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Just Defense & the Law

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West Shore Sportsmen's Association

564 Ridge Road

Lewisberry, PA 17339

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This course is an intensive 8 hours covering justified self-defense in Pennsylvania. The goal of the course is to prepare concealed carriers in understanding the legal aspects of using force and how the realities of high stress lethal force encounters affect decision making. Instructors for the course include two criminal defense attorneys experienced in self-defense law.

Topics include:

• Using force ethically and consistently with legal requirements of self-defense laws, through an overview general principles of self-defense law applicable in most jurisdictions.

• Specific focus will be placed on Pennsylvania's Justification ("self-defense") statute with topics including Pennsylvania's defense of self, defense of others, defense of property, Castle Doctrine, and Stand Your Ground laws. Examples from relevant appellate court decisions interpreting statute will be discussed to aid in understanding how the courts view justified (and unjustified) self-defense.

• Learning how to recognize potential threats through understanding the criminal mind. Understanding how to articulate danger signs that an attack is imminent.

• Psychological, physiological, and biomechanical aspects of a lethal force encounter that impact performance, perception and memory of the event. Topics include Body Alarm Reaction (BAR), Fight/Flight/Freeze/Dissociate, short and long term effects of BAR, OODA Loop, Action v. Reaction, and the Tueller "Rule."

• Managing the aftermath of a self-defense shooting including psychological and social aspects, contact with responding law enforcement, formal statements to authorities, and expectations in the event you are criminally charged.

Tuition is $175.00 for non-WSSA members and $150.00 for current WSSA members in good standing as well as members of their immediate houshold. WSSA Members please use discount code "WSSA" during checkout. Class size is limited to 25.

No pre-requisites or prior training required to attend. However, each participant must have proof of clean criminal record. Acceptable proof includes copy of CCW permit, clean criminal record check, reference letter from local Police Chief, or you may sign a release at start of class attesting to clean record.

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