Carrying a firearm for self-defense can be a vital tool in a dangerous situation. However, it is crucial to do so in a responsible and safe manner. A recent incident in Bastrop, Texas, highlights the importance of carrying a concealed weapon with a proper holster that covers the trigger guard and has retention to hold the gun securely.
On March 31st, 2023, police officers in Bastrop were dispatched to a “shots fired” incident at Casa Chapala. Upon investigation, it was found that a male suspect, identified as Jordan Centers of Paige, Texas, was carrying a loaded firearm improperly when a negligent discharge occurred. The incident resulted in mild injuries to individuals, including children, from debris caused by the ricochet. All parties refused emergency medical services.
Centers was taken into custody and charged with Deadly Conduct and Injury to a Child. This incident highlights the importance of proper firearm handling and carrying in public places. Carrying a concealed firearm without a proper holster that covers the trigger guard can lead to negligent discharges and cause harm to yourself or innocent bystanders. For tips on avoiding negilgent discharges, read the article below.