The Elements of Deadly Force
In order to better articulate to the jury that your actions were those of a “Reasonable Person”, we have these elements. 1. Ability – exists when a person has the
Who is a “Reasonable Person”?
Contrary to what some internet “scholars” may believe, this is not subject to your interpretation. In self-defense law in general, there is a requirement that the defendant’s action be that
Lead In My Meat?!
Yep, if you hunt with lead ammunition, there’s a good likelihood that you are consuming lead. While, lead levels are typically low, and game meat consumption levels are also low,
Self-Defense in Arizona
Arizona justification for self-defense is found in Title 13, chapter 4 of the Arizona Revised Statutes. The claim of Self Defense as a justification in Arizona is only available if
The Scales of Justice
The personification of justice balancing the scales dates back to the ancient Egyptian goddess Maat.  Lady Justice is the embodiment of divine order, law, and custom. She is most
The Moral Right to Self Defense
The concept self-defense has a long moral history. It far out dates the invention of gunpowder, let alone guns. It has long standing historical roots deeply ingrained in our Judeo-Christian
Is it actually against the law to sell reloads or homemade guns?
Homemade ammunition (reloads) and homemade firearms are often misunderstood things. It’s been said many times but it is just a myth. Federal law does not prohibit private party sales, although
How do I register my gun in AZ?
You don’t. There is no registration in AZ, there is no option to register, there is no registry, and there is no way to register a firearm in AZ. Period.
So you want to go shoot in the desert?
Don’t like all the rules as the Shooting range?Not so fast! There are a few things you should know first. Like just how many rules there are even when you’re
So, what good is a CCW in AZ if we have Constitutional Carry?
Good question. Well, there are a few privileges that having a CCW affords you over just exercising Constitutional Carry rights. 1. Firstly, in regards to state law, the only exception
Knife laws in Arizona
Aren’t switchblades illegal? What’s the maximum blade length? “The only United States law regarding auto-open (automatic) knives is referred to as the Federal Switchblade Act, (U.S.C. Title 15 Chapter 29). The act regulates the
Can people under 21 buy/own/carry handguns?
The law doesn’t say one can, it simply does not say one cannot. ‘Nulla poena sine lege’ is the legal concept of ‘no penalty without a law” essentially meaning that
Marijuana and Guns, Can They Mix?
The short answer is no, they don’t mix, but the truth is it’s a very complicated issue with a lot of controversy. What I’m going to present here are legal
No Firearm Signs In AZ
No Firearms signs in AZ almost always hold force of law. It just depends on where it is and other certain circumstances to determine what law it may or may
Isn’t it illegal to wear a mask and carry a gun?
Short answer is no, not generally in AZ. Here in AZ, there is no law on the matter. Although:It is an aggravating factor to wear a mask or disguise to
Being Irrationally Rational
During this time of crisis, the one thing uniting the vast majority of Americans is their collective fear—health fears, fears over the economy, fear of job security, fear of fellow
“I don’t watch the news; it’s too depressing…” It always drives me nuts when I hear this. I get it, and I don’t. Granted, “if it bleeds, it leads,” but
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