time day or night. We’re standing by 24/7 to take your call.

When you activate your USCCA Membership you’re doing so much more than joining a community of over 300,000 like-minded individuals…

You’re becoming your family’s ULTIMATE protector.

And don’t forget, your USCCA Membership always comes with a 100% Money-Back Bulletproof Guarantee…

If you’re not happy for any reason, just call our American-based Member Services Team for a full refund — no questions asked!

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“Stand Your Ground” Laws: A Dangerous Myth That Puts CCW’ers In JAIL

Her hands shaking, Mary desperately worked the action of the .22 rifle she carried in her trunk.

That’s when the rifle fired into the gas station pavement!

Taking a step forward, Mary’s attacker hit her so hard that she stumbled half a car-length away.

Desperate, her head throbbing from the vicious punch, Mary raised her rifle and put the sights over the maniac’s chest.

As her finger tightened on the trigger, she had no way of knowing just how bad things might get AFTER she fired again!

The “Myth” Of STAND YOUR GROUND

Stand Your Ground Laws: The Louis Daniel Shooting In Houston

So many people have been stuck at home these last two months, worrying about looters and home invaders, that we need to talk about “stand your ground” now more than ever.

(Yes, I realize “castle doctrine” and “stand your ground” aren’t the same thing, but I’ve gotten several emails from people referring to what they can and cannot do when “standing their ground” while confronting a home invader.)

Mary’s case, which is a great lesson in what not to do, went down in Houston a few years ago.

Mary – not her real name – was just 23 years old at the time.

She had stopped to fill up at a gas station, something you or I do without even thinking about it.

That’s when a creep identified as Louis Daniel started circling her like a shark.

Daniel was sexually harassing and catcalling Mary, trying to get her attention.

He was also, according to the police reports, carrying a knife in his hand.

When he stopped circling Mary and started to close distance with her, she popped her car’s trunk and went to get the .22 rifle she had in there.

She also tried to warn Daniel off, but he didn’t listen.

Mary, realizing he was coming at her with a knife, figured she’d better get ready to shoot.

(The news doesn’t say this in those words, but reading between the lines, I think she fired once into the pavement while trying to chamber a round.)

After Daniel hit her so hard that he knocked her back across the car, she raised the rifle and shot him dead.

Sounds like a great “woman defends herself successfully” story, right?

Wrong!

Only luck – and, possibly, the fact that this happened in Texas and not a state like New York or California – prevented Mary from being charged with manslaughter.

She was, after all, detained by the cops, so they were at least thinking of trying to put her in jail.

See, there was a LOT of debate after the shooting about whether Mary was within her rights under the “stand your ground” law.

And while I don’t think any creep has the right to harass (or attack) a young woman just trying to put gas in her car, the fact is, Mary made a BIG mistake.

Mary’s Potentially Life-Ruining Mistake

Mary bought into the myth that too many gun owners believe about “stand your ground”.

She thought that because she had the right to stand her ground, she didn’t have to try to just… leave!

From what I’ve seen online and in comments, a lot of us who are armed for self-defense think that’s what “stand your ground” is.

But the DA could just as easily argued that if Mary had to “go get” her gun from the trunk, she had plenty of time to avoid the situation completely.

She could have gotten into her car and locked the door.

She could have driven away.

She had enough time, while Daniel was harassing her, to open her trunk, remove the rifle, and chamber it… so she had enough time to avoid the shooting completely.

Honestly, I’m kind of surprised she didn’t get charged.

(I’ve looked and looked, but I can’t find Mary’s real name or any record that she went to trial, so my conclusion is that the DA chose not to go after her.)

She got lucky… but you, amigo, can’t count on luck if you shoot someone claiming “stand your ground” when you could simply have left and avoided the whole thing.

Now, I hope Mary took from this that she should be carrying a gun ON her, rather than carrying it around in her car’s trunk.

But I hope everyone reading her story will also understand that her mistake is just ONE of the lessons you need to learn about the legal realities of self-defense.

If you don’t understand the law, it won’t matter what you thought you were doing.

You could be arrested and put on trial for a shooting if you don’t follow all the legal guidelines for using a gun in self-defense.

In other words, you can’t count on Mary’s luck, which means you could:

Spend months in jail while your trial grinds slowly on…

Go bankrupt paying for your legal defense, even if you get off…

…And even go to prison and lose years of time with your family as your life crumbles around you!

To avoid making these mistakes, you need simple, easy-to-understand guidelines for when you can shoot and when you can’t.

