Deadly Force and self defense

The Use of Force and Deadly Force – Introduction To the reader of this material: This manual is prepared to help introduce the reader to one of the most important decision you can make. The use of force in self defense. A person can be held criminally and civilly liable for wrongfully pointing or discharging a pistol at another person. This could result in trauma to yourself and your family, the loss of freedom, loss of employment, related wages and health benefits, and future wages and employment. There is always the possibility of prosecution and/or a wrongful death lawsuit. True self defense is when you are the innocent victim of someone’s actions and you are forced to defend yourself. It may be the escalation of a confrontation or a sudden attack. Either way this will be the defining moment that can have far reaching consequences on you and your family. There are no do-overs or time-outs, no wishing this was not happening to you. How you react and what you do will depend on your training and experience, which will give you the confidence to make the right decision under a demanding situation. Topics 1-15 listed in the table of contents and our use- of- force video will help to get you thinking about the challenges of use of force. You should be familiar with self defense laws and be able to apply them to real world events. Self defense is not a perfect science with absolute answers. There are rules of law and acceptable conduct that are your guide to making good decisions. If you have any questions or comments please contact us at 248-309-9579

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