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.
- Understand the legal and ethical issues surrounding use of lethal force by private citizens.
- Learn about the social and psychological issues surrounding use of lethal force in defense of self or others.
- Preparation and mitigation--steps the responsible armed citizen can/should take.
|Publisher:||Gun Digest Media|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Massad Ayoob has published thousands of articles in gun magazines, martial arts publications, and law enforcement journals, and authored more than a dozen books on firearms, self-defense, and related topics. During his distinguished career, Ayoob has won several state and regional handgun shooting championships, appeared as an expert witness for courts in weapons and shooting cases, and currently appears in numerous television shows. He founded the Lethal Force Institute in 1981 and served as its director until 2009, and now trains through Massad Ayoob Group.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction 13
Chapter 2 Standards 19
Chapter 3 The Ability Factor 29
Chapter 4 The Opportunity Factor 60
Chapter 5 The jeopardy Factor 85
Chapter 6 Other Critical Concepts 98
Chapter 7 Furtive Movement Shootings and Other Widely Misunderstood Events 105
Chapter 8 Castle Doctrine and Stand Your Ground Laws 116
Chapter 9 Debunking Myths of Armed Self-Defense 124
Chapter 10 State of Florida v. George Zimmerman: A Case Study for Armed Citizens 138
Chapter 11 Case Study: State of Arizona v. Larry Hickey 169
Chapter 12 After the Shooting 201
Chapter 13 Hardware Issues 207
Chapter 14 Concealed Carry Advice 219
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Too many authors writing too many books on this topic. Mr Massad Ayoob is one of only a handful of writers who knows what he is talking about: he was a police officer, professional witness, gunwriter for countless magazines. As with any topic, the person you should listen to is the one with the most experience. Mr Ayoob has that experience. This book is one of the best on the topic.