In my recent review of After You Shoot, I hailed author Alan Korwin’s suggestion that lawmakers should create limited liability for self-defense shooters who call 911 after they’ve aerated an attacker. Korwin rightly pointed that prosecutors use the resulting tapes against armed self-defenders. I wrongly rated the chances of states enacting a law sheltering self-defense shooters as somewhere between Slim Pickens and The Flying Nun. Turns out that just such a law already exists in the People’s Republic of Kalifornia. Well, for teenage drinkers. AB 1999 (about to go into effect) gives teens limited protection from certain criminal charges if they dial 911 for help. So, legal protection for CCW holders calling the cavalry is closer to Slim than Sister Betrille. Meanwhile, CA’s fingerprint for ammo law goes into effect in February.

3 Responses to Limited Liability for Self-Defense Shooter’s 911 Calls?

  1. With apologies to Shango and Stuart Margolin:

    Day after day, more people come to L.A.
    Shhh, don’t you tell anybody, the whole place washing away.
    Where can we go, when there’s no San Francisco?
    Shhh, better get ready to stash all the guns in Idaho.

    Let it be soon!

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