"Everyone,not just gun owners--- should read this. It's a great primer about "the law." Maverick 001


"A "must read" book for any CC holder."  Amazon Customer, April 20, 2017


"Easy to read, informative and -- amazingly -- entertaining. I wasn't expecting the latter. Actual scenarios and court decisions pieced together by the author (names changed, but copiously footnoted) into an extremely informative and again, entertaining, book. IF YOU CARRY, THIS IS A MUST READ. If you just own a gun for home defense and never take it with you unless you're going to the range, it's at least a SHOULD READ."  John H., April 20, 2017


"I don’t often do formal book reviews, but after reading a copy of When Deadly Force is Involved, by Bruce M. Lawlor, I found it refreshingly innovative in its approach."  John Caile. 

March 16, 2017

"It is a book that should be read by every American who owns a gun..."  Gary Anderson.


Massad Ayoob               Self-defense instructor, Massad Ayoob Group

"A very thought provoking read."


Greg O'Meara           Professor, Creighton University Law School

"In this work, Bruce Lawlor traces themes in defensive force cases through a decidedly pro-gun lens.  I found his imaginative reworking of leading cases to be at times both fascinating and provocative."  


Hanan Yadin                 former IDF and General Security Services member, tactical and counterterrorism instructor,  ISI Training Center

"Bruce Lawlor brings fresh eyes and angles to the deadly force definitions for self-defense.  A fascinating read."




Larry Atkins                 former police firearms instructor and deputy sheriff


"Bruce Lawlor uses situations which relate self-defense to everyday life.  I found this book to be very informative and would recommend it to anyone interested in furthering their knowledge about self-defense and the law."


John P. Ford                 certified firearms instructor in self-defense

"I found this book informative and interesting.  It should be read by anyone who thinks he knows something about self-defense.  Understanding what Bruce Lawlor has written provides a great awareness of the legal issues involved in self-defense."