Including ... Featured Articles • President's Messages • Attorney Questions of the Month • Afilliate News • Book Reviews 

Featured

Making Statements Part 2, An Interview with Mary Hayes, J.D.: By Gila Hayes (Dec 2023)

Making Statements Part 1, An Interview with Mary Hayes, J.D.:  By Gila Hayes (Nov 2023)

Surviving Flash Mobs, an Interview withMichael Bane: By Gila Hayes (Oct 2023)

Use of Force in Defense of Pets, An Interview with Attorneys Mike and Alex Ooley: By Gila Hayes (Sept 2023)

Back to Basics: Safety in the Home, An Interview with Sheriff Jim Wilson: By Gila Hayes (August 2023)

Better Security through Technology, An IT Professional Weighs In: By Gila Hayes (August 2023)

Organizing, Training & Running a House of Worship Armed Congregant Secuirty Team, Part 2, An Interview with Emanuel Kapelsohn:  By Gila Hayes (July 2023)

Organizing, Training & Running a House of Worship Armed Congregant Secuirty Team, Part 1, An Interview with Emanuel Kapelsohn:  By Gila Hayes (June 2023) 

Becoming an Expert Witness: By Marty Hayes (May 2023)

Self Defense in Low Light, An Interview with Erick Gelhaus: By Gila Hayes  (April 2023)

Defending Against Empty-Hand Attacks, part II of an interview with Robert A Margulies, MD: By Gila Hayes (March 2023)

Seriousness of Empty-Hand Attacks, an interview with Robert A Margulies, M.D.: by Gila Hayes (February 2023)

Back to Basics; Skill Development and Practice Interview with Karl Rehn: by Gila Hayes (January 2023)
2022 Legal Defense Fund Growth: by Gila Hayes (January 2023)

President's Message 

President's Message: Member involved shooting (Dec 2023)

President's Message: A well-prepared Individual and Change in Policy (Nov 2023)

President's Message: Deadly force Instructor course and Network to appeal ruling to WA Supreme Court (Oct 2023)

President's Message: New Procedures Regarding the Emergency Phone Number (Sept 2023)

President's Message: New Educational Video Coming Soon (August 2023)

President's Message:  Setting the Record Straight (July 2023)

President's Message:  New Videos coming to  https://armedcitizenstv.org/ (June 2023)

President's Message:  Report from the NRA Annual Meeting (May 2023)

President's Message:  Visit us at NRA Annual Meeting; How Did the Hearing Go?  (April 2023)

President's Message:  Membership Dues to Increase (March 2023)

President's Message:  Member Responses to question regarding added benefits (February 2023)

President's Message:  Network Finances, WA Insurance Commisioner Update (January 2023)

Attorney Question

Attorney Question of the Month: In your state, may an armed citizen arrest a violent attacker at gunpoint and detain him or her until law enforcement arrives?  Is this allowed for crimes that are not violent?  (Dec 2023)

Attorney Question of the Month: Does your state have statutes or caselaw which distinguish the defense of another person from defense of oneself or close family?  (Nov 2023)

Attorney Question of the Month: In your experience, are jurors biased against self defense with a firearm that a prosecutor may say has an aggressive or menacing apprearance, ike an AR 15 rifle?   If choosing a jury for a trial pertaining to armed self defense, what questions, if any, would you ask potential jurors about gun ownership or experience and training with firearms? (Oct 2023)

Attorney Question of the Month: Does the legal process in your state regarding self-defense allow for a pretrial hearing, such as Florida's Stand Your Ground law, to argue for dismissal?  If so, please explain how the hearing process works in your state.  (Sept 2023)

Attorney Question of the Month: If one is wrongfully convicted or ordered to pay damages without good reason, is he or she guaranteed that an appellate court will review the verdict?  What are the leading reasons appeals are denied?  If granted, how long before the court hears the appeal? (August 2023)

