You’ll appreciate this guide to self defense laws if:
- You’re an armed citizen
- You want to learn about self defense laws by state
- You want to ensure you have the right response in a dangerous situation
One of the most important components of getting through a self defense encounter unscathed is knowing how to maneuver your way through the justice system. Avoid risking arrest, trial, conviction, sentencing, and appeals with the expert advice presented by Andrew F. Branca in The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition. With thorough coverage of the self defense laws of every state, as well as discussion on how the courts have interpreted those laws, protect yourself and your family against the legal system.
Learn not only about self defense laws by state, but also common myths of self defense you should avoid. Utilize real-world examples of self defense encounters and the subsequent legal situations in order to supplement your understanding of the law. Plus, discover how to put a spotlight on gray areas of the law that, if left dark, leaves the outcome of your situation to the mercy of the judge.
In The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition you’ll find:
- “Plain talk” analysis that makes the law easy-to-understand
- A discussion of the hard-to-see “cliff edge” where people inadvertently lose the right to even claim they were defending themselves
- Information on each state tabled to separate areas, so you can easily skip the states you’ll never visit
A word from the author:
“If you pass the criminal justice “machine’s” examination, you go free. If not… well, a murder conviction is usually 20 years to life, while manslaughter is “only” 15 years or so (but can be much longer if you used a gun). You’re probably going to miss some time at work. Maybe your kid’s wedding. Maybe everything. If the system decides that your defensive force falls outside the strict boundaries of the law, welcome to the end of your life as you know it.” —Andrew F. Branca
About the author:
Andrew F. Branca, Esq., is the foremost expert in U.S. self defense law across all 50 states, whose expertise has been used by the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, NPR, numerous other media organizations, as well as many private, state and federal agencies. He is a Massachusetts lawyer, Life Member of the National Rifle Association (NRA), and Adjunct Instructor on the Law of Self Defense at the SigSauer Academy in Epping, NH. He regularly lectures and speaks throughout the country on how to protect yourself against both an attack and the legal machine after.
Chapter 1 – Criminal Law: What to Expect
Chapter 2 – Principle 1: Innocence
Chapter 3 – Principle 2: Imminence
Chapter 4 – Principle 3: Proportionality
Chapter 5 – Principle 4: Avoidance
Chapter 6 – Principle 5: Reasonableness
Chapter 7 – Defense of Others
Chapter 8 – Defense of Property
Chapter 9 – After the Fact
Chapter 10 – Crafting a Legally Sound Strategy
Why The Law of Self Defense?