You make hundreds of decisions a day that affect how you live your life. Whether it’s the color combinations that we choose to match for our day’s outfit or the handgun that we choose to conceal to protect ourselves from an attacker, we have our reasons for why we do the things we do. Ok, maybe those two things are not related at all, the point we’re trying to make is that you and only you are responsible for your own personal protection. Let’s take a look at the top three reasons to carry a handgun.
Statistics speak volumes on the dangers that lurk around every corner. Whether you’re eating dinner at home, out and about at IKEA, or walking across the parking lot after a hard day’s work, studies have shown that you’re at risk of being attacked. With the average attacker interaction time being limited to only about 90 seconds and the average police response time to a 911 call being anywhere between 8 to 14 minutes, stopping to make a 911 call instead of defending yourself in these situations could cost you more than just your material possessions. Having a concealed handgun ready that can be easily revealed at the right time can save your life (and potentially many others) and give the criminal a one-way ticket to the slammer.
You Want to Exercise Your Constitutional Right to Carry
If you’re a big 2nd Amendment rights advocate, then you’ll be happy to know that Lawmakers in at least 20 states have introduced constitutional carry bills to their legislature. Letting your freedom flag fly by exercising your constitutional right to carry has the effect of instilling more pride in your country and the laws that were implemented for personal protection by our founding fathers. If you’ve been concerned that the amount of anti-gun sentiment may lead to national gun restrictions, then the best way for you to showcase your opposition is to carry a firearm. Whether you choose to do so in a concealed fashion, ensure that you check with your state to ensure that you have the right amount of licensing and proof of firearms knowledge or hands-on training. Once you check all the necessary boxes, make sure to find an appropriate Concealed Carry Bag that will keep you safe if you ever need to use your handgun.
You Want to Increase Your Confidence and Situational Awareness
There’s something about having a handgun close by that makes you feel more confident and safe. In short, it’s one less thing you have to think about. If something happens, you’re prepared. A by-product of this increased confidence is a subsequent increase in your situational awareness. As you get more acquainted with your handgun, you’ll learn to understand its capabilities and become hyper-aware of your surroundings. After a while, it may become second nature to you to enter a room and immediately analyze your surroundings for potential threats. Having a handgun concealed while you’re out an about makes you focus your attention more closely to potential threats that you might have been oblivious to if you were not carrying. In the end, carrying a handgun has the effect of changing the way you think and also the way you react to certain situations.