Law of Self Defense Podcast: August 23, 2017

Just posted up a new Law of Self Defense Podcast, which covers my recent guest appearance on the Concealed Carry Podcast.

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Law of Self Defense Podcast: August 14, 2017

Just posted up a new Law of Self Defense Podcast, which covers my recent guest appearance on the Armed America Radio.

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Seeklander Shout-Out to Law of Self Defense

Mike Seeklander, of American Warrior Society, was a guest on the Concealed Carry podcast, hosted by Riley Bowman, on August 9, 2017, and kindly gave a shout-out to Law of Self Defense when he was asked about other self-defense products/services he recommends. Thanks, Mike!  Here’s the audio of that shout-out:

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Law of Self Defense Podcast: August 7, 2017

Just posted up a new Law of Self Defense Podcast, which covers my recent guest appearance on the Polite Society Podcast.

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Andrew Guests on the “Lull in the Fight” Podcast 6/14/17

Hey, look, I was a guest on the “Lull in the Fight” podcast, hosted by Jason Rhodes and James Eric Dean!

In a relatively brief 25 minutes we cover a lot of ground, including:

  • The dangers of learning use-of-force law from anecdotes.
  • George Zimmerman trial.
  • Michael Dunn trial: importance of calling 911.
  • Theodore Wafer trial: getting specialized knowledge into evidence.
  • Learning use-of-force law is not rocket science, but does require effort.

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Andrew Guests on Firearms Nation

Arik Levy was kind enough to have me on as a guest on his recently launched Firearms Nation podcast. It was an honor, and I’ve been greatly enjoying his previous 13 podcasts, as well. I’m also fond of his Shooters Summit series of interviews of leaders in the gun community. You can learn more about those by clicking here.

In the meantime, you can listen to my guest appearance on Firearms Nation here:

TONIGHT! Watch Andrew Branca Guest on PDN Live (7PM MT, 9PM ET)

Hey folks,

Just a heads up that I’m to be a guest tonight on the May 2017 episode of PDN Live, at 7PM Mountain time, 9PM Eastern time.  PDN Live is a production of host Rob Pincus and his Personal Defense Network.

Also scheduled to appear as guests are Marty Hayes of the Armed Citizen Legal Defense Network, and Adam Kraut, a gun-rights attorney with Prince Law Firm.

The show is live, and runs for one hour, so if you’re up for some law talk, tune on in.   Simply click here to access the show at the appropriate time.

Mistrial Declared in the Steven Jones/NAU Murder Trial

Back on April 18 I was interviewed at length on the murder trial of Steven Jones, a Northern Arizona University student who in October 2015 shot and killed another student, and wounded others, after being physically attacked.  Jones would claim his conduct was lawfully justified self-defense.  You can hear that interview here:  Andrew Interviewed by LawNewz on Steven Jones/NAU Murder Trial.

When asked for a prediction of the trial outcome I said:

On the law and the pure facts as I understand them to be, I think the defendant has a reasonably robust claim of self-defense here that will be difficult for the prosecution to overcome.

At the same time I recognize that there is a lot, a tremendous amount of emotion wrapped up in this case, especially emotion within the community, and the jurors are from that community. So whether that will influence their decision-making, only they can know.

I knew the case had gone to the jury for deliberations soon after my interview, but realized today I hadn’t heard anything about a verdict, so I decided to check in.  The result:  on May 2, trial Judge Dan Slayton declared a mistrial after the jury was unable to come to a verdict after a week of deliberations, according to KPNX news and other sources.

Here’s a video clip of Judge Slayton declaring a mistrial and tentatively scheduling a retrial for August 2017:

As a criminal defense attorney, I’ll count a mistrial as a “win” for the defense, and my prediction correct. Another one in the win column for Law of Self Defense. 🙂