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Deadly Force: Understanding Your Right To Self Defense, 2nd Edition



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The 2nd Edition of Massad Ayoob’s Deadly Force: Understanding Your Right To Self Defense is now available, updated and expanded with the latest advice for handling a lethal force encounter.

The first edition of Gun Digest’s Deadly Force: Understanding Your Right To Self Defense brought you expert advice from Massad Ayoob on how to best handle a lethal force encounter, but plenty more has happened in the world since it was released. Now updated and expanded for its second edition, Deadly Force: Understanding Your Right To Self Defense is more comprehensive than ever before.

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In its over 300 pages, the revised book walks you through the grave responsibility and laws surrounding the application of lethal force. A must-have for any concealed carrier, Ayoob lays down what you need to think, do and say before and after surviving a deadly force encounter. Besides the author’s established wisdom concerning how to remain within the bounds of the law, Deadly Force: Understanding Your Right To Self Defense, 2nd Edition now also includes commentary and conclusions drawn from recent high-profile shooting cases such as those involving Kyle Rittenhouse and Ahmaud Arbery.

Whether you’re a seasoned concealed carrier or only recently strapped on your first iron, this updated guide will help you do it right.

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This updated edition includes deep dives into the:

  • Kyle Rittenhouse trial
  • Ahmaud Arbery shooting
  • SCOTUS’ New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen ruling
  • Legal standards for self-defense
  • Castle doctrine and stand your ground laws
  • Debunking self-defense myths
  • Realities of post-shooting psychological trauma
  • Commentary on problematic hardware
  • And More!

The book is currently available for purchase on the Gun Digest Store!


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