VIDEO: US Senate Stand-Your Ground Hearings, Sen. Graham (R-SC) Shows Up (10/29/13)

Hey folks,

Here’s “Republican” Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) showing up at the Stand-Your-Ground hearing in the Senate. He kinds of meanders around for 10 minutes. His only accomplishment, which I presume was inadvertent, is to set up Dr. John Lott’s knock-out punch on the childish nonsense spouted by Prof. Sullivan of Harvard and Attorney LaBahn.

The only real gold in this clip is at about the 10:30 point when Dr. Lott steps in, but you need to view the earlier portion of the video to truly enjoy Dr. Lott’s dispensation of those intellectual children.

Also, don’t forget that I did an overview of the entire hearing at Legal Insurrection: “Stand Your Ground” opponents mangle law and Trayvon facts at Senate Hearing

-–Andrew, @LawSelfDefense, Facebook: LOSD


Andrew F. Branca is an MA lawyer and the author of the seminal book “The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition,” available at the Law of Self Defense blog, Amazon.com (paperback and Kindle), Barnes & Noble (paperback and Nook), and elsewhere.

In addition to the book, Andrew also conducts Law of Self Defense Seminars all around the country, with upcoming seminars scheduled for Atlanta GA (11/16), and Epping NH (11/24, at the SigSauer Academy, where Andrew is a Guest Instructor). Click here for reviews of recently completed seminars in Ohio, Virginia, Florida, South Carolina, and elsewhere.

You can follow Andrew on Twitter at @LawSelfDefense and using #LOSD2, on Facebook, and at his blog, The Law of Self Defense.

VIDEO: US Senate Stand-Your Ground Hearings, Rep. Gutierrez (D-IL) (10/29/13)

Hey folks,

Here’s my first video post of yesterday’s Senate hearing from one of the anti-self-defense contingent (other than, of course, Sen. Durbin, who called the meeting), US Representative Gutierrez.

It’s pretty much all Progressive nonsense. The only really notable part is where Gutierrez says he is pushing legislation to ban inexpensive guns–presumably the only guns affordable enough for poor people to purchase in defense against criminal predation. Guess Gutierrez hates poor innocent people.

Also, don’t forget that I did an overview of the entire hearing at Legal Insurrection: “Stand Your Ground” opponents mangle law and Trayvon facts at Senate Hearing

-–Andrew, @LawSelfDefense, Facebook: LOSD


Andrew F. Branca is an MA lawyer and the author of the seminal book “The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition,” available at the Law of Self Defense blog, Amazon.com (paperback and Kindle), Barnes & Noble (paperback and Nook), and elsewhere.

In addition to the book, Andrew also conducts Law of Self Defense Seminars all around the country, with upcoming seminars scheduled for Atlanta GA (11/16), and Epping NH (11/24, at the SigSauer Academy, where Andrew is a Guest Instructor). Click here for reviews of recently completed seminars in Ohio, Virginia, Florida, South Carolina, and elsewhere.

You can follow Andrew on Twitter at @LawSelfDefense and using #LOSD2, on Facebook, and at his blog, The Law of Self Defense.

VIDEO: Dr. John Lott, CPRC, Speaks at Senate Stand-Your-Ground Hearings

Hey folks,

Following up on my earlier posts on yesterday’s US Senate hearing on Stand-Your-GroundI’m please to provide the full-length video of the testimony of Dr. John Lott, Jr., long known to all of us in the self-defense community as the author of the seminal text, More Guns, Less Crime.  Today Dr. Lott leads the Crime Prevention Research Center.

Dr. Lott also had additional valuable testimony, after these prepared remarks, when he was questioned by some of the Senators in the hearing, but I’ll have to post those up later.

More to come, including Dr. Ilya Shapiro of CATO, as well as some anti-self-defense folks (if I feel like bothering with the latter).

Also, don’t forget that I did an overview of the entire hearing at Legal Insurrection: “Stand Your Ground” opponents mangle law and Trayvon facts at Senate Hearing

-–Andrew, @LawSelfDefense, Facebook: LOSD


Andrew F. Branca is an MA lawyer and the author of the seminal book “The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition,” available at the Law of Self Defense blog, Amazon.com (paperback and Kindle), Barnes & Noble (paperback and Nook), and elsewhere.

In addition to the book, Andrew also conducts Law of Self Defense Seminars all around the country, with upcoming seminars scheduled for Atlanta GA (11/16), and Epping NH (11/24, at the SigSauer Academy, where Andrew is a Guest Instructor). Click here for reviews of recently completed seminars in Ohio, Virginia, Florida, South Carolina, and elsewhere.

You can follow Andrew on Twitter at @LawSelfDefense and using #LOSD2, on Facebook, and at his blog, The Law of Self Defense.