Law of Self Defense Video Cast 002: Defense of Others: Pragmatic and Legal Differences from Self-Defense

Hey folks,

Here’s the videocast and podcast for Episode #002-002:  “Defense of Others:  Pragmatic & Legal Differences from Self-Defense.”

(Earlier versions of both of these had a typographical error, as well as–much to my chagrin–a curse-bomb I forget to edit out. 🙂  Both errors are corrected in this version.)



The RSS feed for the podcast is: If you search for it on iTunes using “Law of Self Defense” you ought to be able to find it there, as well, but I’m still having problems actually subscribing via iTunes. Technology.

Alternatively, you download the podcast via the direct download url.

I’m always interested in topic suggestions for future video/podcast episodes, so if any come to mind please feel free to send them to me at

–-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.

About the Author

Andrew Branca
Andrew F. Branca is a lawyer and the author of the seminal book “The Law of Self Defense, 3rd Edition,” available at the Law of Self Defense website (autographed copies available) and (paperback and Kindle), and many other re-sellers. Andrew 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. Andrew just launched the LOSD Instructor Program, designed for gun safety, marksmanship and tactical strategy instructors. Be an elite member of the self defense community, understanding your state's self defense laws to a depth even lawyers rarely achieve. Check it out here.   Andrew also gives live, in-person, ~5 hour-long state-specific Law of Self Defense Seminars all over the country. Click here to find a live seminar covering your state's self-defense laws.   Andrew also produces many 4-5 hour online, on-demand state-specific Law of Self Defense training courses. These online classes are enriched versions of the live, in-person state-specific Law of Self Defense Class Andrew gives all around the country. Click here to find an online course for your state. These online classes are priced at $249/HOUSEHOLD. You can learn more details and view the first section of the training class for free (about 30 minutes worth of self-defense law training) by clicking here.

2 Comments on "Law of Self Defense Video Cast 002: Defense of Others: Pragmatic and Legal Differences from Self-Defense"

  1. Just listened to your first two podcasts Andrew.
    Clear, concise, and lots of food for thought.

  2. Thanks for the kind words. It’s harder than one would think, these recordings. 🙂

    Wasn’t so happy with this second one, but plan to improve.

    –Andrew, @LawSelfDefense

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