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Stay in Jail Justified Self-Defense Shooting Video

November 15, 2016
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Massad Ayoob has been teaching both police and civilians self-defense since 1974. The former director of the Lethal Force Institute in Concord, New Hampshire, he now heads the Massad Ayoob Group and is a Captain in the Grantham, New Hampshire police department.As a citizen exercising your right to concealed carry, you should know when and how to apply deadly force. What’s equally as important is how you act and what you do afterward, when the police arrive.Massad says he’s seen people go to prison for perfectly jusitifed shootings because they either said the wrong thing or got flustered in the heat of the moment.Ayoob starts by saying that you should be able to holster your weapon easily so that police don’t see a weapon and assume you’re a bad guy.


He also says that there are only two roles you can play: victim or perpetrator. By calling the police first, you assume the role of victim, which is the best possible place to be.He gives a five point checklist for what exactly to say to police officers when they show up:

  1. Point out the perpetrator to police
  2. Tell police you will “Sign the Complaint”
  3. Point out the evidence to police
  4. Point out the witnesses to police
  5. Tell the police you’ll cooperate with them fully in 24 hours after you’ve spoken with an attorney.

With over 40 years of experience as a police officer and self-defense instructor, Ayoob makes a pretty convincing case for how to survive a justified deadly shooting without going to jail. Check out the video below:

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