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 can 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. Having a gun means that you know what is happening to avoid a bad situation.
Learning from Qaulified and Experienced Instructors
This is a very important thing, although there are many instructors out there not all of them may be qualifed or registered with the State. A qualified instructor and especially an instructor that has a background in Law Enforcement is an added plus. Their way of teaching is completely different as they can guide you and instruct you much better.