Product Description In a long-awaited update of the world's most authoritative work on the subject, Massad Ayoob draws from an additional three decades of experience to educate responsible firearms owners about the legal, ethical, and practical use of firearms in self defense-the armed citizens' rules of engagement. Deadly Force discusses: Understand the legal and ethical issues surrounding use of lethal force by private citizens Learn about the social and psychological issues surrounding use of lethal force in defense of self or others Preparation and mitigation--steps the responsible armed citizen can/should take Review “After forty years as a practicing criminal defense attorney, I know that what Mas says, teaches, and writes is the best, state of the art knowledge you can get.” – Jeff Weiner, Former President, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers “If you are interested in self protection, you need to understand the legal restrictions placed on your ability to defend yourself. The book Deadly Force provides that information. It belongs on your bookshelf.” – Greg Ellifritz, ActiveResponseTraining.net About the Author Massad Ayoob has published thousands of articles in gun magazines, martial arts publications, and law enforcement journals, and authored more than a dozen books on firearms, self-defense, and related topics.During his distinguished career, Ayoob has won several state and regional handgun shooting championships, appeared as an expert witness for courts in weapons and shooting cases, and currently appears in numerous television shows. He founded the Lethal Force Institute in 1981 and served as its director until 2009, and now trains through Massad Ayoob Group.