Here are 10 reasons why a concealed carry permit and firearm is a great idea.
Carrying a concealed firearm is a great responsibility, and there are plenty of reasons why someone would not want to carry one.
But there are a great many reasons why you should carry everyday. It is a huge commitment and you need to make the decision for yourself.
Here are some reasons that may help to persuade you to start to carry everyday, not in any particular order.
It’s Your Right as a Citizen of the United States
The Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights guarantees protection of the right to keep and bear arms for self protection. The Supreme Court has upheld this concept. Just by being a citizen of this great nation, you have the right to carry a concealed firearm.
There are many different politics involved with guns, and carrying can be seen as a statement. No matter what your political beliefs, everyone an agree that self protection is important.
The World is a Bad Place
As much as we wish it wasn’t, the world we know today is not the same one we knew years ago. There is more crime and violence than in other historical periods. You just never know when or where something bad will happen.
To Protect Your Family
The most important asset in our lives are our families, and we need to protect them anyway we can. A concealed firearm is one of the best ways to protect them from the world we discussed above.
To Protect Yourself
We all want to come home to our families every night. I know I do. This is another tool to ensure we will make it home to hug our loved ones.
To Protect Those Around Us
This goes beyond just our families. Co-workers, friends, strangers… Some people feel a deep seated desire to keep those around them safe from the evil in the world and do what they can to prevent it.
“Stack the Deck”
Some people are just not able to protect themselves physically anymore due to various issues. Injuries, illness, old age and other conditions can cause odds to be stacked against us. Having a concealed firearm will help to level that playing field and give you an advantage to be able to fight back.
Reap the Benefits of Training
Some people just like to be able to train and learn, and by carrying their firearm, they are able to put that training to use.
Better Situational Awareness
Some people say that when they carry, they are more on edge and are better aware of their surroundings. When I carry, my senses are on high alert and I tend to know more of what is going on around me. Having a gun means I have to know what is happening to avoid a bad situation.
You never know when a Zombie or two will crop up and you will need to deal with them. Zombies can be sneaky and you don’t want to be caught out in the open without a way to dispatch them.
Okay, okay, maybe not Zombies.
Regardless, it’s been proven statistically that having a concealed firearm will save lives more often then not. Criminals want to hit an easy target. If their victim fights back with a gun, they will run off. They don’t want a fight.
Other articles that you might want to read
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- Concealed Carry on Campus Supported by Idaho College Students
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Everyone’s reasons for carry differ from person to person and place to place. However, it boils down to making a commitment to be a responsibly armed person not only for ourselves, but our families and friends.
What is your number one reason to carry? We would like to hear from you in the comments below.