Those of you who routinely ready our posts understand that we promote a complete mindset regarding self-defense. This mindset involves much more than just a good trigger press.
In other words, protecting yourself has many facets – from regular training with your everyday carry (EDC) gun to considering ahead of time what you will do in various scenarios so at that moment you can confidently act.
Part of knowing how to defend yourself is not just tactical but also legal. Some people say “better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.” In our opinion that’s a stupid idea. Instead, why don’t we avoid both?
Our Partner for Self-Defense Legal Opinions:
We regularly partner with the foremost expert on self-defense law in all 50 states, Attorney Andrew Branca. He has been a guest on several episodes of our Concealed Carry Podcast (episode#148, episode #212, episode #330, episode #440) and a guest for our Guardian Nation members.
The above advice is solid. However, knowing what to do when the time comes is also considerably influenced by politics when your case ends up on national news, as it has with a young man, Kyle Rittenhouse.
How the Kyle Rittenhouse Trial Could Affect Your Use of Force:
If you are unfamiliar with his case, we want you to learn about its implications for your self-defense. Here’s why: the media-political establishment is gearing up to put his case through the rigamarole of the mainstream media news cycle, all but guaranteeing a skewed result.
Fortunately, Mr. Branca works hard to give a fair and accurate account of many spotlighted trials, including Kyle’s. His analysis is not just enlightening for his readers; it’s profoundly important for those unfortunate enough to defend themselves and end up in a politically hot trial, whether or not they did so legally.
I am encouraging anyone reading this post to follow his analysis as the trial plays out. It isn’t important – it’s critically important.
We need to see the reality of Kyle’s situation to dispel the propaganda sure to end up on CNN and other media outlets and better fight the fight before we end up on defense ourselves.
Another partner company with us, CCWSafe, agrees.
Their agreement is strong enough to syndicate much of Attorney Branca’s analysis of the case for free on CCWSafe’s blog. I'll also mention that our podcast listeners can save 10% on their CCWSafe membership by using the code ‘ccpodcast.'
If you're not familiar with CCWSafe, I highly recommend spending a few minutes on their website. Then, it will be clear why we recommend them as the preeminent choice for a self-defense legal representation membership.
Free Membership to Andrew Branca's Legal Content:
Better yet, you can get an even deeper understanding of the case and your state’s laws directly from Attorney Branca by getting a membership.
His silver membership starts at 99 cents for 2 weeks and is sure to provide far more insight than even what is being offered free.
I can’t recommend it enough. Attorney Branca’s analysis is thorough without being boring. He enlightens us through practical analysis that keeps us interested while showing us valuable and essential elements of self-defense law.
We want you to check out his coverage of the Rittenhouse trial – for your benefit!