Legal Issues Related to Firearms and the Defense of Justification

Due to the ongoing state of emergency in NY, firearm training facilities, gun stores and ranges (not owned by a government entity) have been designated as non-essential and have been ordered closed for the foreseeable future.


DONAHOO-CONSULTING, LLC® will be taking a pause for a while in compliance with emergency orders.


I have filed to be classified as an essential business. I do train persons who are civilians, law enforcement, security and military. While typing this update, I just received the following response: “Thank you for seeking designation as an “essential business” pursuant to the revised  New York State Executive Order 202.6.  Based on a review of your request, your stated business location does not serve an essential function.  As such, your business is subject to the required 100% workforce reduction pursuant to revised Executive Order 202.6.  Please also continue to comply with all other Executive Orders and recommendations from the New York State Department of Health.”


While taking the business pause, I will take time to thoroughly sanitize the classroom. I have been taking extraordinary precautions to protect students for several weeks.


In an effort to continue to support our students and friends, I have started a series of free, online seminars. I intend to keep this up during the emergency and will be rotating and repeating seminars from time-to-time. Please feel free to distribute invitations to seminars as I welcome anyone interested to participate. 



I appreciate the support and well wishes of our clientele and look forward to being able to provide you with our quality, professional firearm and personal safety training in the near future. 


We will all get through this together and come out stronger for the experience!


Steven Donahoo


The course is approx. 3 hours long and is classroom only. 

Seminar Overview:

  • This seminar is intended to introduce participants to legal issues associated with firearms and the defense of justification.
  • We are certified instructors, not attorneys. We will be giving you information on the topics covered.
  • We will not be interperting the laws or providing legal advice.
  • If you need legal advice, consult with an attorney specializing in this field.

Topics covered:

  • NYS Safe Act
  • NYS Penal Law Article 35 - Defense of Justification
  • Purchase, Possession and Transportation of Firearms
  • Where you can find more information

No firearms qualification is necessary, firearm ownership is not required.




$50.00 per participant

Upcoming classes

(click below to register - SEND NAME AND PHONE NUMBER)

REGISTER: 12/19/19 @ 6:00PM

NOTE: Contact us for additional dates or to request alternate dates


Class location:

We have our own full time classroom located in the Historic Hat Factory, 1000 North Division Street, Suite 2i, Peekskill, NY 10566-1830

Office, Mobile & Classroom: 914-455-4099


Mailing address:

DONAHOO-CONSULTING, LLC®, PO Box 70, Jefferson Valley, NY 10535

Important Information:

All students must register for class in advance.


All deposits and payments are non-refundable. They however, may be applied to another class within 12 months of the date payment, providing forty-eight (48) hour cancellation notice is made prior to the start of the scheduled class.


No live ammunition is permitted in the classroom during any class. We provide secure storage for all ammunition and lawfully carried or possessed firearms during classes 


A valid current government issued photo identification is required. For persons in possession of pistols, valid New York Pistol License or other authority to possess, must be presented at the beginning of class.


All major credit cards are accepted for payments. No personal checks are accepted.

By paying for and/or attending classes participants agree that they have read and meet the conditions listed in the DONAHOO-CONSULTING, LLC® "Terms of Attendance & Safety Warnings.