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Old 05-31-2018, 03:23 PM
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I took the CCW class a few years ago, also in Texas, and the things the instructor said were scary indeed. Not so much about the legal aspects of the CCW law but in the civil suits that can and have come about after a self defense shooting where the perp was shot. Whether deceased or not. The suits have happened, most often filed by family of the perp, who are looking for a payday. The LTC law prevents prosecution in a self defense situation but does not prevent civil lawsuits. This alone, having to defend yourself in a lawsuit, can be financially draining and is scary as heck. Hope the OP can soon come to what could be, a life saving decision.
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Old 05-31-2018, 06:04 PM
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Your concerns are normal for someone new to firearms and concealed carry. The comments above are good advice. The only question I'd ask you is, have you ever been in an incident that would've involved drawing a weapon before you started carrying? Chances are, no. I've had my CPL for 10 years. The only place I've ever drawn and fired my weapon is the range. The key is to have a very long fuse. You can't let little things get under your skin. Remember, if you get into an altercation of any type, there's always a gun involved, yours.
P.S. Insurance is a good idea. I know it's an expense, I'm on a fixed income too. Better to have it and, (hopefully), not need it.
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As someone who is working toward getting a CCW, how does a person find out all the ins and outs of their local law?
Find a copy of the law in your state and read it .. Then set down and read each section again and again .. if any questions there is usually someplace to ask and to get a reliable answer !! Beware of any answer given on a forum !!
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