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learn in this course that will make you hard to convict!


Become a Self-Defense Law EXPERT in ONE day at our
ADVANCED Live Online Course


Join Andrew Branca as he teaches his amazing
Law of Self Defense ADVANCED Live Online Course
Saturday, October 3, 2020 9AM-4PM Mountain time

Be Hard to Kill AND Hard to Convict!


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What’s In Store For You At
Andrew's ADVANCED Live Online Course?

From: Andrew Branca
Castle Rock, CO

Hey folks,

The mission of our ADVANCED Live Online Course is to provide the Law of Self Defense community with an actionable understanding of self-defense law in order to enable better informed, more confident, and more lawful decisions in defense of yourself, your family, and your property, so that you are all positioned to win both the physical fight and the legal fight.

ADVANCED Live Online Course: Overview

1. Why and How the Legal System Prosecutes Self-Defense
2. The 5 Elements of Self-Defense Law
3. Defense of Others & Defense of Property
4. Consciousness of Guilty & Self-Defense Immunity
5. Interacting with the Police
6. Crafting a Legally-Sound Self-Defense Strategy
7. Was It Worth It?
8. Open Q&A Session

Scroll down to see the MORE THAN 100 self-defense law questions answered in this ADVANCED Live Online Course!

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Learning Block 1:
How and Why the Legal System
Prosecutes Self Defense

In this learning block we will explain how the legal system handles and makes legal decisions about a claim of self-defense. This knowledge is essential to understand what’s likely to happen to you if you find yourself fed into that enormously costly and destructive legal system.

Here you take your first giants leaps into understanding how to minimize your legal liability, and the associated financial costs, to as close to zero as possible.

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Learn the answers to THESE questions:

• Why is Attorney Branca uniquely qualified to teach self-defense law?
• Why are defenders so often charged with murder, manslaughter, and other felonies?
• Why is it that a defender either qualifies 100% for self-defense, or 0%?
• Why is so much self-defense law information out there really just training people to get convicted?
• Why can’t a good lawyer save a bad case of self-defense?
• Why are people who act in good faith self-defense nevertheless convicted and imprisoned?
• What does it mean to say that self-defense is an affirmative defense?
• Why the fact that prosecutors love to win can actually be good for our self-defense case?
• Who has to prove or disprove what in a self-defense case to get an acquittal or conviction?


Learning Block 2:
The 5 Elements of
Self-Defense Law

In this learning block we’ll introduce you to the five elements of any self-defense claim—Innocence, Imminence, Proportionality, Avoidance & Reasonableness—and dive into each of those elements in detail, explaining how they work and where there’s variance among the 50 states.

Learn the answers to THESE questions:

INNOCENCE
• How does self-defense law define what qualifies as “innocence”?
• How do defenders too often lose “innocence,” and therefore lose self-defense?
• What is an “initial aggressor,” a “provoker with intent,” and how do they differ?
• What is “mutual combat,” and what is its impact on self-defense?
• How can a defender who has lost “innocence” regain that element, and regain self-defense?
• What happens if you start a non-deadly fight, but the other person escalates to deadly force?

IMMINENCE
• How does the law define whether a threat is imminent?
• How do defenders too often lose “imminence,” and therefore lose self-defense?
• What is the AOJ triad, and why is it so valuable in identifying and explaining “imminence”?
How does “imminence” differ in the context of impact weapons versus a gun?
• How do obstacles and distance effect the element of “imminence”?
• What is the Tueller Drill, and how is it widely misunderstood in the self-defense community?
• When is a defensive display of a firearm more or less legally defensible?
• Can a verbal threat alone constitute an imminent threat that justifies self-defense?

PROPORTIONALITY
• How does the law define “proportionality”?
• How do defenders too often lose “proportionality,” and therefore lose self-defense?
• How does the law distinguish non-deadly versus deadly force in the context of “proportionality”?
• Why can a force not capable of causing death nevertheless qualify as “deadly force”?
• How does “proportionality” work differently in the context of non-deadly versus deadly force?
• What induces law-abiding defenders to use excessive force and lose “proportionality”?
• What is the legal, as well as tactical, importance of having a diversified self-defense toolbox?

