The political climate in America today is full of controversy and debate. The American people are constantly bombarded with news articles and Twitter posts telling them what to think. One of the most prominent issues, given recent events, is gun control. If these events have you thinking about investing in a weapon and concealed carry license, here are five reasons consider getting your concealed carry license now more than ever.
1. Embrace the Second Amendment
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed” (Constitution Center).
Many people believe that Americans are fortunate to have the right to bear arms. If you want to exercise your rights, a concealed carry license is a good opportunity to do so. That way, you can carry your weapon with you outside of your home should you feel the need to.
2. Get Trained
To receive a concealed carry license, you have to pass all the legal requirements of gun ownership in addition to extra training. Aside from the four mandatory DPS subjects and associated testing, these classes typically include marksmanship training and potentially other benefits like snacks and drinks (Invicta Tactics). Many people find this extra training to be worth the investment, even if they do not carry their weapon at all times. The more training you do, the more comfortable you will be with a weapon if you ever have cause to use it.
3. Protect Yourself and Your Family
It goes without saying that there are dangerous places in this world. Situations escalate quickly in the presence of an active shooter, and there is not always time to wait for help to arrive. Carrying a weapon can help ensure that you can protect yourself and your family.
4. Protect Others
While your focus in any dangerous situation will immediately be on protecting yourself and family, there may be an opportunity to help others around you. With extensive training, you will learn how to help get control of a dangerous situation while you wait for authorities to arrive. This way you can protect not just yourself, but also the people around you (CNN).
5. Peace of Mind
There are many people who hold concealed carry licenses, but do not necessarily carry every day. Regardless of how often you choose to carry a concealed weapon, knowing it’s an option can give you peace of mind. Even when you do carry a concealed weapon, there is by no means a guarantee that you will have to use it. However, knowing that you have a weapon on you should dangerous circumstances arise and can give you the peace of mind that you and your family will be protected.