15 Things I Would Do After A Self Defense Shooting[bctt tweet=”15 Things I Would Do After A Self Defense Shooting” username=”realitysurvival”]

This is not a question to be taken lightly. My only advice to you is to spend considerable time and resources thinking about the answers to this question before you decide to carry a concealed or openly visible firearm. I highly suggest consulting a lawyer for developing your own plan for what you would do after a self defense shooting.  I am not a lawyer so please understand that as you read the following.  But since this is Self Defense Week on RealitySurvival, I thought I would share with you what I personally would do if I was in a self defense shooting. Please understand that I am not trying to provide you with legally advice.  I am only sharing with you what I myself would do in this situation. Obviously there are a wide variety of scenarios that a situation like this could play out; but because it is the most commonly thought of, I will use the example of a convenience store being robbed by a violent armed gunman.

There is a judgment call that has to be made by any person who is confronted with a situation like this and that is this.  Should you just be a good observer/witness or should you get involved and act to neutralize the threat?  Most people who read this blog will go with the latter.  But this article is not going to cover all of the pros and cons of that decision and its possible consequences.  This article is going to assume that I have decided to engage the threat and that the threat has been eliminated.  Now what will I do?

Once everything was wrapped up at the scene of the crime I would immediately call my attorney and speak with them.  Perhaps even get them to come to the scene if that is possible so that you could explain exactly how everything happened. Then I would go home and relax and as I thought about the sequence of events I would jot down notes to my attorney (I would make sure the paper is labeled that it is notes to my attorney so that it stays a privileged communication and cannot be used against me later).

Well that is pretty much it.  That is how I would handle a self defense shooting.  After all of that has happened everything else that would happen to me will be on autopilot and my attorney will take care of the situation and make sure that I am aware of the rest of the process, court appointments, police interviews, etc.

In addition to everything mentioned about personally calling 911 to report the shooting – all great points & info – HANG UP AFTER THE CALL …

If shooters don’t learn anything else from the Zimmerman Case – they’ll be using absolutely everything and anything to screw you over – that includes filtered & amped up cross talk in the background ….

Take a notice from the Baltimore DA – it’s not about justice – it’s all about revenge …

Excellent point about hanging up! You don’t want a recording to be taken out of context. Thanks for stopping by!

I was really enlightened by this article. Have had my c.c. for two years now and carry when I am outside my house. First time I carried was to church and I know this church has concealed carry men all around and in the church. They had in the past eastern looking men taking pictures of the church! Any way I must say it is very humbling to think of the responsibility of carrying!

Awesome! Glad you liked it. Thanks for the feedback. It is great you have your concealed carry permit. I would recommend carrying as often as you can! It is becoming a crazy world out there! Take Care and stay safe and God Bless!

IF, you are engaged in a shooting.. one, the people around you will try to leave as soon as they can. They will be glad you had a weapon to help them, but they will also say, I am outa here.

It will be your word and maybe a video of the shooting from the store or Resturant that is on your side.

Say I was in fear of my life and my Family’s life. Do not mention the other people around. YOU are NOT a COP…. you had no business trying save the by standers from the bad guy… It was between you and him.
After you say I was in fear of my life, I want my attorney…SHUTUP… If you are cuffed , go along but still say nothing. Only speak to your attorney. Only speak to your Attorney..

If you want the weapon back, some may say you are wanting a Trophy of the shooting. Be prepared to say I do not want the weapon back.

Interesting take. Obviously I don’t agree with all of it but much of it is exactly what I laid out as well. Thanks for reading and commenting!

Greetings Admin,

Forgot to mention… Thanks for the article. Always a good thing to test our procedures and learn new things. Carry on and look forward to another article.

Great! Thanks for the feedback!

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