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Introduction to Firearms for
     Home Protection

                   Charles James
                  Tactical Solutions
 ...
Contents

Definition of Home Defense
How Safe Am I?
What are my legal rights?
Things To Consider
Types of Weapons
Basic Fi...
Definition of Home Defense
Self-defense is the right to use reasonable force
  to protect oneself or members of the family...
What IS Home Defense?
•   Repelling a home invasion in your home
•   Repelling a carjacking while you are driving
•   Stop...
What Home Defense IS NOT?
                          NOT?
•   Revenge for a break-in
•   Perpetrator-victim switching
•   B...
Contents

Definition of Home Defense
How Safe Am I?
What are my legal rights?
Things To Consider
Types of Weapons
Basic Fi...
How Safe Am I?

In July 2009                        Metro Atlanta Crime: July 2009

  Atlanta Police                      ...
How Safe Am I?
In reality there is
  no “Safe Area”.
  Crime has no
  boundaries and
  there is no
  magic zone
  that is ...
Contents

Definition of Home Defense
How Safe Am I?
What are my legal rights?
Things To Consider
Types of Weapons
Basic Fi...
What Are My Legal Rights?
The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution
  provides a legal platform for private firearm
  ...
What Are My Legal Rights?
In the State of Georgia you can carry a weapon if
   you have a Concealed Carry Permit (CCP) fro...
Contents

Definition of Home Defense
How Safe Am I?
What are my legal rights?
Things To Consider
Types of Weapons
Basic Fi...
Things To Consider
As with any weapon there is a fantasy and a
  reality side to the psychology of self defense.
• A weapo...
Contents

Definition of Home Defense
How Safe Am I?
What are my legal rights?
Things To Consider
Types of Weapons
Basic Fi...
Types of Weapons
               (Handguns)
Handguns fall into
  two families:
• Semi-
  automatics
• Revolvers




       ...
Types of Weapons
            (Semi-
            (Semi-Automatics)
• Holds between 8
  and 10 rounds
• Most popular
• For i...
Types of Weapons
              (Revolvers)
• Great for novice
  users
• Holds 6 rounds
• Easy to use
• Reduced number of
 ...
Contents

Definition of Home Defense
How Safe Am I?
What are my legal rights?
Things To Consider
Types of Weapons
Basic Fi...
Basic Firearms Safety
• Always assume a weapon is loaded
• Always keep a weapon in a holster
• Only point your weapon at w...
Contents

Definition of Home Defense
How Safe Am I?
What are my legal rights?
Things To Consider
Types of Weapons
Basic Fi...
Weapon Safety and Children
• Every 9 hours a child or teen is killed in a
  firearms-related accident or suicide
• Most fi...
Contents

Definition of Home Defense
How Safe Am I?
What are my legal rights?
Things To Consider
Types of Weapons
Basic Fi...
Before You Purchase Your Weapon
•   What is your purpose for a firearm?
•   What is your experience?
•   Try before you bu...
Contents

Definition of Home Defense
How Safe Am I?
What are my legal rights?
Things To Consider
Types of Weapons
Basic Fi...
Other Services Offered
• Live Fire Instruction
• Purchase Consultation
• In-Home Firearm Safety Assessments




          ...
Contents

Definition of Home Defense
How Safe Am I?
What are my legal rights?
Things To Consider
Types of Weapons
Basic Fi...
Questions?




