In the struggle that followed, Zimmerman pulled his gun and shot Martin dead, claiming that he did so in self-defense.
Until then the Kurds are focused on Kurdistan, or territory close to their lines and necessary for self-defense.
The people who use guns in self-defense often turn out to have criminal records of their own.
El-Hamy Mahmoud El-Hamy, a Cairo landlord, recently urged a female tenant to buy a gun for self-defense purposes.
And were the elite police sharpshooters stationed on the rooftops overlooking Nahda and Rabaa squares acting in self-defense?
From a struggle for self-defense this has become a war of conquest.
In self-defense Hal Overton was obliged to fend off the blow.
The government of Germany had decided to make its people believe that they were about to fight in self-defense.
In self-defense I am disposed to say, "Make a selection and send it to me."
If he could but batter in that long skull he would be acquitted of responsibility on the ground of self-defense.