The Law of Self Defense Principles, by Andrew Branca


Attorney Andrew Branca’s “The Law of Self Defense Principles” is the ultimate legal primer for anyone who intends to carry a gun or employ any degree of force to protect an innocent person.

The Law of Self Defense Principles, by Andrew Branca


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  • Written by a world-renowned attorney and legal commentator
  • Learn from critical insights obtained by the author over more than two decades of specialized observation and practice in America’s civil and criminal courtrooms
  • Understand how to lawfully protect yourself and your loved ones against violent criminal attack
  • Paperback format provides an easy way to highlight, jot notes, and otherwise annotate as you read, which may help document your knowledge should you find yourself in court


Why we love this product

  • Andrew Branca is the foremost expert on American self-defense law, so you know you’re getting credible information.
  • Even if you win the physical battle, you still face possible criminal prosecution and civil action brought by your attacker (if he/she survives) or their family.  This book helps you learn and ponder the legalities of forceful defense in advance of a violent attack.
  • The treatment of use-of-force law is thorough, engaging, and readily digestible—easy to read and difficult to put down.
  • Strong legal training in advance of an attack frees up your mental bandwidth in the event of an attack, so you can focus on resolving the safety problem at hand.
  • Don’t improvise—have a proven plan for your 911 call and your interaction with the responding officer/s and investigating officer/s.
  • Learn more about Andrew Branca here.


From the back cover:

“You carry a gun so you’re HARD TO KILL; know the law so you’re HARD TO CONVICT.”

The world is a dangerous place.  That’s why you’re prepared to protect yourself and your loved ones.  Now arm yourself for the legal battle that happens after an attack.  The first fight is for your life—the second for your liberty.

Attorney Andrew F. Branca, the renowned expert in self-defense law, teaches you how to make quick, effective, legally appropriate decisions in life-and-death situations so you can stay safe from both the physical attack and the legal aftermath.  This book will teach you the powerful legal truth that protects your life, wealth, and freedom.

    • “Having a gun when the police aren’t there to protect you can keep you alive, but understanding the material in this book can keep you out of jail to continue enjoying that life.”—John Lott, Author, More Guns Less Crime
    • “[I] totally recommend the hell out of The Law of Self Defense.  Buy it.  It’s the best self-defense law guide since sliced bread.”—Kurt Schlichter,
    • “Branca is one of the most knowledgeable and thoughtful commentators on self-defense, and quite frankly he has a profound effect on my own thinking.  Everyone who owns a gun should also own, heck, memorize, Branca’s book.”—Michael Bane, Host of Shooting Gallery on the Outdoor Channel

About the author: Andrew F. Branca, Esq., is an attorney and internationally recognized expert on self-defense law.  Andrew consults on criminal cases nationally and teaches lawyers, judges, police, tactical instructors, and civilians.  Andrew has been a Guest Lecturer at the FBI’s National Academy, and is a graduate of the Force Science Institute.  He is a contributor to National Review and a use-of-force subject matter expert for the Wall Street Journal, NPR, and other prominent media.  In addition to being a lawyer, Andrew is an IDPA charter member and Master-class competitor, and an NRA Certified Instructor in pistol, rifle, and personal protection.