5 Reasons Law-Abiding Gun Owners Go To Jail

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The following is a video transcript.

“I’m a law-abiding gun owner; how am I going to end up in jail?” We often get this question from members and unfortunately, the collective experience of U.S. LawShield members has taught us that the good guy ends up in jail all the time. Why?

Well, let’s talk about five main reasons why a law-abiding gun owner could end up in jail.

Reason #1: Bad Guys Lie

It’s very rare that a bad guy will tell the truth after an incident. When the police show up, you’ll tell the police the real story of how you defended yourself or your loved ones, and the bad guy will tell a story about the crazy person with a gun who attacked them.

Reason #2: You didn’t know the law

We encounter members and non-members alike who misunderstand the law and carry their firearm where they shouldn’t or use their firearm in a scenario where they aren’t permitted to do so legally. Education is your first defense, because ignorance of the law is no excuse.

Reason #3: The police didn’t know the law

We’ve seen people arrested for crimes that don’t apply to the circumstances. We’ve seen people arrested for the incorrect crime. We’ve even seen people arrested for crimes that don’t exist. Either way, your best defense is to know the law and exercise your rights.

Reason #4: The Judicial system Decides

It’s not the role of the police to decide who was right and who was wrong at the scene. Often when the police show up at the scene of a shooting or an incident involving a firearm, they simply arrest everyone involved and let the courts or the district attorney decide who was the good guy and who was the bad guy.

Reason #5: We are all human

We live in an ever-changing and interconnected nation, and not everyone agrees with gun ownership, the Second Amendment, or even our right to self-defense. Unfortunately, this hostility and impartiality doesn’t stop just because a person becomes a law enforcement officer, prosecutor, or judge, and it tilts the entire legal system against the law-abiding gun owner.

We understand the plight law-abiding gun owners face if they’re forced to defend themselves. If you have an emergency and are forced to defend yourself, you need to speak to an attorney as soon as possible, because as you can see, even law-abiding gun owners get sent to jail.

If you have any questions about the gun laws in your state, call U.S. LawShield and ask to speak to your Independent Program Attorney.

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12 comments on “5 Reasons Law-Abiding Gun Owners Go To Jail

  1. I would not carry a gun without Texas Law Shield protection.

  2. What happened to keep your mouth shut?

  3. This information was a good reminder and everyone should take it to heart ! Bad Guys lie because they’ve learned that a good defense is tone on the offense. This requires them to lie.

  4. I am a retired Police officer authorized to carry concealed and I subscribe to US Law Shield. They are a truly professional organization and provide clear and concise legal advice to protect you and your family.

  5. I’ll add a 6th one… living in a district where biased liberal judges think we are the bad guys without any thought!!!!

  6. My friend who taught me to shoot was a former Secret Service Agent. He made me rehearse “I have been through a traumatic experience and am unable to give a statement”.

  7. I am a retired law enforcement and would never ever think of
    Carrying a concealed firearm without law shield. I now carry with confidence knowing that God forbid I have to use my firearm to defend myself or family law shield has my back they are beyond a doubt the absolute best insurance carrier for gun owners hands down.ive had others previously and I am so glad I switched .
    Joseph Kearney jr .Retired LEO

  8. I thought we we instructed to say nothing, give them the card you gave ud, call you and wait for a lawyer.


  9. Thank you for having my back . RSO Sweeney .

  10. This is why people need to go to the seminars every chance they get. Even if it’s one that you’ve been to before go again listen again you’ll pick up on something that you didn’t hear the first time. Be prepared have the knowledge hope and pray you never have to use it but be thankful in case you do.

  11. Texas Law Shield sent an email to every member earlier this year with the exact verbiage of what you are to say when you call the 911 operator. You give her the least amount of information possible yet enough information to get the police to the scene. You do not stay on the line with the 911 operator. She will continue to ask you questions that you do not need to answer especially specifics about what happened. You hang up on the 911 operator immediately and call your Texas law shield representative. You should already be on the phone with your Texas law shield representative way before the police even arrive on the scene. Y’all need to go back and find that email in your inbox or deleted box and read it.

  12. I haven’t needed TLS (yet), but something I like about them is the way they tell you very important info, like this. They could’ve easily just posted the transcript for every one to read. But I’ve seen so many of their videos, it’s just so much better to hear and see them tell you what’s up. I really appreciate that.

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