Concealed Carry Insurance - Don't Leave Home Without It!

October 26, 2017 0 Comments

Concealed Carry Insurance - Don't Leave Home Without It!

(Many people have the impression that their Homeowners Insurance will cover them in the event they have a Self Defense Event. Some do, if that event takes place in the home but outside the home most don't. That's why there are policies specifically for those who carry.)

A Cautionary Tale heard at the  Denver Gun Show

Last weekend at the Tanner Gun Show in Denver a table sponsored by the USCCA - the United States Concealed Carry Association  - was across from us. We know the guys who were working the table and chatted with them off and on over the two days. They told us a rather chilling tale from a fellow who signed up for the USCCA Carry Insurance program. It was a bit of Barn Door Locking on his part but he knew first hand what can happen without coverage.

Seems he was staying at a hotel down in Castle Rock  - a town about 20 minutes south of Denver. It was one of the hotels where your door opens up to the outside  - he apparently was on the ground floor. While I don't know all the specifics the core of the story is that he had an encounter outside his room with a guy wielding a knife. Feeling threatened he drew his carry gun, held it pointed at the ground and yelled at the would be attacker to get away - which he did.

Sounds pretty cut and dried...but police got involved and while the guy with the knife wasn't arrested the guy with the gun was. In Colorado there isn't a specific "Brandishment" law.  What are  applied instead are charges for "Felony Menacing" and "Assault with a Deadly Weapon".  "Our Guy" was charged with both.  Everything was on the parking lot video. He ultimately prevailed in court, the charges were dismissed.  Again, I don't know all the specifics but I do know this...he still owed his attorney $17,000. Yikes!  If that doesn't prompt you to look into Carry Insurance I don't know what would.

We're not here to promote any particular program. You can easily do the research yourself and make the choice that's best for you. I did a quick Search and turned up a Gun Digest article from last August that featured 4 Nationwide Insurance offerings.

United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA)

Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network (ACLDN)

U.S. Law Shield

NRA Carry Guard

With plans starting at just +- $150 per year Carry Insurance is something you really cannot afford to be without!




Also in Notes from the Gun Show

Show Us Your Guns!
Show Us Your Guns!

June 07, 2018 0 Comments

...for the safety of all, unload outside and follow the signs to the Check Table to have your firearm checked and secured with a zip tie.

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