Lesson #1 learned in CCW class was to elude confrontation if at all possible; run away if you need too. The last resort is having to use the "tool".
Lesson #2 If you use the "tool" shoot to kill. Dead men don't talk but be prepared for a long, costly, civil trial as the Bandit's family will probably end up with everything you own plus your future earnings.
Yep, except for the probably part. No matter what it will put most people in the poor house just for fees, time and potential job loss. I agree with CJD3...Knock on wood!
I'm one of those that took the class but never applied. I took the class shortly after the law was first past. It was VERY restrictive on how and where you could carry so I never got it. I am on the road all day long and the restrictions in a vehicle were silly.
Correct me if I am wrong but you only have a year to apply after taking the class, right???
I'm not sure of the time limit, but there is one. I'm sure you know the laws are much less restrictive now. You can conceal carry in a vehicle as long as you have your license. No longer do you have to have the gun in plain view. However, you still must notify an officer if you are pulled over, etc.
Didn't Castle take away the worry of being in hot water if you shot someone, or was that just for legal litigation? Castle only applies in the home and vehicle though too, doesn't it?
In the state of Ohio, Castle states that you can protect your home without giving warning. It only applies to your house and not your property. In other words, someone would have to gain entry to your house and then you can take action. In Ohio, castle doctrine does not apply to your car.
If you take action to protect yourself, no matter where you are, you are still prone to being sued. Once again it seems like to laws are constructed to protect the criminal instead of the law abiding citizen.