Protection for self defense liabilities

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by Al1195, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. Al1195

    Al1195 New Member

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    The United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) is offering a self defense shield benefit to its membership that will cover legal expenses should you have to defend yourself in court for a self defense shooting etc.
    I'm new to CCW and would like to hear comments from more experianced members of this forum about this type of benefit. Is it a good or bad idea?

    Thanks in Advanced
     
  2. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    Have you ever had to mortally defend yourself with a knife, tire iron, or a

    baseball bat? Me neither. So, even though I carry, I doubt I'll ever have to

    mortally defend myself with a gun.

    IF your state has Castle Doctrine, you are already

    protected by the law, as far as that goes, given you

    know the law, and seek only to protect your life.

    If not, you may want to consider some method of

    protecting yourself legally, in the unlikely event the worst

    happens.
     

  3. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    unfortunately being legally in the right doesnt stop the rest of the goblins to whom the deceased goblin is related to from suing. even them having zero chance of winning costs you massive money and time.... :(
     
  4. freefall

    freefall New Member

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    Some outfit in the Pacific Northwest was talking about that too. Can't remember who right now... I think it's a worthwhile idea. A criminal defense can easily exceed $100,000 and the sky's the limit. "Better tried by twelve than carried by six" might ring a little hollow while you're being gang raped in a prison shower because you couldn't afford competent council.
     
  5. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    If you have homeowner's/ car insurance/ renter's insurance, you probably have an insurance agent. Talk w/ your agent about a personal liability "Umbrella" policy. Nice thing about insurance- THEY provide you with legal defense for CIVIL suits.
     
  6. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    I invested in one of these when I had a pool in the backyard. Less than $300 to the total insurance bill annually. Everyone with any assets should have an "umbrella".
     
  7. WDB

    WDB New Member

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    Good advice right there, my insurance agent sold me on it. An affordable peice of mind if you include it with the other insurances most of us have.