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Self-Defense Laws of All 50 States 2nd Edition (2013) by Attorney Mitch Vilos Zoom


Self-Defense Laws of All 50 States 2nd Edition (2013) by Attorney Mitch Vilos

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Attorney Mitch Vilos, whose practice focuses on weapons cases, has discovered that the most serious and costly mistakes gun owners make result from a misunderstanding of the law of self-defense in their home states. The offenders include some of the nation's most intelligent, well-educated and well-trained individuals including accountants, pharmacists, business owners, police, gun-store owners and concealed weapon instructors. Don't expect to find this critical information on the Internet. Some states don't have self-defense statutes. Those that do have changed the meaning through case law and jury instructions that are extremely difficult for non- lawyers to understand. What is perfectly legal in one state could result in a murder conviction in another. In this one-of-a-kind book, statutes, cases and jury instructions that comprise the law of self-defense are illustrated by real-life cases and "Plain Talk" summaries that are extremely easy to understand. Common misconceptions that can lead to prison time and bankruptcy are revealed. Discover the presumptions and lower legal thresholds that could give you a split second tactical advantage during a violent attack. Every person who owns a weapon for self-defense or who has training in the martial arts should own this book.

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. From Neighborhood Watch to Life in Prison

Chapter 3. Understanding the Crucial Terms and Concepts of Self-Defense Law

Chapter 4. Template (Subheadings) Described in Detail

Chapter 5. Self-Defense Laws of All 50 States

Chapter 6. State Deadly Force Chart Duty to Retreat Map

Chapter 7. Thumbs-Down Factors

Chapter 8. Justifiable Acts of Self-Defense

Chapter 9. Conflict Avoidance

Chapter 10. Step Up in Force

Chapter11. Preception and Reaction Time and the Non-Firearm Deadly Threat

Chapter 12. The "SUPERDELL" Schanze Brandishing Case

Chapter 13. Domestic Violence and Battered Woman's Syndrome

Chapter 14. Statements Made After a Defensive Incident

Chapter 15. Risk of Being Sued for Defending Yourself

Chapter 16. Taser: A Less-Lethal Alternative 

Chapter 17. Self-Defense from Animals

Chapter 18. Additional Resources

Chapter 19. About Future Additions

Chapter 20. Conclusion: The Mother of All Self-Defense Laws

Chapter 21. About the Authors



Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU 505876
UPC 9780984505876
Manufacturer Mitch Vilos & Guns West Publishing, Inc.
Type Books
Action Type No
Barrel Length No
Capacity No
Finish No
Overall Length No
Safety No
Sight No
Grips No
Number of Mags No
Price $29.95
Available for In-Store Pickup Yes
Bin Number G1-3/4


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