Criminal With Gun Invokes AOJ Lethal Force Triad to Police Officer
Concealed Carry / Firearms / Media

Criminal With Gun Invokes AOJ Lethal Force Triad to Police Officer

I have written a number of posts about the conditions under which a person can and cannot legally use deadly force in self-defense. Much of my understanding of this comes from Massad Ayoob’s course “Armed Citizen’s Rules of Engagement” (a.k.a. MAG-40), as well as Andrew Branca’s “Law of Self-Defense” course and book. A key to … Continue reading

Armed Citizens and Andrew Branca on The Law of Self-Defense
Books / Concealed Carry / Firearms / Media / My Experience / Personal Defense

Armed Citizens and Andrew Branca on The Law of Self-Defense

The June 27th issue of The New Yorker magazine includes a story by Evan Osnos called “Making a Killing: The Business and Politics of Selling Guns.”  Although it is framed by the usual anti-gun biases, it also includes some material of interest to Gun Culture 2.0. Notably, it tells the stories of Gerald Ung and … Continue reading

Someone is in your home. Can you shoot him? Should you? by Grant Cunningham
Fear / Firearms / Personal Defense

Someone is in your home. Can you shoot him? Should you? by Grant Cunningham

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 … Continue reading

Memo to America: You Cannot Just Shoot Someone and Claim Self-Defense (Even With Stand Your Ground Laws)
Firearms / Personal Defense

Memo to America: You Cannot Just Shoot Someone and Claim Self-Defense (Even With Stand Your Ground Laws)

In light of several self-defense shootings in Tulsa, Oklahoma, I am going to review some points I’ve already made in a few posts, but obviously bear repeating. Despite the concern about a rising number of civilian justifiable homicides, and criticisms of “Stand Your Ground” laws as allowing people to “shoot first and ask questions later,” … Continue reading

Law of Self Defense University Videocast on Immunity and Insurance
Concealed Carry / Media / Personal Defense

Law of Self Defense University Videocast on Immunity and Insurance

I am a bit troubled by the fact that there are millions of people licensed to carry firearms for self-defense in public but only hundreds of views of Andrew Branca’s Law of Self Defense University videocasts. I’ve written before about my experience taking Branca’s live seminar, which was well worth the money and highly recommended, … Continue reading