QOTW

QOTW: Can Use Of Illegally Carried Gun Harm Claim Of Self-Defense?

Hey folks, This week’s Law of Self Defense: Question of the Week comes from “William Strunk, Jr.” ‏(@cdrusnret), who asked: If a gun carried illegally is used in valid self-defense, does the illegal carry have a bearing on the claim of self-defense? This being the law, the answer is naturally both “yes” and “no”. So, …

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QOTW: Should I Really ‘Say Nothing’ To Police Without My Lawyer?

Hey folks, This week’s Law of Self Defense: Question of the Week comes from a submitter who asked that they not be identified: I’ve been told to say nothing to the police after a defensive use of force except, “I’ll cooperate but only after I talk with my lawyer.” Is this your recommendation? As is …

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QOTW: With No Safe Retreat, What Actions Are My Best Legal Defense

Hey folks, This week’s Law of Self Defense: Question of the Week comes from “Alec Atchison” (@PatsPokesNSox): If I’m somewhere that I have a duty to retreat, but no safe avenue of retreat is possible, what actions can I take to put myself on the best legal ground? This is a great question because although …

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QOTW: Understanding Mixed Verdicts in ‘Loud Music’ Murder Trial

Hey folks, This week’s Law of Self Defense: Question of the Week comes from, I’m afraid, from just about everybody: What’ the heck happened with the verdict in the Michael Dunn “loud music” murder trial? Because I can’t really credit any single person with this one, I’ll be donating this week’s free copy of “The …

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QOTW: Reporting Self Defense with a Gun To Law Enforcement

Hey folks, This week’s Law of Self Defense: Question of the Week comes from “Alliance Bean (@NerkBuckeye),” who asks: “What’s your opinion on reporting to law enforcement when drawing your weapon to fend off an attack without witnesses? Any downside?” This is a great question, one that I’m sure everyone who carries concealed has asked …

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LOSD QOTW: Understanding the Castle Doctrine and Stand-Your-Ground

This week’s winner in the “Law of Self Defense Question of the Week” is @bhrondeau, who asks: “Can you explain the difference between the Castle Doctrine and Stand-Your-Ground?”Much Confusion Around Both Stand-Your-Ground and Castle Doctrine This is a great question because there is so much confusion around both these terms. Much of the confusion stems …

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QOTW: Confusion Around Both Stand-Your-Ground & Castle Doctrine

Hey folks, This is a great question because there is so much confusion around both these terms. Much of the confusion stems from the fact that although both of these terms have a narrow, technically-correct meaning they have also been commonly used to refer to other aspects of self-defense law beyond these core meanings. In …

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LOSD QOTW: “Legal issues around weapons retention?” Winner: Jeannie L.

Hey folks, As mentioned last week, I’ve been invited by Fredy Riehl to do a weekly, “Law of Self Defense: Question of the Week” feature for Ammoland.com, where Fredy is the editor of shooting sport news. Really good questions rolled in all week via Twitter, Facebook, and email, as well as some in-person suggestions. As …

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LOSD to Write “Question of the Week” Column for Ammoland

Hey folks, I’ve been kindly invited by Fredy Riehl, the Editor of Ammoland Shooting Sports News (www.ammoland.com) to start doing a weekly “Law of Self Defense: Question of the Week” column for them. It sounds like a lot of fun, and I’m happy to accept. Things are busy at Ammoland this month, what with the …

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