Law of Self Defense Podcast: October 25, 2017

This video podcast is mostly a capture of the 30-minute Facebook Live session conducted on October 25, 2017.

Topics covered include: another example of why it’s essential that you educate yourself on self-defense law rather than presume someone else, even a criminal defense attorney, knows what they’re talking about; the difference between “hard” and “soft” Stand-Your-Ground; whether it’s a good idea to document your specialized knowledge using Mas Ayoob’s “mail your class notes to yourself” approach; the meaning of the term “curtilage” in the context of self-defense law in general and Castle Doctrine in particular; the relevance of Supreme Court cases like Tennessee v. Garner to civilian use of defensive force; whether you’re open to an assault charge if you draw a gun on a home invader who turns and leaves.

You can view this video podcast either on the Law of Self Defense Patreon Channel.

Law of Self Defense Podcast: October 18, 2017

This video podcast is mostly a capture of the 30-minute Facebook Live session conducted on October 18, 2017.

Topics covered include: importance of learning self-defense law yourself and before the fight rather than just assuming your lawyer will save you after the fight; talking with the police in the aftermath of a use-of-force event; and the implications for case law and jury instructions when self-defense statutes are changed.

You can view this video podcast either on the Law of Self Defense Patreon Channel.

Law of Self Defense Podcast: October 11, 2017

This video podcast is mostly a capture of the 30-minute Facebook Live session conducted on October 11, 2017.

Topics covered include: self-defense insurance not being a “get out of jail free card;” the legal risks of unusual/exotic self-defense tools/weapons; the importance of having a non-deadly force self-defense tool/weapon; the importance of well-rounded self-defense strategy in place including deadly force, non-deadly force, self-defense laws, avoidance techniques, trauma care, etc.

You can view this video podcast either on the Law of Self Defense Patreon Channel.

Law of Self Defense Podcast: October 4, 2017

Topics covered include: The Las Vegas mass shooting this past weekend, the proposal by some in the gun community that the pro-2A crowd decline to comment on the politics of gun control for 72 hours after such an event, the prospective legal issues around intervening with force in an active shooter scenario, the news that USCCA has upgraded their coverage of criminal defense cases to $250,000 in a new “ELITE” level offering, and other miscellaneous topics suggested in the comments.

You can view this video podcast either on the Law of Self Defense Patreon Channel.

Law of Self Defense Podcast: September 20, 2017

Topics covered include: Rossiter v. Alaska, an appellate case in which a murder conviction was overturned because the appeals court determined that neither the defense attorney, the prosecutor, or the trial judge properly understood Alaska self-defense law. Critically important to know those stuff for yourself.

Also, the acquittal of another police officer in a case involving the use of deadly force by the officer against a non-compliant, armed, black suspect.

You can view this video podcast either on the Law of Self Defense Patreon Channel.

Law of Self Defense Podcast: September 6, 2017

Hey folks, welcome back! Today’s podcast is a replay of my interview by German N24 News Television, in February 2014, immediately following the Zimmerman trial and much raging about Stand-Your-Ground in particular and American gun and self-defense law generally.

It’s had over 10,000 views on Youtube, which for a small-town lawyer feels kind of impressive.  Just learned that view count today, which prompts my re-presenting it to all of you.  I know that I found the German perspective on US self-defense and gun law & culture to be fascinating.  I hope you enjoy it!

As usual, keep a pencil and paper handy to write down the “hidden” 20% discount code we’ve embedded at some point in the podcast. That code is good for 20% off ANYTHING at the Law of Self Defense web site. But it’s only valid for one week from the date the podcast was broadcast! So this particular code will be valid through September 13, 2017.

You can view this video podcast either on the Law of Self Defense Patreon Channel.