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Self-defense (self-defence in many varieties of English) is a countermeasure that involves defending the health and well-being of oneself from harm. The use of the right of self-defense as a legal justification for the use of force in times of danger is available in many jurisdictions, but the interpretation varies widely.

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  1. CountryGent

    Disabled Woman Weak to Coronavirus Issues Message to Politicians Using Pandemic to Push Gun Control

    One from the NRA. Looks like it was published in March 2020, to put it in context.
  2. RedCardinalSeven

    National  When cops and America’s cherished gun rights collide, cops win

    https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-police-immunity-guns/ Actually, one could and should add that Deputy Sylvester and the courts also stripped Andrew Scott of his 5th Amendment not "be deprived of life ... without due process of law".
  3. RedCardinalSeven

    Washington  Man accused of driving into George Floyd protesters and shooting a man held on investigation of assault

    Article from the Seattle Times is here: Man accused of driving into Seattle protesters and shooting a man held on investigation of assault Video is here: Man drives car into crowd, shoots one person at Sunday protest on Capitol Hill There's a link to a longer video on Twitter at the bottom of...
  4. PNWguy

    Hornady Z-Max bullets; not for self-defense.

    Was perusing Midway's offerings for .40 cal hollow points to try and came across the Hornady Z-Max that they advertised as a brand new item. Looks like the FTX or Critical Defense design, only with a green tip. It was the description of the bullet that disgusted me. Could you imagine if you...
  5. PNWguy

    Self-defense fact vs fiction article

    Been in a few debates on various gun forums over the years with well-meaning fellow gun-owners regarding things such as adequate CCW capacity, caliber choice, defensive distances, etc. Came across an old article by Masaad Ayoob that addresses just about all of those subjects. It was a breath...
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    Oregon  SB 978 firearm conflicts with Illinois case right to self-defense on property

    May have implications for SB 978 and its' conflicts within one's property https://www.saf.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Doe-v.-ESLHA.pdf?utm_source=SAF+Newsletter&utm_campaign=f47d4f566d-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_04_11_06_24&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_af79128bc6-f47d4f566d-20237525
  7. PNWguy

    Are you woefully out of practice in self-defense drills, like me?

    Was in a discussion on another forum about the somewhat recent trend of it being the coolest thing to attend high-dollar defensive shooting classes at places like Gunsite, Thunder Ranch, Front Site, etc. People spend thousands of dollars to get training on how to engage threats, move...
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    Krav Maga in Pdx (Free Class)

    I fell in love with Portland Krav Maga Self-Defense and Fitness after taking my granddaughter to a couple of their Women's Defense Seminars. I was so impressed that I started taking regular classes there myself. Right now they're offering a free trial class at this link: Free Trial Classes...
  9. Joe Link

    Washington  Are self-defense rights being encroached by I-1639, gun storage laws?

    Are self-defense rights being encroached by I-1639, gun storage laws?
  10. Joe Link

    National  Why people buy guns: Majority of owners say self-defense key reason

    Why people buy guns: Majority of owners say self-defense key reason
  11. coyoteman5

    Oregon  Having or getting a lawyer after a self-defense shooting

    i don’t need one at this time but always wondered who to contact if involved in a self defense shooting. Is there a list of possible lawyers to call/contact on this site one could have at the ready? Are there any lawyers on this forum that can handle such a situation? I think it would be nice...
  12. RicInOR

    National  More People Use a Gun in Self-Defense Each Year Than Die in Car Accidents.

    More People Use a Gun in Self-Defense Each Year Than Die in Car Accidents. https://smile.amazon.com/Duped-Anti-gun-Exploits-Parkland-Shooting/dp/1642930113/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1529587844&sr=8-1&keywords=%23duped
  13. trikerdon

    Oregon: Ballot Title Certified for Initiative Restricting Your Right to Self-Defense

    NRA-ILA | Oregon: Ballot Title Certified for Initiative Restricting Your Right to Self-Defense
  14. trikerdon

    SELF-DEFENSE DOESN'T EXIST IN AUSTRALIA

    They took away all of their guns awhile back. This is the results.
  15. RicInOR

    CDC Study: Use of Firearms for Self-Defense is ‘Important Crime Deterrent.’

    July 17, 2013 CDC Study: Use of Firearms for Self-Defense is ‘Important Crime Deterrent.’ “The $10 million study was commissioned by President Barack Obama as part of 23 executive orders. Instapundit » Blog Archive » 2013 FLASHBACK: CDC Study: Use of Firearms for Self-Defense is...
  16. Pops1911

    Self-defense Batons

    Hey Everyone. I'm looking for recommendations about self-defense batons. Everything I have browsed appear to me not much better than a telescoping car antenna. Haven't had one of these in years and would like to add a couple. Formerly had one that was like a smallish baseball bat. Wonder...
  17. Flashbang45

    OSU researchers study risks of armed self-defense

    A surprisingly balanced view on the subject. Original article is here: OSU researchers study risks of armed self-defense OSU researchers study risks of armed self-defense Corvallis Gazette-Times Dec 22, 2017 Updated Dec 22, 2017 Training for armed self-defense is like preparing for a...
  18. Joe Link

    National  Black women picking up firearms for self-defense

    Black women picking up firearms for self-defense
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    Detailed explanation of why the 45 ACP sucks in a self-defense pistol

    I know that there are many diehards who refuse to accept the fact that the 45 ACP cartridge is now obsolete. This is especially true of many 1911 pistol fans. But people need to face today's facts: the 45 ACP cartridge is over 100 years old, and is clearly now obsolete. We have better...
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