AVOIDANCE
• How does the law define “avoidance”?
• How do defenders too often lose “avoidance,” and therefore lose self-defense?
• Is “stand-your-ground” an alternative legal defense to self-defense? How does it actually work?
• Which states impose a legal duty to retreat, and which do not?
• What’s the difference between “hard” stand-your-ground and “soft” stand-your-ground?
• Which stand-your-ground states are “hard” SYG states and which are “soft” SYG states?
• How can retreat be required by law even in a “stand-your-ground” state?
• What are the conditions often required in order to qualify for stand-your-ground?
• What is the single universal exception to any otherwise existing legal duty to retreat?
• Why is the “Castle Doctrine” far more limited than most in the self-defense community think?

REASONABLENESS
• How does the law define “reasonableness”?
• What is required to be “reasonable”: Your perceptions, your decisions, or your actions in self-defense?
• How do defenders too often lose “reasonableness,” and therefore lose self-defense?
• What is the difference between “subjective reasonableness” and “objective reasonableness”?
• What is the effect on self-defense of lacking “subjective reasonableness”?
• How is a jury told to evaluate your “subjective reasonableness,” without being able to read your mind?
• What is the effect on self-defense of lacking “objective reasonableness”?
• To what extent is “objective reasonableness” customized for the circumstances of the fight, the capabilities or disabilities of the defender, the specialized training or knowledge of the defender, and the normal fear of being in a life-threatening fight?
• How does a defender prove their specialized training or knowledge made their conduct in self-defense reasonable?


Learning Block 3:
Defense of Others
& Defense of Property

In this learning block we’ll introduce you to legal principles and practical realities of defending other people—your family, your friends, or strangers—in different contexts—one-on-one fights versus active shooter scenarios, for example.  We’ll also cover the legal principles and practical realities of defending property, both personal property and highly defensible property such as your home.

Learn the answers to THESE questions:

DEFENSE OF OTHERS
• How does defense of others differ from defense of self?
• How do defenders too often lose the legal fight in a defense of others scenario?
• What is the “alter ego” doctrine of defense of others, and what are its risks?
• How does defense of others differ if you’re defending your family versus a friend versus a stranger?
• What are the unique legal dangers, and physical dangers, in defending strangers?
• How does defense of a single stranger differ from defense against an active shooter?
Is defending a stranger worth the legal risks, and how to make an informed decision?

If you don't already know what to do when a guy is threatening your family, you waited too long to learn.

Don't get me wrong, do whatever it takes to keep your family safe. But where does that leave them if you are then sentenced to life in prison? We'll teach you how to avoid prison and keep your family safe.


Learning Block 4:
Consciousness of Guilt &
Self-Defense Immunity

In this learning block we’ll introduce you to legal doctrine of conscious of guilt, and the vital importance of not engaging in consciousness of guilty conduct that’s unfortunately advised frequently in the self-defense community.  We’ll also cover the legal doctrine of self-defense immunity, how immunity works, how to qualify for immunity, and what its limitations are.

Learn the answers to THESE questions:

CONSCIOUSNESS OF GUILT>
• What is “consciousness of guilt” evidence?
• What is a “consciousness of guilty” jury instruction?
• What are the consequences of “consciousness of guilt” conduct for a claim of self-defense?
• How can consciousness of guilt conduct turn lawful self-defense into manslaughter?

SELF-DEFENSE IMMUNITY
• What is self-defense immunity?
• What are the legal benefits for the defender?
• Is self-defense immunity the same thing as “stand-your-ground”?
• Is self-defense immunity an alternative form of self-defense?
• What are the common conditions for self-defense immunity?
• What are the common exclusions for self-defense immunity?
• How is self-defense immunity sought and obtained?


