A “Recognized Self-Defense Use of Force Incident” is an incident where force is used pursuant to a reasonable belief that use of deadly force is necessary to protect from imminent danger of death or great bodily harm. This includes any necessary force with all legal weapons and physical force to defend against a life-threatening attack in self-defense.
These are sometines referred to as a "Critical Incidents" within our organization and DOES NOT include mutual combat incidents (fist fights, etc.) or where the member is the aggressor in the role of the assailant; although all incidents or request for services shall be reviewed by the Claims Committee on an individual basis for determination.
OUTSIDE SCOPE OF COVERAGE: CCW Safe will not provide the services for any incident or event that is not a "Recognized Self-Defense Use of Force Incident" which includes but not limited to, an Arrest or Administrative action that does not follow a Self-Defense Incident, TSA Security Violation with a weapon, Entering a property where it is a misdemeanor or felony to possess a firearm, use of a stolen or criminally altered firearm, and any incident before becoming a member of CCW Safe or proceedings that follows such incident that occurs prior to joining as a member. No funding, legal or company resources shall be provided for any incident outside the scope of coverage.
CRIMINAL ACTS: CCW Safe will not provide the services if the use of force incident is an intentional criminal act (i.e. robbery) or where there is no admissible evidence of self-defense. Will not provide the services for a firearms response, if in a place where it is a misdemeanor or felony to possess a firearm or prohibited by the property owner (although all other legal weapons shall be covered).
ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE: CCW Safe will not provide the services if the incident is unintentional and considered an “Accidental Discharge”. This includes the unintentional use of any other legal weapon or force.
SUBSTANCES THAT ALTER JUDGMENT: CCW Safe will not provide the services if, at the time of a use of force incident, you are impaired in public or private property not of your own, by the use of alcohol, or controlled substances, or prescribed medication that alters judgment, or in any location you are in violation of state law or regulation concerning alcohol and drug use while in the possession of a firearm. This restriction is specific to any public place or private property not of your own.
DOMESTIC RELATIONSHIPS: CCW Safe will not provide the services for any domestic violence incident, criminal investigation, or prosecution arising from a use of force incident involving you and a current or former member of the household, including, but not limited to, a spouse, former spouse, adult or minor child, or involving those in a current or former dating relationship as defined in applicable state law.
INVALID PERMITS AND DISQUALIFICATION: CCW Safe will not provide the services if you no longer hold a valid concealed weapons permit, fail to qualify through LEOSA for law enforcement officers, fail to provide and maintain accurate and truthful information on any CCW Safe application, become subject to a condition which would preclude or disqualify you from holding a valid concealed weapons permit, or are otherwise no longer in good standing with CCW Safe.