Members’ Voice Video: What to Do Next If You Display Your Firearm in Florida


Sherry Hale, Member Ambassador: Hey, members. 2016 was a phenomenal year for us here at U.S. Law Shield. Did you know that our family has grown to over 210,000 members? And we’re only getting bigger. But I want you to remain vigilant because this time of year crime does go up.

One important thing I wanted to talk to you guys about today is, if you do have to display your firearm to a threat, what you immediately need to do afterwards. So, I thought it would be helpful if we spoke to our Independent Program Attorney to get some insight on this.

U.S. Law Shield of Florida Independent Program Attorney James Phillips: Thanks, Sherry.

If you had to display or otherwise use your firearm, the first thing you should do is call 911. Keep it short. Tell them that you’ve been a victim of a crime. Then give them your name, your location, and ask for the services that you need. Hang up.

They’re going to call you back and they’re going to want to keep you on the phone, but it’s very important that you get off the phone and make an immediate phone call to the U.S. Law Shield emergency hotline to be connected directly to my partner or I. We will advise you on what you should or should not say and, if necessary, dispatch a lawyer to your location.

Sherry Hale, Member Ambassador: As an example, I recently was speaking to Santiago, one of our members, and he was involved in a road rage incident where he had to display his firearm. Santiago did the correct thing. He called 911 first and then U.S. Law Shield’s hotline.

Thank you, Santiago, for sharing your story with me.

Members, if you have a great story relating to owning a firearm or how your U.S. Law Shield membership has benefited you, we want to hear about it. Share your story at, and maybe we will include it in our next newsletter.

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