Stand Your Ground

VIDEO: See FL Legislators Debate, Defeat Effort to Repeal Stand-Your-Ground

Hey folks, By now you’ve all heard that the Florida House judiciary committee had voted down HB-4003, the bill to repeal Florida’s “Stand-Your-Ground” statute, 776.013, by a landslide 11-2 vote. Changes are, however, that you didn’t get to watch any of the hearing debate yourselves. Law of Self Defense to the rescue. Below you can …

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FL Lawmakers Seek to Repeal Stand-Your-Ground AND Ease Home Invasions, Kidnappings & Carjackings

Hey folks, We’ve all heard recent rumblings about some legislators in Florida seeking to make political hay by “changing” or “improving” the state’s Stand-Your-Ground law. We can now observe the text of their proposed bills for this purpose, and see that what they are actually doing is revoking Stand-Your-Ground completely–and not JUST Stand-Your-Ground, but the …

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VIDEO: US Senate Stand-Your Ground Hearings, Sen. Graham (R-SC) Shows Up (10/29/13)

Hey folks, Here’s “Republican” Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) showing up at the Stand-Your-Ground hearing in the Senate. He kinds of meanders around for 10 minutes. His only accomplishment, which I presume was inadvertent, is to set up Dr. John Lott’s knock-out punch on the childish nonsense spouted by Prof. Sullivan of Harvard and Attorney LaBahn. …

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VIDEO: US Senate Stand-Your Ground Hearings, Rep. Gutierrez (D-IL) (10/29/13)

Hey folks, Here’s my first video post of yesterday’s Senate hearing from one of the anti-self-defense contingent (other than, of course, Sen. Durbin, who called the meeting), US Representative Gutierrez. It’s pretty much all Progressive nonsense. The only really notable part is where Gutierrez says he is pushing legislation to ban inexpensive guns–presumably the only …

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VIDEO: US Senate Stand-Your Ground Hearings, Senator Cruz, Follow-Up (10/29/13)

Hey folks, More Ted Cruz goodness–these are follow-up comments, after the various witnesses brought to testify in the hearing had completed their prepared remarks: In particular he notes that then-Senator Obama voted for self-defense immunity laws in Illinois before he was elected to higher office. Cruz also jabs at Sen. Durbin’s efforts to target ALEC …

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VIDEO: Dr. John Lott, CPRC, Speaks at Senate Stand-Your-Ground Hearings

Hey folks, Following up on my earlier posts on yesterday’s US Senate hearing on Stand-Your-GroundI’m please to provide the full-length video of the testimony of Dr. John Lott, Jr., long known to all of us in the self-defense community as the author of the seminal text, More Guns, Less Crime.  Today Dr. Lott leads the …

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VIDEO: US Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) Speaks at Senate Stand-Your-Ground Hearings

Hey folks, Following up my earlier post of Sen. Dick Durbin’s (D-IL) opening remarks in the Senate’s Stand-Your-Ground hearing yesterday, I’m pleased to follow up with the introductory remarks by the representative of the Senate’s minority party, US Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX): More to come, including Dr. John Lott of the Crime Prevention Research Center …

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VIDEO: US Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) Opens Senate Stand-Your-Ground Hearings

Hey folks, Yesterday the US Senate held hearings on the self-defense law commonly referred to as Stand-Your-Ground.  I did an overview of the events over at Legal Insurrection: “Stand Your Ground” opponents mangle law and Trayvon facts at Senate Hearing At the time I wrote that post I had only limited video available to share …

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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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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; …

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