(Admin note: This is our first guest post, it’s from Wesley over at GunGoals.com.)
If you’re not already carrying a firearm for protection, it’s time to consider it. Odds are if you’re reading this I’m guessing you don’t carry a gun daily. The goal of this article is to help you understand the benefits of concealed carry and why you may want to start doing it.
The World We Live In
Let’s be honest. Everyone thinks “it will never happen to them” when it comes to being mugged, home broken into, or being held at gunpoint. Just look at the Offenses Reported to Law Enforcement provided by the FBI.
This report breaks down offenses such as violent crime, murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, and more for the large cities in your state in 2017. Hopefully, these numbers will open your eyes a little and help you or anyone reading this to consider carrying protection daily.
It’s hit close to home for me and without going into deep detail… my grandfather was murdered at his front door. They rang the doorbell and when he opened it one of the three teens were knelt with a shotgun and pulled the trigger removing his jaw and they robbed his house. He died a few days later in the hospital.
Now let’s jump into our 5 reasons why.
Here’s Why We Think You Should Carry Daily
If the above statistics and story haven’t already convinced you to carry protection here’s 5 more reasons why you should conceal carry.
1 – Protecting the Family
It can take the police several minutes to reach your home. Between the time of a break in and your phone call to 911 a lot can happen. If you don’t have a firearm in the house you’re at an extreme disadvantage because whoever is breaking in probably does.
Even if you have a gun locked away in your gun safe in the bedroom closet that may not be enough to save you. Depending on where you’re at in the house at the time of the break-in it may be to difficult to get to your gun in time.
The best solution to this is to have a couple guns in quick access safes in different rooms of your house. Better yet, keeping one on your person.
2 – Confidence
Walking alone in an unfamiliar place can be unnerving. There are many situations that can place you out of your element and carrying a gun will keep you safe and confident. You may have a flat tire in a bad part of town or just walking back to your car in a parking deck at night that you’ve never been to before.
No matter the situation if you’re carrying a concealed firearm you’re going to be more confident and be able to focus on what you need to without worrying about the “what if”.
3 – Nullify Threats
You’ve probably seen a video on Facebook where someone stopped a robbery because they were carrying. The more good people we have walking around with guns the safer everyone would be.
If a robber knew nearly everyone carried a gun they would rethink about trying to rob a store or break into a house. With more guns in the hands of good people the safer we would be as a whole.
4 – It’s a New Hobby
Once you’ve decided to carry daily your gun becomes a huge part of your life. It’ll become a hobby to go practice your shooting and it’s also extremely fun. The more you practice shooting and learning about your firearm the quicker you’ll become comfortable carrying it.
I recommend finding a local firing range and practice shooting at least once a month. It’ll help you stay sharp and if the time comes to where you would ever need to use your gun you’ll be prepared.
5 – It’s Your Right
You live in a country where you have the right to arm yourself and protect you and your property. It’s a right a lot of people take for granted. Don’t take the 2nd amendment for granted and carry because you can.
It’s like a muscle, if you don’t exercise your rights they will fade away and be a shadow of what they once were. All you need to do is decide how much ammo to carry.
So, what makes you want to conceal carry the most? Is it the thought of keeping your family safe, enjoy shooting as a hobby, or do you just want to exercise your right? Either way, we would love to hear from you about the subject and thank you for reading.