Author: Andrew Branca
Publisher: Law of Self Defense
Release Date: 2016-04-01
The world is a dangerous place. That's why you're prepared to protect yourself and your loved ones. Now arm yourself for the legal battle that happens after an attack. The first fight is for your life - the second for your liberty. Andrew F. Branca, the renowned expert in self-defense law, teaches you how to make quick, effective, legally appropriate decisions in life-and-death situations. His easy-to-understand analysis thoroughly covers the laws of all fifty states. Key legal principles are illustrated with interesting, sometimes heart-wrenching, true life examples of people defending themselves, and how their decisions helped, hurt, or even destroyed their case. This thoroughly updated third edition includes an all new chapter on interacting with the police, including what to say (or not say ) to 911, first responders, and detectives. Don't be a victim. Stay safe from both the physical attack and the legal aftermath. This book, with a foreword by legendary use-of-force expert Massad Ayoob, will teach you the powerful legal truth that protects your life, wealth, and freedom.
In a long-awaited update of the world's most authoritative work on the subject, Massad Ayoob draws from an additional three decades of experience to educate responsible firearms owners about the legal, ethical, and practical use of firearms in self defense-the armed citizens' rules of engagement. Deadly Force discusses: Understand the legal and ethical issues surrounding use of lethal force by private citizens Learn about the social and psychological issues surrounding use of lethal force in defense of self or others Preparation and mitigation--steps the responsible armed citizen can/should take "After forty years as a practicing criminal defense attorney, I know that what Mas says, teaches, and writes is the best, state-of-the-art knowledge you can get." ~Jeff Weiner, Former President, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Author: Kevin R. Davis
Publisher: "F+W Media, Inc."
Release Date: 2015-04-02
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Millions of people are purchasing firearms for personal safety and home protection, but owning a firearm is only one part of the equation. Citizen's Guide to Armed Defense covers the critical aspects of that equation for armed citizens, including: Operating firearms effectively Effects of stress on performance Laws of self-defense and deadly force Interacting with responding police and investigators Written by a veteran, working police officer and nationally known law enforcement trainer who specializes in use of force investigations and the dynamics of violent encounters, this guide reveals what works. Author Kevin Davis explains application of sound tactics and techniques based on state-of-the-art hardware, adult learning principles, firearms training and violent armed and unarmed encounters. Owning a firearm is only one step; this guide will take you to the next level.
In Straight Talk on Armed Defense: What the Experts Want You to Know, Massad Ayoob and the nation's leading experts on personal protection, self-defense and concealed carry deliver authoritative guidance from their areas of expertise and personal experience. In chapters by distinguished authors hand-picked by Massad Ayoob: John Hearne takes us "inside the defender's head" and reveals the most effective route to train and prepare for self-defense incidents. Dr. Anthony Semone discusses post-shooting trauma and necessary steps to develop resilience and symptom reduction following a deadly force event. Dr. Alexis Artwohl explains why understanding how the mind operates is critical to surviving an attack and the legal and emotional challenges that follow. Dr. William Aprill describes "the face of the enemy" to help us understand violence and those who traffic in it. Craig "Southnarc" Douglas details the conditions present during the typical criminal assault and how to incorporate those conditions into your training. Massad Ayoob discusses power, responsibility and the armed lifestyle. Tom Givens underscores the importance of finding relevant training, through case studies of his own students involved in armed encounters. "Spencer Blue," active robbery/homicide detective, reveals patterns that emerged during his investigations and describes the differences in tactics of citizens who won versus those who lost. Ron Borsch presents dozens of actual cases of armed and unarmed citizens single-handedly stopping mass murders in progress. Harvey Hedden provides insight and advice to guide lawfully armed citizens in interactions with law enforcement. Jim Fleming, Esq. describes the criminal trial process and how it plays out in a "righteous use of deadly force in self-defense" case. Marty Hayes, JD, provides the critical questions that must be asked to choose a reliable post-self-defense incident support provider. Get the straight talk on armed defense, from this unique compendium of the world's leading subject matter experts in lethal self-defense.
