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    • Self-defense

    • 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 wid ... Read »


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    • Battered woman defense

    • The battered woman defense is a defense used in court that the person accused of an assault/murder was suffering from battered person syndrome at the material time. Because the defense is most commonly used by women, it is usually characterised in court as battered woman syndrome or battered wife syndrome. There is no ... Read »


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    • Bear spray

    • Bear spray is a type of pepper spray or capsaicin deterrent that is used to deter aggressive bears, typically in wilderness environments. Bear spray typically contains higher levels (typically 1–2%) of major capsaicinoids (the key active ingredients) than pepper sprays intended for self-defense against human ... Read »


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    • Castle doctrine

    • A Castle Doctrine (also known as a castle law or a defense of habitation law) is a legal doctrine that designates a person's abode or any legally occupied place – e.g., a vehicle or home, as a place in which that person has protections and immunities permitting him or her, in certain circumstances, to use force (u ... Read »


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    • Concealed carry in the United States

    • Concealed carry or carrying a concealed weapon (CCW), is the practice of carrying a weapon (such as a handgun) in public in a concealed manner, either on one's person or in close proximity. Not all weapons that fall under CCW laws are lethal. For example, in Florida, carrying pepper spray in more than a specified volum ... Read »


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    • Constitutional carry

    • In the United States, the term constitutional carry, also called permitless carry, is a neologism for the legal carrying of a handgun, both openly and concealed, without the requirement of a government permit. The phrase does not typically refer to the unrestricted carrying of a long gun, a knife, or other weapons. The ... Read »


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    • Deadly force

    • Deadly force, Force that is likely to cause, or that a person knows or should know would create a substantial risk of causing, death or serious bodily harm or injury. (Ref. DOD DIRECTIVE 5210.56 ARMING AND THE USE OF FORCE Effective: November 18, 2016) In most jurisdictions, the use of deadly force is justified only u ... Read »


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    • Defence of property

    • The defense of property is a common method of justification used by defendants who argue that they should not be held liable for any loss and injury that they have caused because they were acting to protect their property. Courts have generally ruled that the use of force may be acceptable. Generally, see self-def ... Read »


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    • Defensive gun use

    • Defensive gun use (DGU) is the use of a firearm in self-defense or defense of others. The frequency of defensive firearms incidents, and their effectiveness in providing safety and reducing crime is a controversial issue in gun politics and criminology. Different authors and studies employ different criteria for what c ... Read »


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    • Digital self-defense

    • Digital self-defense is the use of self-defense strategies by Internet users to ensure digital security; that is to say, the protection of confidential personal electronic information.Internet security software provides initial protection by setting up a firewall, as well as scanning computers for malware, viruses, Tro ... Read »


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    • Shai Dromi

    • Shai Dromi (Hebrew: שי דרומי‎), born 1959, is an Israeli farmer who, in an act of self-defense, shot and killed a intruder and wounded another on 13 January 2007 at 3 am after discovering his dog had been poisoned, allegedly by four intruders. On 15 July 2009, he was acquitted of manslaught ... Read »


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    • Everyday carry

    • Everyday carry (EDC) or every day carry refers to items that are carried on a consistent basis to assist in dealing with normal everyday needs of modern society, including possible emergency situations. Some of the most common EDC items are knives, flashlights, multitools, wallets, smartphones, notebooks, and pens. Th ... Read »


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    • Front Sight Firearms Training Institute

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      Coordinates: 36°01′48″N 115°52′59″W / 36.03°N 115.883°W / 36.03; -115.883 Front Sight Firearms Training Institute, also known as Front Sight and as Front Sight Resorts was founded in 1996 by Ignatius Piazza. It is a privately owned and operated organization whose purpo ... Read »


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    • GeorgiaCarry.org

    • GeorgiaCarry.org

      GeorgiaCarry.org (GCO) is a state-level gun rights organization that is dedicated to preserving and protecting the rights of its members to keep and bear arms as protected by the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and Paragraph VIII of the Constitution of the State of Georgia. On its website, the organi ... Read »


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    • Home Alive

    • Home Alive is a Seattle-based anti-violence organization that offers self-defense classes on a sliding scale payment system. Home Alive once operated as a non-profit organization and now continues to operate as a volunteer collective. Home Alive sees its work as integrated into larger social justice movements, recogniz ... Read »