Learning Block 5:
Interacting with the Police

In this learning block we’ll take a deep dive into interacting with the police in the aftermath of a use-of-force event, including distinguishing between the distinct types of interaction to expect and learning when to assert your rights, what rights to assert, and how to assert them.

Learn the answers to THESE questions:

• What are the advantages and disadvantages of the “say nothing to the police” approach?
• Can your silence ever be used against you in court (you’ll be surprised!)?
• What is the “say little” approach to interacting with the police?
• What are the three distinct types of police interactions after a use-of-force event?
• What should you do differently for each distinct type of police interaction?
• Should you request medical attention from first responders, even if you are not hurt?
• At what point do you assert your right? Which rights? How do you assert them?
• Should you demand to press charges against your attacker while at the scene?
• What can you say or do to minimize the chances of getting arrested?
• At what point are you likely to be subjected to interrogation, and what should you do?


Learning Block 6:
Crafting a Legally-Sound
Self-Defense Strategy

In this learning block we bring together all the learning of the previous blocks and guide you in understanding how to craft a legally-sound self-defense strategy that makes you both harder to kill and harder to convict.

Learn the answers to THESE questions:

• Who chooses the time, place & manner of attack?
• What pre-fight decisions are within the defender’s control?
• If I modify my gun, can that be used against me in court?
• What is the tactical and legal differences between “avoidance” and “retreat/de-escalation”?
• What is the rule of the “three stupids”?
• Does being armed broaden or narrow when you ought to engage in confrontation?
• What are the specific tactical and legal benefits of “retreat,” even in a “stand-your-ground” state?
• Do we tend to make better or worse decisions under stress, and why?
• What is “cognitive conditioning” and how does it foster better tactical and legal decision-making?
• What is “legal dry-firing”?
• What are the specific tactical and legal benefits of “verbal self-defense”?
• What is the “danger zone of ambiguity” and why does it matter to self-defense?


Learning Block 7:
Was It Worth It?

In this learning block we’ll take a deep dive into interacting with the police in the aftermath of a use-of-force event, including distinguishing between the distinct types of interaction to expect and learning when to assert your rights, what rights to assert, and how to assert them.

Learn the answers to THESE questions:

• What does it cost to fight a prosecution in a case of self-defense?
• What are the possible criminal consequences if you lose a self-defense case?
• When is it possible to reduce the risk of losing the legal fight to zero?
• Why is it mistaken to think that your lawyer engages in jury selection?
• Under what circumstances would a 20-year-prison sentence be worth having pressed the trigger?
• Whose responsibility is it to defend strangers?
• How does defense of a stranger differ from an active shooter scenario?
• What are the dangers of an active shooter scenario above and beyond those of self-defense?
• What risks and costs are you prepared to incur in order to protect personal property?
• When should you think through these vitally important issues?
• Will thinking through these issues allow for more decisive defense of yourself and your family?
• Does a more decisive defense, within the legal boundaries, foster your ability to win both the physical and the legal fight?


Learning Block 8:
Open Q&A Session

We do a content-specific Q&A session after each of the prior learning blocks, specific to the content of each learning block, but in this final Learning Block 8 we set aside as much as a full hour for an Open Q&A Session in which we answer any remaining questions that have not already been addressed previously in the course, to make sure every student learned what they came to learn.



Make The Right Tactical Plan

I didn't just spend time learning the law. I spent time learning how to dissect it to its core to give you a plan-of-action for ANY circumstance you may find yourself in that is both legally and tactically sound.

So you'll already know what to do. Now just do it. That's how you

WIN.

RESERVE YOUR TICKETS NOW!

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BONUS PACKAGE TICKET

A HUGE Discount on a perfect package:

  • Seat at Andrew's ADVANCED Course on October 3, 2020 ($200 Value)
  • 4-DVD set of a previously recorded Course mailed IMMEDIATELY to you ($200 Value)
  • YOUR State Supplement DVD mailed IMMEDIATELY to you ($100 Value)
  • Access IMMEDIATELY to the recording of this exact course done on April 25, 2020! ($100 value)
Normally totals $600 
MEMBERS ONLY: $249!

