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Carry a Firearm in Your Car?

Updated: Jun 24

It's a rare being who can go through life and not have to contend with lawyers at some point. I've had my share of good and bad experiences with the legal profession, but one thing is for sure, when you need a good lawyer, there is no substitute. Which is why I recommend having some kind of insurance/legal coverage if you exercise your right to carry a concealed weapon. The clip below offers some excellent advice and is brought to you by the U.S. Concealed Carry Association (USCCA). I am a USCCA member but there are several similar organizations to choose from. They all offer similar legal services and while its a nuisance paying the monthly fee, when you need their services, you will be happy to you made the investment.

The advice to delay making a statement until your lawyer is present is good advice--especially in the event a shot left the barrel. Deadly force encounters are extremely complicated, perceptions are narrowed, the effects of fear and adrenaline can alter those perceptions. I think politely declining to make a statement until you have your lawyer present is therefore, excellent advice. Many military and government organizations don't require statements until 72 hours after an event--for precisely this reason.

I like that the person in the interview noted he often went through "what if" scenarios as mental preparation is a critical component to self-protection. He actively kept his skills up. I thought his comments about situational awareness and noticing how the two passengers didn't make eye contact were interesting (hindsight is always 20/20). Most importantly, he understood when NOT to shoot.

He had his firearm in the driver door. I like to use an appendix carry holster for the car (although Lord knows, that kind of holster takes its own mental preparation)! How do you carry in your car?

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