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After You Shoot: Your Gun's Hot. The Perp's Not. Now What? Perfect Paperback – November 8, 2010
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Also, when I read his suggestion to carry a CARD in your wallet stating that you want to cooperate but won't talk to police until you talk to a lawyer, I thought "this would seem damn wonky and work against you." And the lawyers Korwin interviews at the end agreed with my thought and disagreed with Korwin on this.
Korwin says over and over that you should ask to speak to "MY attorney" not "AN attorney." The difference of this wording of one over the other are not the mystical "get out of jail free" "magic words" Korwin seems to imply they are by constantly stressing the wording. And while Korwin's suggestion to pay for an hour with a lawyer up front to suss them out is a good idea, it doesn't really makes them "your" lawyer. Only HIRING a lawyer truly makes them "your" lawyer. And the lawyers Korwin interviews at the end agreed with my thought and disagreed with Korwin on this. Korwin suggested putting down a 10 or 20 grand retainer, which does not even make them YOUR lawyer, until you actually HIRE them. And most people do not have the resources to do this.Read more ›
During a typical state-mandated defensive firearms class there comes an hour - usually during that sleepy time after lunch - where the instructor gives some obligatory advice on what to do should you ever be forced to use the skills you're learning. Generally the advice comes down to two points:
* Call 911.
* Don't say anything.
The reason you call 911 is to demonstrate your human concern and compassion for the dirtbag whose chest you just ventilated as he threatened you or your family with death or grievous injury, and so that you can get police officers on-site to investigate a homicide or physical assault - an act that you just carried out. So as a potential felony defendant, you are now expected (if not strictly legally required) to call the police and speak into the police recorder, ever keeping in your adrenalin-charged mind that "anything you say will be used against you."
Alan Korwin, principle author of the indispensable Gun Owner's Guide series, has earned a reputation as a guy who thinks creatively and speaks his mind. In his latest project, After You Shoot, he tackles the issue of how, after defending yourself with lethal force against a criminal attack, you need to be prepared to defend yourself against the criminal justice system, starting with how you notify the authorities. According to Korwin's sources, about half of the convictions arising out of self-defense incidents stem from unwise statements made in a frantic 911 call. With sometimes startling insight, and a sharp sense of the ironic, Korwin explores different paths through the treacherous legal terrain that can face anyone who uses deadly force in self-defense.Read more ›
The author presents his recommendations for how you should deal with this situation with the caveat that he is not a lawyer. In preparing the book he sought the opinions of a lot of key people including lawyers and acclaimed shooting instructors (like Massad Ayoob). While the author has done a very fair job of reflecting the views of all with whom he consulted it seems none of these experts agreed with his recommendations (some not at all and some not entirely).
In the end, anyone reading this book in the hope of finding a definitive set of instructions as to what to do in this situation will be a little disappointed. The reality it seems is that there can't be any clear-cut set of instructions as each case will be different. Each self-defence incident, each individual defender and attacker, responding police officer, prosecutor, judge and juror will be different and there is only so much anyone can do to predict how it will all play out. This doesn't however mean we shouldn't have a game plan and the book at least presents some different alternatives as to what elements of that game plan could be.
The book is still worth a read if only to open your mind to the question of what should you do after you have had to defend yourself. In the end it will be up to each of us to find the answer depending of the particular situation.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Alan is a great author who knows what he is talking about and sincerely cares about our second amendment rights.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Should be a great read, looking forward to make time to do just that!!!!Published 3 months ago by SarasotaBill
There is a lot of important food for thought here. Every shoot is different when it comes to self defense and it behooves us all to prepare ourselves for the aftermath. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Elizabeth Beverage
This book has some great information. Conflicting info also. It does mention a few attorneys I was researching on my own before I bought the book. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Troy
If you have a gun for self defense you really oh it to yourself to read this bookPublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
If you don't know the rules for shooting, you're going to regret it for the rest of your life. Read this book if you have any firearms in your home for defense.Published 7 months ago by TXAZ
Some items/articles outdated, not proper legal advice, but can give general advice and guidance as to how to seek proper information in this field.Published 7 months ago by B.J.S.
amazing info,I cannot agree w him re a 911 but other then that----awesomePublished 7 months ago by John A. Campbell