Wednesday, May 8, 2013

FAQ: Is It Wrong To Shoot A Home-Invader If I Had A Few Alcoholic Drinks?

Ask The Michigan Firearms Instructor
Q: I know if I drink that I can't conceal carry my weapon. But what if I'm at home and an armed home invader was to break in while I was under the influence? Can I still legally protect myself with my weapon?"

A: There's nothing "wrong" with having drinks in your own home. As a general practice, I don't condone "mixing" guns and liquor. However, if someone invades your home while or after you have been drinking at home do what you need to do to protect your family, call 9-1-1 with a very short description (i.e. a shooting at my house), call your attorney, and don't make any statements to the police without your lawyer.

You are strongly encouraged to not only conduct your own independent research but to also consult with a competent and qualified attorney before acting upon any information in this article. Laws covering self-defense, lethal force, firearms, and the Michigan Concealed Pistol License and their enforcement are always subject to change due to laws being amended, politics conducted in the Prosecutor's Office, and election results at all levels of government. Ignorance of the law, legally speaking, is not a valid excuse for running afoul of it. The penalties and fines imposed upon violators of firearms related offenses are stiff and severe.

About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

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Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
Phone: 313.733.74

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