On December 29th, 2019, Keith Kinnunen entered a church in White Settlement, Texas, and started shooting. Firearm Instructor and concealed weapons holder Jack Wilson fired one well-aimed shot and ended the chaos; saving countless lives.
Like most people, I thought this was an open and shut case of defending innocent people’s lives, but to my surprise news came across my feed stating that the case was just now closed. It took almost a year for Jack Wilson’s heroic actions to make its way through the court system and clear him of any wrongdoing.
According to the Associated Press, Tim Rodgers, the prosecutor assigned to the case, said Monday that Texas law allows a person witnessing someone placing others at risk of serious injury or death to act with deadly force to protect others.
“Mr. Wilson did just that. He did it responsibly and, as a result, he was justified under the law in his actions,” Rodgers said. “Based upon the grand jury’s decision, the law enforcement investigation and our review of the case are complete. We believe the grand jury made the right decision.”
The prosecutor is of course 100 percent correct in his assessment of this case, but what is sobering is that this case was unresolved for almost a year. This is something that people who carry concealed need to keep in mind. Even if you are perfectly justified in firing your weapon, it may take a long time for your case to find resolution.
That is why conceal and carry insurance can be so important. It protects you financially after you protected yourself and your family physically. The insurance covers things such as bail, defense, and lost wages and will give you peace of mind that the legal fees associated with you protecting yourself and loved ones will not ruin your life.
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I would highly recommend you checking them out and protecting yourself from the aftermath that is sure to follow firing your gun.
It took almost a year for a man who received an award from the governor of his state for valor to be cleared by the court system. Now imagine yourself being involved in a less high profile case, you need someone by your side and the USCCA will be there for you.