Drunk + Gun + Fatal Shooting – Intent to Kill = Involuntary Manslaughter

Welcome to today’s Law of Self Defense Members-only content! I am, of course, Attorney Andrew Branca, for Law of Self Defense. Today I’d like to share with you a sad story out of Gillette WY in which 22-year-old Joshua Campbell (the Defendant) has pled guilty to the unintentional, but criminally reckless, killing of his friend, …

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Foot as a Deadly Weapon? Heck, Yes.

Welcome to today’s Law of Self Defense Members-only content! I am, of course, Attorney Andrew Branca, for Law of Self Defense. Today I’d like to share with you a court decision out of Alaska that involved whether a foot, used to kick someone in the face, could constitute a deadly weapon for purposes of an …

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Q: Can Deadly Force Ever Be Used Against a Merely Non-Deadly Force Threat? A: Yep.

Welcome to today’s Law of Self Defense Members-only content! I am, of course, Attorney Andrew Branca, for Law of Self Defense. Today I’d like to share with you a news story about a fatal shooting that took place two days ago just a few miles from my own home, in Douglas County CO.  Actually, the …

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Q: Does Self-Defense Justify Unlawful Possession of a Firearm? A: It Depends!

Welcome to today’s Law of Self Defense Members-only content! I am, of course, Attorney Andrew Branca, for Law of Self Defense. Today I’d like to share with a you court decision out of New York State from a few months ago, that just came to my attention this week.  I found it interesting both because …

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I’M BACK! And hitting the ground running!

Welcome to today’s Law of Self Defense Members-only content! I am, of course, Attorney Andrew Branca, for Law of Self Defense.  Hey folks, I apologize for the paucity of content last week—I was traveling internationally in the expectation that I’d have at least minimal internet access, but unfortunately that expectation was not met. The good …

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FBI Agent Charged with Attempted Murder: Case Touches on Every Element of Self-Defense

Welcome to today’s Law of Self Defense Members-only content! I am, of course, Attorney Andrew Branca, for Law of Self Defense. Today I’d like to share with you a report of a non-fatal shooting by an FBI Special Agent riding a Maryland (DC-area) Metro train. Although the shooting itself took place back on December 15, …

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Again: One Punch, One Kill—Fists as Deadly Force

Welcome to today’s Law of Self Defense Members-only content! I am, of course, Attorney Andrew Branca, for Law of Self Defense. Today I’d like to share with you yet another news story that illustrates some important use-of-force concepts around the question of whether a thrown punch can qualify as a deadly force attack against which …

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George Floyd Redux: Tacoma WA Officers Charged with Felony Murder, Manslaughter, Over In-Custody Death of Manuel Ellis

Welcome to today’s Law of Self Defense Members-only content! I am, of course, Attorney Andrew Branca, for Law of Self Defense. Today I’d like to share with you the report that three police officers in Tacoma Washington have been charged with manslaughter, murder, and other felonies over the in-custody death of one Manuel Ellis. It …

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