Please read I need advice!!!!!!
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i am a new concealed holder and i have just purchased my first hand gun khar cw9( i love it) i am a young ...
November 21st, 2008 04:42 AM
Please read I need advice!!!!!!
i am a new concealed holder and i have just purchased my first hand gun khar cw9( i love it) i am a young man only 21 years of age. i am considered to be very responsible and i am looking foward to becoming a police officer. but anyways.. i carry my weapon with me all the time!!! i can say that i am not afraid to use my weapon but the only thing i worry about is geting in trouble and being convicted of murder if i am forced to use it. i dont think i will ever use it unless i have no other option(meaning i feel like my life is in danger, not just getting in a fist fight) but i am still worried about being accused of murder for excessive force!! someone please respond or even email me because i really have lots of questions!! i also would like advice about weapons because i would like 2 buy another!!
November 21st, 2008 05:35 AM
Don't fire your weapon at anyone unless you feel your life is in imminent danger of ending, you will know if that time comes.
Don't un-conceal your weapon unless the time above is at hand, it's not meant to scare people away, just to defend your life.
If you do have to use it, have a good lawyer handy.
Fortes Fortuna Juvat
Former, USMC 0311, OIF/OEF vet
NRA Pistol/Rifle/Shotgun/Reloading Instructor, RSO, Ohio CHL Instructor
November 21st, 2008 08:34 AM
Welcome to the forum.
I'd suggest that you start by looking through the different parts of the forum. A lot of what yo are trying to learn has been discussed in the past, then ask your specific questions in the proper area for the fastest answer.
EOD - Initial success or total failure
November 21st, 2008 08:37 AM
Greetings and Welcome from Fayettevile, NC!!!
Ensure you read your state laws on use of deadly force!
"Without fear there can be no Courage!"
November 21st, 2008 08:47 AM
Welcome to the forums
Carrying a concealed weapon is a huge responsibility. Knowing when to and when not to is always a tough call. Here is a link to a post from a few days ago called "The Ten Commandments of Concealed Carry" http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...tml#post913193
I would hope that during your CCW class, your instructor referenced scenarios that would require the use of a firearm. This is a good basic start, however, now the responsibility really begins.
I would recommend some training in the use and safety of handguns along with some type of "shoot-dont-shoot" education. Practice with that new weapon so it becomes natural to use, just like brushing your teeth in the dark. Keep your situational awareness at peak alertness and know how and when to avoid situations. Browsing this forum and asking questions is a good thing, there are alot of veteran firearm carriers here.
Your weapon is a tool to assist you or your loved ones in staying alive, use it responsibly.
Good luck and welcome to the ranks.
"Government is not the solution to our problem; government IS the problem". - Ronald Reagan 1981
November 21st, 2008 08:58 AM
Welcome young gun..
Lots of advice in this forum, learn how to do a search.
November 21st, 2008 09:09 AM
Welcome from Pennsylvania. As others have already suggested, search around on DC. I also suggest and highly recommend getting some formal training.
November 21st, 2008 09:36 AM
Greetings from Rocky Top Tennessee. BuckecyLCPL has given you some very good advice. In addition you should lnow your state laws relating to self defence.
When you accept mediocrity you sow the seeds for future failure.
One should never confuse good fortune with good training.
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November 21st, 2008 10:24 AM
Welcome from VA.
As previously stated know the law in the state you are in, not just your home states law. What is legal in TX is not necessarily legal in OK, LA or other states that honor your permit. Remember, you are bound by the laws of the state you are in when traveling there.
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November 21st, 2008 11:19 AM
Welcome from Washington.
As has been said. Learn the laws and find a decent instructor.
The only thing that stops bad guys with guns is good guys with guns. SgtD
November 21st, 2008 11:23 AM
Greetings and welcome to the forum. I'll echo the advice to read, read, read. But you also need an attorney. I don't mean you need to put one on retainer, but you need to find one that you can sit down with and talk (even if it costs you some $$$) and get their legal opinion on your understanding. What's hard for you to read on your own is case law, and a good attorney will have a better idea of how the law is really handled in court.
Again, welcome aboard, be safe, and remember it's a tool to defend life.
"Wise people learn when they can; fools learn when they must." - The Duke of Wellington
November 21st, 2008 12:06 PM
November 21st, 2008 12:22 PM
You are In Texas where we have very good self defense laws,If you are being robbed,or somebody pulls a weapon on you then you are justified to use deadly force to stop the threat,there is another site called Texaschlforum.com that deals specifically with Texas CHL laws.There is an individual Charles Cotton on that forum who is a lawyer and helped create and push through Texas Chl laws
"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"
--Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .
November 21st, 2008 12:30 PM
Knowing when and how to deploy your handgun is the missing link in deciding to CCW. Do lots of when/then not if/then training scenarios in your head. Decide for yourself in accordance with laws and your personality when you believe you would be justified in using deadly force against open hand, impact, edged weapons and firearm attacks. When would you shoot in defense of another? Whenever you see a shooting on the news or a TV program think about what is happening and what you would do. If you can do some force on force with airsoft. You will be surprised at how jacked up you get when are facing another person.
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