About the Author
Andrew F. Branca is an internationally recognized expert on American self-defense law. Now in his third decade of practicing law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Andrew also nationally consults for other lawyers in high-profile self defense cases, teaches self defense law at the SigSauer Academy in Epping, NH, is frequently a featured speaker at law school gun law symposia around the country, and provides legal expertise for such news outlets as the Wall Street Journal and NPR. This year Andrew will also be speaking at the 2014 NRA National Convention about Stand-Your-Ground and other facets of self-defense law. Andrew began his competitive shooting activities as a youth in smallbore rifle, and has for 20 years been a Life Member of the National Rifle Association (NRA) and a multi-classification Master-class competitor in the International Defenseive Pistol Association (IDPA). He has for many years been an NRA-certified firearms instructor in pistol, rifle, and personal protection, and is a a life-long absolutist for the right to carry firearms and the Second Amendment generally.