In this morning's Review-Journal, a Las Vegas convenience store clerk plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter for shooting and killing a beer thief who was getting away.
You cannot shoot someone to recover or protect property; you may only use deadly force to protect yourself or someone else from great bodily harm or death. It's a little more nuanced than that, so read the laws on self-defense and justifiable homicide, take a CCW course, and if you ever get into a defensive gun use, get an attorney before you talk to the police.
This is not the first time this has happened. From the article:
In 2015, a former 7-Eleven clerk was sentenced to four to 12 years in prison for shooting a would-be beer thief as he ran from the store.
Hopefully, you will not be so stupid as those above. However, you may well find yourself in a situation where you righteously defend yourself yet and still are in legal peril.
Self-Defense Legal Protection
When the police have you in the interrogation room, who will you call? You do know not to talk to the police, right?
USCCA provides legal protection beginning at just $22 a month. At the basic level, you will receive $500,000 in civil liability protection, up to $100,000 for a legal defense and bail, and a 24/7 critical response team in case you are involved in a defensive gun use. Members even have access to a grant fund in the event they are improperly targeted by red flag laws, gun confiscation, or their CCW permit is revoked improperly.
On top of this, you get access to premium training materials. Why join USCCA instead of somewhere else? If your legal and financial well-being isn't enough, one reason is doing so helps Nevada Carry.
Clayton E. Cramer
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