ORLANDO, Fla. - A company is offering insurance to defend a person if they're charged after shooting someone in self-defense.
The company said if someone under
The company offers insurance for gun owners with conceal carry permits starting at $99 a
CCW Safe claims
"We actually provide attorneys, we provide investigators and expert witnesses, so they have those ready for them, to prepare them for the criminal case," Stan Campbell with CCW Safe said.
They also provide a response team, with former homicide investigators, a CSI and forensics unit who show up to the scene of the shooting to investigate.
Officials said they have thousands of members in Florida and after the Zimmerman
Attorney Brian Bolton said he isn't surprised. The Zimmerman case highlighted how expensive a trial can be.
"If I'm not
"You look at the potential for criminal prosecution, and insurance like that makes a whole lot of sense."
Campbell with CCW
"It would have been totally different, we would have defended him," Campbell said.
"He would have not had to beg for money on the
However, there are some gun owners who don't think it's a good idea.
"It would not appeal to me," said gun owner Susan Fowler.
The company said if a client shoots someone and it's not in
self-defense, it will still help, but for a fee.