As Concealed Carry license holders we should be aware of the consequences that will occur after pulling the trigger in a self-defense shooting. Every state has different laws that we have to obey and fully understand if we decide to carry in that certain state. In some selected states you are fully protected if you pull the trigger within your home protecting your home and family. However, other states are not that understanding.
There are certain states that will allow the “aggressor” to be able to take you to court and sue you civilly. Unfair? Yes, however that has been the case in many situations. Law-abiding citizens have been taken to court by the same person who was once the aggressor and has actually won in a civil suit. We work hard for what we have, It Unfortunate that there are selected states that will allow giving rise to such claim.
As law-abiding citizens, it is our right to protect ourselves and the ones we love. What will happen when I pull the trigger in a self-defense situation? After pulling the trigger you will or should be calling 911, after that you should be contacting your attorney. In our opinion, self-defense insurance should be a must. After the police department conducts their investigation and determines if you are justified for your actions, you will be exonerated from all legal criminal matters and should be released.
After some time, as we mentioned before if you reside in selected states, expect a letter from attorneys on behalf of the aggressor of his or her family. You will now be facing a civil suit! Having an attorney on your side will be the best chance you may have to fully exonerate you from the civil suit as well. As Concealed Carry license holders we take on a huge responsibility when carrying a firearm and these are issues that will come along the way when discharging your firearm. We need to think ahead, safety, security, and proper representation should be just a few things to keep in mind when obtaining your concealed carry license.