Self Defense Solutions, LLC


Free CCW Training for Abuse Victims


DISCLAIMER: This offer is only valid for persons with a current order of protection who are in fear for their life, either by threats of violence or prior acts of violence.

You will NOT be eligilble under the law if the order of protection is mutual.

"...she has a constitutional right to a gun and a legal right to kill if she believes she is going to be killed. And a batterer's repeated assaults should lawfully be taken as (an) intent to kill." Andrea Dworkin, radical feminist

If you have been a victim of domestic abuse, violence or harassment we will provide you with the training required to obtain your Arizona conceal carry permit at no cost to you. All you pay is the fees to the state of Arizona for the permit process.


If you don't have interest in obtaining a conceal carry permit and only want to learn skills for home defense that training can be provided to you as well at no cost.


A Firearm is not for Everyone:


Your decision to own a firearm for protection is a very personal and private matter and one that should not be taken lightly. This is very serious business and you need to be fully committed to the notion that your life is important and no one has the right to take that life from you. In a life and death situation there is no time to evaluate and ponder the morals of self protection, there is only time to ACT to save your own life. If you can't make this commitment then there is nothing that possessing self defense skills can do for you.


This offer is not just for women. I don’t care who you are as long as you can legally possess a firearm under the existing Arizona state and federal laws and have a current order of protection I will consider giving you the training you need to obtain something more effective than a restraining order to protect yourself from a violent abuser.


The Local Facts on Domestic Violence:


Scottsdale: 694 domestic violence arrests in 2007, 272 incidents from Jan. 1 to June 23

Tempe: 758 domestic violence incidents in 2006, 741 in 2007 and 339 in 2008

Chandler: 918 arrests in 2006, 887 arrests in 2007 and 237 arrests in the first quarter of the year

Mesa: First quarter of 2006, 425 incidents, first quarter of 2007 had 466, first quarter of 2008, 458

Gilbert: Police arrested 357 people linked to domestic violence so far this year. The number of arrests in 2007 totaled 541.

Source: East Valley police departments - from

Arizona Domestic Violence Homicides: In 2005, there were 95 domestic violence homicides. In 2006, 111, and in 2007, 126, 2008... (don't be one!)

What is a Restraining Order?


Once you swear to the court that you are in immediate physical danger, the court may give you an ex parte restraining order. An ex parte restraining order is a temporary, emergency order that is made when only the requesting party is present to talk to the judge. It is your responsibility to present evidence to the court that you are in immediate danger. If the judge agrees you are in immediate physical danger, the ex parte order will be granted. The order is then in effect at the time the judge signs it. Then your partner (oppressor) can be arrested if he/she disobeys the terms of the order after being served by an officer of the court.


How does a Restraining Order protect me?


Only if the person who is the subject of the Restraining Order honors the order will you be free from any harassment and/or contact by the person. Since a threat of violence is the reason for the order there is no guarantee that you will be safe from any act violence if the person is predisposed to aggressive behavior. Remember, you are in fear of immediate physical danger and a person intent on causing you physical harm more than likely will not honor a piece of paper. In fact, it may make the subject even more aggressive.


If you are attacked by the subject of your RO, your attacker will surely be convicted and will go to jail. If aggressive persons understood this and acted reasonably you would have nothing to fear. But that is simply not reality. Angry people act out their vicious nature against the defenseless whether an order of protection exists, or not. It happens all the time.



Won’t the police protect me if I have an RO?


The police have no duty to respond to a 9-1-1 call. (See Warren v. D.C.) Police are sworn to protect you, but they can’t be in all places at once. Some police officers will even advise a battery victim to buy a gun.

In spite of the good service provided by the police they will always arrive in time to investigate the crime and draw a chalk line around the victim. It is your obligation to your family and to yourself to ensure that the chalk line is not drawn around you. It would be faulty thinking to assume that the police could be there to protect you at the time you need them most.

What if the subject of my protection order owns a gun?


Federal law is very clear on this. The Violence Against Women Act of 1994 provides that the subject of a domestic violence restraining order shall not possess firearms and ammunition. Under 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(8), anyone subject to a qualifying restraining order cannot possess a firearm or ammunition. Intimate partners include spouses, former spouses or significant others. To be certain you will need to check with the court who issued your order of protection, or an attorney.


What is my next step?


Schedule a class with us and bring your original current order of protection for verification. After a short interview we will determine if you are eligible for free CCW or home protection training.


But I don’t own a gun?


Don’t worry about that right now. We can work out something for you.


Contact: handgunsafety(nospam)


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