Excellent advice from here. DTG unanimously supports the individual and natural right to carry a firearm for self-defense or the defense of others. While not agreeing with the convoluted logic of licensing citizens to exercise a right, DTG also understands the reality of consequences to that same citizen, so getting a CPL before one carries outside the home or off the property is essential in pre-SHTF/WROL environments. If you meet the legal requirements in your region, get to a required class, apply for and obtain a CPL, a reliable pistol or revolver, and some post-license training (we can help with that). Further, DTG recommends joining organizations that provide legal defense coverage for firearms related incidents such as CCW Safe (it’s akin to having car insurance before you drive – you don’t need it until you need it really badly). We also recommend considering purchasing and reading books such as, “The Law of Self-Defense,” by Andrew Branca, available on Amazon or at his site, here. In the mean time, check the entire article out at the link.
Here are a couple excerpts from the article:
“Do Not Make Any Statements After A Shooting
Many people have an urge to explain what happened to the police. Don’t! I wish I could simply ask you to just trust me on this and accept what I’m telling you. Despite what the media likes to report, I realize many shootings are actually justified. I realize many police officers are good people trying to do the right thing. This does not change my mind about remaining silent. That said, if you are anything like me, you need more information. I get it.
As an initial matter, keep in mind that you have a 5th Amendment Constitutional right to remain silent. No further explanation or justification is necessary to invoke it. The framers of our Constitution fought for that right. They wanted to preserve it for you; so you could use it. You shouldn’t just give it away. However, I know from experience some people talk to the police because they believe exercising their right to remain silent will be used against them. In the non-justice system world, I understand that simply remaining silent can be used against the person who is reasonably expected to explain what happened. This is not how things work in the justice system.”
“I know that, despite my best efforts, some people will still talk to the police. If you are one of these people, I have a good option for you. I have authored a statement for you to read to the police anytime you determine you cannot resist the urge to talk to the police. For your convenience, this statement is also on the back of my business card. The statement is as follows:
“I refuse to consent to any search whatsoever. As such, I do not consent to a search of my premises, my person, my immediate location or any vehicle or effects. I hereby exercise my rights as enumerated by the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Ninth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution and Article Two of the Arizona Constitution. I demand to have my attorney present prior to and throughout any questioning at all. Additionally, I request to call my attorney right now for a private legal consultation.”
It is important to note that reading this statement will not prevent an officer from arresting you or a prosecutor from charging you with a crime. The decision to arrest or to charge is supposed to be based solely on the evidence and reasonable inferences from that evidence. However, reading this statement to an officer, at least, memorializes what you actually said to the officer.”