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.

Section 15. Objections by law enforcement agencies.

(a) Any law enforcement agency may submit an objection to a license applicant based upon a reasonable suspicion that the applicant is a danger to himself or herself or others, or a threat to public safety. The objection shall be made by the chief law enforcement officer of the law enforcement agency, or his or her designee, and must include any information relevant to the objection. If a law enforcement agency submits an objection within 30 days after the entry of an applicant into the database, the Department shall submit the objection and all information related to the application to the Board within 10 days of completing all necessary background checks.
(b) If an applicant has 5 or more arrests for any reason, that have been entered into the Criminal History Records Information (CHRI) System, within the 7 years preceding the date of application for a license, or has 3 or more arrests within the 7 years preceding the date of application for a license for any combination of gang-related offenses, the Department shall object and submit the applicant's arrest record, the application materials, and any additional information submitted by a law enforcement agency to the Board. For purposes of this subsection, "gang-related offense" is an offense described in Section 12-6.4, Section 24-1.8, Section 25-5, Section 33-4, or Section 33G-4, or in paragraph (1) of subsection (a) of Section 12-6.2, paragraph (2) of subsection (b) of Section 16-30, paragraph (2) of subsection (b) of Section 31-4, or item (iii) of paragraph (1.5) of subsection (i) of Section 48-1 of the Criminal Code of 2012.
(c) The referral of an objection under this Section to the Board shall toll the 90-day period for the Department to issue or deny the applicant a license under subsection (e) of Section 10 of this Act, during the period of review and until the Board issues its decision.
(d) If no objection is made by a law enforcement agency or the Department under this Section, the Department shall process the application in accordance with this Act.

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