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Let’s face it, the world isn’t always nice. That’s why you take steps to protect yourself and your family. Whether it be that shotgun in the corner, the sidearm on your hip, or the pepper spray you give your daughter, you meet that fundamental responsibility.

But if you’re like most people, your preparations still lack a critical element.

You need to know how to survive the critical fight that looms after any defensive encounter: the legal battle. Get the information you need at your fingertips in an easy-to-understand book. Get “The Law of Self Defense” Now!

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“GunBlog VarietyCast” Does Professional-Level Ad Spot for LOSD Seminars

March 20th, 2015|0 Comments

Hey folks,

I’m fortunate to have many people throughout the gun community say nice things about “The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition,” as well as my live Law of Self Defense Seminars and Online Training Courses.

Rarely, however, does someone go […]

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American Handgunner’s Ralph Mroz Praises “Law of Self Defense, 2nd”

March 13th, 2015|0 Comments

Hey folks,

Just a brief post here to note, with appropriate humility, some kind words by well-respected trainer Ralph Mroz, who writes regularly for American Handgunner magazine.

In their most recent issue, that for May/June 2015, Ralph writes a column entitled “10 […]

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Review: Rangemaster Tactical Conference 2015

February 26th, 2015|0 Comments

Hey folks,

This past weekend I was fortunate to be a speaker at Tom Givens’ Rangemaster Tactical Conference 2015.  Naturally I talked about the law of self-defense, and most of the other speakers were tactical trainers of one sort of another.

They […]

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VIDEO: Book review of “Law of Self Defense” by Peter Burlingame, SDI

January 5th, 2015|0 Comments

Hey folks,

Peter Burlingame, who runs Self Defense Initiative (SDI) out of the Virgin Islands recently did a very kind and comprehensive (and lengthy, ~17 minutes!) video book review of “The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition.” The full-length review is […]

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Andrew F. Branca, Esq., is the foremost expert in U.S. self defense law across all 50 states, whose expertise has been used by the the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, NPR, numerous other media organizations, as well as many private, state and federal agencies. He is a Massachusetts lawyer, Life Member of the National Rifle Association (NRA), and Adjunct Instructor on the Law of Self Defense at the SigSauer Academy in Epping, NH. He regularly lectures and speaks throughout the country on how to protect yourself against both an attack and the legal machine after.

Andrew is a multi-division Master-class competitor in IDPA and an NRA-certified firearms instructor. He holds or has held concealed carry permits for Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, Pennsylvania, Florida, Utah, Virginia, and other states.