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We are owned and operated by active and retired Police Officers working the 5th largest city in the USA. Not only does our staff have years of experience instructing in the law enforcement environment, they have instructed thousands of civilians on how to be responsibly armed citizens for over 20 years.
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We at ADFT are extremely surprised and puzzled over the recent developments in this story from a year ago where a motorist in Austin TX, surrounded by an angry mob, fired his handgun in self defense after a mask wearing suspect leveled an AK-47 at him.
Army Sgt. Dan Perry was just indicted on felony murder charges by a Travis County Grand Jury.
This lends proof to the old saying: “you can indict a ham sandwich at a grand jury.”
Knowing that cases can be fast tracked to a grand jury within 48 hours. One questions why it took a year to send this particular case to the GJ. It might be due to the fact that in November of 2020, four months after the event, an activist DA was elected, and like so many other activist DA’s from around the country who are soft on crime and criminals while zealously prosecuting cops and law abiding citizens, saw an opportunity to send a politically motivated message.
In examining the elements, this certainly begins to take on the appearance of a political prosecution.
Grand jury proceedings as a general rule are incredibly biased in favor of the prosecution. Nevertheless, an indictment by a GJ panel is not a finding of guilt but rather a belief there was enough evidence to bring the case to trial.
Army Sgt. Dan Perry will have his day in court. We believe a big part of his defense will be that police who investigated the event right after it occurred, and even months later, didn’t believe their was enough evidence to generate the probable cause needed to bring charges for murder or lesser charges of aggravated assault. Absent the revelation of some piece of bombshell evidence (unlikely), there is a very high probability Sgt. Perry will be acquitted of the charges against him.
1. When in a vehicle and confronted with conflict i.e., protests, barricaded streets etc., make every effort to avoid the situation such as U-turns, or use of side streets.
2. If surrounded when in a vehicle, avoid the urge to get out to confront aggressors. Staying in a vehicle, doors locked and windows up, does provide a degree of safety. If you exit the vehicle to confront and the situation escalates, you could be viewed as the aggressor rather than the defender.
3. In Arizona, ( and most other states) in order to use deadly force, we must be able to articulate a need to do so based on the imminent threat of serious physical injury or death to ourselves or a third party.
Army Sergeant Indicted For Shooting Protester Who Pointed AK-47 At Him - The Police Tribune Austin, TX – A U.S. Army soldier who fatally shot a protester who pointed an AK-47 at him inside his vehicle last summer while protesters blocked the roadway was indicted on Thursday for murder almost a year after the incident. The incident occurred as protesters were marching across Fourth Street...
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This recent story out of Phoenix Arizona highlights the concerns and risks involving citizens who intervene to stop crimes.
In this instance, a well meaning armed citizen followed two shoplifting suspects to a fast food establishment and confronted them at gunpoint in the parking lot. The altercation drew the attention of a fully uniformed Phoenix police officer who was working nearby in an off-duty capacity.
The officer investigated and believed he was witnessing an armed robbery in progress. After giving verbal warnings to drop the gun, the officer fired striking the person holding the gun. The citizen later died of his injuries.
This was an unfortunate set of circumstances that resulted in a tragic outcome.
What are the takeaways?
1. Having the ability to carry a gun or having a concealed carry permit does not give a citizen law enforcement powers.
2. The well meaning citizen was using the threat of lethal force on a couple of shoplifters. Shoplifting aka theft, is a property crime. In Arizona, citizens are authorized to use or threaten physical, but NOT lethal force for property crimes.
3. Unless human life is at risk, the best course of action with regard to property crimes is to observe, take photos or videos if possible, obtain license plates and suspect descriptions and report the offense to the police.
4. If put into a high stress dynamic situation requiring someone to be held at gun point, stay situationally aware. There is always a risk that a police officer or another armed citizen coming upon the scene could mis-interpret what is happening.
Many states, to include Arizona, do not require a permit to carry a firearm, however flying by the seat of the pants is not the best plan when it comes to the carry of deadly weapons.
ADFT has provided instruction to thousands of people to assist them in being responsibly armed citizens.
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PD: Man shot, killed by Phoenix officer was confronting shoplifting suspects Police say the off-duty officer who shot William Brookins told dispatchers he believed Brookins had just committed an armed robbery. That turned out not to be the case.
