Rave Reviews of “The Law of Self Defense, 3rd Edition”
The best information currently available.
No doubt the BEST information currently available from a guy who really cares about educating YOU about what’s best for YOU not just simple generalizations that may or may not fit. Andrew Branca and his information is exclusively what I recommend not only to my civilian students but my co-workers and other officers. I’m currently going through his LOSD Instructor program to get a deeper understanding of the material. So far worth every penny and some of the best training money I have ever spent.
— Jamie O.
The information in this book is invaluable for anyone who teaches or studies self-defense.
Andrew Branca’s Law of Self-Defense is the best treatment of the subject I’ve seen. The counselor doesn’t shy away from the complexities of the subject— for several concepts there are tables covering the nuanced differences in the law in all fifty states. Yet he has somehow made it accessible, clear and understandable. Even easy to read. Almost fun. The information in this book is invaluable for anyone who teaches or studies self-defense.
— Rory Miller, author of Facing Violence and Meditations on Violence
Only permanent fixture on my nightstand
Andrew’s book is the only permanent fixture on my nightstand, next to my Bible…. EVERYONE who carries or has a firearm for personal defense should read this very important work.
This is the book you must have.
If you teach concealed carry, this is the book you must have. I have already read my autographed 3rd edition copy and it has additional info from the 2nd edition. Both are great.
This book needs to be in your self-defense library.
This book needs to be in your self-defense library. Unlike many other self-defense books, this one teaches you how to think and and act so that your self-defense actions are both legally defensible and properly articulable. It is extremely well written and easy to understand. It is filled with charts breaking down critical self-defense laws and concepts by State, so when you travel you can easily determine the specific critical laws for that State.
— D. Levy
Get on it!
I confess, I am a consummate reader, I love books. I’m also a shooter and instructor.
This book by Andrew Branca should be on the book shelf of everyone that carrys for self defense.
All of my students should own this book because you heard me talk about defending yourself from the bad guys and the legal system. This justifies what I’ve said.
Find it a Amazon.com then put up a review. Get on it!
I’m a lawyer with considerable trial experience. I am also a certified firearms instructor. I regularly give classes on the Law of Self Defense and related issues involved in carrying a firearms for self protection and the protection of your family. Andrew’s book is first rate. It is a valuable resource and is written for a general audience. I highly recommend Andrew’s book.
An absolutely indispensable book!
Just as with his earlier editions, author Andrew Branca has penned another extremely valuable book. While the five core principles remain the same, there is much new information in this edition. Additionally – as is always the case (or should be) – a new edition offers a chance to streamline the text, and to refresh approaches to material. Andrew has done that here, in ample measure.
In his typical, no-nonsense, easy to read, style, Andrew begins by explaining legal principles and the processes involved in the legal system’s approach to a deadly force incident. He then walks the reader through each of the five core elements of a self-defense claim. Andrew discusses different contexts for the use of force and also explains – in some detail – how to interact with the police following a use of force incident. Finally, he lays out the framework for a legally-sound defense strategy. All of this is done plainly, without the confusing legalese that often accompanies such a discussion. Many interesting, real-world examples are included, so the reader can see how things are likely to play out in the real world.
The book also lays out and discusses – in tabular fashion – the controlling statutes and case law for each state. This section, by itself, is worth more than the price of the book.
If you have not read Andrew’s work before, you’re in for a treat. Even if you already have the earlier editions, you definitely need to add this new edition to your bookshelf. No serious gun owner should be without the knowledge that it contains. Certainly, no firearms, use of force, or self-defense instructor, should be without it. That also goes for attorneys, as well as expert witness practitioners.
stop speculating about rumors and myths and get real answers
Just got the book yesterday and read it in one sitting. It is a must have for any gun owner, especially those of us who conceal carry. I’ve done a lot of due diligence since I got my ccw 10 years ago, researching what exactly are the laws (self-defense and any and all laws and issues related to ccw) as I have worked different security jobs over the years, armed and unarmed. So while not completely new to the concepts in the book, (but certainly not an expert like Mr. Branca, Mr. Ayoob, et al) it is the best presented and succinct source of information I have yet seen, and that makes it indispensable. It really helps clear up popular misconceptions about almost any aspect of self-defense and the respective laws, so people can stop speculating about rumors and myths and get real answers and information.
So if you want to cut through trying to discern facts from well-intended but mostly uninformed or incomplete opinions on the internet, or wrestling with the tomes of revised statutes for each state, and get down to brass tacks, get the book, read it, practice it, read it again, and be empowered and smart instead of wondering if you’re being empowered and smart.
Rave Reviews of “The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition”
Reading this book could save you a lot of headaches and heartbreak
If you are one of the 10 million concealed handgun permit holders in the US today and you should ever have to use your gun defensively, reading “The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition” could save you a lot of headaches and heartbreak. Anyone who paid attention to the George Zimmerman sage in Florida doesn’t need a reminder about the legal problems that even the most law-abiding, honest citizens can run into when they are forced to defend themselves. While the horrors faced by George Zimmerman are rare, it is hardly the only example where overzealous prosecutors or law enforcement have really turned the victim into a victim of the legal system. Andrew Branca is a lawyer who has a knack of explaining the law so that it is readily accessible to everyone. Having a gun when the police aren’t there to protect you can keep you alive, but understanding the material in this book can keep you out of jail to continue enjoying that life.
— John Lott, President Crime Prevention Research Center and the author of More Guns, Less Crime
The gold standard
“Taking Andrew Branca’s class would be not only a good idea, but an EXCELLENT idea. I’ve known him for many years. I thought his reportage from the courtroom in the Zimmerman case was the gold standard. By all means, take his course. I also recommend his new book, available through lawofselfdefense.com.”
— Massad Ayoob, Founder and Owner, Mas Ayoob Group (MAG) and Lethal Force Institute
Best self-defense law guide since sliced bread
I was taping a show today and totally recommended the hell out of “The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition,” by Andrew Branca. Buy it. It’s the best self-defense law guide since sliced bread.
— Kurt Schlichter, writer for Breitbart.com’s Big Government, Big Journalism and Big Peace sites
Excellent guide to self-defense law, comprehensive information
Excellent guidance to gun owners
This is a no-brainer. This book should be required reading.
Buy a copy of Andrew Branca’s The Law of Self Defense. This is a no-brainer. This book should be required reading for anyone who wants to be in charge of their own safety, not just concealed carry permit holders, because it lays out, in layman’s terms, what legal challenges you may face if you need to defend your life.
–Kevin Creighton, Ricochet
Concisely teaches principles of self-defense law
The owner’s manual for your concealed carry permit