Attorney Question of the Month:  In the state(s) where you practice law, where is it illegal to carry a handgun and what is the penalty for carrying a gun illegally?  Do penalties increase if the charges also include a crime of violence?  (July 2023)

Attorney Question of the Month: What is the most common mistake visitors from out of state make that leads to violation of one of your state's gun laws?  Does the "safe passage" provision in the 1986 Firearms Owners Protection Act preempt more restrictive state laws like magazine capacity limits if the gun owner is merely driving through the state with the gun locked and inaccessible?  (June 2023)

Attorney Question of the Month:  If a person uses force in self defense, are they likely to be sued for damages?  (May 2023)

Attorney Question of the Month: In your state, if a citizen uses a gun to stop an empty-handed attack, is the armed citizen routinely charged?  (April 2023)

Attorney Question of the Month: In your state, if a citizien uses a gun to stop an empty-hand attack, is the armed citizen routinely charged?  (March 2023)

Attorney Question of the Month:  What factors in the situation made defending the use of force difficult and what elements turned out to be your strongest arguments supporting a claim of self defense? (February 2023)

Attorney Question of the Month: Do you have personal experience with training becoming an issue in court for an armed citizen in a self-defense trial, and if so, what was the outcome? If a person has a strong training résumé, what steps would you suggest taking to keep their extensive training from creating a negative result in court? (January 2023)

Afilliate News

Defensive Solutions, IN; Interview with Pat & Norm Hood: By Gila Hayes (Oct 2023)

Tactical Advantage, MN; Interview with Jason Falconer: By Gila Hayes (Sept 2023)

Ammo.com Freedom Fighter Support: By Gila Hayes (August 2023)

A-Zone solutions, MN: By Gila Hayes (August 2023)

Massad Ayoob Group: By Gila Hayes (August 2023)

Riverside Sporting Gear, MN: By Gila Hayes (August 2023)

John Harris, affliated attorney, TN: An interview with Gila Hayes (July 2023)

Recluse Holsters: By Gila Hayes (June 2023)

CCW Breakaways:  By Gila Hayes (June 2023)

Orville Wright, 1 Stop CCW:  By Gila Hayes (May 2023)

Jeff & Robyn Street, Scoot and Shoot:  By Gila Hayes (May 2023)

Dean Craig, Got CPL?:  By Gila Hayes (April 2023)

Reid Henrichs, Valor Ridge: By Gila Hayes (April 2023)

Greg Block and Julie Schupak, Self Defense Firearms Training: By Gila Hayes (March 2023)

Attorney Robert Keating: by Gila Hayes (March 2023)

Scott Gabaldon, G4Firearms: by Gila Hayes (February 2023)

Jeff Hirschman, QC Hunting & Outdoor Sports: by: Gila Hayes (February 2023)

Jim Jacobe, Marion Training LLC: by Gila Hayes (January 2023) 

Book/DVD Reviews

Book Review:  The Bill of Obligations:  The Ten Habits of Good Citizens by Richard Haass: (Dec 2023)

Book Review:  Emergency Mind: Wiring Your Brain for Performance Under Pressure by Dan Dworkis, MD PhD FACEP: (Nov 2023)

Book Review:  Justice Corrupted: How the Left Weaponized Our Legal System by Ted Cruz: (Oct 2023)

Video Review:  Disparity of Force, Massad Ayoob with moderator Marty Hayes:  (Sept 2023)

Book Review:  Disarmed: What the Ukraine War Teaches Americans About the Right to Bear Arms: (August 2023)

Book Review:  The Well-Regulated: Honing the Edge in Onself and Other by Reid Henrichs: (July 2023)

Book Review:  Strategies and Standards for Defensive Handgun Training By Karl Rehn and John Daub: (June 2023)

Video Review:  Combat Mindset by Paul Howe:  (May 2023)

Book Review:  In Defense of the Second Amandment by Larry Correia: (April 2023)

Book Review:  Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life by Jason Hanson  (March 2023)

Book Review:  Unarmed and Dangerous by Jon Shane and Zoe Swenson. (February 2023)