If you watch TV and movies, you might think that it’s a good idea to brandish a weapon to back someone off, or shoot someone in the arm or leg, or maybe fire a warning shot. But many legal experts advise that these actions can get you into serious legal trouble.

Learn about the laws of brandishing a weapon, shooting to wound, and warning shots in this episode of the SecondCall Defense podcast.

And have you joined Second Call Defense yet? Co-founder and firearms attorney Sean Maloney explains why it may be the difference between going to jail and going free after a self-defense shooting.