Should You Carry a Concealed Weapon? Reasons to Concealed Carry a Gun

Should you carry a concealed gun? For firearms enthusiasts that don’t carry, it’s a question that crosses their minds at least once. And while it seems like a simple enough question, it’s not something you want to consider if you’re not completely comfortable with the idea. If you’re grappling with this question, we’re here to help. Here are three reasons you should consider carrying a concealed weapon.

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Three Reasons You Should Carry a Concealed Weapon

There are countless individual situations that can end poorly if you’re not carrying a concealed weapon. But we don’t have time to go into all of them. That’s why we tried to distill all of these scenarios down into three main concepts.

Protecting Yourself and Your Family

This is probably the most obvious reason to concealed carry. Regardless of what you do or where you live, the world can be a dangerous place. As we’ve seen time and again, danger can strike when you least expect.

Concealed carriers have successfully defended both themselves and their communities from attackers. You only need to watch Jack Wilson dispatch of a potential mass shooter at the West Freeway Church of Christ to realize how someone with a concealed weapon and proper training can save countless lives. What’s more, this counts double if you have family.

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Physical Limitations

For some people, any kind of physical engagement is a problem. Some people are just bigger, stronger, or more fit than others. For instance, you don’t want to rely solely on your body for defense if you’re disabled and someone attacks you. The same is true if you’re a woman. And don’t forget, some people are just smaller than others. 

Physical limitations aren’t just exclusive to these groups of people, though. You could be a competitive boxer and still run into a situation where your skills aren’t enough. What if you’re engaged by multiple assailants at once? A concealed weapon can even the playing field even for the most physically fit individuals.

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For Work

In some professions, carrying a firearm is a logical part of the job. Obvious examples are individuals who work in an LEO or security role. No surprise there. But that’s not the only reason to carry a concealed gun at work.

Plenty of regular, everyday jobs can take you into places that aren’t so nice. For example, you could be some kind of delivery driver who works in a rough area. In this instance, being a worker actually makes you more of a target, since a criminal may believe you’re carrying cash. If you’re going to be a target, you might as well not be an easy one.

You definitely should double-check the rules before you decide to carry at work though. Make sure you’re allowed to pack heat, otherwise you may be in for a not-so-fun talk with your boss later.

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