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April 2010 Archives

Sexting: Parents Beware!

Every parent should be aware that a disturbing new activity is rising among teenagers that could result in the criminal prosecution of teens and even younger children. Can you guess what this activity is? Everyone knows what "texting" is... but teenagers and even middle-school age children are now sexting with alarming frequency. They are transmitting and receiving sexually suggestive material or explicit photos of themselves and their friends via cell phone picture messages.

More Americans are packing heat

Recent media articles suggest that more Americans are carrying concealed than ever before. According to a recent MSNBC.com article published on March 24, 2010, "From its beginnings in the 1980s, the "right-to-carry" movement has succeeded in boosting the number of licensed concealed-gun carriers from fewer than 1 million to a record 6 million today...."

What if the police confront me?

1. Don't Speak.
Shut up! Do not talk! Do not attempt to convince the officer that you are innocent. Everyone is innocent, no one should be arrested and no one should be in jail - that is what the officer hears every day. Usually, when people speak to officers they say something that hurts their case in the long-run. Keep your mouth shut. There will be plenty of time to talk later - after you have spoken with your attorney.

The aftermath of the FBI's shooting in Detroit

Often, Monday morning quarterbacks rush to judgement, especially when it comes to the issues of firearms and self-defense. Such is the case regardless of whether the shooter is a sworn law enforcement officer or a civilian lawfully in possession of a firearm. Take the recent news story concerning the FBI's shooting of a Muslim cleric during a raid in Detroit, which is reproduced below. Knowing your actions will be closely examined and perhaps unfarily judged before all the facts are in makes it imperative to educate and mentally prepare yourself if you carry a defensive firearm on a daily basis.