5 Reasons Why Carrying Concealed Needs To Be A Top Priority

5 Reasons Why Carrying Concealed Needs To Be A Top Priority

Too many times I’ve seen friends shrug off carrying a concealed pistol. It’s not like I’m checking their waistline, but we’ll have casual conversations at lunch, and one of them will say something like his wife doesn’t like him carrying or, another friend said he stopped carrying concealed because his work won’t allow it.

I asked both of them what they planned on doing if a bad guy shows up with his gun. Asking this question usually grinds that talk to a standstill, except for Josh. He said his wife still carries in her purse. Josh married well. For the rest of us, here are five crucial reasons you need to make concealed carry a priority — now, tomorrow, and for the rest of your life.

#1. It’s Your Right, And You Should Make Use Of It

The Second Amendment isn’t something that comes in and out of fashion. It’s a guiding principle in the core document that the people of this country made with their government. The right to keep and bear arms needs to be upheld by our generations.

#2. Have A Chance To Be More Than Just A Passive Victim Of Life’s Circumstances

Too many times we look on the news to see another bad guy doing bad things to probably decent people. In all of those situations, you may wonder precisely what a single good guy with a gun could have done to stop it. When you become a concealed carrier and carry every single day, you no longer need to wonder.

#3. Adding One Inch To Your Waistline Can Save Your Life

When we clip a concealed carry pistol into our waistline, we’re choosing to take the slight inconvenience of tightened pants or belt, so we know that we’re ready to act in a moment’s notice. The daily routine of adding a gun to the waistband is one of the few examples of adding an inch to the waistline so one of us can save a life — perhaps our own. And if you are worried about adding another inch to your waistline, it might be time to try and cut an inch or two from your waistline to make room for that pistol. (Read More: Does Exercise Improve Concealed Carry)

#4. You’ll Never Regret Defensive Training You Never Use

Defensive pistol classes are tough, require time, energy, and commitment. There’s a chance all of that training goes to complete waste because not once in your life do you ever need to draw upon it to use your concealed carry pistol to defend yourself.

That is the best case scenario any of us can hope for — and the vast majority of us will hopefully experience.

However, should that day ever arrive, at least you have some measure of muscle memory to rely upon to guide you through an unspeakably difficult time. And should you prevail, it’s because your mind and body were able to grapple with a potentially lethal threat and overcome successfully.

#5. You Never Know When You’ll Need It

The concealed carry pistol on your belt may never once be needed. If it isn’t, you spent your entire adult life carrying around a steel and polymer paperweight. The very day you need it, that gun is worth more than gold. None of us have any idea when violence will strike. The newspapers don’t know, our politicians don’t know, and heck, even the psychic palm reader down the road keeps getting the dates messed up. That’s why we plan. That’s why we practice. And that’s why we carry concealed every single day, everywhere we possibly can.

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Luke McCoy is the founder of USA Carry. In 2007, he launched USA Carry to provide concealed carry information and a community for those with concealed carry permits and firearm enthusiasts.
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icemancold

This day and age only a FOOL does not carry every day at home away from home never know when a crazy or Terrorist is going to rear his or her ugly head be prepared be safe.!!

Jim L

Yeah, there’s one behind every bush.

G50AE

Admiral Yamomota once said, “I’d never attack the United States, there would be someone behind every blade of grass with a gun.”

We’re not quite there yet, but that’s something we can keep working on.

Jim L

That was almost 80 years ago. There are more guns now, but I’d bet a smaller percentage of the population own them and it may be trending that way.

G50AE

Like I said, there is still work to do. Give a friend an NRA membership for Christmas.

Jim L

I wouldn’t give someone anything I wouldn’t have myself.

Mikial

Then you are part of the problem. The Liberals love people like you who help them divide and conquer. Too bad there are gun owners like you who help them do their dirty work.

Jim L

Says you. If they got rid of wayne lapierre, maybe I’d be interested, but it’s worse than that. I tend to agree with the yankee marshal. Their job is to raise money and the more histeria, the better, but when it comes to doing things, they aren’t there. Not every time and sometimes they go along with bad things…It’s all about the money. On top of this, I’ve been turned off by the calls at dinner time in spite of the fact I was already a member. If the dues isn’t enough, raise it, but leave me alone when I am eating. There are other orgs to put my money in that do a better job than the NRA.

Mikial

My first response still holds true. You are one of the bitter people the Liberals exploit. So, if you don’t support the NRA, what do you do to fight the antis? Are you a Front Line Defender in the NAGR? Are you a GOA member? Do you respond to calls for action to contact state legislators and members of Congress? Are you an active member of your state gun rights organization? Or do you just sit around eating dinner and complaining about the NRA calling you? So, pay your dues . . . assuming you’re still a member after all your whining, and stuff your face at dinner while better men and women actually fight the fight to preserve your rights. If the Founding Fathers had had to rely on people with your attitude, we’d all still be part of Great Britain with no gun rights at all.

