Felon Has ‘Right to Possess Firearm for Self-Defense’

On Thursday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that felon Stephen Duarte has “the right to possess a firearm for self-defense.” court news service I got it. Duarte has been convicted of five felonies and was a member of a Los Angeles street gang. Mr. Duarte’s decision to uphold […]

Self-Ownership and the Right to Self-Defense

Self-defense is an ancient common law right under which necessary and reasonable force may be used to defend one’s person or property. As Sir Edward Coke expressed it in 1604: “The house of everyone is to him as his Castle and Fortress as well for defense against injury and violence . . . if thieves come […]

Stay safe with 4 self-defense tips from expert Rener Gracie: ‘Not an easy target’

As crime rates increase, life in America’s big cities can be scary at times for many people. To reduce the risk of conflict with violent people, it is important to know what to do in potentially dangerous situations. Renner Gracie, head jiu-jitsu instructor at California’s Gracie University, shares the most effective self-defense moves, especially when […]

New Orleans Police Chief Wants Ban on Concealed Carry for Self-Defense

New Orleans Police Superintendent Ann Kirkpatrick wants a gun-free zone in the city that would ban carrying for self-defense, even for licensed concealed carryers. 4WWL report Kirkpatrick said he is pushing for the zone in response to the Constitutional Carry Act signed by Gov. Jeff Landry (R) on March 5, 2024. “New Orleans is unique. […]

Brady Campaign Falsely Claims Guns ‘Are Rarely Used Successfully in Self-Defense’

Claim: The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence says guns are “rarely used successfully in self-defense.” Verdict: False. According to an academic study by criminologist Gary Kleck of Florida State University, guns are used to protect life and property at least 760,000 times a year. Brady Campaign Web Page reveal Gun control groups say the […]

Self-defense for women: How not to be a target

9th degree black belt Diane Reeve Kirby is determined to make the men who attack her regret it. However, she has no illusions about how far her 35 years of training will take her. “Men are usually bigger and stronger than women, and that’s just a fact we have to accept,” says Kirby. Similarly, women […]