I feel so strongly about this that I put together a free DVD that explains it all.

All you have to do is pay for shipping – and tell me where to send it.

Don’t wait on this, okay?

The information I’m talking about is the difference between doing everything right and going home to your family…

…and making a simple mistake that could cost you everything.

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CCW & Gun Rights: “Good Advice” That Gets Gun Owners Arrested!

CCW Concealed Carry Gun Owner Legal Advice

Have you ever read something so stupid, you cringe hard enough to grind your teeth together?

Well, I was on social media the other day – we’ve all had a lot of extra time for that lately, after all – and I saw something that dumb.

It was one of those gun owner discussions in a firearms group, about how to talk to the cops after a shooting.

“I’d just tell them I was in fear for my life,” was one guy’s response. “It’s my word against his, as long as I’m not stupid enough to leave him alive.”

“Really?” I thought. “Are you sh*&ing me?”

That guy is headed for a JAIL CELL if he ever has to defend himself with a gun.

But the thing is, he’s not alone.

In fact, he thinks he’s being SMART, because he’s only partly understood what legal experts have told him.

There are 3 common mistakes the typical gun owner makes that will get him arrested… mistakes that he THINKS are based on good advice.

Unless you want to go straight to jail for trying to defend yourself, you need to know what they are!

“Good Advice” That Gets Gun Owners ARRESTED

CCW Concealed Carry Gun Owner Legal Advice
CCW Concealed Carry Gun Owner Legal Advice

Firearms legal expert Massad Ayoob gave a talk years ago now about some of the legal realities of self-defense.

(Mas’ work on the topic of legally justified use-of-force is legendary in self-defense and firearms circles.)

I was reviewing some of the write-ups of his advice from those days just before seeing that dumb response on social media.

Here are 3 big mistakes that people make when they don’t fully understand good advice from people like Mas.

Chanting “I Was In Fear For My Life”

Gun owners, like the guy whose post I saw, have been taught to tell the police “I was in fear for my life” if they do have to shoot in self-defense.

The idea is that this establishes you were under legitimate threat, and therefore justified in using lethal force.

The problem is…

…If you can’t reasonably explain WHY you were afraid for your life, you just look like you’re chanting a slogan.

In other words, you look trained to parrot that one line… and that won’t help you if the cops think the shoot might not be “good.”

You have to be able to explain why a reasonable person in your situation would also have been in real danger, or you’re not going to be able to justify using deadly force.

If you have to shoot in self-defense, then, make sure you have a reason, and not just a slogan, for why it was necessary.

The “We Don’t Dial 911” Approach

Most gun owners know that hanging a “We Don’t Dial 911” sign on their property is just begging for trouble.

An over-eager prosecutor will seize on something like that in order to make you look like a wannabe gunslinger.

He’ll claim you were just looking for somebody to shoot so, rather than call the cops, you let your gun do the talking.

The thing is, a lot of gun owners (who are smart enough not to have those signs) don’t realize that when they have a home invader or intruder at gunpoint…

…they had better ALSO be on the phone to 911 immediately.

If you delay until it escalates to gunfire – or you don’t call the cops at all – you look like the “bad guy,” like a guy with something to hide.

In fact, this happened here in Texas last year.

A guy shot a home invader… then just went back to bed and called the cops in the morning.

They arrested him and charged him with murder.

If that same guy had called the cops right away, he would be a lot more likely to be seen as a home defender protecting himself…

…And not a cold-blooded killer who can plug a guy and then get a good night’s sleep.

If you have to draw your gun in self-defense, make sure you call 911 without delay the moment it is safe for you to do so.

Getting “Too Tactical” At The Front Door

This one is a little more subtle, but it’s very important.

I saw one of those “How Tactical Are You” quizzes that rated the reader “more tactical” if he always answered the front door with a weapon.

And you’d think that if somebody is pounding on your door at 3 in the morning, you had probably better have a gun in your hand when you go to see what it is, right?

Well, the problem is, if somebody knocks on your door in the middle of the night, it might already be the cops.

If you throw open your door and bring your gun on target, he might respond by shooting at you.

(That happened in Fort Worth, when a cop went to a woman’s home late at night and shot her because she was holding a gun.)

By all means, be armed when you go to see who’s knocking on your door late at night…

…but understand that you don’t yet know if he’s friend or foe, and drawing your gun might put you in more danger if you do it prematurely.

Now, if all this sounds complicated, that’s because it is.

