Cases of the Week: January 17, 2020

This week’s “Cases of the Week” includes eight appellate court decisions (case law) on use-of-force cases out of the following states:  Arizona, California, Florida, Louisiana, Ohio, and Texas (x3). Access requires a minimum of Bronze-level membership, available FREE at lawofselfdefense.com/join.    1.  State v. Martinez, 2020 Ariz. App. Unpub. LEXIS 46 (AZ Ct. App. Div. 1 2020) Good example of a defendant claiming self-defense, in the context of evidence that could credibly support that claim …

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Calling the Shots: January 15, 2020

Hey folks, In this episode of calling the shots, instead of doing our usual breakdown of use-of-force events captured on video, we took a dive into the 5 elements of self-defense law, as well as taking questions from the live audience. Enjoy! And remember: You carry a gun so you’re hard to kill. Know the law so you’re hard to convict! –Andrew Attorney Andrew F. Branca Law of Self Defense LLC

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Win the Gunfight, Lose the Legal Fight? Also, Imperfect Self-Defense

Attorney Andrew Branca here from Law of Self Defense, where we help you make you hard to convict. If someone threatens to kill you, is that alone sufficient to justify shooting that person to death? That’s the question raised by a shooting reported out of (you guessed it) Florida this past Saturday (and a hat tip to John Sheridan on Twitter who sent this one my way.  The basic facts appear that the shooter …

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After Action Analysis: Jan. 14, 2020

This week’s After Action Analysis show takes a look at two recent use-of-force events captured on video. The first video analyzed is of an armed robbery in which a bystander draws his own gun and shoots the robber repeatedly, without warning. The second video analyzed is of the church shooting that took place in Texas in December 2019.  If you have videos you’d like to consider for a future After Action Analysis show, feel …

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Foundations: The 5 Elements of Self-Defense Law

I have a confession: self-defense law is simple. There, I said it—my expertise is simple. I know what you’re thinking—sure, maybe self-defense law is simple for a self-defense law scholar and lawyer, who reads legalese like a native language, but what about normal not-crazy people? In fact, self-defense law is simple for everyone. 

Baiting Property Thieves for Fun & Profit (and Prison)

A pair of Californians came up with an exciting plan for getting through an otherwise boring day:  they set an unlocked bicycle in their front yard as bait for property thieves, whom they would then beat with a baseball bat when the theft was attempted. Even better, they recorded their brave acts of “defense of property” on video and played them on YouTube for public consumption.  That didn’t make them all that hard to identify. …

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Cases of the Week: January 10, 2020

Hey folks, This week’s “Cases of the Week” includes a dozen appellate court decisions (case law) on use-of-force cases out of the following states:  California, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Texas. (Access requires a minimum of Bronze-level membership, available FREE at lawofselfdefense.com/join.) 1.  People v. Artiaga, 2020 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 129 (CA Ct. App. 6th 2020) A violent shoplifter argued at trial that he was entitled to a self-defense instruction …

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Calling the Shots: January 8, 2020

Hey folks, Welcome to this episode of “Calling the Shots,” the weekly use-of-force video legal analysis show featuring the expertise of yours truly, and hosted by Alien Gear Holsters, the video of which you can find below. In this episode we “call the shots” on two use-of-force events caught on video:  first, a road rage incident involving an automobile and pickup in which the car driver goes to to the gun, and second, a case …

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Cases of the Week: January 3, 2020

Hey folks, We had a short week to the start of 2020, so I’m afraid this week’s “Cases of the Week” post includes just a single appellate court decision on self-defense, out of California. (Access requires a minimum of Bronze-level membership, available for FREE here.) 1. People v. Palomar, 2020 Cal. App. LEXIS 4 (CA Ct. App. 2nd. 2020) Bare-handed attack that killed victim found at trial to qualify as second-degree murder, in part under …

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Can Modifying Your Trigger Get You Convicted?

Adjusting an OEM trigger or replacing an OEM trigger with an aftermarket alternative are two of the most common modifications folks in the gun community make to their firearms, and particularly their handguns. But can doing this make you more vulnerable to a criminal conviction? The answer is yes, but perhaps not in the way you might think.  Can a lighter, shorter trigger make it easier to be more accurate and precise, especially with …

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