About The Consulting Group
The firearm industry is one of the most highly regulated and complex of all industries. As an attorney in either civil or criminal cases, you will often be faced with a matrix of subjects that goes beyond the simple mechanical operation of a firearm or the operation of a shooting facility.
A client in a capital murder case steadfastly claimed he did not pull the trigger, but instead the gun must have malfunctioned and discharged of sits own accord, a claim that was dismissed out-of-hand. We were able to show how an accidental discharge could have happened based upon an interacting matrix of firearm design, mechanics and physiology.
For another client, due to the limitations of bringing a live firearm in the courtroom, we made a video demonstrating how his handgun operates and why the gun was not able to be fired despite the presence of a loaded magazine.
Elements that often impact firearm related litigation include the use of force continuum, lack of a safety management system, the physiological elements associated with firearm operation, mechanical functionality, education and training standards or best practices, and firearm specific mechanics.
Shooting range related issues are frequently traced to the lack of a safety management system, inappropriate or non-existent standard operating procedures, environmental concerns and lead mitigation, range design and maintenance, and security.
One of the most critical elements of firearm related cases is they often have a strong emotional element built on a foundation of misinformation. While finding a qualified, experienced subject matter expert is critical to the outcome of your case, it is equally important that the testimony not only informs the court of the facts surrounding the issues, but that it does so in an even, thoughtful manner to counteract the emotional element.
When you team up with SAFER USA you get a consultant with over 55 years of diverse experience beginning with three years in the Army including one in Vietnam. As an NRA Training Counselor, I have trained over 8,000 beginning, advanced and instructor students. As an NRA Certified Chief Range Safety Officer, I have been responsible for range safety and training range safety officers at several different shooting facilities. They ranged in size from a few members on a small range to 2,500 members on a 300-acre facility with every known shooting sport.
In addition, SAFER USA Consulting Group can write, executive produce, and provide on camera experts for professional quality instructional videos to support your efforts when it is impractical or impossible to give a live demonstration in the courtroom or go on location.
An attorney, whether defending or prosecuting a case involving the use of firearms, can rely upon SAFER USA to cover virtually all of the complex issues that may be encounter.