A history of America's Stand Your Ground gun laws, from Reconstruction to Trayvon Martin In the aftermath of the 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, conservative legislators and school administrators shocked some observers when they proposed armed "public school patrols" to protect children. Yet this kind of "DIY security" activism predates the contemporary gun rights movement. As Caroline Light proves, support for "good guys with guns" relies on the entrenched belief that certain "bad guys with guns" threaten us all. Stand Your Ground explores the development of the American right to "self-defense," and reveals how the "duty to retreat" from threat was transformed into a selective right to kill. In her rigorous genealogy, Light traces white America's attachment to racialized, lethal self-defense, from the original "castle laws" to the radicalization of the NRA. A convincing treatise on the United States' deadly ascension as the world's first Stand Your Ground nation, Light shows how violent self-defense has been legalized for the most privileged and made the most marginalized more vulnerable.
Author: Bruce M. Lawlor
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2017-03-16
Self-defense, as a legal concept, is easy to describe but difficult to apply. Generally, a person who is without fault may use reasonable force or defensive force for the purpose of defending one's own life or the lives of others, including, in certain circumstances, the use of deadly force, provided there is no reasonable alternative to avoid it. When someone begins to parse the words of this description, however, he or she runs immediately into a maze of self-defense laws that appear to be at odds with each other. Bruce Lawlor clears up the confusion by identifying the major issues that surface in most self-defense cases and by describing how the law has dealt with them historically. Its purpose is not to provide legal advice, but to illuminate the path that must be taken to decide whether a claim of self-defense is valid. It examines a variety of issues, including the duty to retreat and stand-your ground laws, what is a deadly threat, when is fear of mortal danger reasonable, and even what happens when a person mistakenly shoots some in self-defense. When Deadly Force is Involved: A Look at the Legal Side of Stand Your Ground, Duty to Retreat and Other Questions of Self-Defense brings a bit of order to the confusion behind self-defense.
The book, AFTERMATH: Lessons In Self-Defense – What to Expect When the Shooting Stops, will help you understand many aspects of a deadly force encounter. The author, Jim Fleming, is a "gun guy." He owns them, shoots them, hunts with them, collects them, fixes them, reads about them, writes about them, assists others in selecting them for a variety of uses, and, with his wife, both as certified self-defense firearms trainers, he teaches students how to use them safely and effectively. Growing up in Nebraska his family had guns from great-grandfather on down. The author's father was a hunter, and later, a deadly accurate combat infantryman during WWII in Normandy. He and his brothers were taught as children to respect the firearm as a useful tool. Later, he carried one on his hip as a law officer, and has now spent over a decade teaching others how to use that tool in defense of their own lives, or the lives of others. an ex-cop, a criminal defense trial attorney, for the last thirty-two years, and a firearms self-defense and LEOSA trainer. The author's broad mix of careers has provided both the background and experience to provide some useful guidance to you, an individual who may be called upon to use a weapon in self-defense, at some point in your life. Jim Fleming is a former police officer, a practicing attorney with thirty-two years of experience in handling criminal trials and civil tort litigation. He has served as an expert witness for other attorneys in more than a dozen homicide and firearm related cases and is one of the founders of the firearms training company, Mid-Minnesota Self--Defense, Inc. He serves on the Board of Advisors for the Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network and on the Legal Panel for CCW Safe. He has provided continuing legal education to attorneys across the county on the issues that arise in handling self-defense cases. No, this book does not answer “all of the questions”. When have you ever found a single book that did? The chapters of the book focus on basic, but important topics, that routinely come up in the self-defense cases. This reading will help to create awareness, and to stimulate your thought processes. It does not attemp to dispense “legal advice”. That is a job for your attorney, once you have established an attorney-client relationship with that professional. Cases differ and they are all fact dependent. Change the facts, you also change the application of the law, at least to some degree. This book will help guide you through the legal process that takes place once the self-defense shooting stops. There can be no doubt that I have not been able to cover every possible contingency that might arise in the aftermath of a deadly force, self-defense encounter. The subject is complex, and very fact-driven. Different cases will present different challenges. What I have tried very hard to accomplish is to provide the reader with a basic understanding of those elements of the situation that we can reasonably anticipate will occur, or at least are very likely to occur. If you are going to carry a firearm for self-defense, or employ one within your home, you need to spend considerable time preparing not only for a self-defense encounter, but for the aftermath of that encounter as well. That “aftermath” preparation needs to involve frank discussions with your immediate family, and with the attorney you have chosen to provide you with the legal advice necessary to protect you in the second battle, if that battle should arise. Understanding the investigative and criminal charging process will also relieve a lot of stress if you understand what is happening, or what may happen. No matter the situation, the use of deadly force in self-defense is a horribly traumatic event. It is something that those who are forced to do so will never forget. This book will be of help to you, to your families, and to the attorneys who will stand by your side in surviving the second battle. The Aftermath.
