Sherry Hale, Member Ambassador: Hey, members. 2016 was a phenomenal year for us here at U.S. Law Shield. Did you know that our family has grown to over 210,000 members? And we’re only getting bigger. But I want you to remain vigilant because this time of year crime does go up.
One important thing I wanted to talk to you guys about today is, if you do have to display your firearm to a threat, what you immediately need to do afterwards. So, I thought it would be helpful if we spoke to our Independent Program Attorney to get some insight on this.
U.S. Law Shield of Colorado Independent Program Attorney Doug Richards: Thanks, Sherry. If you’re involved in a situation where you’ve had to display your firearm in order to stop a threat, the first thing you should do is call 911.
When you call 911, give them a description of yourself, tell them that you’re the victim of a crime, request the police and an ambulance, and immediately hang up. They may try to keep you on the phone. And I’ve got some other video topics you can watch that discuss this exact thing. But you do not want to engage the 911 operator or make a statement about what occurred during that phone call. Immediately hang up and then call U.S. Law Shield and I can assist you in preparing your statement and assisting you with the case.
Sherry Hale, Member Ambassador: As an example, I recently was speaking to Santiago, one of our members, and he was involved in a road rage incident where he had to display his firearm. Santiago did the correct thing. He called 911 first and then U.S. Law Shield’s hotline.
Thank you, Santiago, for sharing your story with me.
Members, if you have a great story relating to owning a firearm or how your U.S. Law Shield membership has benefited you, we want to hear about it. Share your story at firstname.lastname@example.org, and maybe we will include it in our next newsletter.