Techna Clip supports the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which states, “the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

As proponents of the U.S. Constitution and the right to conceal carry, Techna Clip offers a number of gun belt clips, including the P238 belt clip, Sig Sauer gun clip and the Ruger IC9 clip. Techna Clip is also proponents of gun safety, gun education and self-defense.

While each U.S. state defines self-defense, especially in the conceal carry capacity, it is important for people to always properly obtain a concealed weapon permit via individual state requirements.

In general, self-defense laws are defined by the National Rifle Association’s sponsorship of the Castle Doctrine. This law is designed to protect a person’s home, or in some cases, his/her place of work and/or vehicle. When faced with defending his/her life against an intruder, the person has the right to employ deadly force, if faced with imminent deathly peril or seriously bodily injury or harm. Interestingly, this law dates back to English times when rules stated, “An Englishman’s home is his castle.”

There are of course conditions of use, when applied to the Castle Doctrine. Each state’s specific definition of home, attempted retreat requirements and non-deadly resistance are contributing factors to determining if the Castle Doctrine applies to self-defense situations. Typical conditions that may apply include:

An intruder attempts to unlawfully enter an occupied residence, vehicle or business.

A condition for the Castle Doctrine is that the intruder must be acting illegally.

The homeowner/resident must believe that the intruder intends serious bodily harm or death.

The homeowner/resident must not be responsible for provoking the intruder to break into the home or have initiated or threatened deadly harm.

The homeowner/resident must legally be permitted to occupy the residence, vehicle or business. Additionally, the person must not be a fugitive.

The Castle Doctrine also helps protect someone in a self-defense situation from a civil lawsuit. In absence of this, an intruder could legally sue for disability, pain, medical bills, property damage and suffering from injuries inflicted during the self-defense altercation.

Interestingly, statistics released several years ago have shown that since the Castle Doctrine has been instituted, murders rates have reduced by nine-percent and violent crimes by an astounding 11-percent. However, it is important to note these figures were published prior to the recent Great Recession, which has caused unemployment numbers to soar and crime statistics to thereby increase.

All citizens should know their self-defense rights and are advised to consult individual state law enforcement agencies.