Beau Doboszenski of Defensive Mindset Training, in this video by Virdian, goes over the three steps you will want to take after you’ve had to defend yourself in a lethal force encounter.
Before proceeding, you need to realize an important issue: In the American court system, life is normally given priority over property. This is why, in most states, you cannot shoot a thief running away with your property. Nor will you be allowed to shoot a person who has just robbed you and is running away. The immediate threat to your person has passed.
This blog post is not designed to offer legal advice, nor should it be construed as such. However, it is designed to acquaint you with a few of the more important factors that are involved in the subject use of deadly force. This article will also show why you need to consult with your attorney and receive training on this issue *before* you find yourself in a situation — much less court. Laws vary from state to state, country to country. Ignorance of the law — especially when it comes to using lethal force — is not a defense… anywhere.
Have your ever been involved in a shooting? What training have you received in how to respond after a shooting? Do you carry insurance that covers legal costs after a shooting? Share your answers and insight in the comment section.
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