Marissa Alexander Released on Bail

Marissa Alexander has been released on bail, according to widespread news reports. The conditions of her release are stringent, although not overly so for someone who has never been a very appropriate candidate for pre-(re-)-trial release. Alexander had been previously convicted of aggravated assault with firearm enhancement under Florida’s 10-20-Life law, resulting in her 20-year […]

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Analysis: Self-Defense Claim May be Legally Weak in Michigan Porch Shooting

Earlier this month, a man allegedly shot a woman through the front screen door of his porch when the woman knocked or banged on it after reportedly crashing her car nearby in suburban Detroit, Michigan. The case has since made news headlines. I’ve been asked repeatedly to comment on the purported self-defense shooting by Theodore

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Ohio House Passes HB-203: “Stand Your Ground” and More Goodness

Hey folks, Well, the Ohio House of Representatives have passed HB-203 by an overwhelming 62-27 vote. The bill next proceeds to the Ohio Senate. HB-203 has been previously mentioned here at lawofselfdefense.com as Ohio’s proposed “stand-your-ground” bill, and that’s certainly true. The bill is also, however, full of all kinds of other pro-gun goodness, including

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Marissa Alexander Bail Hearing; Ohio May Adopt “Stand-Your-Ground”

Hey folks There are two big news events expected today in the law of self-defense space. First, Marissa Alexander’s delayed bail hearing is now scheduled to be held today.  She would seem an unlikely candidate for bail, but stranger things have happened. Second, an Ohio legislative committee is debating HB-203, the bill proposing the adoption

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NEWS: Law of Self Defense Seminar, Atlanta GA, Nov. 16 @ Adventure Outdoors

Hey folks, Adventure Outdoors has begun putting the press out on my next Law of Self Defense Seminar held at their place in Atlanta, GA a week from today, November 16. Basically, the LOSD Seminars are a 4-hour intensive review of the self-defense laws of the state where the seminar is held, illustrated by the

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VIDEO: 100% of Florida ADULTS Testifying In Hearing SUPPORTED Stand-Your-Ground

Hey folks, I’ve already mentioned in a previous post how not a single Black adult (who was not a “professional” in the criminal justice or race-hate industry) appeared before the FLorida House Judiciary Committee to testify in support of HB-4003 and against Stand-Your-Ground. VIDEO: How many Black adults testified against SYG in Florida hearing? ZERO

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VIDEO: How Many Black ADULTS Testified Against SYG in Florida Hearing? ZERO

Hey folks, This past Thursday the Florida House Judiciary Committee held a public hearing, debate, and vote on HB-4003, the proposed bill that would be repealed “Stand-Your-Ground” and other legal protections for those defend themselves in their homes, and vehicles. As I’ve mentioned in other coverage, the bill was soundly defeated by an 11-2 vote

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VIDEO: See FL Legislators Debate, Defeat Effort to Repeal Stand-Your-Ground

Hey folks, By now you’ve all heard that the Florida House judiciary committee had voted down HB-4003, the bill to repeal Florida’s “Stand-Your-Ground” statute, 776.013, by a landslide 11-2 vote. Changes are, however, that you didn’t get to watch any of the hearing debate yourselves. Law of Self Defense to the rescue. Below you can

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VIDEO: Awesome Testimony of Eric Friday, FL Carry, Against HB-4003 (repeal “Stand-Your-Ground”)

Hey folks, Yesterday the Florida House Judiciary Committee voted down HB-4003–the bill to repeal Stand-Your-Ground–by a massive 11-2 margin. A key reason HB-4003 went down like a lead-filled Titanic was because of the great testimony of many of the citizens who came before the committee. Perhaps the very best among them was Eric Friday, representing

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Repeal of “Stand-Your-Ground” voted down in Florida House Committee

Hey folks, Last evening the Florida House conducted a public hearing, judiciary committee debate, and committee vote on HB-4003, which would have done away with Florida’s Stand-Your-Ground law by repealing Florida statute 776.013. Home protection; use of deadly force; presumption of fear of death or great bodily harm. The outcome was that HB-4003 was soundly

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