Thanks. I have homeowners insurance, not sure whether it would cover a situation like this. My home situation is a bit unusual in that I live in a live / work artist loft located in a part of Oakland called "Jingletown". It's a beautiful100 year old buiding. A lof of my neighbors are not just neighbors, they are also friends.Investigate insurance!
It could save your a$$ if involved in a self defense situation.
I am sure homeowners covers nothing.Thanks. I have homeowners insurance, not sure whether it would cover a situation like this. My home situation is a bit unusual in that I live in a live / work artist loft located in a part of Oakland called "Jingletown". It's a beautiful100 year old buiding. A lof of my neighbors are not just neighbors, they are also friends.
In recent years we have had situations where people invitedly made their way into the building, and then somehow got access to one of the units where they then threatened the tenant(s). We also had situations of thieves entering the building and stealing packages left in the lobby by UPS and other delivery services. Not uncommon in Oakland. I keep telling people to never buzz the door open for just anyone and never prop the door open and keep the unit door closed. Common sense. The neighborhood is not terrible, it's industrial, but there is a sizeable homeless population, some of them dealing with serious mental issues. There are also opportunists, and gangs.
Best insurance is probably to be properly trained, which I fully intend to do. Including connecting with the Oakland Police Department, which we have done before.I am sure homeowners covers nothing.
USCCA would be something to investigate.
There are other insurance companies too!
Kudos to all those involved; except the perp. Sounds like the folks at the school and the local PD had a plan in place and handled the situation quite well.Police in Alabama say a “suspicious” person has been shot and killed outside Walnut Park Elementary in Gadsden after attempting to gain entry to the building.www.foxnews.com
I used to know a guy that bred and trained pit bulls. They were trained to let you into the yard and even the house or garage but would stop you when you tried to leave. He said he trained them that way because if somebody broke into his place he wanted to know who they were.
Just make sure you don`t give USCCA your email address. They will FLOOD your INBOX with emails.You're probably right, my homeowners insurance would not cover.
The USCCA would be a good and affordable option, I'll look into it.
Get the insurance from USCCA, it can save you from financial ruination. Being properly trained is great, and it will add to any defense of your actions, in court.Best insurance is probably to be properly trained, which I fully intend to do. Including connecting with the Oakland Police Department, which we have done before.
Yeah, but this wasn't about property. This was about protecting himself from severe bodily harm. You have to break this down:Even the most solid use of force cases can get you charged if not convicted in certain locales.
After Zimmerman and Rittenhouse the prosecutors in some jurisdictions are more lynch mobs than arbiters of the law.
I could see a prosecutor saying the victim shouldn’t have confronted the 2, he had a duty to retreat and call 911. He put himself in a position only because he was armed. A wannabe vigilante.
The latest mantra of the left is you can’t value property over someone’s life. 🙄
I’m just being a devil’s advocate. I agree 100% he shouldn’t be charged but the argument can be made he knew it was his vehicle and he knew they were thieves. He should have not confronted them and called police.Yeah, but this wasn't about property. This was about protecting himself from severe bodily harm. You have to break this down:
1. Guy sees a stranger inside his vehicle and another guy around his vehicle.
2. Guy asks 'hey what are you doing?'
3. Perps respond by pepper spraying him and possibly firing a gun
4. Guy pulls guns for which he had legal CCW permit and opens fire
5. Perps flee
I mean, even under California law this seems a clean cut situation where you can use lethal force for self defense.