Concealed carry weapons are growing in popularity
Concealed Carry Forum
Carrying a concealed weapon bestows great power but it also carries with it great responsibility. Persons who are deciding whether to apply for a permit to carry a concealed firearm usually search online for information relating to it and those who are experienced in the practice. A few years ago there was little information regarding conceal carry weapons (CCW) weapons online. Information related to permits to have a firearm was available but nothing on CCW. Over the past few years this has changed with not only magazine relating to CCW but online forums relating to issues specially related to CCW. Some forums even give tips to persons who are thinking of applying for a CCW permit. The tips include the following:
If You Do Carry, Carry Always
Citizens who are armed are reactors. They do not know when or where an attack will happen. Therefore if you choose to carry a concealed weapon, you choose to carry it at all time to be prepared. This is because the day that you choose not to carry it may be the day that you may need it. Once you start carrying a concealed weapon constantly it becomes a part of wear. Females can consider carrying it in a concealed carry handbag where there is a dedicated gun compartment.
If you are not prepared to use it, do not carry it
The irony of an individual who is carrying a concealed weapon is that the must be prepared to used it but are the least likely to do so. A weapon in most cases acts as a deterrent. Criminals have honed their skills of being to read body language of the people that they will attack. They will know if you are hesitant or unwilling to do what needs to be done to defend yourself. Therefore you must have the confidence and the ability to use the weapon if you are carrying it.
If you do carry, carry it legally
Regardless of whether you like it or now, there are laws that require persons to have a permit to carry a firearm. Once you must know your rights and responsibilities under the law…ignorance of the law is no excuse. Additionally if you are traveling across state line be aware of the permit reciprocity. There are some states that do not carry it and you need to know which ones. It can get a bit tedious however it can be a lot more tedious having to deal with the court system because you did not know about the laws regarding firearms in that state. It may also be useful to research insurance that cover CCW and personal firearm use.