Well, apparently not. In this issue of Rangemaster, http://www.rangemaster.com/newsletter/2011-11_RM-Newsletter.pdf Tom Givens recounts that there have been 8 justified shootings in his state (TN) in the last 3 years with no civil suits. This same is true over the last ten years in Texas; a number of shootings deemed justified by the State and no civil suits. (ETA: That I am aware of- should go without saying but, it's internet; ya can't trust common sense will be present) Am I saying you can't, nope. Just observing the fear may well be exaggerated.