ADFT covered this story from day one. The McCloskeys were allowed to avoid felony charges in an agreement to plea to lesser misdemeanor charges.
As a part of the deal they were required to pay fines and surrender the two fi****ms used during the event.
It does not appear they are prohibited possessors and therefore can still legally own fi****ms.
Although many states have castle doctrine laws, they typically are designed to allow citizens to threaten or use deadly force to prevent a breach of the home or occupied vehicle.
In this instance, the McCloskey’s came out of their home with fi****ms to confront a group of protestors walking down the street to protest at the mayors house. In doing so, both pointed fi****ms directly at multiple protestors.
In Arizona, pointing a firearm at someone without adequate legal justification constitutes the crime of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Mark And Patricia McCloskey Plead Guilty To Misdemeanors, Agree To Give Up Guns Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the St. Louis, Missouri, couple that went viral after confronting Black Lives Matter protesters on their own front lawn,
The issue of having armed teachers in a school environment has always been a hotly debated topic. This case out of Ogden Utah shows that a person with some training who is armed can be an effective deterrent during critical moments.
In Arizona, kidnapping is one of several felony crimes where physical and or lethal force can be used if needed to stop the commission of the crime.
To threaten or use deadly force, there must be an articulable threat of serious physical injury or death.
Stay safe! Get training! Always carry!
Armed Teacher Stops Stranger Trying To Kidnap 11-Year-Old Girl From School Playground - The Police Tribune Ogden, UT – An armed elementary school teacher singlehandedly stopped a kidnapping-in-progress on a school playground while ushering nearly two dozen children to safety. The harrowing incident occurred at Lincoln Elementary School on May 25, KTVX reported. A teacher was watching the children on th...
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Even cops can get it wrong.
The officer involved in this incident had several years of police experience and got involved while in an off duty capacity in trying to stop a potential theft of vehicle or burglary from vehicle.
End result, two suspects shot who later died. The preliminary investigation has indicated there was no justification for the force used and the officer had been charged with two counts of 2nd degree murder.
Whether cop or citizen, many of the rules governing use of force are the same.
One of the key points we stress in our CCW classes is the fact that we cannot use lethal force to address property crimes. This would include thefts, burglaries, shoplifts, and trespass offenses.
In order to use lethal force there would have to be an articulable threat of serious physical injury or death to yourself or a third party.
Unfortunately, this officer exercised flawed judgment in the heat of the moment that will now result in loss of career, criminal prosecution, civil litigation and prison time.
Stay safe! Get training, Always carry!
Off-duty Pentagon police officer charged with murder in the shootings of two Maryland men David Hall Dixon was also charged with other counts in the incident outside a Takoma Park condo building
This recent story out of Omaha, NE involving a law enforcement encounter raises interesting points worth discussing.
1. Situations that appear to be innocuous or “routine” can turn violent in the blink of an eye.
2. The officer was engaged at near contact distance with a suspect armed with a .380 caliber semi-auto handgun. Four rounds fired by the suspect hit the officer in various parts of his head/face.
3. The officer miraculously survived his injuries, was rushed to a hospital, underwent emergency surgery and was reported to be stable and expected to make a full recovery.
4. Many of our students ask about types and calibers of guns for self-defense. The smallest caliber we are comfortable recommending is .380. However, stories such as this are the exact reason why some instructors will steer students away from any caliber less than the 9mm. The .380 is capable of inflicting fatal injuries, but with smaller calibers with less power, it can sometimes take more rounds to get the job done.
5. Good shot placement, which can be difficult under stress, is usually what will carry the day.
6. The human skull is designed to protect the brain and, as this story illustrates, is capable of getting the job done. Had the officer caught a round through the nose or eye region of the face, this story would have had a decidedly different outcome.
7. Mindset and the will to survive often carries the day as this officer demonstrated.
Alleged Shoplifter Shoots Omaha Police Officer 4 Times In Face And Head - The Police Tribune Omaha, NE – An Omaha police officer was shot four times in the face and the top of his head while speaking with a shoplifting suspect inside a J.C. Penney store security office on Friday afternoon. The incident began at 3:27 p.m., when Omaha Police Department (OPD) Officer Jeffrey Wittstruck and O...