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    • William Goldwin Carrington Howland

    • William Goldwin Carrington Howland

      William Goldwin Carrington Howland (March 17, 1915 – May 13, 1994) was a lawyer, judge and former Chief Justice of Ontario, Canada. Howland was born in Toronto and educated at Upper Canada College. He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1936, and afterwards enrolled at Osgoode Hall Law School. He was call ... Read »


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    • Imperfect self-defense

    • Imperfect self-defense is a common law doctrine recognized by some jurisdictions whereby a defendant may mitigate punishment or sentencing imposed for a crime involving the use of deadly force by claiming, as a partial affirmative defense, the honest but unreasonable belief that the actions were necessary to counter an ... Read »


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    • Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership

    • Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership

      Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO) is a group dedicated to the preservation of gun rights in the United States and "to encourage Americans to understand and defend all of the Bill of Rights for everyone". The group was founded by former firearms dealer Aaron S. Zelman in 1989. The JPFO interprets th ... Read »


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    • List of U.S. state constitutional provisions allowing self-representation in state courts

    • Most U.S. states have a constitutional, statutory, judicial code, or court decision provision either expressly or by interpretation allowing self-representation in state courts. ... Read »


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    • Mace (spray)

    • Mace is the genericized trademark of Chemical Mace, the brand name of an early type of aerosol self defense spray invented by Allan Lee Litman in 1965. The first commercial product of its type, Litman's design packaged phenacyl chloride (CN) tear gas dissolved in hydrocarbon solvents into a small aerosol spray can, usa ... Read »


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    • Nellie May Madison

    • Nellie May Madison (née Mooney) (April 5, 1895–July 8, 1953) was an American woman who was convicted of murder in 1934 for killing her husband. She was the first woman to be sentenced to death in the state of California. Due to public outcry, her sentence was later commuted to life in prison and she was eventua ... Read »


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    • Martial arts

    • Martial arts are codified systems and traditions of combat practices, which are practiced for a number of reasons: as self-defense, military and law enforcement applications, mental and spiritual development; as well as entertainment and the preservation of a nation's intangible cultural heritage. Although the term h ... Read »


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    • Martha McCaughey

    • Martha McCaughey, PhD, (born October 25, 1966) is an American academic and author. She is the director of Women's Studies at Appalachian State University. Her research and writings have dealt extensively with evolutionary psychology as applied to gender. Her most recent book is The Caveman Mystique: Pop-Darwinism and t ... Read »


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    • Modern technique (shooting)

    • The modern technique (abbreviation of modern technique of the pistol) is a method for using a handgun for self-defense, originated by firearms expert Jeff Cooper. The modern technique uses a two-handed grip on the pistol and brings the weapon to eye level so that the sights may be used to aim at the target. This method ... Read »


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    • Nonviolent self defense

    • Nonviolent Self Defense (NSD) is a system of self-protection and humane control developed in the 1970s by Harvard-trained educational psychologist Dr. William Paul( (1939–1989). NSD was devised for use by mental health professionals who dealt with potentially violent psychiatric patients on a daily basis. NSD is ... Read »


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    • Open carry in the United States

    • In the United States, open carry refers to the practice of "openly carrying a firearm in public", as distinguished from concealed carry, where firearms cannot be seen by the casual observer. The practice of open carry, where gun owners openly carry firearms while they go about their daily business, has seen an increas ... Read »


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    • Basil Parasiris

    • Basil Parasiris (born October 28, 1965) is a former Montreal-area businessman who was acquitted of a first-degree murder charge in the shooting death on March 2, 2007 of Sergeant Daniel Tessier, a Laval police officer. On March 2, 2007, Laval police executed a search warrant at Basil Parasiris's home on a quiet Br ... Read »


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    • Pepper spray

    • Pepper spray (Also known as mace or capsicum spray) is a lachrymatory agent (a chemical compound that irritates the eyes to cause tears, pain, and temporary blindness) used in policing, riot control, crowd control and self-defense, including defense against dogs and bears. Its inflammatory effects cause the eyes to clo ... Read »


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    • Peruta v. San Diego County

    • Peruta v. San Diego County

      Peruta v. San Diego was a 2016 decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit pertaining to the legality of San Diego County's restrictive policy regarding requiring documentation of "good cause" that "distinguish[es] the applicant from the mainstream and places the applicant in harm's way" (Cal. ... Read »