Author: James D. Vilos
Release Date: 2010
Knowing where states draw the line between your rights and the rights of those who seek to harm you, your family or your property could be the most important knowledge of your lifetime. This concise book provides easy access to the statues, cases, and jury instructions that define the law of self-defense in each of the fifty states and Washington D.C.
Massad Ayoob delivers the information the reader needs to be a responsible gun owner/concealed carry permit holder. This volume covers issues surrounding concealed carry today, including case studies and lessons learned through expert commentary from Ayoob, who draws on experience as expert witness for courts in weapons and shooting cases.
Do you carry a knife? You need this book! Knife Laws of the U.S.: Loopholes, Pitfalls & Secrets is the first and most comprehensive book ever published on federal and state knife laws. Nationally-known knife rights attorney Evan F. Nappen explains, in easy-to-understand terms, everything you need to know about the knife laws where you live. What knives are legal to own and carry in each state, and what knives aren't. Switchblades, ballistic, gravity, and other knives explained. What to do if you're arrested, and what not to do. Your rights as a knife owner. Tips to avoid legal problems. Avoid potential jail time and a criminal record with Knife Laws of the U.S.: Loopholes, Pitfalls & Secrets. It is THE indispensable guide to knife laws for knife owners, carriers, collectors, dealers, writers, manufacturers, attorneys, and law enforcement.
Our right to keep and bear arms has been infringed. We live in a world where ISIS followers publicly behead Christians and common murderers kill the innocent out of anger, for fun, or for a few dollars. America's law-abiding citizens depend upon firearms to defend against these real life monsters. Yet, Americans are disarmed every day by our own government when we engage in common, necessary behaviors such as traveling across state lines or going to work. Gun owners who are caught violating these restrictive gun laws are criminalized by our justice system and jailed. It has been my experience as both a prosecutor and a civil law attorney that too many responsible gun owners unintentionally violate gun laws they don't even know exist. Seemingly innocent behavior is turned criminal by our legal system. Continuing to carry with an expired permit or giving a gun to a family member can land an unsuspecting gun owner with a criminal conviction, jail time, probation, fines, and loss of your right to possess a firearm.Our state and federal governments have created so many laws restricting the possession and transfer of firearms that gun owners, attorneys, and judges are left confused. Infringed helps you understand the gun laws and empowers you with the necessary knowledge to stay safe, legal, and alive.
Author: Chris Bird
Release Date: 2014-02-01
Genre: Political Science
One of the best-kept secrets in America is how often and how effectively ordinary citizens defend themselves with firearms against criminal attack or criminal threat. Criminology professor Gary Kleck of Florida State University estimates that each year about 2.5 million ordinary people in the United States use firearms in confrontations with criminals. In the most cases, a shot is not fired and the incident is not reported to police. Along with the bias of the mainstream media against portraying guns in a positive light, this results in these incidents occurring below the public's radar. The second edition of this comprehensive look at self-defense with firearms lifts the veil by recounting some of these incidents, from warding off a burglar in the home to coming to the aid of a police officer in jeopardy. Each incident is put into context with other self-defense actions and features descriptions of ordinary citizens to determine why they did what they did. The stories are rounded out by suggestions, often from the participants themselves, about what they might have done differently. The book has been updated with several newer and more timely stories.