Wed, 8 November 2017
This video podcast is mostly a capture of the 30-minute Facebook Live session conducted on November 8, 2017.
Topics covered include: the Sutherland TX First Baptist Church massacre; defense of others, in considerable detail; deadly force and the relevance of exceptional skill in the context of martial arts; reasonableness in the context of a combat veteran; calling 911 in the context of being in a rural area without cell signal; and much more.
Wed, 25 October 2017
This video podcast is mostly a capture of the 30-minute Facebook Live session conducted on October 25, 2017.
Topics covered include: another example of why it’s essential that you educate yourself on self-defense law rather than presume someone else, even a criminal defense attorney, knows what they’re talking about; the difference between “hard” and “soft” Stand-Your-Ground; whether it’s a good idea to document your specialized knowledge using Mas Ayoob’s “mail your class notes to yourself” approach; the meaning of the term “curtilage” in the context of self-defense law in general and Castle Doctrine in particular; the relevance of Supreme Court cases like Tennessee v. Garner to civilian use of defensive force; whether you’re open to an assault charge if you draw a gun on a home invader who turns and leaves.
You can also view this as a video either on the Law of Self Defense Youtube channel (https://youtu.be/Z34IJV6OdjA) or on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/lawfoselfdefense) or as an audio podcast accessible via iTunes (https://itun.es/i6gD7BY) or Overcast (https://overcast.fm/itunes887187899/law-of-self-defense) or Libsyn RSS (http://lawofselfdefense.libsyn.com/rss).
Fri, 6 June 2014
NOTE: After publication certain audio quality problems were found with this podcast. A corrected version, 001-2, has now been uploaded.
Law of Self Defense
Andrew F. Branca, Attorney
In this podcast I explain and explore what Stand-Your-Ground (SYG) is in the context of self-defense law, what would be the consequences of its repeal, how it is frequently misunderstood in application, and also clarify how it is too often confused with the completely distinct legal concept of self-defense immunity (SDI).
A videocast version of this podcast, presented as a slide presentation, is also available at the Law of Self Defense Youtube channel.
Suggestions for future podcast topics, or questions about this podcast, can be emailed to me here.