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Virginia Legal Use of Force

Our Legal Use of Force class is a must for anyone in Virginia who carries a firearm. During this 1-hour course, Jay Hermoso will cover important legal topics and laws governing the legal use of force inside and outside the home.

Topics include the legal definition of reasonable force and deadly force, and the use-of-force continuum, as well as and how prosecutors and jurors evaluate a claim of self-defense. The training concludes with a discussion on using force to defend your home and property, and a Q&A session with the instructor.

Course Curriculum

  • Reasonable Force
  • Deadly Force
  • Use-of-force continuum
  • How prosecutors evaluate a claim of self defence
  • Defense of the home & property
  • Q&A

The fee for this class is $25.  Register here

Location: James City – Bruton Volunteer Fire Department
3135 Forge Road, Toano, VA 23168

Date: July 21, 2024 at 4pm

Time: 4 pm – 5 pm

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About the Instructor

Jay Hermoso is an ardent supporter of the Second Amendment with extensive knowledge of Virginia gun laws and the legal use of deadly force. He is an NRA certified firearms instructor, a USCCA Certified Instructor and a Concealed Firearms Instructor with the State of Utah, Bureau of Criminal Identification, as well as a member of the NRA, USCCA and the Virginia Citizens Defense League.

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Class 1: Developing a Personal and Home Protection Plan

  • Why have a personal and home-protection plan?
  • Conflict avoidance and why it’s so important
  • Situational Awareness
  • The Color Codes of Awareness
  • Observing Your Environment
  • Concealed Carry Permits
  • Home Security and Home Defense
  • Mental Exercises

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Class 2: Defensive Shooting Fundamentals

  • Defensive Shooting versus marksmanship
  • Muscle Memory Explained
  • Proper Grip
  • A natural and neutral shooting platform
  • Aligning the muzzle to the target
  • Point/Instinctive Shooting
  • Flash sight picture
  • Precise sight alignment
  • Trigger Control

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Class 3: The Legal Use of Force

  • Reasonable force
  • Deadly force
  • The use-of-force Continuum
  • How will a prosecutor evaluate your case?
  • Defense of the home
  • Defense of property
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