Greg Hopkins received his first firearms training as a reserve police officer in his hometown of Waverly, Ohio, where he served on the city council. He earned his law degree at The Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama, and served there as a City Magistrate. After graduation, he clerked at the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals and was admitted to the bar in 1989.
Greg served as City Prosecutor for Huntsville, Alabama, where he trained the Huntsville Police Department in legal use-of-force. He received training for police advisors at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, and completed Level One of Massad Ayoob’s Lethal Force Institute in Pearl, Mississippi. After leaving the City Attorney’s office, he practiced criminal defense law, served as a City Court Judge, and became a court-certified expert witness in firearms and self-defense law.
Greg regularly consults on self-defense and firearms cases to analyze and reconstruct crime scenes. He was a nationally certified instructor in Use-of-Force and Pepper Spray by the National Criminal Justice Training Council of Twin Lakes, Wisconsin. He is a Life Member of the National Rifle Association and was a certified NRA Pistol Safety and Personal Protection Instructor from 1991 to 2016.
Greg has trained police and civilians in use-of-force law for 27 years. He teaches legal seminars on self-defense law, effects of violence on witnesses, effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and the Bible & Self-Defense. Greg is the author of A Time to Kill: The Myth of Christian Pacifism. He has taught the Bible since he was 18. Greg has an opinion column on ClashDaily.com.