The use of Deadly Force in Concealed Carry was only one of the many Legal issues discussed by Patrick Watts, NRA Certified Police Firearms Instructor and member of Pueblo Municipal Shooters. Patrick outdid himself today in his quarterly Law and Legal class hosted by Pueblo Municipal Shooters. Patrick pulls no punches as he spins tales from his Law Enforcement Career and educates his class about the use of deadly force in concealed carry. As he describes in blunt language the kinds of problems a person can have when they carry a concealed weapon and do not know the laws that pertain to the use of deadly force.
Use of Deadly Force in Concealed Carry
under CRS Title 18 Article 1, three things must exist for the use of deadly force
- Threat/Jeopardy: You must believe that you or someone else is in imminent danger of death or serious (grave) bodily injury.
- Means/Ability: The person making the threat must have the means or ability to carry the threat out at the time you defend yourself.
- Opportunity: The threat must be imminent and the person making the threat must have the opportunity to carry it out. (This is usually a function of time and distance)
Deadly force has its responsibilities
Remember in the use of deadly force in concealed carry you are responsible for every bullet that leaves your gun, if it hits a bad guy its a good bullet if it hits an innocent bystander its a bad one and you could be the criminal on the way to Jail.
Several Years forward-May 2018
I continued Patrick’s teachings after his death and have tried to make the public aware of the responsibility of carrying a firearm for self-defense. Patricks Law and Legal classes were very popular while we were giving them and they will be missed by all. Currently, I am teaching self-defense material that no one else in the area is using and I believe it is the best self-defense strategy you can have for carrying a concealed handgun anywhere in the country.
Use of Deadly Force in Concealed Carry is discussed in every class that I offer. Classes are available on your schedule, making it easy to get the education you need to be able to be confident in your ability to defend yourself and your family.
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