Training for the Armed Citizen Pt 2

Tactical Training, a Key Component for the Armed Citizen

by Marty Hayes, J.D.

Cvr KneeThis month, we will continue our discussion of what type of training an armed citizen should get. Last month, I explained there were three types of training that I feel are paramount for the armed citizen, those being –

  • Marksmanship,
  • Tactical and
  • Legal.

This month we will address the concept of tactical training.

There is a considerable overlap between the physical skills of defensive handgun training and what is considered tactical training. For example, is shooting from cover defensive or tactical? Really, it is both and the armed citizen should be well versed in shooting from cover. In the photo, above: Belle McCormack of Firearms Academy of Seattle demonstrates use of low cover.

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From Arrest to Trial

What Every Member Should Know About the Court Process

by Art Joslin, J.D., D.M.A.

Traversing through the criminal court system in the United States can be a harrowing experience, much like wading through shark-infested waters. If you don’t know the courtroom process, or the legalese being discussed, you might as well not be there. This is why the Network strongly impresses upon each member to choose an attorney well-versed in self-defense cases who has the experience to guide you, and in some cases carry you, through the process.

The first interaction post-incident will be with police. In order to effect an arrest, the police must have probable cause that a crime has either been committed or they may have an arrest warrant for your arrest at a later date. Probable cause is one of those legal terms that people get mixed up all the time.

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President’s Message

Marty Hayes

by Marty Hayes, J.D.

I suspect most members reading this have heard about the settlement in the Remington Firearms case. According to a Bearing Arms news report entitled NSSF says insurance companies, not firearms industry, agreed to Remington settlement the insurance companies which backed Remington decided it would be more cost effective to settle the suit as opposed to fight it and risk a huge jury verdict against them, along with incurring the exorbitant legal costs. For non-members reading this who have enrolled in one of the self-defense insurance plans, this is just one of the reasons why the Network has no insurance component and never will.

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Attorney Question of the Month

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For this month’s Attorney Question of the Month, our Network President Marty Hayes queried our affiliated attorneys, asking for input on bail and variations on how bail works in the various states across our nation. We asked–

In your jurisdiction, under what circumstances can a judge refuse to grant bail?

What is a typical bail amount for a murder or manslaughter charge in the area in which you practice law?

What does a defendant typically have to pledge in assets for a bail bondsman to agree to write the bond?

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Book Review

Real World Gunfight Training

By Mike Ochsner
Publisher: (November 23, 2021)
ISBN-13: 979-8985238921
144 pages, 8.5 x 11 inches
Softcover $27 or eBook $3.99

Reviewed by Gila Hayes

I suspect I am not alone in the difficulty I experience adapting lecture into physical skills or in retaining skills beyond class time, whether it’s shooting instruction, dog handler training, or if the challenge arises in the context of sports and recreation. Technical neuroscience articles about how to learn and retain instruction weighed against the oft criticized “dumbed down” explanations provided to laypersons also make it hard to tackle the challenge of becoming a better learner. Real World Gunfight Training self-identifies as “a non-scientific dive into learning the most effective firearms training which happens to involve neuroscience,” so naturally, I was intrigued.

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Editor’s Notebook

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Around the Network Offices

by Gila Hayes

There’s big news from your Network office team this month. We’re prepping to move our offices out of the office sharing arrangement we’ve had with The Firearms Academy of Seattle for the first thirteen years of the Network’s existence. I explored alternatives for office space in Centralia, our closest town of any real size, throughout most of 2021 and was really pleased when a mutually beneficial opportunity arose to relocate into the office area of an industrial building leased by an associate who needs the factory floor, but not the suite of offices. The transition is timely, with three of our five daily in-office workers anticipating reducing their commute time back and forth to our old rural location by an hour or more.

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About this Journal


The eJournal of the Armed Citizens’ Legal Defense Network, Inc. is published monthly on the Network’s website at Content is copyrighted by the Armed Citizens’ Legal Defense Network, Inc.

Do not mistake information presented in this online publication for legal advice; it is not. The Network strives to assure that information published in this journal is both accurate and useful. Reader, it is your responsibility to consult your own attorney to receive professional assurance that this information and your interpretation or understanding of it is accurate, complete and appropriate with respect to your particular situation.

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