2ND AMENDMENT SELF-DEFENSE
Firearm ownership is an integral part of American Society, and many people rely on firearms for protection both inside and outside of their homes. Responsible firearm owners know that there are circumstances where they are legally allowed to use a firearm to defend themselves, their families, or others. However, when and where you are allowed to use deadly force is a matter of state law, and whether your use of a firearm is considered self-defense can vary widely from state to state depending on the circumstances.
Regardless of what state you live in, it is a good idea to make contact with an attorney in your area who can represent you in the event you ever need to use your firearm in self-defense or defense of another. You should have this attorney's name and contact information with you any time you are carrying a firearm. In the event you need to use your firearm, you need to be able to tell the police who to contact on your behalf, and you don't want to be picking names out of a phone book.
Don't think that just because you believe you did the right thing, you should answer questions without representation. There are many factors that can influence your ability to tell your story. Adrenaline can cause you to temporarily forget the details of what happened, for example. You need someone who will assist you in cooperating with law enforcement without forfeiting your rights.
It is also important to remember that even if no criminal charges are filed against you, you might still find yourself in civil litigation; just think of the O.J. Simpson case.