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


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 Pennsylvania Independent Program Attorney Justin McShane: If you have to display or reference your firearm, the number-one rule is to be safe. Make sure that you’re safe.

Number two is to consider the situation. What I mean by “consider the situation” is if it is one of the “big four” events:

  1. Attempt of Death,
  2. Serious Bodily Injury,
  3. Sexual Assault, and
  4. Kidnapping.

Then you should call 9-1-1 and tell them that you’re a victim of a crime and tell them the location, then hang up the phone. They will want to keep you on the phone, they may even call back.

Then I want you to call U.S. Law Shield on the Emergency Line.

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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