             Charles James
             Tactical Solutions
             © 2009
Questions?
If you would like to schedule live fire instruction,
purchase consultation sessions, or in-home firearms
safety...
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  1. 1. Introduction to Firearms for Home Protection Charles James Tactical Solutions © 2009
  2. 2. Contents Definition of Home Defense How Safe Am I? What are my legal rights? Things To Consider Types of Weapons Basic Firearms Safety Weapon Safety and Children Before You Purchase Your Weapon Other Services Offered Questions? Charles James Tactical Solutions © 2009
  3. 3. Definition of Home Defense Self-defense is the right to use reasonable force to protect oneself or members of the family from bodily harm, or to a lesser extent, one's property, from the attack of an aggressor, if the defender has reason to believe he/she/they is/are in danger. -US Legal.com Charles James Tactical Solutions © 2009
  4. 4. What IS Home Defense? • Repelling a home invasion in your home • Repelling a carjacking while you are driving • Stopping a burglary in your home • Preventing a friend/family member from serious bodily harm Charles James Tactical Solutions © 2009
  5. 5. What Home Defense IS NOT? NOT? • Revenge for a break-in • Perpetrator-victim switching • Brandishing • Assault / Battery Charles James Tactical Solutions © 2009
  6. 6. Contents Definition of Home Defense How Safe Am I? What are my legal rights? Things To Consider Types of Weapons Basic Firearms Safety Weapon Safety and Children Before You Purchase Your Weapon Other Services Offered Questions? Charles James Tactical Solutions © 2009
  7. 7. How Safe Am I? In July 2009 Metro Atlanta Crime: July 2009 Atlanta Police 1% 2% answered a total of 595 calls for Murder 41% Rape service. Among Robbery 56% Agg. Assault these calls 56% was Aggravated Assault calls Source: FBI UCR Crime Stats – Atlanta Police Department 2009 Charles James Tactical Solutions © 2009
  8. 8. How Safe Am I? In reality there is no “Safe Area”. Crime has no boundaries and there is no magic zone that is crime free. Source: FBI UCR Crime Stats – Atlanta Police Department 2009 (9-16-2009 to 9-19-2009) Charles James Tactical Solutions © 2009
  9. 9. Contents Definition of Home Defense How Safe Am I? What are my legal rights? Things To Consider Types of Weapons Basic Firearms Safety Weapon Safety and Children Before You Purchase Your Weapon Other Services Offered Questions? Charles James Tactical Solutions © 2009
  10. 10. What Are My Legal Rights? The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution provides a legal platform for private firearm ownership. All states recognize these rights if: 1. You are a US Citizen 2. You are NOT a convicted felon 3. You are over the age of 18 (21 for handguns) Charles James Tactical Solutions © 2009
  11. 11. What Are My Legal Rights? In the State of Georgia you can carry a weapon if you have a Concealed Carry Permit (CCP) from your local Sheriff’s Office. If you are going to have a firearm, you NEED to have a CCP. If you don’t and you use a firearm you can be arrested for Carrying a Concealed Weapon (CCW). A CCW charge is a misdemeanor (1st offense). Source: O.C.G.A. § 16-11-129, § 16-11-128 Charles James Tactical Solutions © 2009
  12. 12. Contents Definition of Home Defense How Safe Am I? What are my legal rights? Things To Consider Types of Weapons Basic Firearms Safety Weapon Safety and Children Before You Purchase Your Weapon Other Services Offered Questions? Charles James Tactical Solutions © 2009
  13. 13. Things To Consider As with any weapon there is a fantasy and a reality side to the psychology of self defense. • A weapon is NOT a solution • You MUST be prepared to take a life • Your weapon can only do what YOU want it to do • Fear is the biggest danger Charles James Tactical Solutions © 2009
  14. 14. Contents Definition of Home Defense How Safe Am I? What are my legal rights? Things To Consider Types of Weapons Basic Firearms Safety Weapon Safety and Children Before You Purchase Your Weapon Other Services Offered Questions? Charles James Tactical Solutions © 2009
  15. 15. Types of Weapons (Handguns) Handguns fall into two families: • Semi- automatics • Revolvers Charles James Tactical Solutions © 2009
  16. 16. Types of Weapons (Semi- (Semi-Automatics) • Holds between 8 and 10 rounds • Most popular • For intermediate and advanced shooters • Most have integrated safety devices
  17. 17. Types of Weapons (Revolvers) • Great for novice users • Holds 6 rounds • Easy to use • Reduced number of moving parts
  18. 18. Contents Definition of Home Defense How Safe Am I? What are my legal rights? Things To Consider Types of Weapons Basic Firearms Safety Weapon Safety and Children Before You Purchase Your Weapon Other Services Offered Questions?
  19. 19. Basic Firearms Safety • Always assume a weapon is loaded • Always keep a weapon in a holster • Only point your weapon at what you intend to kill • Clean your weapon after every use • Never store your weapon in an unsafe area Charles James Tactical Solutions © 2009
  20. 20. Contents Definition of Home Defense How Safe Am I? What are my legal rights? Things To Consider Types of Weapons Basic Firearms Safety Weapon Safety and Children Before You Purchase Your Weapon Other Services Offered Questions? Charles James Tactical Solutions © 2009
  21. 21. Weapon Safety and Children • Every 9 hours a child or teen is killed in a firearms-related accident or suicide • Most firearm accidents are caused by carelessness in the storage and lack of education • Its up to YOU to educate your child on firearms • “Top Shelf Theory” Charles James Tactical Solutions © 2009
  22. 22. Contents Definition of Home Defense How Safe Am I? What are my legal rights? Things To Consider Types of Weapons Basic Firearms Safety Weapon Safety and Children Before You Purchase Your Weapon Other Services Offered Questions? Charles James Tactical Solutions © 2009
  23. 23. Before You Purchase Your Weapon • What is your purpose for a firearm? • What is your experience? • Try before you buy • Buy for you, not them Charles James Tactical Solutions © 2009
  24. 24. Contents Definition of Home Defense How Safe Am I? What are my legal rights? Things To Consider Types of Weapons Basic Firearms Safety Weapon Safety and Children Before You Purchase Your Weapon Other Services Offered Questions? Charles James Tactical Solutions © 2009
  25. 25. Other Services Offered • Live Fire Instruction • Purchase Consultation • In-Home Firearm Safety Assessments Charles James Tactical Solutions © 2009
  26. 26. Contents Definition of Home Defense How Safe Am I? What are my legal rights? Things To Consider Types of Weapons Basic Firearms Safety Weapon Safety and Children Before You Purchase Your Weapon Other Services Offered Questions? Charles James Tactical Solutions © 2009
  27. 27. Questions? Charles James Tactical Solutions © 2009
  28. 28. Questions? If you would like to schedule live fire instruction, purchase consultation sessions, or in-home firearms safety assessments then please email me. Charles James Instructor Email: CJames71@gmail.com Charles James Tactical Solutions © 2009
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