Our legal system is a nightmare for gun owners, and there is a LOT to learn.

But learning how to stay out of jail does NOT have to be hard.

In fact, I have an entire DVD that covers the basics, and it’s completely FREE.

(All I ask is that you pay for shipping.)

You just have to let me know where to send it, okay?

Don’t wait on this, and don’t create a situation that could put you in jail when you finally defend yourself.

Learn how the law works so that slimy lawyers and prosecutors – or just plain dangerous “good advice” – can’t turn YOU into the “bad guy.”

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CCW Legal Tips: When Shooting an Arsonist Makes YOU The “Bad Guy”!

CCW Legal Tips: Dave Bowers Arson Shooting

Jeff Anderson
Jeff Anderson, Editor

When the home alarm went off, it woke Dave Bowers out of a sound sleep.

He went to investigate…

…and found a masked man using a blowtorch to set the carpet of Dave’s house on fire!

Bowers, realizing this firebug lunatic was there to murder him – and anyone else who might be home – grabbed his .357 Magnum.

But he made MAJOR mistakes…

…that could hang over him for years!

The Critical Mistakes This Gun Owner Made When Shooting An ARSONIST

CCW Legal Tips: Dave Bowers Arson Shooting
CCW Legal Tips: Dave Bowers Arson Shooting

After Dave Bowers grabbed his .357, he shot the arsonist home invader in the guts.

But he didn’t stop there.

As the monster arsonist ran off into the night, Bowers emptied his gun in the direction of the firebug.

Then his house burned to the ground!

Several people who rented rooms from Bowers were left homeless.

One 73-year-old tenant died in the fire.

Dave BowersAfter that, two more very bad things happened for Dave Bowers.

First, he talked to the press and told his story – admitting that he emptied his gun at the fleeing suspect.

Second, the home invader turned up alive and was put in jail.

Now, you wouldn’t think that’s bad, would you?

The problem is, Dave Bowers’ story isn’t over.

He was lucky he didn’t get arrested for the shooting… and he could STILL face a civil lawsuit.

Here are 3 harsh truths we can learn about Dave Bowers and our f—ed up legal system:

1. Tell The Press To Kiss Your @ss!

I have an entire DVD that you can get, FREE, in which I walk you through, step-by-step, how to handle talking to the police when they show up.

But the police aren’t the only “responders” in a shooting who you need to worry about.

That other “responder” is the press.

The press are looking for a “story,” plain and simple, and they don’t really care about you or the facts as you see them.

After a shooting incident, you may be in shock, and your subconscious mind will be looking for affirmation that what you did was right.

Telling your story to people, like reporters, boosts up that “hero/savior” archetype in your mind.

It feels good to show the world how you were wronged, and how you took matters into your own hands to “win.”

Don’t fall into that trap!

Dave Bowers talked to the press and explained in great detail how he kept shooting as the arsonist was fleeing.

That’s testimony that could be used against him, either in criminal court or – maybe even more likely – if the home invader, or the invader’s family, sue Dave in civil court!

(More on that in a minute.)

If you defend yourself with your gun, or any weapon, and the press show up, ask them to leave.

If they don’t, THEY are trespassing, and you can complain to the police (who are already there on your property, probably) to register a trespassing complaint against the reporters.

2. The Direction He’s Facing MATTERS

There was an action writer, Donald Hamilton, who wrote the “Matt Helm” books.

Helm, who was a hard-as-nails assassin, was fond of saying things like, “I never much cared if a guy was pointing North or South when I shot him.”

Well, when it comes to taking out a threat, it doesn’t matter if you shoot him in the front or the back… but in the eyes of the law, it makes all the difference in the world!

Legally, shooting someone trying to burn down your home is totally justified.

But shooting the “poor, underprivileged” scumbag in the BACK as he’s trying to escape makes YOU the “bad guy.”

I know, I know – you could argue in front of a judge that you were thinking, “What if he comes back to hurt or kill me?”

Well, the courts won’t care about that, because they don’t think it’s your job to prevent future crimes from happening.

All they’ll see is you shooting at someone after the immediate threat was neutralized.

It’s a confusing legal issue, and one that doesn’t make sense to a lot of people (which is why I created my “Bulletproof Legal Defense” DVD to explain how to stay OUT of jail if you have to use force to defend yourself).

3. Don’t Forget What Happened To O.J.

I couldn’t find any articles saying Dave Bowers had been charged with a crime, and it’s possible he won’t be.

