Attorney Mitch Vilos, whose practice focuses on weapons cases, has discovered that the most serious and costly mistakes gun owners make result from a misunderstanding of the law of self-defense in their home states. The offenders include some of the nation's most intelligent, well-educated and well-trained individuals including accountants, pharmacists, business owners, police, gun-store owners and concealed weapon instructors. Don't expect to find this critical information on the Internet. Some states don't have self-defense statutes. Those that do have changed the meaning through case law and jury instructions that are extremely difficult for non- lawyers to understand. What is perfectly legal in one state could result in a murder conviction in another. In this one-of-a-kind book, statutes, cases and jury instructions that comprise the law of self-defense are illustrated by real-life cases and "Plain Talk" summaries that are extremely easy to understand. Common misconceptions that can lead to prison time and bankruptcy are revealed. Discover the presumptions and lower legal thresholds that could give you a split second tactical advantage during a violent attack. Every person who owns a weapon for self-defense or who has training in the martial arts should own this book.