WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- During a time when gun sales have soared in the United States, a Cincinnati-based company has rolled out a membership-based service it says will aid gun owners who shoot intruders during a home invasion.
For as little as $10/month, Second Defense Alliance , or SDA, offers legal defense and bail bonds, cover medical expenses and counseling and pay the costs of cleaning up a shooting scene or a burial.
"It's a life-changing event and your life is going to change forever," Tim Brennan, co-owner of Second Defense Alliance said. "We want to make sure you're back with your family and starting the healing process with them on the emotional side to get your life back together."
Brennan said SDA started to offer the assistance to gun owners in September to fill a void -- offering up to $50,000 in financial and legal services.
Jody Moore, a partner at Boca-Raton Based MSi Consulting, was one of the first gun owners in Florida to join SDA.
Moore, a father of four children, wondered, "If I have to shoot somebody -- or take care of my family that way -- what's my back up? Who is going to support me afterwards?"
"For the cost, it's really nothing." Moore said. "You look at the cost of it, year-to-year, why not have it? It's another layer of protection."
Brennan said 2,000 people in 12 stated had joined SDA since September.