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GRAPHIC VIDEO: A Two-fer: Unarmed Deadly AND Excessive Force

October 9th, 2014|2 Comments

Hey folks,

Just came across this video (courtesy of Caleb at Gun Nuts Media) of a street fight between a black man and a white man (and then two white men) in Far Rockaway, Queens, New York City. (NOTE: the video […]

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Judicious Use of the 5th Amendment: Debunking “Don’t Talk To Police”

October 4th, 2014|2 Comments

Hey folks,


Well the newest Law of Self Defense Institute video lecture and podcast are up, entitled “Judicious Use of the 5th Amendment: Debunking ‘Don’t Talk to Police’ ”

The title refers, of course, to the Youtube video “Don’t talk to police,” […]

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Is An Accidental Shooting A “Use of Deadly Force” under FL Self-Defense Law?

September 15th, 2014|0 Comments

In preparing for my upcoming Law of Self Defense Seminar in Pensacola, Florida—Saturday, September 27, 9AM to 1PM—I came across an interesting case from the 4th District Court of Appeal (DCA), delivered this past November. The full-text of the court […]

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Why We Need Guns: Widow Shoots Home Invader While Waiting on Police

September 4th, 2014|0 Comments

Hey folks:  A cautionary tale on just why it is that we–and especially the weakest and most vulnerable among us–need guns. (h/t Miguel over at the always excellent Gun Free Zone blog.)

It’s said that “When seconds count, the police are […]

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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.