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The Legal Use of Firearms for Self Defense COURSE 2 @ The Nations Gun Show 1:00pm - 3:00pm


This class will be held in the Board Room on the 2nd floor of the Holiday Inn Dulles Expo that is in the same complex as the Expo Center.



Any shooting that results in a death is a homicide, and is viewed as a criminal act in Virginia unless legally justified. Any deployment of a firearm in Virginia, if it makes another person reasonably fear that they will be shot, is considered to be a criminal use of deadly force, unless legally justified. In short, once you deploy a firearm in Virginia and are seen doing it, you have exposed yourself to the criminal and civil legal system. This sister course to our law of self-defense course teaches you how to maximize your chances of winning the legal battle that follows on the heels of almost every self-defense use of a firearm. It describes each step in the post-incident legal process and gives you a real understanding of how the system works.

What you say and do in your initial contacts with the legal system will have a huge effect on how the system will treat you. We teach you how to deal with the critical time just after a self-defense incident, including the all-important “DOs” and “DON’Ts” of interacting with 911 operators, the police, prosecutors, defense counsel, judges, and juries. We explain when and how to assert your Fifth Amendment rights and what follows after an arrest. We not only provide you with practical steps you should take, but also give you tools you will need to (i) protect your legal rights and (ii) help you (and your counsel) extricate you from the legal system with the least amount of difficulty. We also make clear the real magnitude of your exposure in defending against criminal and civil suits, and provide vital and surprisingly affordable ways to financially survive the legal process.

The course is presented in a two-hour session with a short break in the middle. Like our law of self-defense course, this course is taught by Stephen L. Sulzer, founder of Sulzer Green Taylor PLLC in Washington, D.C. Mr. Sulzer is a highly-respected attorney with 36 years of legal experience and special expertise in the law of self-defense in Virginia. He is also an NRA-certified pistol instructor, has held a Virginia concealed carry permit since the late 1990s, and has ten years of competitive shooting experience. We are also pleased to say that Mr. Sulzer’s entertaining and straight-forward presentation style consistently receives enthusiastic reviews from the Virginia shooting community.

This course can be taken by itself, or together with Mr. Sulzer’s sister law of self-defense course, “The Legal Use of Firearms for Self-Defense in Virginia – How to Stay on the Right Side of the Law.” Mr. Sulzer’s law of self-defense course teaches Virginia’s legal limits on the use of deadly force in self-defense situations, with a particular focus on the use of firearms. It will give you a working knowledge of the legal boundaries between a justifiable self-defense shooting and a shooting that will expose you to criminal prosecution and civil damages liability. It provides a comprehensive and authoritative explanation of the law of self-defense in Virginia, and has become the gold standard for those who carry concealed or rely on firearms for home security and self-defense. Taken together, these courses fully optimize your chances of winning and financially surviving the legal battle that that inevitably follows the use of a firearm in self-defense.

Special Gun Show Price $85.00

($10.00 discount for early sign up before Thursday before the show)

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