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Should I take my rifle to the airport for coffee?

Dr. Peter Steinmetz, a physician and director at Barrow’s Neurological Institute, was arrested last week when he took his AR-15 rifle to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport for a cup of coffee. Dr. Steinmetz was arrested by Phoenix Police when it is alleged he inadvertently pointed the rifle at someone while removing it from his shoulder where he had it slung.  Despite his arrest, as of the publication of this article, Dr. Steinmetz has not been charged with a crime. Continue reading Should I take my rifle to the airport for coffee?

Police Identify Alleged Shooter, Victim in Deadly Walmart Fight

My appearance on KTVK 3TV Evening News commenting on self defense law in relation to the shooting at Walmart that happened over the weekend.

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Click to see the video on KTVK-3TV.

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Arizona Self-Defense and The Truth About Stand Your Ground

Arizona Self DefenseThere has been a lot of publicity regarding Stand Your Ground self-defense laws since the unfortunate events in Sanford, Florida on February 26, 2012 involving George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin.  The news media repeatedly cited Florida’s Stand Your Ground self-defense law and as a result, these same self-defense laws have come under attack.  Arizona has very similar self-defense laws to Florida.

Unfortunately, the attack on Stand Your Ground, using the Zimmerman case as ammunition, has been mostly based on misinformation about the facts of the case and what Stand Your Ground Laws do and do not allow you to do.

So what are these Stand Your Ground self-defense laws that the news media is making such a fuss about?   Continue reading Arizona Self-Defense and The Truth About Stand Your Ground

Trayvon Martin Rally in Phoenix One of Many Across U.S.

I was interviewed by Arizona Republic reporter D.S. Woodfill about Arizona’s self-defense laws and how it relates to Florida’s Stand Your Ground Laws.

Trayvon Martin rally in Phoenix one of many across U.S.

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