Audio: Massad Ayoob On Kenosha, Wisc. And Lethal-Force


Straight from the horse's mouth. Massad Ayoob dissects the recent police and civilian involved lethal-force events in Kenosha, Wisc.

Quite a summer. Looting, rioting and violence have burned through America’s urban centers like a prairie fire with little else dominating the headlines. Except, perhaps, lethal-force encounters. Several incidents involving both law enforcement and citizens have shined a spotlight on the use of deadly force, for better or worse. Unfortunately most, at least initially, have been distorted with a healthy dose of politics and 24/7 news coverage.

This has been the case in Kenosha, Wisc., which in a matter of days endured a police shooting, riots and a civilian deadly-force encounter. Par typical, the conventional narrative progressed out of the gate on each. But in recent days—thanks to video evidence—a clearer picture has come into focus concerning the finer points of the police’s shooting of Jacob Blake and 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse’s use of lethal force. Perhaps no other person is more qualified to give his opinion on both incidents than Massad Ayoob.

A law-enforcement veteran and widely considered among the top experts on concealed carry and self-defense, Ayoob dissects the events in Kenosha on Lars Larson’s radio show. It’s well worth a listen, especially for armed citizens. Not only does Ayoob add a valuable perspective on the current events, but also parses out some important points concerning the use of deadly force.

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—Straight Talk on Armed Defense
—Combat Shooting with Massad Ayoob

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  1. Excellent. This interview confirms what I believe happened, in both the defensive shooting of Blake and the defensive shootings by Rittenhouse, after reviewing the available video footage numerous times.
    I’ve read and listened to Mr. Ayoob many times and am always impressed.


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