“The Crisis: These are the times that try men’s souls.” — Thomas Paine

“The Crisis” by Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776 THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What …

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VIDEO: Range Rover Deliberately Runs Over Motorcyclists–Justifiable Self-Defense?

I’ve been asked numerous times now to do a blog post about the incident in New York in which the driver of a Land Rover ran over several motorcyclists, seriously injuring at least one of them, and was then pursued and badly beaten by the riders. So, here it is . . . (Full disclosure: I am a motorcyclist myself, riding several thousand miles a year in the saddle of a BMW R1200GS Adventure. I’m …

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Kind Words of Praise from Mas Ayoob

I’ve long been a subscriber to the Glock Talk forum, a particularly high-quality and well-run gun forum, but with LOSD Seminars every other weekend and numerous LOSD state-specific books in the works I just don’t have much time these days for visiting any forums. I was fortunate, then, that a friend alerted me to the following Glock Talk exchange: Hi Mas, I’m thinking of attending this upcoming seminar on the Atlanta stop. https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8716117141 http://lawofselfdefense.com/seminars/ Until …

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. . . because a restraining order is just a piece of paper.

This was sent to me by my little sister: May none of our daughters ever be reliant for their personal safety on the flimsy hope that a person of known violent character will defer their natural reactions at the instruction of “just a piece of paper.” ––Andrew, @LawSelfDefense 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 …

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VIDEO: Self-Defense Attorney Branca Interview: No-shoot Scenario Training, Specialized Knowledge Evidence

Hey folks, Glen Evans , of Warrior Men, was kind enough to send me a bunch more video clips of his recent interview of me.  They’re each pretty brief, around 5 minutes each, and cover some interesting facet of self-defense and the law. In the clip below, we discuss the importance of integrating into training scenarios that cover the entire continuum of the defensive force, from simply walking away from a challenge at one end …

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South Carolina Father Wins Self-Defense Immunity in Shooting of Bystander

Hey folks, A father in South Carolina who fired his handgun in self-defense–and in the process killing an apparent innocent bystander–has successfully argued that he is not subject to criminal or civil liability under the state’s self-defense immunity law. South Carolina’s self-defense immunity statute–§16-11-450. Immunity from criminal prosecution and civil actions; law enforcement officer exception; costs.–is essentially identical to Florida’s self-defense immunity statute currently under legislative review (as covered by Legal Insurrection here)–§776.032. Immunity from …

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Florida Senate “Stand Your Ground” panel advocates for lawsuits against people who lawfully defend themselves

The Orlando Sentinel reports that an ad hoc Florida state Senate panel, drawn together specifically to advocate changes to Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, has emerged to announce that there should be changes to Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law. The key change sought by the panel is to impose limits on the immunity from civil liability for people who lawfully defend themselves against lethal attack. In other words, people who act in lawful self-defense would …

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Andrew Branca Interviewed by Glen Evans of Warrior Men blog (Part 1)

Hey folks, I was recently interviewed via Skype by Glen Evans, a police officer who runs the Warrior Men blog as well as being engaged in a wide variety of other facets of self defense training and knowledge. The interview was, of course, on the law of self-defense, and ran about an hour. Glen just posted the first of 8 or so pieces of that interview up on his Warrior Men blog, so I thought I’d …

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FL Commission on Ethics Launches Investigation of Prosecutor Angela Corey

Sometimes what comes around, goes around. The Washington Times is reporting that the Florida Commission on Ethics has launched an investigation of controversial State prosecutor Angela Corey over her firing of IT director Ben Kruidbos in the aftermath of the prosecutorial debacle that was the George Zimmerman trial: Zimmerman prosecutor Angela Corey now under state investigation. Corey is also being civilly sued by Kruidbos for wrongful termination, to the tune of $5 million. For details on …

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Toledo Free Press: Attorney discusses self-defense, ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws

Reporter Jay Hathaway of the Toledo Free Press interviewed me a week or so ago, and did a nice write-up of “The Law of Self Defense” book, seminars, and even yours truly.  I thought they did a good job of capturing some complex information in a nice concise way.  You can read the article on the Toledo Free Press site here:Attorney discusses self-defense, ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws –Andrew, @LawSelfDefense LOSD2 SEMINAR ALERT NOTE: Law of …

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