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Is it legal to shoot someone in the back?

You've seen it a hundred times. Two men walk to the center of a dusty street, guns slung low on their leg. They stand about 20 paces apart, staring each other down with a steely gaze. Their fingers twitch in anticipation. Then it happens. The bad guy goes for his gun. He draws and fires with an evil smile on his face. But wait! The good guy isn't hurt. He's faster on the draw and a better shot...

10 (other) people you shouldn't talk to after a self defense shooting

If you know anything at all about the legal perils of defending yourself with a gun, you know that you should never speak at length to a 911 operator or responding police. Why? Because the physical and emotional trauma of defending your life can give you diarrhea of the mouth. And in the minutes and hours after a shooting, you could say things that a prosecutor could decide to use against you in...

Lack of action on Sittenfeld's anti-gun rights petition proves effort was just a PR stunt

Hardly anyone in Ohio knows the name P.G. Sittenfeld, and that fact was a problem for him during his recent primary campaign to win the Democrats' nomination for U.S. Senate over former Governor Ted Strickland. Alexander Paul George "P.G." Sittenfeld, who has served as a Cincinnati city councilman since 2011, sought to compensate for his short-comings in name recognition by trying to make sure...

What every gun owner says right before going to jail

It's a sad fact of life that many gun owners are in denial when it comes to the realities of using a firearm for self defense. Gun owners may think about someone breaking into their home or hijacking their car, so they plan ahead to have the appropriate means of protection. However, they don't think beyond pulling the trigger. And ironically, it's what happens right after you pull the trigger...

Hillary Remains Willing to Ignore Federal Firearms Law

[Recently], Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton told viewers of an MSNBC “townhall” that her efforts to enact gun control would start her “very first day” as president. [Then, in] a Washington Post article titled, “Can Clinton make good on immigration, guns?,” shed some light on her anti-gun plans. Rather than rely on the quaint notion that the legislative branch should be relied on...

CMP Awards Over 150 CMP Scholarships to Student Athletes for 2016-2017 School Year

CAMP PERRY, OH – The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) has awarded $152,000 towards outstanding junior marksmen through its CMP Scholarship Program to be used for the 2016-2017 term. A total of 267 applications were received, with 152 awarded. In April, CMP board members and staff carefully sorted through piles of applications to determine which young marksmen would receive scholarships for the...

Dayton Daily News documents gun advocates' legislative progress in the Buckeye State

The Dayton Daily News has a long history of using our First Amendment rights to bash our Second Amendment right to bear arms. Witness the 2002 editorial claiming a pending concealed carry bill was "harmful, narrow politics," or the 2 004 op-ed expressing fears that the persons getting new concealed handgun licenses "could be the Mom who drives your kid to the birthday party. The workman who comes...

5 things authorities don't want you to know about calling 911

You might think you know all you need to know about calling 911 after using a firearm for self defense. But most likely, you got your information from TV and movies, which are not the best sources. Watch a character on TV call 911, and it appears to be a quick and painless process. The person calls, tells the operator what happened, and police show up to comfort you and immediately cart away the...

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