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 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.
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 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: 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.
Author: Bruce M. Lawlor
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2017-03-17
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.
Despite inevitable questions about gun control, there is a sharp increase in firearm sales in the wake of every mass shooting. Yet, this kind of DIY-security activism predates the contemporary gun rights movement -- and even the stand-your-ground self-defense laws adopted in thirty-three states, or the thirteen million civilians currently licensed to carry concealed firearms. As scholar Caroline Light proves, support for "good guys with guns" relies on the entrenched belief that certain "bad guys with guns" threaten us all. This book explores the development of the American right to self-defense and reveals how the original "duty to retreat" from threat was transformed into a selective right to kill. Light traces white America's attachment to racialized, lethal self-defense by unearthing its complex legal and social histories -- from the original "castle laws" of the 1600s, which gave white men the right to protect their homes, to the brutal lynching of "criminal" Black bodies during the Jim Crow era and the radicalization of the NRA as it transitioned from a sporting organization to one of our country's most powerful lobbying forces.
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.
Author: Philip P. Massaro
Publisher: "F+W Media, Inc."
Release Date: 2017-05-16
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Ballistics Explained...In Plain Language! The physics of firearms and ammunition can be difficult to understand, with numerous technical terms and definitions that warrant explanation. In Big Book of Ballistics, author and ballistics expert Philip Massaro lifts the veil. He explains interior, exterior and terminal ballistics in plain language. Massaro takes you on a journey that starts inside the cartridge case and terminates on the other side of a blasted-out target. Whether new or experienced, your knowledge of bullet performance and choice will be pushed to the absolute limit, as the world of factory and custom bullet and component choices is revealed. No dry technical manual, Big Book of Ballistics relies on Massaro's worldwide pursuit of small, medium and dangerous game adventure in heart-pounding true stories that make the science of ballistics as real as it gets. Inside the book: The terminology of ballistics in plain language How to choose the best ammunition Successful long-range shooting principles Terminal ballistics of hunting, target and self-defense bullets Illustrative charts/graphs depict comparisons between bullet shapes, trajectories and wind drift Modern developments in bullet technology can greatly enhance hunting and shooting performance. Understand the ballistic benefits with Big Book of Ballistics.