Law of Self Defense Launches “Refer a Friend” Program

Hey folks, Here’s a chance to do a friend or relative a good turn, get them a $5 discount and free shipping on their own copy of “The Law of Self Defense,” and earn yourself a $5 credit towards LOSD books, seminars/webinars, and other merchandise.  To take advantage of this opportunity, simply visit the LOSD “Refer a Friend” web page. You know that protecting yourself from the law after a defensive encounter is nearly as critical …

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Law of Self Defense Seminar: Columbus, OH, September 14, 2013

Hey folks, I’ve locked in a solid date for a Law of Self Defense Seminar in Columbus, OH this September, 14, 2013. We are being graciously hosted by GunEnvy (www.gunenvy.com), a Columbus, OH firearms store, and Charlie-Bravo-Six (www.charlie-bravo-six.com), a firearms training facility.  Please show your appreciation for their efforts by patronizing their services. For details on what’s covered in a LOSD Seminar, take a look at our LOSD Seminars page. Cost is $117.04 per person, which …

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Zimmerman Redux: The Breaking Louisiana Self-Defense Case of Merritt Landry

Merritt Landry, a 33-year-old “white caucasian” shot the victim, a 14-year-old black boy, in the head. A single spent cartridge case was recovered at the scene, indicating that a semi-automatic weapon was used and suggesting that a single shot was fired. The hour of the shooting was approximately 2:00AM, on Friday, July 26, 2013. As of this writing the victim is reported to remain alive, in critical condition at a local hospital. The victim was …

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Law of Self Defense Seminar/Webinar: The Syllabus

Description The Law of Self-Defense Seminar provides a comprehensive fact- and law-based education on the law of self-defense, presented by a nationally recognized legal expert in the field. Rather than a mere presentation of boring legal material, the seminar illustrates how the law of self-defense is applied in real court cases involving real people. In addition, the seminar is structured to engage participants with scenario-driven applications of the legal principles governing the law of self-defense. …

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When Is Evidence of Your Attacker’s Character Admissible In Court?

Hey folks, During the Zimmerman trial there was considerable consternation among much of the pubic that the trial judge, Debra Nelson, had excluded certain evidence about Trayvon Martin’s past, including his apparent drug use, illegal firearms dealing, passion for “street fighting”, among other pleasant character traits. Now that the trial has ended in a not guilty verdict Judge Nelson’s evidentiary decisions will never face the scathing reversals they so richly deserve, and I won’t seek …

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Houston Gas Station Shooting: SYG or not? Break it Down with AOJ

Hungry for another claimed example of a deadly Stand-Your-Ground defensive encounter, the mainstream media has seized upon the gas-station shooting death of a black man by a rifle-armed woman, also black, this past Sunday in Houston. Video of the encounter was captured by the gas station’s security cameras, both inside the enclosed portion of the station, where it seems the encounter began, and out by the pumps where the encounter turned deadly. So, was this …

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LOSD2 Seminar Schedule: Fall “Southern” Tour 2013

Hey folks, I’m currently in the process of planning out the “Law of Self Defense” seminar schedule for the fall. An LOSD2 Seminar is essentially a working presentation structured along the lines of the book, with plenty of opportunity for people to ask questions and explore various hypothetical scenarios and how the law, both practical and theory, might apply. Depending on the size of the group and the number of questions the seminar tends to …

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Stand Your Ground: The “New” Self-Defense Doctrine That’s 136 Years Young

Much has been made lately of the self-defense legal doctrine of Stand-Your-Ground, mostly for political purposes unrelated to any actual legal application of the doctrine (for more on this, see here: Stand-Your-Ground: Gun Control Zombies Exploit Grieving Black Community). Those denouncing Stand-Your-Ground characterize it as something “new,” a misguided initiative adopted in recent years by state legislatures that has now been clearly demonstrated to have profoundly negative unexpected consequences. “Why, under Stand-Your-Ground you can shoot …

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Coveted Double-Mention of LOSD on Ace of Spades HQ

I don’t know if it’s ever happened before, but somehow I was lucky enough to get mentioned prominently not just once today, but twice, on the fantastic Ace of Spades HQ blog. First mention came in the Sunday morning gun thread, because of my daily coverage of the Zimmerman trial: Gun Thread 7/21/2013: Stand Your Ground On Stand Your Ground Laws   Next came mention in the Sunday morning book thread, because of the release …

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Andrew Branca Talks Zimmerman, Self-Defense Law on Teri O’Brien Show

Hey folks, Last week I was a guest on the great Teri O’Brien show, and had a fantastic time talking the just concluded Zimmerman trial and self-defense law in general. (I’m hoping I get invited back sometime, too–hint, hint. 🙂 ). I’ve bee meaning to post up here about it right away, but with the rush of the past week just didn’t have time. Now, finally, there’s time. The link below will take you to …

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