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

Featured

Travel Considerations for Armed Citizens:  Research gun laws before traveling (May 2022)

Training for the Armed Citizen Pt 3: Legal Training for the Armed Citizen (April 2022)

Getting New Armed Citizens Started Right: An Interview with John Farnam (April 2022)

Training for the Armed Citizen Pt 2: Tactical Training (March 2022)

From Arrest to Trial: What Every Member Should Know About the Court Process (March 2022)

Training for the Armed CitizenGun Safety and Marksmanship Training  (February 2022)

13 Years and GrowingA Member Support Organization Matures (January 2022)

Holding Parents ResponsibleThe process by which criminal charges against parents can be filed for the actions of a minor child (January 2022)

 

President's Message 

President's Message:  Upcoming OIC hearing and Annual NRA meeting (May 2022)

President's Message:  Washington State OIC status (April 2022)

President's Message:  Remington Firearms Settlement, about "Self Defense Insurance" (March 2022)

President's Message:  Marty Hayes background and decisions that led to forming ACLDN (February 2022)

President's Message:  Responses to member emails and OIC update (January 2022)

Attorney Question

Attorney Question of the Month: In general, what is your opinion of permitless carry laws?

For our Affiliated Attorneys in states with constitutional carry--

  1. Have armed citizens violated other laws by exceeding the allowances of your state’s permitless carry legislation? What problems have most frequently arisen?
  2. Are citizens keeping concealed carry licenses for reciprocal license recognition when they travel outside your state? Are there other reasons to keep your state’s carry permit?
  3. Without carry permits, how have police procedures changed when officers have contact with armed individuals?

Attorneys practicing in a state that has not passed laws allowing permitless concealed carry--

  1. Do you wish your state would allow permitless carry? Why or why not?
  2. What advantages, if any, do your armed citizen clients have because they have a carry permit? If your state passed a permitless carry law, would you suggest armed citizens in your state let their permits expire or continue to renew their permits? (May 2022)

 

Attorney Question of the MonthWhat has been your experience using self defense expert witnesses?  What issues have you found most common in getting an expert admitted?  (April 2022)

Attorney Question of the MonthIn 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? (March 2022)

Attorney Question of the Month: In your jurisdiction, are there specific laws pertaining to keeping firearms secured and out of the reach of unauthorized persons such as a minor child? Have you witnessed or been a part of any trial, pre-trial, or other hearing where a parent or an adult has been criminally charged for a minor’s access to and/or use of a dangerous weapon? (February 2022)

Attorney Question of the MonthIn your jurisdiction, are there specific laws pertaining to keeping firearms secured and out of reach of unauthorized persons such as a minor child?  Have you witnessed or been a part of any trial, pre-trial, or other hearing where a parent or an adult has been criminally charged for a minor's access to and/or use of a dangerous weapon? (January 2022)

 

Book/DVD Reviews

Book Review: What Every BODY is Saying: By Joe Novarro (May 2022)

Book Review: Self-Defense Against A Dog AttackBy Loren W. Christensen (April 2022)

Book Review: Real World Gunfight TrainingBy Mike Ochsner (March 2022)

Book Review: Clarence Thomas and the Lost ConstitutionBy Myron Magnet (February 2022)

Book Review: Why the Innocent Plead Guilty and the Guilty Go FreeBy Judge Jed S. Rakoff (January 2022)