Mine's called 2AM. I'll call 911 and keep my gun on me. I'm not the perp so why hide my gun?I pay for a special legal defense in case I have to use my gun. Their cheat sheet says, "If you have to use your gun inside your house:"
1. Call 911 and say, "I have just been the victim of a crime. Please send a squad car and an ambulance immediately."
2. HANG UP!!! They will try to keep you on the phone, but there is no legal requirement for you to stay on the phone and they can use the recording of the 911 call against you in court.
3. Call your prepaid attorney. Tell them where you are.
4. Return your gun to a safe place.
5. Wait for the cops to show up. Tell them, "There is the body of the person who just committed a crime against me."
6. Give them only the most basic information, Name, location of the gun, that's about it. Tell them that you will cooperate 100% with all of their requests, but you WILL REMAIN SILENT until your lawyer shows up.
Which DOES NOT mean go put it away somewhere.4. Return your gun to a safe place.
Excellent citation.I too subscribe to a pre-paid self-defense legal package. I have advised me of the same thing with one caveat. I need to, since Salinas vs. Texas, explicitly invoke my right to remain silent for it to be in effect if my status is pre-Miranda. Otherwise, my silence can be used against me. SCOTUS Approves Use of Pre-Miranda Silence as Evidence of Guilt | NWSidebar
The article was a lengthy read, but it was worth the time it took to read it.All it takes is a few words from you taken out of context etc... and you could be in for lots of unnecessary troubles.
I have seen multiple sources now say that if the bad guy is down you SHOULD call 911 FIRST, but don't stay on the phone with them. They will pump you for information before you're mirandized and it will be used against you in court. It is VERY common for the cops to play the 911 call in court, and even on TV before you've even gone to court. The best thing to say is, "Hello my name is ________. I live at _________. I have been the victim of a crime. Please send an ambulance and a squad car as soon as possible." Do NOT say, "Hello. I had to shoot someone and I think he's dead." The only statement you want recorded from you before you talk to a lawyer is "I've been the victim of a crime." They can play that in court and on TV all day long.The advice to call 911, provide minimal information, then hang up does not sound advisable to me and conflicts with other advice. My experience in military operations and the other advice I've seen on self-defense situations indicate you want an open and continuous flow of situation intelligence to "friendlies" coming your way with guns...right up to the point you say, "I see the squad cars pulling up now. Tell them I'm the guy wearing a red jacket with no gun in my hands."