This is a discussion on Encountering another CCWer while in a situation... within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Majorlk I carry to protect myself and my family - no one else. My permit does NOT make me a LEO. So ...
However, like CHPs, carry, and gun law in general it is a State-by-State thing.
Good Samaritan Laws - Do all states have Good Samaritan Laws
I like Vermont
Vermont provides immunity from liability specifically for untrained rescuers, as long as they don't screw up really badly (defined as gross negligence). However, Vermont is unique in another way. All other states provide immunity if a person chooses to help, but do not require us to aid our fellow humans. Vermont does, however -- the state's good Samaritan law actually orders citizens to help those in need.
I'm just one root in a grassroots organization. No one should assume that I speak for the VCDL.
I am neither an attorney-at-law nor I do play one on television or on the internet. No one should assumes my opinion is legal advice.
Veni, Vidi, Velcro
Frankly, I don't know how I missed this thread up until now; and to stumble across this with no popcorn in the house is very disheartening.
“Monsters are real and so are ghosts. They live inside of us, and sometimes they win.”
~ Stephen King
I'm glad the OP posted this....
I've seen lots of comments how "I would do this.... " that I have diagreement with... 1) because you are not an LEO and the situation does not require use of a gun, 2) because unless things are clear intentions can be mis-interpreted by someone else when you pull a gun, and we need to remember how other CCW's around may react to that.
I think it is something everyone needs to consider.
A couple of young sheepdogs in serious need of some training of, when to and when not to intervene.. I hope they get off easy, but learn a good lesson from their experience.
"He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one." – Luke 22:36
"If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so." – Thomas Jefferson
Well im gonna go ahead and say this, no I wouldnt have pulled my weapon the perp, nor would have pulled my weapon on the man holding the other weapon, with that said, I would and will help someone in need...
If I witness someone being wrongfully abused, out numbered by numerous thugs, children being beaten and so on, sorry, but I feel it is not right to just sit by and watch someone being abused, beaten and so forth....
Maybe im wrong, im not sure. But I do know one thing, as an [B]AMERICAN,[B]I find it my duty and responsibility to helo out another american in desperate need of help....
With all that said, I do think that there is other ways to help out without drawing doen on somebody
I hope you never need to put your beliefs to the test. I myself have seen enough that, "once bitten twice shy" rings very true.
Just because someone is not willing to place their health and fortune at risk doesn't mean they are doing nothing. I will intervene, at my discretion and in the manner I choose to do so, when and where I so choose.