New book on self defense law
Mitch & Evan Vilos, "Self Defense Laws of All 50 States," available here. This must have taken forever to research and write. It has the statutes of every State, notes on major case law in each, and practical explanations of each of these entries. Then charts on when deadly force can be used in each State, a prosecutor's opening statement in a self-defense case (just to show how your actions might be portrayed), and "the mother of all self-defense laws," which they suggest promoting to your State legislature. Concisely written, it still spans 554 pages.
Just asked the missus to order me a copy for Christmas.
Posted by: Mark Steele at December 20, 2010 11:06 AM
Not to belittle the authors' tremendous labor, but won't the information in a book like this become rapidly out of date? I'd think long and hard before I considered taking or refraining taking action as a result of reading a book detailing what the law was like in the year it was written, especially in such a field as firearms.
Posted by: Nate at December 21, 2010 06:10 PM