Taught personally by Massad Ayoob, this one week 40+ hour course of instruction is offered by the Massad Ayoob Group in conjunction with The Firearms Academy of Seattle, Inc. to teach and certify self-defense firearms instructors in the complicated and nuanced discipline of teaching the legalities of use of deadly force in self-defense. Teaching how to shoot is the easy part. Much tougher is teaching people when and when not to use force, including deadly force, in self defense. In addition to learning what to teach and how to present it, students will also learn how to take their expertise to court, to both serve as a material witness for their students, and perhaps an expert witness in other self-defense court cases.
Course content includes:
Justifying use of deadly force in self-defense
Use of non-lethal force in self defense
Understanding the affirmative defense of self-defense
Physiological phenomenon involved in deadly force incidents
Criminal law and self-defense
Dynamics of violent encounters
Mock courtroom exercise
Issues from actual self-defense cases (case studies)
Students will be expected to prepare for this class by researching their own state's laws on use of deadly force, along with their own state's case law, and bring this material to class. Additionally, students should be prepared for instruction to go into the early evening if necessary on some days, in order to cover the vast array of material which needs to be covered.
Pre-requisites: Instructor credentials or membership in the Armed Citizens' Legal Defense Network, Inc.
NOTE: Previous LFI-1, MAG 40 or MAG 20 Classroom students will receive a $200 discount, but must register by phone with the Firearms Academy of Seattle, Inc. (360-978-6100) to receive the discount. Additionally, members of the Armed Citizens' Legal Defense Network, Inc. are being offered a $100 discount, and they too must call to receive this discount. (May not combine discounts; we will extend the deepest discount for which student is eligible.)
Class dates: July 27-31, 2015
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