Click here to become a member for only 99¢!

Non-Members: $299
Select which state DVD you wish to purchase:
ADVANCED Live Online Course
BASIC TICKET
  • Seat at Andrew's ADVANCED Live Online Course on October 3, 2020
MEMBERS ONLY: $149!

Click here to become a member for only 99¢!

Non-Members: $199
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You're Just One Bullet Away...

So, I'd like to end this letter where we started...

You're just ONE bullet away...

Shooting just one bullet incorrectly could destroy:

Your Freedom
Your Family
Your Reputation
Your Savings

I don't want this for you. You need to protect yourself from crushing losses that our courts can impose on you. Life is nowhere near as valuable behind bars.

I don't know your personal life circumstances...

But I DO KNOW the tools that will keep you legally safe.

If you're ready to commit and go all in... then I am here, ready to give you the legal protection you need.

But, NOW is the time.

 

LOSD currently has almost 40,000 customers but...

We ONLY Have A FEW Tickets

So, even if only 5% of our customers are interested in a course, that's 2,000 people. That's almost 100 TIMES more than we have seats for in any given course.

Tickets will sell out, again...

So, if you know that you've been called to be there...

If you KNOW that you're ready to safeguard your life and family ...

Then get your tickets now. They may not be here tomorrow.

Thanks again, and we're SO excited to see you at the event!

Andrew Branca

P.S. - These courses get sold out every time, so NOW is the time to lock in your tickets before all the seats are gone.

P.P.S. - You've got to admit... this isn't a normal "training" event...

This is not JUST about learning the latest laws in your state ... this is about BECOMING who you need to be, so you can protect your world.

God's given you the gifts of life and freedom - we're here to help you protect it. Come and join us at our next ADVANCED Live Online Course.

Here's What Other People Are Saying:

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"Taking Andrew Branca’s Law of Self Defense Class would be not only a good idea, but an EXCELLENT idea. I’ve known him for many years. He’s an attorney who focuses on this kind of issue with a passion. By all means possible, take his course."

Massad Ayoob
Director, Lethal Force Institute

Mike-Seeklander

"If you plan on defending yourself, and I don’t care if it’s with pepper spray, or a taser, or a firearm, you need Andrew's information … Andrew is one of the single best resources I’ve found on self defense law. This is absolutely outstanding."

Mike Seeklander
Founder of the American Warrior Society,
Veteran, former Law Enforcement Officer

John-Lott (1)

"Andrew Branca is a lawyer who has a knack of explaining the law so that it is readily accessible to everyone. Having a gun when the police aren’t there to protect you can keep you alive, but understanding his materials can keep you out of jail to continue enjoying that life.”

John Lott
President, Crime Prevention Research Center

"This class should be required for any civilian carrying a firearm for self defense! Andrew helped make clear the requirements for self-defense in the eyes of the law, so as a civilian I can understand the boundaries of a 'safe shoot.' I now have a much better understanding of the gray areas, and the potential risks I face if I choose to act in a questionable situation. Best money and time I have invested in years! "
- Steve, Raleigh NC
Attended February 10, 2018

"Every gun owner should attend these classes. You won’t make a better investment , be confident in carry!"
- Margie, Sacramento CA
Attended February 17, 2018

"I appreciate that Andrew runs a tight ship. By that I mean that he fills the time with useful information. There is no wasted time which is the hallmark of most CLE I take. This is hands-down the best course I've taken in years. And, I actually use this stuff in my legal practice. What a concept! "
- Thomas E. Sundquist, Esq., New Highlands, CA
Attended February 17, 2018

