The recent case of the Miami woman who shot and killed a home invader has gotten some thoughtful gun trainers thinking. I just posted about Greg Ellifritz’s thoughts on the foolishness of people saying, “I’m going to kill anyone who breaks into my house.” And now I see that gun self-defense author and instructor Grant Cunningham has weighed in on the issue as well. His blog post, too, is well worth a read:
I particularly like Cunningham’s concluding recommendations:
If you’re interested in really learning about the justifiable use of force (and every gun owner should be), I have two options for you. The first is Andrew Branca’s superb book “The Law Of Self Defense”. Everyone who owns a defensive firearm should have a copy and read it thoroughly. It’s the best authoritative guide I’ve yet found to the intricacies of the legal system.
The second is Massad Ayoob’s course “Armed Citizen’s Rules Of Engagement”, also known as “MAG-20”. I consider it a must for anyone who is serious about carrying or using a firearm for defense of himself of his family. It’s not cheap, but it’s the most comprehensive course of its kind and I highly recommend you take it.