But even if he gets off on any charges of using “too much” force, he still has to worry about a civil lawsuit.

Remember when O.J. Simpson was acquitted of killing two people?

Well, he was still found responsible for those killings in civil court, sued into bankruptcy by the victims’ families.

It doesn’t matter if you think O.J. deserved what he got or not – I’m just using his case as an example.

Our legal system makes it easy for the families of criminals to claim “victim” status, suing you if you stepped over ANY legal lines.

(You know, a guy hurts himself breaking into your house, then sues you because your property was dangerous for him to break into.)

If it happens to you, that means years in and out of courtrooms… draining your bank account… stressing your family… and you could STILL lose, even if you’re innocent of any crime!

Look, I know a lot of this doesn’t make sense.

Our courts are less about “justice” than they are about the letter of the law – and if you want to stay out of jail, you’ve GOT to know when you can and can’t use force.

Avoiding situations where you might be the “bad guy” is just a small part of knowing self-defense law.

Like I’ve said twice now, I have an entire DVD that covers the basics, and it’s completely FREE.

(All I ask is that you pay for shipping.)

You just have to let me know where to send it, okay?

Don’t wait on this, and don’t create a situation that could put you in jail when you finally defend yourself.

Learn how the law works so that slimy lawyers and prosecutors can’t turn YOU into the “bad guy.”

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Road Rage & Self-Defense: Avoid These Legal Mistakes!

Road Rage & Self-Defense: Avoid These Legal Mistakes

Jeff Anderson
Jeff Anderson, Editor

Hey, maybe this has happened to you, and maybe it hasn’t, but I bet you can relate:

I was driving when another driver cut me off.

I was so mad that I wanted to hit the gas and drive up alongside him, maybe throw him one of those single-finger salutes people tend to use.

But right before I stomped on the gas and went at him with all the fury of a middle-aged dad driving a Mini Cooper

…I realized something very important:

I didn’t want to go to jail!

If that sounds a little dramatic, well, think again – because we all need to…

Stop Making These 3 ROAD RAGE Mistakes

Road Rage & Self-Defense: Avoid These Legal Mistakes
Road Rage & Self-Defense: Avoid These Legal Mistakes

The thing a lot of us forget when we’re behind the wheel is that if we create a situation that gets out of control, we could be held legally responsible.

In other words, if you start sh*t with another driver, and then he comes after you…

…even if you defend yourself because he’s trying to hurt you, a court might think you are the one at fault!

There are 3 BIG mistakes that contribute to a situation getting out of control on the road like that, so let’s run them down one at a time:

1. Assuming It Was Personal Or Intentional

This is the big one, the one that starts most “road rage” incidents.

See, we don’t like to think about this, because most of us believe everything is about us.

When somebody cuts us off, or tailgates us, or honks their horn at us, we figure they’re doing something on purpose to mess with us.

But the fact is, most people aren’t thinking about you.

They just don’t notice, because they, too, are off in their own little world.

When something happens on the road, never just assume it was done to you “on purpose.”

Instead, figure the driver didn’t notice you or just isn’t very skilled… and do NOT get so angry that you go after him.

2.  Forgetting That You’re NOT Indestructible

Every guy who ever got so mad that he got out of his car and walked at another vehicle was forgetting something:

The other guy might be bigger… or better.

I mean, think about it.

If you think of yourself as a fairly tough guy, imagine what would happen to some jerk who pulled over and came looking for a fight.

He’d have picked the wrong guy, right?

Well, no matter how tough you are, sooner or later you’re going to meet somebody tougher.

That means every time you “road rage” at someone, you’re rolling the dice that the other guy isn’t a 6-foot-3 linebacker with anger issues.

3.  Forgetting The Consequences…

This goes back to what I said about being held responsible for any situation you help create.

It’s bad enough if you “rage” at a guy and you don’t have a weapon.

Make him mad and cause an accident, and you could be held liable for causing the crash.

If you flip him the bird, maybe jump out at a stop sign and walk up to poke your finger in his chest, well…

…If he fights back and you have to take him down, you could be seen as the aggressor.

It’s even worse if you do have a legal concealed weapon.

Say you road rage, you pull over, and you get in the other driver’s face.

If he gets physical, and then you have to shoot him?

Well, you guessed it – a court might decide you helped create that whole incident, and now you’re the bad guy.

Look, I know a lot of this doesn’t make sense.

