Thursday, May 14, 2009

Armed Citizens' Legal Defense Network, LLC

I bought the July/August 2009 (dang, that's early isn't it?) issue of American Handgunner for another article but I thought a blurb on page 105 was interesting.

What it addressed was a creation of Marty and Gila Hayes, the Armed Citizens' Legal Defense Network, LLC. A self-described "self-help group" the advisory board includes Massad Ayoob, Dennis Tueller, Tom Givens and John Farnam. Direct from the home page (just follow that link!)
The Network’s goal is to prevent miscarriages of justice through—

o Educating members about the legalities of using deadly force for self-defense and how to interact with the criminal justice system after a shooting.
o Creating a nationwide network of attorneys and legal experts which the member can draw upon in the event of a self-defense shooting.
o Granting financial assistance from a separate non-profit foundation to members who are facing unmeritorious prosecution or civil action after a self-defense incident.

If you possess a gun for defense of yourself and your family, we urge you to seriously consider joining the Network. Preparation to survive the second attack—the legal aftermath of a justifiable defense shooting—is a vital element in your defense preparations. Ignore it at your own peril.

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