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

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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    Dave Spaulding Reviews Law of Self Defense, 2nd Ed.: “best book on the subject”

Dave Spaulding Reviews Law of Self Defense, 2nd Ed.: “best book on the subject”

Hey folks,

A person with my outsized ego doesn’t often find himself blushing at praise, but today is one of those rare occasions.

Anyone who has spent even a modest amount of time in the tactical shooting community will have heard [...]

GUILTY: Verdict in Detroit Front Porch Murder Trial

Hey folks,

The jury has returned a verdict of guilty of second degree murder/voluntary manslaughter and weapons charges in the trial of Detroit homeowner Theodore Wafer for the front porch shooting death of Renisha McBride in the early morning hours [...]

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    Detroit Front Porch Murder Trial: Closing Arguments, Jury Deliberations

Detroit Front Porch Murder Trial: Closing Arguments, Jury Deliberations

Hey folks,

Today saw the closing arguments of the murder trial of Detroit homeowner Theodore Wafer in the front porch shooting death of Renisha McBride in the early morning hours of November 2, 2013.

Immediately following closing the jury was given [...]

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    Defense Rests in Detroit Front Porch Murder Trial, Closings Wednesday

Defense Rests in Detroit Front Porch Murder Trial, Closings Wednesday

Hey folks,

Welcome back to the eighth day of the murder trial of Detroit homeowner Theodore Wafer for the shooting death of Renisha McBride on his front porch in the early morning hours of November 2, 2013.
Theodore Wafer Back [...]

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    Homeowner Takes the Stand in Detroit Front Porch Murder Trial

Homeowner Takes the Stand in Detroit Front Porch Murder Trial

Hey folks,

Court room testimony took a dramatic turn today in the murder trial of Detroit homeowner Theodore Wafer for the front porch shooting death of Renisha McBride when Wafer took the stand to testify in his own behalf.

Direct questioning [...]

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    Detroit Front Porch Shooting Case: What you need to know heading into Week 3

Detroit Front Porch Shooting Case: What you need to know heading into Week 3

Hey folks,

Tomorrow marks the start of the third week of the second degree murder trial of Detroit homeowner Theodore Wafer for the front porch shooting death of Renisha McBride in the early morning hours of November 2, 2013. This [...]

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    George Zimmerman Appeals Dismissal of Defamation Suit Against NBC

George Zimmerman Appeals Dismissal of Defamation Suit Against NBC

Hey folks,

As anticipated by, well, everybody, George Zimmerman’s civil lawyer, James Beasley Jr., has filed an appeal with Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeals (5th DCA) of the dismissal by June Debra Nelson of Zimmerman’s defamation suit against NBC [...]

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    Introducing “Morning Insurrection,” from the good folks who bring you Legal Insurrection

Introducing “Morning Insurrection,” from the good folks who bring you Legal Insurrection

Hey folks,

Professor Jacobson over at the well-respected legal blog Legal Insurrection–where I guest post a great deal–has announced a new initiative: “Morning Insurrection.” I’ll let him describe it in his own words:
Starting Monday, July 28, we will initiate [...]