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10 Things Gun Owners Get Wrong About Their Self-Defense Rights
By Michele Byington
Attorney Michele Byington specialized in self-defense cases for six years.
She points out that most gun owners, many law-enforcement officers, and quite a few district attorneys and judges don’t know important elements of self-defense law.
For six years, I was an attorney for a national firearms legal-defense program.
I represented gun owners who acted in self-defense and traveled the country speaking on firearms issues.
I’ve taken countless questions regarding a person’s legal right to self-defense.
Over the years, I started to see a pattern — people have the same questions.
From your brand-new gun owner to the seasoned carrier, the questions and misconceptions were the same.
I’ve heard it all, and nothing catches me off-guard, so I’ve drawn on these experiences to put together the top 10 misconceptions gun owners have when it comes to their self-defense rights.
We usually focus on what guns to buy, but there are also legal consequences for the use of firearms that defenders should know about.
Here are some of the most important concepts.
9. A Person Cannot Be Sued Civilly for Acting in Self-Defense
This statement is laughable.
Of course a person can be sued civilly!
Anyone with a little bit of time and a filing fee can file a lawsuit.
The United States has an “open court system,” meaning anyone can bring a lawsuit for any reason.
Civil lawsuits are typically brought by a plaintiff to recover monetary damages from the defendant.
There is not a gatekeeper at the civil courthouse tasked with determining which lawsuits are frivolous versus legitimate ones.
This means a person will have to answer the lawsuit, usually with a general denial of liability, and attend a hearing before the court.
There is some good news.
Many states have a civil immunities clause protecting individuals who were justified in using deadly force; i.e., in self-defense or defense of others.
This civil immunities protection stops plaintiffs from being able to recover monetary damages from a defendant.
It does not stop a potential plaintiff from filing a lawsuit, as mentioned above. Hopefully, the case will land in
front of a judge who understands the civil immunities protection, and who will dismiss the case quickly.
10. Warning Shots Are a Great Idea
Nope. Too many well-intentioned gun owners learn the hard way that warning shots are a terrible idea.
Many find themselves in handcuffs and very confused as to what they did wrong.
Shooting to scare in a scenario where deadly force is not justified will end in a conviction — a felony conviction.
A felony conviction means a person can kiss his or her gun rights goodbye.
A pardon or restoration of gun rights after such a conviction are extremely hard to come by unless,
perhaps, you have friends in the upper echelons of politics.
Warning shots may unintentionally aggravate a bad situation. For example, Person A fires a warning shot at Person B for refusing to leave Person A’s property.
(Remember, deadly force cannot be used to terminate a trespass.) Person B, in fear that Person A is trying to murder him, pulls his handgun, shoots and kills Person A.
This is probably not the outcome Person A anticipated. Alternatively, a neighbor sees Person A shoot Person B.
Neighbor intervenes and pulls her gun on Person A in defense of Person B. Person A is held at gunpoint until responding law enforcement arrives to arrest Person A.
It is very doubtful that Person A foresaw this scenario as a consequence of firing a warning shot.
As the adage goes, what goes up, must come down. Where does that projectile land? In the ground?
In the perpetrator? In you? Or in a girl scout? You see where I am going with this.
It could result in not only criminal liability, but also civil liability.
The injured, innocent third-party bystander is going to, rightfully, attempt to recover damages such as medical costs, loss wages, or even emotional distress damages from your pocketbook.
On day one of gun-safety training, it is taught to know your target and what is beyond that target.
This rule confirms warning shots are a bad idea not only legally, but tactically as well.
Where that bullet lands is purely the responsibility of the shooter.
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