"I am a new CCW permit holder and the information in this class is critical to my further learning on how to protect myself legally and financially. The class is packed full of timely information, presented in a clear, concise and funny presentation, to keep you engaged in what would otherwise be pretty boring subject matter. Worth every penny!"
- T. Weber, Sacramento, CA
Attended February 17, 2018

"Thoroughly enjoyed your course today. Excellent talking points, easy to understand, fun to listen, just a great day of learning something new, refreshing and very relevant."
- Brian O'Halloran, Marshfield, MA
Attended June 3, 2017

"Hopefully I never have to use Andrew's information, but I am glad to have learned it. Andrew is a very good teacher. He presented it well in a spirited manner and answered everyone's questions. Upon returning home, I quickly tried repeating the 5 elements of a self defense case to my wife and told her about some of the other 'cases' discussed in class. Andrew's class meant a lot to me as a gun owner."
- Louis Gainor, Hull, MA
Attended June 3, 2017

"This class was a really eye-opener for sure. Excellent. Thank you!!"
- Janet T., Lakewood, CO
Attended October 14, 2017

"If you're a responsible gun owner who carries for protection it is essential that you take this course. The law of self defense is more complicated and nuanced that one might believe. Make one mistake and one faces a long prison sentence. It is imperative that one know the law, and know it well. This course and Andrew's book are absolutely essential to the responsible gun owner. The "good guy" as Andrew would say."
- Joseph E. Cantu, ID
Attended March 11, 2017

"I would recommend the LOSD Advanced Live Online course to all responsible gun owners. You may survive a defensive gun use but how would you contend with a possible criminal and/or civil legal battle with decades of your life and hundreds of thousands of dollars at stake. Andrew's focused and entertaining presentation will cut through the high weeds of legalese and provide you with a clear understanding of the elements of legal self defense applicable to your particular state laws. You are not fully armed without the knowledge you will gain in this class."
- Darrell C, Los Angeles CA
Attended June 17, 2017

"A must have course for anyone carrying or considering carrying a handgun for self-defense. I've had a concealed carry permit for 20 years, study the topic of concealed carry assiduously, and I am amazed at how much I learned from this course. Outstanding."
- Ronnie Domingue Lafayette, LA
Attended July 22, 2017

"The course was a very useful venue for clarification of less understood elements of the Law of Self Defense."
- Ernie Kidhardt, Marietta, LA
Attended March 25, 2017

"The course was a very useful venue for clarification of less understood elements of the Law of Self Defense."
- Ernie Kidhardt, Marietta, LA
Attended March 25, 2017

"If you believe in protecting yourself and your loved ones, this class is a must. You don't want to win the actual fight, only to wind up losing the war in criminal court."
- Tom Williams, Stanton CA
Attended June 17, 2017

"Andrew gave me a perspective that answered a whole lot of my questions from a direction I had not considered before. You always wonder what the law actually says and were do I get the real interpretation. "What can I do?" Instead of trying to find the edge of the boundaries of the law I now look for the centerline of the law. Andrew retrained me on how to think, showing me the safest place to be is as far away from the edge as I can get. That takes a lot of those questions I use to have and makes them a mute point. Thank you!"
- Paul D. Harvey, MT
Attended March 11, 2017

RESERVE YOUR TICKETS NOW!

Choose which ticket package you would like:

ADVANCED Live Online Course
BONUS PACKAGE TICKET

A HUGE Discount on a perfect package:

  • Seat at Andrew's ADVANCED Course on October 3, 2020 ($200 Value)
  • 4-DVD set of a previously recorded Course mailed IMMEDIATELY to you ($200 Value)
  • YOUR State Supplement DVD mailed IMMEDIATELY to you ($100 Value)
  • Access IMMEDIATELY to the recording of this exact course done on April 25, 2020! ($100 value)
Normally totals $600 
MEMBERS ONLY: $249!

Click here to become a member for only 99¢!

