YOU CARRY A GUN SO YOU’RE HARD TO KILL.
KNOW THE LAW SO YOU’RE HARD TO CONVICT.
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 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.
This class illustrates how the law of self defense is applied in real court cases involving real people. In addition the class is structured to engage students with scenario-driven applications of the legal principles governing the law of self defense. This class is customized to the self defense law of the state in which hit is held, using the statutes, court decisions, and jury instructions for that jurisdiction. Participants will leave the class armed with the legal knowledge and analytical tools necessary to apply the law of self defense in a practical and actionable way to situations that arise in their daily lives.
In the LEVEL 2 Class we take selected use-of-force court decisions and examine them in detail. This is essential to fully understanding the actual law of self-defense in any state, because it is in the court decisions that “the rubber meets the road” and the law is truly defined. Statutory language is important to know, but statutes don’t have any power by themselves; they only have power when they are interpreted and applied by courts to real people in real self-defense cases.