Deadly Force - Understanding Your Right to Self Defense

Deadly Force - Understanding Your Right to Self Defense

by Massad Ayoob


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Deadly Force - Understanding Your Right to Self Defense by Massad Ayoob

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.
"After forty years as a practicing criminal defense attorney, I know that what Mas says, teaches, and writes is the best, state-of-the-art knowledge you can get." ~Jeff Weiner, Former President, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440240614
Publisher: Gun Digest Media
Publication date: 11/21/2014
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 140,448
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

Foreword 5

Acknowledgements 12

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

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ShawnM More than 1 year ago
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.