Non-Members: $299
Select which state DVD you wish to purchase:
ADVANCED Live Online Course
BASIC TICKET
  • Seat at Andrew's ADVANCED Live Online Course on October 3, 2020
MEMBERS ONLY: $149!

Click here to become a member for only 99¢!

Non-Members: $199
Members must login here before checkout to see your discounted pricing.

Law of Self Defense ADVANCED Live Online Course FAQ's...

What states' laws are covered in an "ADVANCED Live Online Course?

Every ADVANCED Live Online Course covers the laws of every state represented by a student in that course, so the combination of states varies for each course. Whatever state you reside in, when you register for an ADVANCED Live Online Course we'll be sure to cover the laws of your state.

What is the date and time of the "ADVANCED Live Online Course?

Login starts on the given date at 8:45, and the course begins at 9:00 AM. The course wraps up at 4:00 PM.

Where will the course take place?

The event will be hosted online in the comfort of your own home using our webinar platform! We will provide access to the webinar platform well ahead of the course. The webinar platform is highly effective across platforms and super easy to install. It takes almost no time or real technical know-how. Regardless if you struggle we will be right here to help you get set up.

Can anyone attend this course?

Yes, if you have (or want to have) a rock-solid defense strategy that is also legally sound this LIVE course is for you!

Can I Bring My Spouse Or A Guest?

Every person viewing the streamed course must purchase a ticket to get into the course.

Can I Get A Refund If I Can't Attend?

If you cannot attend an ADVANCED Live Online Course on the date for which you registered, we will make every reasonable effort to move your registration to a later ADVANCED Live Online Course date. Because we make non-refundable commitments to ensure your state's laws are well covered during the course we cannot offer refunds.

Is This The Same As The LEVEL 1 Live Online Class?

Yes. This course was formerly called the LEVEL 1 Live Online Class and has been rebranded, but the materials have not changed.

RESERVE YOUR TICKETS NOW!

Choose which ticket package you would like:

ADVANCED Live Online Course
BONUS PACKAGE TICKET

A HUGE Discount on a perfect package:

  • Seat at Andrew's ADVANCED Course on October 3, 2020 ($200 Value)
  • 4-DVD set of a previously recorded Course mailed IMMEDIATELY to you ($200 Value)
  • YOUR State Supplement DVD mailed IMMEDIATELY to you ($100 Value)
  • Access IMMEDIATELY to the recording of this exact course done on April 25, 2020! ($100 value)
Normally totals $600 
MEMBERS ONLY: $249!

Click here to become a member for only 99¢!

Non-Members: $299
Select which state DVD you wish to purchase:
ADVANCED Live Online Course
BASIC TICKET
  • Seat at Andrew's ADVANCED Live Online Course on October 3, 2020
MEMBERS ONLY: $149!

Click here to become a member for only 99¢!

Non-Members: $199
Members must login here before checkout to see your discounted pricing.

Meet the Attorney

Attorney Andrew F. Branca, Esq. is in his third decade of practicing law, specializing in self-defense law of the United States, where he is an internationally recognized expert.  Andrew has contributed in  this context by the Wall Street Journal, National Review, the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, and many others, including nationally syndicated broadcast media.  Andrew is also a host on the Outdoor Channel’s TV show The Best Defense and contributor to the National Review Online.

Andrew is a Guest Instructor and subject matter expert (SME) on self-defense law at the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy at Quantico and the Sig Sauer Academy, an NRA Life-Benefactor member, an NRA Certified Instructor, an IDPA Charter/Life member (IDPA #13), and a Master-class competitor in multiple IDPA divisions.  Andrew teaches lawyers how to argue self-defense cases as a certified instructor with the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) system in numerous states around the country. 

In addition to being a lawyer, Andrew is also a competitive handgun shooter, an IDPA Charter/Life member (IDPA #13), and a Master-class competitor in multiple IDPA divisions.

Recently, Andrew won the UC Berkeley Law School Debate on “Stand-Your-Ground,” and spoke at the NRA Annual Meeting on self-defense law.

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