How I Changed How I Teach Self Defense Law In My CCW Classes

Hi folks, Today’s After Action Analysis has been postponed this week to make room for something I think is both fascinating and important.  Jacob Paulson of Concealedcarry.com has agreed to write a few lines about his experience with self-defense law as it pertains to instructors.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I.  Our After Action Analysis Show will return next week but don’t feel bad – this info is just as fantastic. So …

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Cases of the Week: July 7, 2020

Hey folks, This episode of Cases of the Week covers three very interesting self-defense decisions handed down in the last week from the appellate courts across the nation: The first case involves a state supreme court ruling that profoundly changes the nature of “stand-your-ground” within that state. The second case reminds us that a claim of self-defense inherently requires you to “confess to the underlying crime.” The third case contrasts the normally mutually exclusive legal …

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Branca & West: Escalation of Force

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News/Q&A Show: July 2, 2020

Hey folks, In this episode of our weekly News/Q&A Show we covered the confrontation that occurred yesterday in Lake Orion Michigan between an armed white woman, the white man with her, and two black women, as reported in the Detroit News: Angry exchange on video shows gun being pulled on mom, teen in Lake Orion NOTE: There is a transcript of the show below my signature for those of you who prefer to read rather …

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After Action Analysis: July 1, 2020 (McCloskeys)

[NOTE: Transcript of today’s show to follow, below statute links below.] Missouri Annotated Statutes discussed during today’s show: § 558.011. Sentence of imprisonment, terms — conditional release § 563.031. Use of force in defense of persons § 563.041. Use of physical force in defense of property. § 563.074. Justification as an absolute defense, when. § 565.056. Assault in the fourth degree § 569.140. Trespass in the first degree § 571.030. Unlawful use of weapons — exceptions — …

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Cases of the Week: June 30, 2020

Hey folks, In today’s Cases of the Week, our review of the most interesting and important use-of-force appellate court decisions (case law) of the prior week, we have three cases to share with you: These cases today come out of the states of California, Florida, and Texas. But if you’re not from one of those states, don’t worry, there’s still plenty to learn. The law of self-defense is about 80% the same across the 50 …

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Branca & West: Justified Deadly Force

Hey folks, Recently Attorney Don West and I had a series of discussions about various use-of-force topics, all of which were recorded on video, courtesy of CCW Safe. I’ve already shared some of these discussions with the Law of Self Defense community: Branca & West: Speaking with the Police (Part 1 of 2) Branca & West: Speaking with the Police (Part 2 of 2) Today I’d like to share a third of these discussions with …

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News/Q&A: June 25, 2020

In today’s News/Q&A Show we discussed the Grand Jury indictment of Travis and Greg McMichael and Bryan William in the death of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia. We also discussed the Grand Jury as a legal entity in terms of substance and procedure, how it works, why it works, and how easy is it for a prosecutor to obtain an indictment, and why? In terms of prepared questions, we addressed: 1. The Federal lawsuit against USCCA …

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After Action Analysis: June 24, 2020

TRANSCRIPT:  Welcome, everybody. Welcome to the Law of Self Defense After Action Analysis show for June 24 2020. I am Attorney Andrew Branca for Law of Self Defense. In our After Action Analysis Show we take use-of-force events caught on video, or at least still shots, and we do a plain-English legal analysis of those shows. Now I will tell you this week’s episode is a little bit different than the norm. The legal analysis …

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Cases of the Week: June 23, 2020

TRANSCRIPT: Welcome, everybody. Welcome to the Law of Self Defense Cases of the Week Show for June 23, 2020. I am Attorney Andrew Branca for Law of Self Defense. We are working with some new technology today folks, hopefully it’ll go well, but if there are any wrinkles I apologize beforehand. Again I am Attorney Andrew Branca.  Okay, Cases the Week for June 23 2020. We do have three cases to discuss with you, unlike …

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