New Shooter Monday: After the Shot

We spend a lot of time training for the worst case scenario – using a firearm to defend ourselves and our loved ones. We also train to improve our situational awareness and avoid bad situations in hopes of avoiding the worst case.

If we survive the life and death situation, we’re going to face something many people who are new to firearms don’t consider – the legal aftermath.

Even if we are within the self-defense laws when we shoot, there will be an investigation.

What advice have you gotten about handling the legal aftermath?

(If you’re sharing bad advice, please be sure to specify that.)

Members, you can find post-incident instructions on the back of your USCCA membership card or in your USCCA Dashboard. And remember to program the USCCA’s number into your cell phone: 877-677-1919.

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Call an attorney. Say nothing until you speak with an attorney.

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Call an attorney. Say nothing until you speak with an attorney.

Sorry @OldGnome to copy your words… but there is really nothing else to be said.

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Make sure your family does the same.

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Have you ever talked with your family about what to expect after such an event?

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For the Family it’s even shorter version:
Say nothing

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I have not covered this with my family, but now I will. Thanks @Jerzy

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Call 911, call USCCA, apply duct tape to mouth.

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Yes, communication is key for a family.

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