Armed Encounter Fallacies

Armed Encounter Fallacies from Self-Defense Advocates

by Drew Beatty

There are many fallacies pervading the culture of armed self-defense. Many of these are put forth into the marketplace of ideas by anti-gun zealots who want to motivate fear of firearms and firearms owners in the general public. This article isn’t about their fallacies, it is about ours. Proponents of armed self-defense also have pervasive cultural fallacies. Many of these will sound familiar to you.

Learning Armed Defense

Learning Armed Defense is All of These

by Rob Morse

We tend to break complex tasks into simpler pieces. The self-defense community is particularly prone to this. We teach safety, marksmanship and concealed carry. Later, you might learn self-defense. We talk about education, instruction, practice, training and testing as if everyone used these terms correctly. I’ve even heard a politician say that humans are not trained at all. We talk about one piece of armed-defense at a time and make it sound simple. That doesn’t mean it is easy.

Exciting Changes

Good News! Second Call Defense Membership Just Got Better!

We told you recently that some exciting changes were coming, and now they're here.

Second Call Defense has always been about protecting the right of gun owners to defend themselves. We believe we've fulfilled our mission over the last 5 years. 

However, we've been working on several ideas to make membership even better. Specifically, to increase your protection and decrease your costs, and we've done just that.

Cancellation Notice

Cancellation Notice Message

Second Call Defense is aware of the “Notice of Cancellation-NRA Self Defense Policy” notices you have received. Rest assured, very shortly you will be receiving information on our new replacement policy, created specifically for you, a member of our Second Call Defense family. Information on our new membership program and insurance policy will be available for you before your current policy cancellation date.

Imaginary Dangers

The Real and Imaginary Dangers of Firearms Training

by Rob Morse

The most dangerous thing about guns is….

... I could accidently wound my pride.
... I need a new gun before I can take a class.
... I could make a mistake in a self-defense class.
... I might look clumsy or unsafe, and leave my ego bleeding on the classroom floor.

Ammunition Capacity

Do you have enough ammo to stop the threat?

by Drew Beatty

A gun is used to preserve your life in the face of a violent encounter. If you are forced to use your firearm, you are likely in a fight for your life or the life of someone relying on your protection. You are using the gun because the threat is real, it is imminent and unavoidable, and it needs to stop. NOW! Right now.

Defensive Ammunition

How to Choose Your Defensive Ammunition

by Keith Coniglio

Even the most cursory review of gun-related websites will illustrate how much research and effort concealed carriers put into their selection of firearms, holsters, and belts. "The best" might not exist, but that doesn't stop us from trying to find it, just in case.

Not Just a Gun

It's Not "Just a Gun"

by Keith Coniglio

For most of my life, firearms have simply been inanimate objects to me, tools no more capable of influencing one's character than a hammer or a microwave. But as calls for limiting citizens' right to be armed grew under the previous administration, I heard repeatedly how firearms were more than that. They were symbols. They bordered on supernatural talismans whose very presence could influence your character and behavior.

Citizen's Arrest

Should You Attempt a Citizen's Arrest?

by Dean Rieck

There is little debate about the right of citizens to protect themselves. However, when a citizen attempts to prevent or stop a crime, the rules of engagement are tricky and may expose you to legal jeopardy.

For example, making a citizen's arrest may be legal in certain situations. According to FindLaw:

Carry Gun Upgrades

Carry Gun Upgrades

by Keith Coniglio

No firearm you own could benefit more from improved accuracy and fit than the one with which you may defend your life, yet many shooters are hesitant to make modifications out of fear that the process is somehow beyond their abilities. The truth is, improvements can be made with easily available drop-in parts, requiring only basic tools that you likely already own.

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