Three Castle Doctrine Myths That Could Cripple You After a Self-Defense Shooting​

Dear Black Bag Confidential Reader,

If you hear someone moving around in your house, you’re not thinking three months in the future, are you?

In fact, you’re probably not even thinking at all — you’re operating on pure instinct.

I’m in danger. My family’s in danger. I have to fight back!

Which means that you’re going to do whatever you need to do to eliminate this threat without risking your life or your family’s safety.

You’re not going to think any further ahead than these critical five seconds that could mean life or death.

The problem is after those critical seconds tick by, what you did with them could STILL destroy everything you hold dear.

Here are three castle doctrine myths that could CRIPPLE you and your family after a self-defense shooting:

Myth #1: The Castle Doctrine and “Stand Your Ground” Are Bulletproof

The castle doctrine states that a man’s home is his castle and he is entitled to defend it with any force he deems necessary.

The stand your ground law is similar but extends outside of the home — if you feel your life is threatened, you are entitled to defend it by any means necessary.

Except you aren’t.

Both the castle doctrine and stand your ground can be countered by any number of legal hoo-ha. If you don’t have a good lawyer, you can get completely screwed over if the police manage to prove to a judge that you weren’t really in danger or that you shouldn’t have had the gun in the first place.

Bottom line?

These laws aren’t foolproof and you still need to find out what the legal precedents are in your state.

Myth #2: Self-Defense Insurance Will Cover Your Legal Fees

VERY few insurance companies will even offer insurance for using your firearm in self-defense, even if it is completely justifiable.

(Even if the judge FINDS it completely justifiable — they still may not cover it.)

Self-defense insurance may not pay anything at all until after the trial, which means you’re stuck paying all your legal fees upfront.

And if you lose?

The insurance won’t pay then either, so you could be completely bankrupt simply for defending yourself in your own home and in court.

Self-defense insurance may also have a ridiculously low payout — far too low to pay the actual fees incurred by a trial.

Some payouts are so small they won’t even cover the cost of retaining legal representation — much less the cost of having that lawyer’s services through the trial.

These policies usually won’t cover bail or lost wages, either, which means that even if you manage to get your legal fees covered, you’re still significantly in the hole.

Myth #3: You’ve Protected Your Home and Family

Here’s the nasty truth:

Defending your home could cost you that home.

Defending your family could cost you your family.

Horrible, but true.

The legal fees are substantial, and as I’ve said, self-defense insurance isn’t a reliable way to get those fees paid.

You’re a regular guy/gal and you have a regular guy’s/gal’s savings account — probably enough to cover the cost if the truck breaks down or you need to handle an emergency — but not the amount of a lawsuit.

You can lose your house to pay those bills.

You can lose all the assets you have.

You can lose your retirement account and IRA and incur further penalties for dipping into those accounts.

And you know the No. 1 thing that breaks up families?

Money trouble.

Divorce rates for people in situations like this are staggering. Your relationship with your children can suffer. It will undoubtedly be one of the worst things that has ever happened in your life.

Unless you learn about those little-known “legal traps” most gun owners fail to pay attention to.

There aren’t a lot… but any one of these pitfalls could mean the difference between you and your family legitimately recovering from the nightmare you just saved them from in your home or losing everything and living out the rest of your days in a prison cell.

It’s so critical that we created a special “bulletproof” DVD to give you all the info you need… and we offer it for FREE because we want you to be fully protected.

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Look, you don’t want to hesitate when the time comes to defend your castle (and the people in it).

Our “Bulletproof Defense” DVD programs you with everything you need to not only survive a real attack… but also how to get your case won — without bankrupting you, ruining your life or destroying your family.

It’s the most valuable weapon you will ever own — short of the firearm you’ll use in your defense — and it can save your life several times over after a hostile encounter.

I highly suggest you get your FREE “Bulletproof Defense” DVD now if you haven’t already.

Chris Campbell

Written By Jeff Anderson

As a lifelong student of what he calls "survival arts", it was Jeff Anderson’s military training that led him to seek out strategies that would protect not only himself on the battlefield... but also provide for his family's own self-reliance in any sort of disaster, crisis or collapse. After 10 years of military training in elite infantry units around the world, Jeff began working as a security consultant and executive protection specialist for private clients and the entertainment industry. Specializing in military style hand-to-hand and weapons combat, Jeff offered classes and seminars based on practicality and battlefield effectiveness. In Jeff’s survival training, it was his service overseas and in combat missions, that he was able to get a first-hand glimpse of what a city gripped in collapse and without rule of law is like for its citizens. He uses his unique experience to inject a more realistic view of what to expect in survival scenarios and provide practical solutions — even in extreme environments — for true survivalists. Ultimately his training and experience led him to create the digital media channel for Modern Combat and Survival magazine which is fueled by more than 100 of the world’s top instructors in law enforcement, military and civilian survival schools.