Friday, April 27, 2012

Massad Ayoob On Stand Your Ground Laws

Massad Ayoob was part of a panel discussion sponsored by the Cato Institute on Stand Your Ground laws on Monday along with Clayton Cramer and Steven Jansen of the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys.

Mas has served as an expert witness since 1979 in cases involving self-defense and is the author of the seminal work In the Gravest Extreme. He served for many years as a Captain in the Grantham, New Hampshire police department and is now a year-round resident of Florida.

If anyone knows anything about self-defense, the legal use of lethal force, and justified shootings it is Massad Ayoob. So when he discusses Stand Your Group laws, I listen. I only wish all the professional agitators at the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (sic) would listen as well.

Below is the presentation he gave as part of the Cato Institute's panel discussion.


  1. I greatly admire Mr. Ayoob. Back when I spent a lot of time on gun forums, someone who knows him personally obtained some very useful advice for me, as a wheelchair-bound paraplegic:

    Hi, Kent --

    Since they can't dig their feet in and "get their whole body into it," I show wheelchair-bound students the advantages of the Classic Weaver position from the waist up. With both elbows bent and the isometric push-pull absorbing recoil between gun and torso, it's the one stance that allows effective performance wi th the shoulders back, which is the situation for the wheelchair bound.


    Helped me a lot, and I am deeply grateful.

  2. Great one, but they will NEVER listen, since it doesn't fit 'their' agenda... dammit...

  3. Good post, John. Great video from Mas.

  4. Excellent overview. Thanks for taking the time to put this together