Late last month, the Supreme Court of Alaska affirmed the lower court’s decision in favor of an insurance company that denied coverage to insured, Kent Bearden, for liability in a civil suit filed by the victim of his...more
Back in Biblical times, a certain highly regarded figure put forth the proposition that when confronted by an evil-doer, the right thing to do was not to resist, but to turn the other cheek. Until recently, the law of Ohio...more
When threatened with serious bodily injury or death in your own home, you have the right to protect yourself. But what rights do you have to defend yourself outside of your home? Do you have the right to act in self-defense,...more
Everyone knows generally what self defense is. We should be able to defend ourselves against an attack. And if that means deadly force, so be it. After all, if it’s them or me, I’d rather it be them. But not everyone really...more
Everyone knows that we can use self defense in this country. We should be allowed, and we are allowed, to refute an attack with the appropriate force. Part One gave a real life scenario about self defense. Here let’s talk...more
An Orange County man who was confronted by a group of female bounty hunters in a restaurant last month is accusing the women of injuring him and putting others in danger in an encounter they posted on the Internet.
So, we learned some theory and some law in parts 1 & 2. (I know, you probably didn’t read them. Even if you did, you forgot. It’s ok to go back and take a look.)
Now let’s consider a real scenario. It turns out the...more
A study released recently by Texas A&M University economists found no decrease in crime in states that passed stand your ground laws, but rather a measurable increase in homicides.
Stand your ground laws, also known as...more
Misconceptions abound about the controversial Stand Your Ground law in Florida — and the national publicity surrounding the tragic Trayvon Martin case — have only confused matters further.
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