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  1. #11
    Shop around for an umbrella policy that will cover you for civil lawsuits arising from self defense.

    The biggest benefit of such a policy is that they cover the cost of legal fees, even for claims against you that have no basis in fact or law.

  3. #12
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    Not just your ammo choice, but dog gone near everything about CCW we can get sued for by the right lawyer. Remember, their job is to win the case(i.e. money), so they will try to nail your butt on ANY aspect of carrying a gun for self defense.

  4. #13
    Here's the biggest problem ( not just with us armed citizens ) in the WHOLE country.... TO MANY Friggin' lawyers !!!

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    I really feel for you guys that don't have automatic legal protections. It's got to suck to have to second guess yourself when the only thought you need to be having is a clear course of action.
    One must be wary of the mentality creating the problem or the law creating the crime.

    I love America and the Constitution, if you don't then get out!

  6. #15
    If a state has the so called castle doctrine law in effect, chances are the individual involved in a justifiable shooting is excempt from civil proceedings.
    Pennsylvania, with their new governor and now a republican controlled House, will hopefully have castle doctrine this year, and one of the provisions is such excemption from civil suit.

  7. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by RenoDude50 View Post
    .... Also, as an FYI about hollow point ammo... it was banned under the Hague Convention of 1899 which prohibition is still followed by NATO members to this date.
    Only for the military. Hollow point is still legal, in most states. Is a Hornady FTX bullet really a hollow point?

  8. As has been previously stated; (for the duration please assume we're talking about a state without civil/criminal immunity)

    Any time you use or sometimes even threaten to use a weapon criminal charges can be filed. Civil complaints for a number of things. Depending on whether of not the "victim" of your gunshot lives you could face things like: Wrongful death, Lost wages, pain and suffering, undue mental distress.

    Civil cases are based not like our criminal system which uses the standard of "beyond reasonable doubt", rather the civil system uses "the preponderance of the evidence" or in other words which lawyer can manipulate the triers of the facts better.

    Be prepared to lose every penny you have, or will have, and be prepared to be in court for an extended period of time. Even if it were the most righteous shoot of history. All of this sucks, but being dead sucks more.

    As Massad Ayoob puts it "You have more power than any politician, president, lawman, or judge to take the life of another based soley on your own summary, review and command, without the possibility of appeal for the person you have essentially sentenced to death. it is a responsibility that must be taken extremely serious.
    Quick to the gun, Sure of your grip. Quick to the threat, sure of your shot. - Chris Costa

  9. #18
    You are going to get sued not matter what you use. People seem to for get that the reason the BG got shot.
    NRA CRSO and Instructor: Certified Pistol, Personal Protection in the Home, Certified Home Firearm Safety, Refuse to Be a Victim
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  10. #19
    Lawsuits are unavoidable. I use ammunition that has great stopping power, but that mushrooms out like a popcorn ball inside of the perp, so as not to exit out the back and into an innocent bystander. I use Remington Golden Sabers. Yes you may get sued, but its always a good day when your on the right side of the dirt. As the old saying says, Id rather be judged by 12 then carried by 6.

  11. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by pb_beaker View Post
    I have had some friends tell me that you can get sued if you use hollow point or exotic ammo in a defense situation. Does anyone know if that is true? Is there have any info out there about this subject?
    Ask your "friends" to cite their sources
    See, it's mumbo jumbo like that and skinny little lizards like you thinking they the last dragon that gives Kung Fu a bad name. Internet forum dedicated to second amendment

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