Law of Self Defense Interviewed by N24 German TV News

Hey folks,

Well, I was down in Washington DC today at the local bureau of the German television news broadcaster, N24.

I was invited down for an interview by their US-based correspondent, Stephan Strothe. It seems the Germans are fascinated by American self-defense law, our propensity for concealed carry, and how easy it is for us to obtain firearms. Also, 2nd Amendment.

We discussed a wide range of self-defense law, concealed carry, and gun rights topics, as well as covering key elements of the Zimmerman trial, the Dunn trial, and the upcoming Walker trial in Maryland.

Hopefully I left Stephan with a deeper understanding of American self-defense and gun culture than he’d had before I arrived.

Stephan was a very kind host (including paying for our awesome Indian lunch afterwards), and he and his crew did a very professional job–they had a genuine television studio, multiple cameras, a sound guy, the whole works.

Although one of his camera guys took this photo just before I left–granted, it’s taken with my iPhone 5, but still, a bit fuzzy.:-)

Andrew Branca N24 German TV 2-28-14

Hopefully the actual video footage came out better!  They promised to send me both the raw footage and the produced end-product, and when I get that I’ll post it up here.

Tonight it’s time for some food and drink with a few old buddies stationed at Quantico, then the Culpeper, VA Law of Self Defense Seminar at 9AM sharp tomorrow morning–another sold out class. 🙂


UPDATE:  Part One of the pre-production video.  And Part Two.

–Andrew, @LawSelfDefense

Andrew F. Branca is an MA lawyer and the author of the seminal book “The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition,” available at the Law of Self Defense blog, (paperback and Kindle), Barnes & Noble (paperback and Nook), and elsewhere. In addition to the book, Andrew also conducts Law of Self Defense Seminars all around the country. Seminars for 2014 are currently being scheduled, if you’d like to see one held in your area fill out the comment box on the LOSD Seminar review page, where you can also see reviews of recently completed seminars in New Hampshire, Maine, Texas, Massachusetts, Ohio, Virginia, Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, and elsewhere. Andrew is also a contributing author on self defense law topics to Combat Handguns,, Legal Insurrection, and others. You can follow Andrew on Twitter at @LawSelfDefense and using #LOSD2, on Facebook, and at his blog, The Law of Self Defense.

About the Author

Andrew Branca
Andrew F. Branca, Esq. is currently in his third decade of practicing law, and is an internationally-recognized expert on the law of self-defense of the United States. Andrew is a Guest Lecturer at the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy, a former Guest Instructor at the Sig Sauer Academy, an NRA Life-Benefactor Member, and an NRA Certified Instructor. He also teaches lawyers how to argue self-defense cases as a certified instructor with the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) system in numerous states around the country. Andrew is also a host on the Outdoor Channel’s TV show “The Best Defense” and contributor to the National Review Online. Andrew has been quoted as a SME (subject-matter expert) on use-of-force law by the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, and many other mainstream media, including nationally syndicated broadcast media. Recently, Andrew won the UC Berkeley Law School debate on “Stand-Your-Ground,” and spoke at the NRA Annual Meeting Law Symposium on self-defense law. He is also a founding member of USCCA’s Legal Advisory Board. In addition to being a lawyer, Andrew is also a competitive handgun shooter, an IDPA Charter/Life member (IDPA #13), and a Master-class competitor in multiple IDPA divisions.

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