As gun owners, we all subscribe to a few universal notions. We all hope that we’ll never have to draw our weapon in defense. Whether against an animal or a human being, it’s a situation that no one really craves. We all also believe it’s better to have the weapon and not need it than to be without it. Fun aside, that’s why we go to the range. That’s why we jump through the hoops to legally carry a concealed weapon. It’s why we study our firearms, techniques and laws.
Many of us may never draw our weapon, but every day, thousands do. Once you find yourself in that situation, you’ll quickly learn that the time you spent training was well-used. But, once the danger has passed and the smoke is clearing, you’ll find yourself in alien territory. No matter how many accounts you’ve read, nothing can fully prepare you for the intense adrenaline and the extremity of the aftermath of a justified shooting.
The truth is that despite the laws in place to protect your rights, it’s easy to make an unwitting mistake that will have you on the wrong end of a police interrogation.
As part of your preparation, you need to know how to handle the police after a justified shooting. Whether or not you should make a statement to the police and a host of other questions all require answers, and like anything involving the law, the answers are often complicated.
This video will give you answers straight from the mouth of an attorney. Watching it is only slightly less important than knowing how to handle your firearm.