As a CCW Safe member, I was very happy to see this come into my inbox:
CCW safe is proud to announce that after a two week Murder trial a CCW Safe member was found Not Guilty in the first full self defense murder trial in the industry. For the last two years the company has funded the defense of a member involved in a self defense shooting. He was attacked twice at an event and retreated to his vehicle to retrieve his firearm when he was confronted again by his attacker. He gave warning and then shot and killed the attacker as he was attacked a third time. He was charged with Murder. Within 24 hours, CCW Safe had boots on the ground. The member was bonded out of jail, highly reputable and experienced criminal defense lawyers entered appearances for his defense, expert witnesses were later hired who are leaders in their field, as well as the in-house consultation resources of CCW Safe's experienced advisory board and trial consultants.
CCW Safe has spent over $300,000 in attorneys fees and costs in the defense of this member. Yet, our member has never received a bill or an invoice from any of the people or companies who have spent the last two years working hard to make sure he remains free. If this case involved a member of NRA Carry Guard, USCCA or US law shield, he would have had to spend a tremendous amount of money out of pocket with only a hope of being reimbursed. For instance, under the NRA Carry Guard model, he would be responsible for 80% of the expenses until he was acquitted. Only then would he receive a reimbursement for the remaining 80%. That would've resulted in our member declaring bankruptcy. Had he been convicted, none of our competitors would have paid. CCW Safe is the only company that not only defends and pays, we stand behind decision to use force.
CCW Safe's Claims Committee is planning a video series that will feature National Trial Counsel, Don West, and the Defense team who tried the case. Throughout the two year fight the defense lawyers have said numerous times that they were blown away by the expertise and resources provided to them by CCW safe. CCW Safe provided at no cost to our member, jury consultants, trial exhibit consultants, Don West as a trial strategy consultant along with retired homicide investigators providing case analysis and focus for the cross examination of the authorities who botched the investigation. This case stands as a direct example of why CCW safe is the ONLY company who can honestly say, "CCW Safe. Backed by Experts. Backed by Insurance."
I really like the fact that CCW Safe is backed by a captive insurance policy that is specifically created and funded to cover firearm- and self-defensive (any weapon) related incidents.
I also like that now the "Well, what cases have they won for clients" discussion has been answered by this case for people like me who have CCW Safe. I've had the opportunity to actually talk to some of the people involved in running this company a few years back and I was impressed by their customer-focus and service. But I definitely had my "what if" doubts.
Not anymore, thankfully.
UPDATE: I just got a reply back from CCW Safe itself regarding an "Attaboy" e-mail I sent them about the case in that news-posting, from the COO and Co-Founder of the company, which reads as follows:
Thank you for your support! This was a huge win and the entire membership group needed to know we were the first in the industry to fight through the worse case scenario (A Murder charge on a self-defense case). All of our cases are treated as confidential and we respect the privacy of our members. That is the reason we do not put the members on display unless the member really pushes for their story to be told; at that time we present the information respectfully and carefully (case by case basis). We do appreciate you sharing information about our business and utilizing this news to add to the faith you have in our company.
That's some d@mned good customer-service responsiveness for an e-mail that I sent only an hour or so ago.
Edited by ChicagoRonin70, 31 July 2017 - 08:33 PM.