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    • Pink Pistols

    • Pink Pistols

      The Pink Pistols are a gay gun rights organization in the United States and Canada. Their motto is "Pick on someone your own caliber". Inspired by a Salon.com article written by Jonathan Rauch, Krikket (aka Doug Krick), a libertarian activist from Illinois while living in Massachusetts, founded the Pink Pistols in ... Read »


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    • R v K

    • In R v K, an important case in South African criminal law, the Appellate Division held that, in cases of private defence, the assault on the accused need not be committed culpably. It is also possible to act in private defence against someone who lacks criminal capacity, such as a mentally disordered person. Centlivres ... Read »


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    • R v Zikalala

    • Rex v Zikalala is an important case in South African criminal law, heard on February 27, 1953. Zikalala, the appellant, had been charged and convicted of the culpable homicide in causing the death of one Alpheus Tsele. On appeal to the Appellate Division, he successfully argued self-defence. Zikalala had been conv ... Read »


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    • Reality-Based Self-Defense

    • 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 wid ... Read »


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    • Red Brigade Lucknow

    • Red Brigade Trust is a non-governmental organization located in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. The organization was founded by Ajay Patel and Usha Vishwakarma and focuses on empowering women through self-defense education. Ajay Patel had been working for woman empowerment with many non-governmental organizations ( ... Read »


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    • Right of self-defense

    • The right of self-defense (also called, when it applies to the defense of another, alter ego defense, defense of others, defense of a third person) is the right for persons to use reasonable force or defensive force, for the purpose of defending one's own life or the lives of others, including, in certain circumstances ... Read »


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    • Right of self-defense in Maryland

    • In the state of Maryland, the right of self-defense is mostly governed by case law, but there is also a statute. Maryland continues to follow common law principles on the use of force in self-defense, although there is a statute (discussed below) on the subject of immunity from civil lawsuits for the use of force ... Read »


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    • Second Amendment Sisters

    • Second Amendment Sisters

      Second Amendment Sisters, Inc. (SAS) was a United States women's gun rights advocacy group that supported gun use for self defense and empowerment. According to a 2003 Los Angeles Times article, SAS was founded in December 1999 by five women who were "outraged" by the Million Mom March. The national organization closed ... Read »


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    • Self-defence (Australia)

    • In the criminal law of Australia, self-defence is a legal defence to a charge of causing injury or death in defence of the person or, to a limited extent, property, or a partial defence to murder if the degree of force used was excessive. In Viro v. The Queen, Justice Mason formulated six propositions on the law o ... Read »


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    • Self-defence in English law

    • Self-defence is part of private defence, the doctrine in English law that one can act in ways that would otherwise be illegal to prevent injury to oneself or others, or to prevent crime more generally – one has the same right to act to protect others as to protect oneself. This defence arises both from common law ... Read »


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    • Self-defense (Sweden)

    • In Sweden, the law of self-defense (Swedish: nödvärn) allows a person attacked to excuse or justify a proportionate use of violence in defense of the person or property. Chapter 24 of the Swedish criminal code states various conditions for which a person will not be sentenced in court for committing an other ... Read »


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    • Self-defense (United States)

    • In the United States, self-defense is an affirmative defense that is used to justify the use of force by one person against another person under specific circumstances. In the U.S., the general rule is that "[a] person is privileged to use such force as reasonably appears necessary to defend him or herself against ... Read »


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    • Stand-your-ground law

    • A stand-your-ground law (sometimes called "line in the sand" or "no duty to retreat" law) is a justification in a criminal case, whereby defendants can "stand their ground" and use force without retreating, in order to protect and defend themselves or others against threats or perceived threats. An example is where the ... Read »


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    • Tueller Drill

    • The Tueller Drill is a self-defense training exercise to prepare against a short-range knife attack when armed only with a holstered handgun. Sergeant Dennis Tueller, of the Salt Lake City, Utah Police Department wondered how quickly an attacker with a knife could cover 21 feet (6.4 m), so he timed volunteers as th ... Read »


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    • Use of force

    • The use of force, in the context of law enforcement, may be defined as the "amount of effort required by police to compel compliance by an unwilling subject". Use of force doctrines can be employed by law enforcement officers and military personnel on guard duty. The aim of such doctrines is to balance the needs of se ... Read »


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