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 you:

I hope you find these discussions informative!

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3 thoughts on “Branca & West: Justified Deadly Force”

  1. The discussions with you and Attorney West are absolutely fantastic. I started with taking your courses on Defense of Property and the LOSD Level 1 Mississippi Supplement back in September of 2019, watched your shows on line and the ones with Alien Gear and Andrew, enjoyed those and the videos. And I have printed out The 5 Elements of Self-Defense Law (wonder if you could make that wallet size), and I bought your book and received a Law of Self Defense coffee mug several months ago. But with all this, so far the best show or source of information is from watching you two gentleman discuss the law of self-defense, especially where it applies to the legally carrying, responsible gun owner. Please keep up the great work you are doing, thank you again, , , Dwight Turner.

  2. Very valuable to see the two top practitioners working a subject. If push were to come to shove, now it’s clear to me “who I’m gonna call”…if possible. It’s as simple as A-B, see?

  3. Interesting discussion. Makes ne wonder if either one of you have any actual experience in the justified use of physical force in self defense. I have had such experience and that is why some of the stuff you and Don said makes me wonder about your experience. Fists are not defined as deadly weapons or dangerous instruments in any State as far as I know, but fists, or personal weapons as the FBI calls them, can be just as deadly as any other weapon or any dangerous instrument. When you are armed for self defense purposes you don’t engage in a fist fight with an unlawful physical aggressor for any reason. One good blow to the head, or a good shove backwards, and you can lose all your ability to defend yourself and find yourself at the mercy of a violent aggressor who has no mercy. If he had any respect for the law or your fundamental right to life, he would not have attacked you in the first place. Retreat if possible, and if retreat is not possible, then you are in situation where it is reasonable to believe that it is immediately necessary for you to use force to defend yourself from a forcible felony, and you do that by using as much force as you can use as quickly as you can use it. It is better to be tried by 12 than carried by 6, and what that simple rule of self defense means to me is that when another gives you the choice of letting him cause you irreparable injury, or you causing him irreparable injury, your only reasonable choice is to cause him irreparable injury as fast as you can.

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