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Law of Self Defense Show: March 11, 2019

This week’s Law of Self Defense Show answered such questions as: “What percent of self-defense hearing are successfully attacked by prosecutors” “Which of the five elements of self-defense are most successfully attacked? Which one do self-defenders most often screw up? Which pillar is the hardest to get right? Why?” “Why are jurors not allowed to pause trial & ask questions?” “What are thoughts on defending against Tasers and stun guns with a firearm?” and more!

POTD: Explained: Former Cop Nouman Raja Convicted in Florida

Former Florida cop Nouman Raja was convicted by jury yesterday of manslaughter by culpable negligence and attempted first-degree murder with a firearm for the 2015 shooting death of Corey Jones, reports NBC News and other sources. Attorney Benjamin Crump, a prominent leader in the racial grievance industrial complex, is involved in this matter as a “friend of the [Jones] family,” an oft-adopted role by Crump that also positions him to reap a financial windfall when …

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POTD: Arkansas “Stand-Your-Ground” Bill Dies In Committee

The Associated Press and other news sources are reporting that the “Stand-Your-Ground” (SYG) bill that had been under consideration by the Arkansas legislature has died in a state senate committee on a 4-3 vote. Arkansas thus remains one of the minority of 13 states that imposes a legal duty to retreat before one may act in self-defense, the so-called ‘Duty-to-Retreat” states. That bill, SB484 is embedded at the bottom of this post. It’s worth noting …

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COTW: Gun versus Car: A Legal Analysis

This Case of the Week is on a fight in Charlotte NC between two men, one of whom was armed with a gun, and the other armed with a car. You can read the news report on this by clicking here. The man armed with a gun was a law enforcement officer investigating a known bad guy. Officers sought to make contact with the bad guy at a local bar after hearing the bad guy …

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POTD: AGH Trivia Show: LOSD Question: Zimmerman’s 911 Call

For today’s Alien Gear Holsters “Trivia Show” I submitted a Law of Self Defense Question on the subject of George Zimmerman. You can watch today’s Alien Gear Holsters “Trivia Show” LIVE at 3PM PST here:  facebook.com/aliengearholsters If you answer the Law of Self Defense Question correctly during the live show, your name goes into a hat, from which a winner will be chosen for a FREE hard-cover copy of our best-selling book, “The Law of …

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Law of Self Defense Show (3/4/19)

In this week’s Law of Self Defense Show we announce the launch of our newest self-defense law Q&A show, “Calling the Shots,” kindly hosted by Alien Gear Holsters. We also continue our ongoing segment entitled “Self-Defense Law Terms That Don’t Mean What You (Most Likely) Believe They Mean,” focusing this week on the term “Preclusion.” After our Q&A segment we also announced a flash 50% off sale on our state-specific Law of Self Defense LEVEL 1 Classes …

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POTD: Self-Defense Requires Reasonable, Not Perfect Decisions

Ever wonder how to get yourself shot and killed by police? It’s not as difficult as you might think. Step 1: Present yourself as a reasonably perceived imminent deadly force threat. Step 2: Wait for loud noises, flashes. And let’s not forget the post-mortem Step 3: Family files multi-million dollar §1983 Federal civil suit against the police department, hoping that political pressure from the usual racial grievance industrial complex will induce the local pols to …

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POTD: More Politically-motivated Attacks on Self-Defense Law

It’s become a standard propaganda technique of the modern racial grievance industrial complex to target self-defense law for particularly intense hate-based attacks. This is most notable in their attacks on “Stand-Your-Ground,” a term that they’ve sought to make, and with some success, synonymous with “RACIST!!11!!” These efforts are not limited to “Stand-Your-Ground,” however, but rather are broadly applied to generally constrain the scope of conduct that qualifies as lawful self-defense, and thus deemed free of …

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COTW: Beating An Unconscious “Aggressor” Is Not Self-Defense

In this Case of the Week we take a look at a bar fight out of Oshkosh WI that left one of the combatants dead and the other charged with first-degree murder and arguing desperately for self-defense immunity in order to avoid prosecution. The facts here are as reported in the Des Moines Register. [UPDATE:  On Monday, February 4, 2019, a jury found the defendant in this case, Rodney Henricksen, guilty of second-degree murder.] [NOTE:  …

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