Jim L

You’re response is meaningless to me. The next thing I’ll here is that I should be a member of the gop. One, it’s my money and I have no obligation to any group or individuals outside my family, two, it’s always been about authority vs liberty, not left/right or liberal/conservative. The latter paradigms are authoritative, it just depends on what they want to hold over people. Three, I’m heterodoxical. I’m not a member of any party, religion and I’m neither a progressive nor conservative. Such labels are facile. Lastly, I don’t care about what others think I should do. The world is full of musterbating assholes that the world would be a better place if they were dead.

Mikial

As I said . . . a true asset to the Liberals. Well, at the risk of offending you by assuming you are a member of anything . . . I wish you the best and a Merry Christmas. That is, if belief in Christianity doesn’t offend you as well. At any rate, this inane conversation is over.

Jim L

Offended, hardly. I’m more in the George Carlin mould, I don’t give a fuck. I just observe the insanity of tribes and their individual. You also wouldn’t know what a real liberal is.

canoeal

Yep, George, a druggie with a mouth and no brain…

Jim L

You’d have to stand on your mother’s shoulders just to kiss his ass.

canoeal

I don’t ‘kiss ass’. Never did, never will, but do you kiss your bosses? …

Jim L

So you’ll always be shit on.

canoeal

Nope remember here I am the boss. And in the world, I won’t stand for it.

canoeal

You just found the liberal snowflake troll- Congrtulations!

Jim L

No troll. Just because you have cognitive dissonance because you don’t understand why you believe what you do, yet double down on it, well, who’s the idiot? You are. A follower, a tool.

canoeal

Sorry you are mistaken . I am a 63 yo Business owner of 30 years, Degree in History and Poli-sci class of 1976 Waynesburg University. No such idiot as you seem to think, Your use of the language is not impressive, especially when you use incorrect words (even four letter ones). Hmm I am proud to be a fiscal conservative, Constitution supporting, Law abiding, Christian, environmentalist. so I do have a set of beliefs and am not blowing hot air in the wind.

Jim L

So. I have a masters in computer science and work at one of the largest public universities in the nation. I stand by what I said. You’re a troll looking for attention. In the end, many of your beliefs are made up and unsubstantiated. You don’t understand why you believe what you do. Most people do not. They’ve never reexamined their indoctrination and beliefs. Not from an objective POV, if it’s possible. So saying you’re a “fiscal conservative, Constitution supporting, Law abiding, Christian, environmentalist” means no more to me than if you said you were a Dallas Cowboys fan or a republican. So what? Labels are meaningless, unless you get your ego satisfaction from tribal membership. The idea of other and being different than you is anathema to you and people like you. Fundamentalism appeals to people that want certainty in their lives. They don’t do well with change and musterbation is their most loyal cause. Good luck with it.

canoeal

I’ll pray for you and your hate of all that disagree with you..

canoeal

Hear…

canoeal

Meaningless because you cannot process the thought? Too bad…

Jim L

Troll. If I had a traumatic brain injury, my left pinky nail would be smarter than you even if you got a scholarship to harvard. Trolls are all the same. They need a tracheostomy so as to help them not breath from their mouths. Amazing. Why don’t you try FB or YT? There’s plenty action there for you.

canoeal

More hate…I’ll still pray.

canoeal

Describing yourself? Hmm…

Jim L

You really are feckless.

canoeal

Well if you want to put labels on others, like most who do, you are imagining I am like you.

Mikial

I went out and bought some pants at the next size bigger than I wear so that when I want to use my IWB holster I can do so comfortably. It works great. I carry, my wife carries, and there are literally no circumstances other than when it would be against the law such as going into a court house, when we do not carry. We refuse to be passive victims. Period.

Robert Best

EVERY DAY, ALL THE WAY, CARRY, CARRY!

Jim L

Because of the prohibition at work, I don’t carry during the week and rarely at all. Maybe situational awareness is underrated.

Mikial

I think we all run into this situation from time to time. For example, I sometimes have to visit schools where it is illegal to carry, or to travel to Maryland or DC where there is no reciprocity with my Virginia CHP. In cases such as this there is little recourse except to go without a gun. Of course, i deal with the school prohibition by parking my car off school property and leaving the gun secured there. Not much I can do about the Maryland/DC issue but carry something else. At a minimum I always carry a tactical pen that can be used as an improvised weapon. But that won’t do much good in a long range encounter, so situational awareness and having a plan is paramount. As for the work issue, we all need to have a paycheck so I understand your issue. On the other hand, it is not against the law to carry at work and I have carried many times in deep concealment and no one ever knows. If something ever did happen inside the workplace, I’d rather get fired for defending myself than be killed. But seriously, you should always carry outside of work.

rustyknight17

It’s easy to say that you should always carry but for those of us on a tight it’s not easy to say the least. I’m a classic example.
I’m on SSI due to three foot surgeries last year. I get $200 per month less than the average American on SSI. And guns are expensive! Even used . Due to my budget limitations, $350 for any single gun is my limit . And I firmly believe in carrying a primary , backup and pocket handguns. That’s seriously expensive! Nor does that include gun belts, holsters, ammunition or cleaning supplies or certain spare parts .
Then there’s the CHL, which will run me about $170 , mostly required courses .
The nearest range to me is 7 miles away, which if you’re handicapped, don’t have a vehicle at this time and no public transportation is a problem…
Nevertheless, I plan on carrying when I can get to it .