Self-Defense Tip 130 Must-Knows for Use of Force in Self-Defense

Real-life examples of use of force in self-defense

Watch the two below videos of real-life examples of self-defense, from surveillance cameras. Defenders in both assaults did the right thing, but … it is not just what they did, but how. So, watch and then think, which defender’s lawyer will have a more difficult job?

Las Vegas shop owner stabs would-be thief multiple times
Las Vegas shop owner stabs would-be thief multiple times

An aggressive moron gets shot, deservedly
An aggressive moron gets shot

Which defender’s lawyer will have a more difficult job?

Before you think, which defender’s lawyer will have a more difficult job, read the following.

Ignore at Your Own Risk
Your use of force in self-defense must be legally justified, otherwise you will be convicted of a crime. For your defensive use of force to be legally justifiable, you must prove the following:

— Ability — of the attacker to harm you, by superior strength, or by weapons, or both;
— Opportunity — for the attacker to harm you there and then;
— Jeopardy — the attacker is an immediate danger to you (or to someone you defend);
— Preclusion — the attacker left you no other safe option.

Good advice from a friend:
“You need to learn and understand each one of the above points. If you don’t understand them, you will face time for your actions. Knowing when and how to defend yourself is not enough, you must plan ahead for after the smoke has cleared, ’cause the battle isn’t over until you are cleared of any wrongdoing.
“You can hire an attorney who specializes in self-defense cases; it’ll cost you, but will be worth it. Like in all things, this is where you need to go to the professional; ask the experienced, not the merely learned.”
Recommended reading:
Self-Defense Tip #78 — Don’t Talk to the Police

So, which defender exposed himself more to a charge of using excessive force? What do you think? Leave a comment!

BTW, should you have to use force to protect yourself from an attack, you will need an experienced attorney specializing in self-defense cases, and you will need insurance to cover your cost of that attorney, and many other costs. There are self-defense liability-protection plans that include liability insurance, cover expenses incurred in your legal defense, even provide immediate attorney’s help, and more. Two such protection plans, that I consider most comprehensive, are those offered by Firearms Legal Protection and by US Concealed Carry Association (USCCA).

Firearms Legal Protection offers legal self-defense protection, with uncapped criminal or civil attorney fees, a 24/7 hotline answered by attorneys, bail bond protection, expert witness & investigator fees, and more.

US Concealed Carry Association (USCCA), which I am a member of, offers the following benefits:
— USCCA’s attorney nationwide network of more than 1,200 attorneys specializing in self-defense cases;
— A two-million dollar ($2,000,000.00) self-defense liability insurance, which covers acts of self-defense, whether using weapons (guns, blades, etc.) or empty hands;
— No limit cover of defense expenses incurred in the defense of a civil or criminal proceeding or investigation;
— $100,000 available for bail expenses, up to $20,000 for incidental expenses, and up to $750 per day for actual loss of earnings;
— 24/7 emergency support from Critical Response Team (after a self-defense incident, your first call should be to 911, and your second call will be to this emergency support team who will guide you through the unanticipated fog of a self‑defense incident).
USCCA membership includes more benefits, but these are the most important ones, in my opinion.
Should you follow the above links to purchase the membership in USCCA, I will earn an affiliate commission from USCCA, at no additional cost to you.

Applying any of the advices mentioned above is your sole responsibility.

Self-defense tip from Thomas Kurz, co-author of Basic Instincts of Self-Defense and author of Science of Sports Training, Stretching Scientifically, and Flexibility Express.

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Self-Defense Moves

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Defend Against Weapons

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3 thoughts on “Self-Defense Tip 130 Must-Knows for Use of Force in Self-Defense”

  1. This shop owner is going to jail imo. He stood calm and then lunged at the robber who had his back to him and his hands on the stuff he wanted to steal. If that robber faced him and stepped in his direction, then that would be a self-defense.

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