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.  Check out our many educational and practical solutions customized to your state now!

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Seminars Near You

Attend a seminar near you, run by THE authority figure Attorney Andrew Branca, and customized to your state's laws.


The Law of Self Defense Class is a ~5-hour-plus in-depth live event conducted by Attorney Andrew Branca, and are specific to the state in which they are held.

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Online Webinars

Learn the law via an online course run by THE authority Andrew Branca at your own pace, specific to your state


Take Andrew’s seminar, specific to your state, online, at your own speed, and at your convenience, in your own home!

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Read the Book

Read the book that takes a complex legal subject and makes it a fun, easy read. Without sacrificing learning!


Mr Branca’s book is imperative to walking away unscathed. Luckily, it makes the laws in your state easy to understand, actionable, and even entertaining!
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In the interests of advancing our mission of educating American citizens on their rights and obligations in acting in defense of themselves, their families, and their property, We’re proud to announce that in addition to our books and seminars we are launching the totally free “Law of Self Defense Institute.” Check out some of what we have to offer free of charge below!

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Free Video Training

Make sure you know the basics.  It’s free in our video training section.

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Andrew discusses the news and events of the day on his podcast.

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Andrew’s Blog

Andrew regularly blogs both here and at Legal Insurrection, make sure to follow him in both places!

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State Law Compilations

Here you can find access to our ever-growing and regularly updated collection of downloadable state-specific PDF documents that list the specific statutes, jury instructions, and court decisions referenced in our seminars and online training courses.

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Weekly Reports

Each week Law of Self Defense staff review self-defense court decisions from around the country. Those we find most interesting are summarized in each week’s “Law of Self Defense: Weekly Law Report” and made available to you here, at absolutely no cost.

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Recommended Readings

The Law of Self Defense” may be a critically important book, but it’s not the only good one on the market.  Check out these other recommended readings to further your understanding of self defense, the law, gun rights and more.

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Seminar Slides

Missed a seminar, but want the presentation slides?  Want printed slides as a state-specific reference?  Received paper slides, but want them in electronic format? Now you can!

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Get to know Andrew

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.

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