Our courts are less about “justice” than they are about the letter of the law – and if you want to stay out of jail, you’ve GOT to know when you can and can’t use force.

Avoiding situations where you might be the “bad guy” is just a small part of knowing self-defense law.

I have an entire DVD that covers the basics, and it’s completely FREE.

(All I ask is that you pay for shipping.)

You just have to let me know where to send it, okay?

Don’t wait on this, and don’t create a situation that could put you in jail when you finally defend yourself.

Learn how the law works and become a better, smarter armed citizen.

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CCW Legal Defense: “Self Defense” Law DOESN’T CARE About You!

I had a conversation with a reader the other day that scared the crap out of me

It was during the regular “open office hours” that we do each week for New World Patriot Alliance members.

An NWPA member named Steve called me from New York State.

As you probably already know, New York hates guns, so it’s hard to get a CCW permit there, and Steve was looking for other options.

Right now, he told me, he carries nonmetallic self-defense knives – specifically, one of those Super Secret Squirrel Shadow Ninja Knives (kidding) made out of glass-reinforced Nylon.

One of my employees, Buck Greene (who also lives in New York), complained to me just the other day that New York just passed a law making these plastic knives illegal.

(If it was “commercially manufactured as a weapon,” and it can pass a metal detector test, just owning one could get you jail time in NY.)

I pointed this out to Steve, who didn’t think it was a problem.

“I would hope a jury would take that into consideration,” he told me. “After all, if I defended myself and it was ‘justified force’, they’d understand, right?”

And that’s what scared me, because Steve needs to understand this very simple fact…

The Law DOESN’T CARE About You!

Self Defense Law: CCW Legal Defense Tips

The really frustrating thing about Steve’s attitude is just how many people believe what he believes.

We all want to think that, sure, our laws make some things illegal, but if we have to bend the law for a good cause, justice will win out… right?

Wrong!

But you (and Steve) don’t have to take my word for it, because there was JUST a case in New York that shows how big a mistake it is to assume “justice” is going to win.

In fact, just a few months ago, a man named Ronald Stolarczyk was arrested and imprisoned after he KILLED a pair of home invaders… but he’s NOT being charged for shooting them!

You read that right.

Stolarczyk is a 64 y.o. man who heard the two coming up his stairs one afternoon last Spring.

The home invaders – a 57 y.o. woman and her 27 y.o. nephew – were looking to burglarize the house, according to authorities.

Stolarczyk told his lawyer that he was scared to death, convinced the pair were going to kill him.

“I didn’t look at their hands,” he told state police. “I just saw them coming at me and I thought to myself, at that point, that it’s either them or me.”

That’s when he started shooting!

You or I would do the exact same thing, right?

But here’s the thing (and it really gets right down to why Steve’s comment bothered me so much)…

Stolarczyk was completely within his rights to shoot those home invaders – even in an anti-gun state like New York.

The cops even said as much.

But he’s now staring down a felony charge… for gun possession!

You see, in New York, you have to have a permit to own ANY handgun… and those handguns have to be registered to you by serial number.

Stolarczyk inherited his gun from his father when his dad passed away, and he never bothered to register it.

Because of that screw-up, Stolarczyk defended himself completely legally, but he could still go to prison because the weapon he used wasn’t legal in his state.

And that very thing will happen to Steve if he uses an illegal knife to defend himself, even if everything else about his self-defense situation is totally legal.

That’s why I say the law doesn’t care about you – not just in New York, but in every state.

If you end up in court after a self-defense shooting (or, in Steve’s case, a self-defense stabbing), the courts won’t care if you were trying to protect yourself.

Sure, they may not charge you for hurting your attacker… but you can sure as sh*t bet that a prosecutor (whose JOB it is to “get convictions”) will charge you for anything else you did that was illegal.

As we say in our Bulletproof Defense DVD, our legal system is not about “justice” – it’s about the LAW – plain and simple!

But self-defense laws are complicated… they’re picky… and they were written by people who don’t care what you think you were trying to do.

To stay out of jail after you defend yourself, you’ve got to understand the very specific way the law works – and a lot of these ways don’t make sense at first.

(My DVD explains all this and does so in simple, easy-to-understand language.)

This information could help you to choose your self-defense weapon the RIGHT way… and also help you protect your life in a way that won’t land you in prison afterward.

If you’d like a free copy for yourself, you just have to let me know where to send it.

But don’t wait on this – because I don’t want to see you end up like Ronald Stolarczyk (and that means you too, Steve)!

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