Psychological effects and how to deal with them
This is a hard topic to discuss, I am admitting that up front. I am also stating that I don't want to force anyone to relive any negative psychological effects they may have endured, but as someone who will carry when the CHL comes in, and also will defend myself and those I love I want to ask some advice (and pray to God I never need to use it). I searched and didn't find anything on this topic, unless I just suck at using the search.
But, if you feel comfortable discussing, or PM me, with the psychological effects after a shoot and how to cope with the knowledge that you have either severely injured someone or taken a life.
I ask this not out of morbid curiosity, but out of preparation to have to deal with it as the odds of this occurring to any one of us grows stronger daily.
When I went through Basic there was not much discussion on this topic, other than to keep a tight grouping. And I am not a LEO, nor do I play one on TV, so I am clearly ignorant to "life after a shoot", other than some of the thugs I grew up with who were so callous I wouldn't want their advice anyway.