Deadly Force - Understanding Your Right to Self Defense
In a long-awaited update of the world's most authoritative work on the subject, Massad Ayoob draws from an additional three decades of experience to educate responsible firearms owners about the legal, ethical, and practical use of firearms in self defense-the armed citizens' rules of engagement.
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If you do read it, though, be prepared for lots of filler of the sort you’d fault in a high school student (Wikipedia and online dictionary ...more
The author is a subject matter expert, well known in shooting circles and goes into details about the legal ramifications of using and carrying a weapon.
The case studies inside are sobering and he dispels many of the stupid myths that abound in the world of those who own guns for defensive purposes.
Get it, read it, apply it, or forever run the risk of ending up in prison and/or losin ...more
A few of the court cases seemed long and tedious, but once through them I found myself going back to reference them. Devil is in the details and situations aren't as obvious as some would like them to be until the details are brought out. The media distorts many events, but I had not realized to what extent until I read the section on the Zimmerman case.
I will be reading more of this author's materials and looking further into the self-defense fie ...more
Anyone considering a concealed weapon permit or just having a firearm for home defense should read this book. What you might think is commonsense will surprise you. Learn what makes a good / justified shooting and even then that is not enough. You will learn the minimum that should be said in the event you are involved in a shooting and the importance of selling an attorney before fully cooperating with law enforcement to protect yourself.
I gave this book five stars because it explained in-depth the consequences of using or not using deadly force in self defense. Ayoob elaborates on key elements crucial to justifying self defense in court, and uses case studies to illustrate his point. This book is for anyone interested in preparing to defend themselves and innocent people from serious harm or death while understanding how the legal system handles justifiable homicide.
Debunks a few myths and, again, highly recommend for those who carry and for those who don't. Esp ...more
A very comprehensive study on the how, why and when to use a weapon in self-defense. Also drives home the probable aftermath in a self-defense shooting. It has truly help define my thinking on how I conduct myself as a CCW citizen.