For years and right up to this day probably the most discussed and publicized self defense case in the history of the US is the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case.
Despite the demoniation of Zimemrman in the media prior to that night he was just an average guy, going to school, working part time, active in his community and liven in a neighborhood that had been faced with increasing breakins and other criminality. As a result of the latter he joined the unofficial and rather disorganized neighborhood watch just as millions of other Americans have done over the years.
FF’wd to that night. Well George has the munchies and heads out to he grocery store. As a NW participant he made a slow pass around the neighborhood prior to heading out to the store.
Oh, by the way just like 16-20 other Americans he was legally carrying his personal defense firearm.
We all know how it goes from there.
I’d heard in an interview with his lead atty that his case cost over 100k per day if all you counted were court days and did the math in my head thinking that was a whopper of a bill.
In an article about a recent interview with Zimmerman they mention a figure of 3.5 million dollars in total for his defense.
Think long and hard for a minute. Should you ever find yourself in a self defense shootingh without some form of prepaid legal or self defense insurance how would you pay for your own defense if it went to trial?
It wasn’t until that case that I myself added a prepaid legal to my own existing shooter’s liability coverage and after a long time looking into what else was available decided to join the USCCA as a member. I’d already figured that the cost of membership was more than offset just by the free training and information available through the site and through the regular emails to members and the cost of membership was less than I was paying for prepaid legal alone.
To me, it’s some of the best money I’ve ever spent so for any of you that haven’t joined I strongly suggest you take the leap and do so.
Here is the article.