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After doing some reading about self defense shootings I realize that it is indeed expensive to be a CWL holder. Not only you have buy a quality gun, holster and belt but you most certainly need to have another gun just in case you have to use your weapon in self defense. What I found out is that even if your shooting is legal, your gun is still taken away for a period of time for investigative purposes and your left with nothing to protect yourself or home in the mean time.

So here comes the need to have another just in case. If what i'm saying is wrong please correct me son I don't spend more money on another gun. (maybe thats not such a bad thing):D
 

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I can't say "you're right" or "you're wrong". But it seems perfectly reasonable to me to assume that you may have your weapon taken for investigative purposes in the event that you shoot someone (even in self defense). So having another weapon is not a bad idea.

Gotta buy another gun? We'll it's a dirty rotten job--but somebody's got to do it. :D

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They are most likely gonna take your gun if you use it. I don't know how long it will take to get your gun back. But this is the reason I have 3 handguns and a shotgun. It's better to be prepared and you can't have to many guns :D
 

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I'd like to think that in FL, they wouldn't have your gun for that long, as long as the shoot was declared a good self-defense shoot. If so, they bad guy (if still alive) and/or the bad guy's family CAN'T bring a civil suit against you, per FL Statue. I'd like to post the specific statute, but the FL gubmint site for that seems to be down right now. I'm pretty sure it's one of the Chapter 776 statutes.

I have read the account of a guy in FL who had to use his gun in self-defense. He didn't kill the bad guy...SERIOUSLY wounded him...and because they've need to wait for the guy to get out of the hospital for the case for some reason, they had the guy's gun for quite a while.

-JT
 

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I hope we all never have to be in the position, but if I have to give up a gun for legal reasons, a Glock or a Smith & Wesson would be my preference.

It would really annoy me if I had to part with one of my "safe queens." I guess that is something to think about beforehand, so that you never have to hand over Dad's shotgun or some valuable gun in your collection.
 

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I have forty-something firearms tucked away. I'm sure I could find something else to suffice. Trouble is, they don't want me to carry my M-16. :laughing
 

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Former LEO on a local Tallahassee forum said in most cases, the court would have your gun for about 30 days.
 

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I cannot think of a better excuse to go out and buy a second pistol. Most folks already have a few, but if not....go ahead and treat yourself. Then you might just need 3....just in case you are involved in 2 shootings...and so on.
 

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What happens if your carry weapon malfunctions/breaks? IMHO, anyone who carries needs to have a second weapon and maintain proficiency with it.
 
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