Gabe Suarez — known for being a firearms instructor and so much more — is offering a new ‘lecture series’ through his company, Suarez International. It’s called — and I’m not making this up — Killing Within The Law. It covers, well, this . . .
Unique in depth of instruction, originality of content and credentials of presenters, this series is designed to round out the physical training and equipment proficiency of the modern warrior – the Gentleman Killer. Through an incredibly honest, first-hand, “been there-done that” instructor-led discussion the participant will gain a personalized and in-depth knowledge of the following areas:
- Mindset of the Gentleman Killer
- Understanding the Law and Use of Force – Removing Misconceptions and Hindrances to Survival
- Instilling Trigger Points, Though Processes and Articulable Facts into the Warrior Lifestyle
- Flowchart of Killing
- Navigating the Gray – the Post-Shoot Treatise; Mental, Financial, Civil and Criminal Aftermath Success
Upon completion of the day’s instruction, group discussion, and through individual attention, the participant will leave with a strong mindset and rigid framework from which to successfully negotiate a lethal force incident.
“The Gentleman Killer” you say? Well, that is an interesting phrase. It’s the kind of interesting phrase that I’d love to say in court, repeatedly, if I were a prosecutor in a murder case and the defendant had attended this lecture series (or, indeed, any of Mr. Suarez’s training courses).
Don’t worry, won’t happen to you? Horsefeathers.
The law is filled with examples of law-abiding people who had to defend themselves with deadly force — only to find themselves going to trial because the prosecutor had an anti-gun agenda, or needed to be seen as being tough on crime, or any one of a dozen reasons.
I spoke with such a person in Detroit recently who lost nearly a year of his life and tens of thousands of dollars before being exonerated.
If you’re training to defend yourself with deadly force, there’s no reason in the world to hand such a ready excuse to government lawyers. They already don’t like you just because you have a gun, and used it to kill someone.
Harold Fish learned that lesson. He used deadly force to protect himself in Arizona and was convicted after the prosecutor presented evidence in Court that his 10mm Glock loaded with jacketed hollow points was “more powerful than what police officers use and is not typically used for personal protection.”
His conviction was overturned on appeal…three years later. Hope your life wasn’t messed up too much in the meantime.
Despite all that, though, I’d love to attend this course if I could make it out to the Grand Canyon State next month.
I’ve never met the gentleman, but I’ve read one of his books and a few of his articles. They were thoughtful and interesting. They challenged my thoughts on self-defense. I respect that. As a result, I’m sure I’d learn something. Even if it was an example of something not to do.
Plus, I don’t know about you, but I’m really curious about WTF he’s going to teach here.
Maybe I’ll save my money, though. Arizona is a long haul, and Mas Ayoob’s MAG-40 is coming to a range near me this year.
(H/T: Bob Owens, BearingArms.)