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The gaping hole in American Self-Defense Law

After You Shoot: Your gun's hot. The perp's not. Now what?

You’re gasping for air. You’ve just stopped a would-be murderer cold with your sidearm—four rounds to the chest. Do you have the right to remain silent? Then why would you immediately dial 911 and talk into a police voice recorder? How do you make that call and stand on the advice that says, “Don’t say anything”?

After You Shoot, my latest book (due out this month) answers these life-or-death questions. After you shoot in self defense, you face a possible murder trial. Even if you're completely innocent. And that may be a bigger risk to you than the would-be killer you just stopped.

According to criminal-defense attorneys, half of all convictions for self-defense incidents rely on frantic traumatized 911 tapes. As a bonus, the media will air your voice nationwide for weeks. That can’t be right.

Do you have the right to an attorney during questioning? What about Fifth Amendment rights against self incrimination? Can you call 911 and protect yourself?

You cannot. When you call 911 after saving your life with gunfire, you are giving up the crucial life-saving rights you think you have. And that’s wrong.

The dangerous snare of 911 recordings is built right into our American self-defense system—and nobody has looked at it hard—until now.

After You Shoot lights up this overlooked problem and provides common-sense, workable solutions to these horrors—vicious traps that threaten every gun owner and innocent crime victim in America. If you have a gun for self defense, find out how you should protect yourself—After You Shoot.

See it:


More than 75 experts spoke with me and wrote to me about this. People like cops, prosecutors, judges, lobbyists, top-level firearm trainers, other authors, attorneys by the dozen. Their reactions are stunning. Many had never considered the problems very deeply -- it never dawned on them! Too many took a statist (government) approach that you should simply call 911 and not worry! Or only say X, Y and Z, so you'd "get off" later, as if you could do that with your blood pressure through the roof and your body shaking from the adrenaline dump.

The controversial Adnarim Statement

And what about when the second responders -- you are the first responder -- arrive on the scene. Should you babble as most people do? Stand in mute silence? Try to exonerate yourself and "get yourself off"? Well for one thing, when they (the state) read you your rights, would it be unreasonable for you to read them your rights? The proposed Adnarim (reverse Miranda) statement addresses this head on. It's not uncommon for defense attorneys to put a statement on the backs of their cards for clients to use. Is that a good idea? What should it say? This book fires that concept up a few notches.

Bottom Line -- If you have a gun, you must know what your options are, after you shoot. This book will open your eyes like never before, and provide you with options you need to know to stay safe and free, After You Shoot.


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  • Freelance writer Alan Korwin is a founder and past president of the Arizona Book Publishing Association. With his wife Cheryl he operates Bloomfield Press, the largest producer and distributor of gun-law books in the country. Here writing as "The Uninvited Ombudsman," Alan covers the day's stories as they ought to read. Read more.

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