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, 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.

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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