We can all find ourselves the target of criminal activity when we least expect it. Mindset and preparedness are are key components of coming out on top when those who would do evil come knocking. This story out of North Carolina illustrates that. A 19 year old thug broke into an apartment to rob the occupants and assaulted a 73 year old woman with a firearm in the process. A 12 year old juvenile also present in the apartment was able to access a firearm and shot the intruder who fled and was found a short distance away. The assailant died of his injuries . Hopefully the Mayor will give this kid a good citizenship award for helping to clean up the community.
Here are a few questions you might want to ask yourself when it comes to home defense:
1. Do you keep a loaded gun in the home?
2. If so, how accessible is it, and how fast can you get to it in an emergency?
3. Have other family members been trained in the safe handling of fi****ms?
4. In an emergency, would other family members have the confidence and skills needed to handle a home defense gun?
All too often people buy guns for home defense and have little to no training. When and if their hour of decision comes, they rely on luck, or hope and a prayer to get them through.
The technical term for this is called rolling the dice.
With fi****ms ownership comes great responsibility. At ADFT we have trained thousands of people to be responsibly armed citizens.
Stay safe, Get training, Always carry!
12-year-old North Carolina boy allegedly shot and killed home intruder When two masked, armed intruders broke into his North Carolina house early Saturday morning, a 12-year-old boy reached for a gun himself.
This recent and tragic story (Feb 2021) out of the Plains Township in Pennsylvania highlights how quickly neighbor disputes can turn violent. When the dust, or in this case, snow settled, three people were dead over a dispute caused by one couple shoveling snow and dumping it on their neighbors property. The couple shoveling the snow became antagonistic when confronted by their neighbor and began hurling threats and insults at him. Apparently this was the boiling point of a long running dispute between the neighbors.
One neighbor reached the breaking point and decided to use a gun to solve the problem resulting in horrific consequences for all involved. In watching the video, one can see many points where a slightly different course of action by either party would have produced a drastically different outcome.
The neighbor who became the shooter clearly experienced a mental disconnect triggered by extreme anger and frustration. The two victims acted more like juveniles rather than 50 year old adults. If you see someone coming at you with a gun it's called a clue. Most rational people would clear out of the area not stand face to face and continue to hurl insults while telling the shooter to "go ahead!" Well, he took them up on their offer and shot both of them with a handgun, went back in his home and came back for round two with a rifle to finish the job. The shooter then took his own life.
One of the sayings we often use in our training classes is this: "The best way to avoid a fight is to simply decline the invitation." Whether you believe you are in the right isn't always the issue. There are times when simply walking away will resolve the issue until cooler heads can prevail. Another saying that comes to mind is "kill em' with kindness". Oftentimes a few unexpected kind words can defuse a volatile situation.
If you are going to own or carry fi****ms for self defense, strive to be the one with the calm demeanor in the equation.
Stay Safe, Get Training, Always Carry!
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Previously, we posted about a citizen that intervened in what was reported by some news outlets as a armed robbery but was later shown to be a shoplifting incident at an ACE hardware store in Phoenix.
The citizen, in their zeal to intervene, drew their personal weapon and attempted to shoot the fleeing suspect. The shot instead, hit a store employee who was giving chase and in close proximity to the suspect. The citizen related to police that she saw two suspects fleeing the scene one of which jumped in a car. She told police she fired two "stop shots" at the vehicle.
Follow up news reports tell us the citizen has been criminally charged with aggravated assault and discharging of a firearm in the city limits. The shoplifters escaped.
At ADFT we emphasize the importance of responsible gun ownership. Our CCW classes cover many different scenarios along with discussion on the potential ramifications of intervening and what can go wrong.
One of the major points we make in our instruction is that we cannot use deadly force for property offenses. Shoplifting is a property offense.
Arizona law does allow for the use of physical or deadly force to stop certain crimes that are about to occur or that are in progress to include the offense of armed robbery. However, even in the case of an armed robbery one would have to show that at the moment force was used that there was an articulable threat of serious physical injury or death to yourself or a third party that necessitated the immediate use of such force. One would be hard pressed to shoot an armed robbery suspect that is fleeing the scene unless others are being threatened.
No professional fi****ms training courses are going to teach citizens that they should shoot at a moving vehicle that is fleeing the scene of a crime.
Woman arrested for shooting Phoenix store worker while trying to stop robbers, police say The Phoenix Police Department is investigating a shooting at a business near 32nd Street and Indian School Road.
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