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VIDEO: Self-Defense Attorney Andrew Branca: The Reality and Politics of “Stand Your Ground”

Here’s another video clip from the lengthy interview of yours truly by Glen Evans, of Warrior Men and Self Defense Digest. Here we discuss the legal realities of “Stand Your Ground”, and distinguish between the tactical application of “Stand Your Ground” on the one hand and self-defense immunity laws on the other–two very different legal …

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AUDIO: Triangle Tactical podcast talks “The Law of Self Defense”

Lucas Apps and his co-host Ben were kind enough to focus 20 minutes of their Triangle Tactical podcast on “The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition”. Their entire podcast is worth listening to (it’s #51 in their series), but I’ve redacted about 20 minutes of the LOSD-specific stuff below. They also offer a $5 discount off …

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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 …

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Legal Analysis of MO Store Clerk Use of Defensive Force

Hey folks, As a follow-up to my post here a few days ago–VIDEO: Store Clerk in Marionville Pulls Gun on Would-be Robber–I’ve done a more extensive post with some actual legal analysis over at a Legal Insurrections: Legal Analysis of MO Store Clerk Use of Defensive Force Enjoy! –Andrew, @LawSelfDefense LOSD2 SEMINAR ALERT Andrew is …

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AUDIO: Andrew’s Appearance on NRA’s Cam & Co. show

Hey folks, On August 21, 2013 I was lucky enough to be an in-studio guest of Cam Edwards on the NRA’s Cam & Co. show.  We talked about the George Zimmerman trial, the Florida sheriffs’ unanimous support of Stand Your Ground, the current state of gun freedom in the United States, and of course my …

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NJ Cop Faces 1st Degree Murder — should have followed Law of Self Defense

Hey folks, You’d think a police officer would know better, but I’ve come across a MD incident in which a New Jersey detective (working for a State prosecutor’s office) managed to violate multiple principles of the law of self defense and get himself charged with 1st degree murder.  (Usual disclaimer:  the “facts” in hand are …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Self-Defense Immunity Laws: Which States Protect You Best?

Hey folks, Now that the Zimmerman criminal trial has concluded, much attention has focused on the prospects for Zimmerman seeking protection under Florida’s self-defense immunity statute from any possible civil action against him. Florida’s statute 776.032, is among the broader self-defense immunity statutes, in that it possesses all four qualities of an optimal statute of …

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