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    American Self Defense Institute

    Anyone here have had or know of anyone that has had any experience with this organization that claims to provide 24hr. assistance in the unfortunate case of a self defense shooting incident. I just called their 800 number about 5mins ago and got a recording telling me "They are busy and leave a message and they will get back to me". They said membership gives you access to legal counsel 24/7. Membership is approx. $49/yr. Is this a legitimate organization?


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    The coverage will be limited...very limited!
    You're wondering if a group of lawyers are going to give you something for nothing?
    Good luck!
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    I signed up with them a couple of months ago. So far I have had no need to call them. I hope I never need to call. However, I thought that they would at least provide advise for the first 24 hours of having to deal with LEO's and maybe a recommendation of a local 2nd Amend. lawyer that I could engage to see me through the problems. Please keep us up to date on your experiences with them. I hope I did not throw away$49.00.

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    Not being available to answer a call immediately is kind of a bad sign. How long ago did you leave a message and have they called you back yet ?
    I want my lawyer on the phone instantly if the SHTF.

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    da3394, Hey fellow Tarheel if I find out anything more about this organization I will definitely let you know. I need to do a little more digging before I send them my money. I don't mind spending the funds but I want to get what has been advertised. So many scams going on right now it is unbelievable. Thanx for your response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNUT View Post
    Not being available to answer a call immediately is kind of a bad sign. How long ago did you leave a message and have they called you back yet ?
    I want my lawyer on the phone instantly if the SHTF.
    That is unrealistic expectations, no matter what kind of retainer you are paying them. Would you expect your doctor to be waiting by a phone 24/7 just waiting for you to call with a problem? Would you expect it from your tax consultant? I don't think so. You call, leave a message and wait for your call to be returned in a timely manner. That is unless your paying them several hundred thousands of dollar a year, to do nothing to be at your beck and call.

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    Here's an old thread on the ASDI, from 2006:

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    My personal view is that it is better to have established a relationship with a specific local attorney prior to the time when the need for an attorney arises. This may be a perfectly good plan, but I would want to know in advance who the attorney is that I will be relying on to defend me.
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    If they are taking applications at $49 a pop, and promising 24/7 coverage, I expect the least they can do is 1: Answer the stinking phone 2: Have an attorney somewhere in America that can tell you to STHU 3: Promptly get a local attorney to come to you, if incarcerated, preferably with bail $$$ if that's a plan perk. Remember, you only get one phone call, better make it count!

    Maybe you get a 'hotline' number after you pay?
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