Thursday, November 9, 2017

If You Choose To Carry A Gun For Self-Defense, Proper Training Is Essential

By The Federalist, Nov. 07, 2017

Some folks are amazed when they hear about a private citizen taking up arms to defend those who can’t, won’t, or have lost the ability to defend themselves against the evil side of our society. I am proud to know there are people out there who have the heart to make a difference. But how can we stay vigilant as citizens who are just out and about doing our own thing?

One major decision that people must make is whether to carry a gun for self-defense. Are you going to carry a gun? This is a huge responsibility. If you make the choice to be armed, you must first get the requisite licensing to make you legal, which means learning, understanding, and following the myriad federal and state laws that govern the carrying of a weapon in your area. You must know when and where you are legally authorized to carry a firearm and when the discharge of deadly force is legally justified.
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