Remember President of CO Senate Who Was Recalled? Me Neither.

Hey folks, Just wanted to share a wonderful pic posted up by Triangle Tactical, of FORMER State Senate President John Morse having his name scraped off his FORMER office. If you’re not familiar with Triangle Tactical, check them out, they do awesome work. -–Andrew, @LawSelfDefense, Facebook: LOSD Andrew F. Branca is an MA lawyer and the author of the seminal book “The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition,” available at the Law of Self Defense …

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VIDEO: US Senate Stand-Your Ground Hearings, Sen. Graham (R-SC) Shows Up (10/29/13)

Hey folks, Here’s “Republican” Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) showing up at the Stand-Your-Ground hearing in the Senate. He kinds of meanders around for 10 minutes. His only accomplishment, which I presume was inadvertent, is to set up Dr. John Lott’s knock-out punch on the childish nonsense spouted by Prof. Sullivan of Harvard and Attorney LaBahn. The only real gold in this clip is at about the 10:30 point when Dr. Lott steps in, but you …

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VIDEO: US Senate Stand-Your Ground Hearings, Rep. Gutierrez (D-IL) (10/29/13)

Hey folks, Here’s my first video post of yesterday’s Senate hearing from one of the anti-self-defense contingent (other than, of course, Sen. Durbin, who called the meeting), US Representative Gutierrez. It’s pretty much all Progressive nonsense. The only really notable part is where Gutierrez says he is pushing legislation to ban inexpensive guns–presumably the only guns affordable enough for poor people to purchase in defense against criminal predation. Guess Gutierrez hates poor innocent people. Also, …

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VIDEO: US Senate Stand-Your Ground Hearings, Senator Cruz, Follow-Up (10/29/13)

Hey folks, More Ted Cruz goodness–these are follow-up comments, after the various witnesses brought to testify in the hearing had completed their prepared remarks: In particular he notes that then-Senator Obama voted for self-defense immunity laws in Illinois before he was elected to higher office. Cruz also jabs at Sen. Durbin’s efforts to target ALEC and chill free speech. Durbin’s hissy-fit in response can be seen at about the 8:20 mark, telling the audience “don’t …

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VIDEO: Dr. Ilya Shapiro, CATO, Speaks at Senate Stand-Your-Ground Hearings

Hey folks, Following up on my earlier posts on yesterday’s US Senate hearing on Stand-Your-Ground, I’m pleased to provide the full-length video of the testimony of Dr. Ilya Shapiro of CATO. Dr. Shapiro also had additional valuable testimony, after these prepared remarks, when he was questioned by some of the Senators in the hearing, but I’ll have to post those up later. Also, don’t forget that I did an overview of the entire hearing at …

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VIDEO: Dr. John Lott, CPRC, Speaks at Senate Stand-Your-Ground Hearings

Hey folks, Following up on my earlier posts on yesterday’s US Senate hearing on Stand-Your-GroundI’m please to provide the full-length video of the testimony of Dr. John Lott, Jr., long known to all of us in the self-defense community as the author of the seminal text, More Guns, Less Crime.  Today Dr. Lott leads the Crime Prevention Research Center. Dr. Lott also had additional valuable testimony, after these prepared remarks, when he was questioned by …

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VIDEO: US Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) Speaks at Senate Stand-Your-Ground Hearings

Hey folks, Following up my earlier post of Sen. Dick Durbin’s (D-IL) opening remarks in the Senate’s Stand-Your-Ground hearing yesterday, I’m pleased to follow up with the introductory remarks by the representative of the Senate’s minority party, US Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX): More to come, including Dr. John Lott of the Crime Prevention Research Center and Dr. Ilya Shapiro of CATO, as well as some anti-self-defense folks. Also, don’t forget that I did an overview …

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VIDEO: US Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) Opens Senate Stand-Your-Ground Hearings

Hey folks, Yesterday the US Senate held hearings on the self-defense law commonly referred to as Stand-Your-Ground.  I did an overview of the events over at Legal Insurrection: “Stand Your Ground” opponents mangle law and Trayvon facts at Senate Hearing At the time I wrote that post I had only limited video available to share with everyone.  Since then I’ve been working my way through the full-length video, and as I get it formatted, edited, …

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“Stand Your Ground” opponents mangle law and Trayvon facts at Senate Hearing

Hey folks, This morning Democratic Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois held a US Senate hearing nominally on the subject of Stand Your Ground laws. Over at Legal Insurrection I share an overview of the testimony, along with my own general observations. (More detailed posts will likely follow.) “Stand Your Ground” opponents mangle law and Trayvon facts at Senate Hearing -–Andrew, @LawSelfDefense, Facebook: LOSD Andrew F. Branca is an MA lawyer and the author of the …

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FUNNY VIDEO: “Sensible Horror Film” with Girl Gun Content (TM)

Hey folks, Just a weekend funny video: “The Sensible Horror Film” It’s funny enough in its own right, but finds a place here because of the Girl Gun Content (TM) right at the 2:21 mark. Enjoy! -–Andrew, @LawSelfDefense, Facebook: LOSD Andrew F. Branca is an MA lawyer and the author of the seminal book “The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition,” available at the Law of Self Defense blog, Amazon.com (paperback and Kindle), Barnes & …

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