Concealed Carry Laws: 3 Ways to Be a Responsible Gun Owner
Our right to bear arms is a natural right, protected in our constitution. It’s commonly disputed, but there’s no doubt that our founding fathers knew the importance of good citizens arming themselves. The government knows this as well, and that’s why concealed carry laws permit concealed carry in all 50 states — though some states make it extremely difficult or impossible to obtain permits.
However, while every citizen has the right to bear arms, they should also understand all of the responsibilities of owning and operating a gun. This article will walk you through three of the basics of responsible gun ownership, and teach you how to be a responsible gun owner.
- Get Your Permit
If you live in one of the states where concealed carry is encouraged, make sure you get your concealed carry permit.
A concealed carry permit ensures your safety and the safety of those around you. For you, it ensures that you won’t be apprehended for carrying your gun. For others, it will make sure that you’re a responsible gun owner.
It makes sure you’re responsible because you have to complete a training course in order to get a permit. This means that in the process of getting a permit, you’ll learn everything you need to know about gun safety.
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- Store Guns Safely
If you have guns around the home, make sure that you store them in a safe location.
Storing your guns is a balancing act. You have to keep them in a place where you can easily access them, but also in a place where they can’t be found by anybody who stumbles by. This is especially important if you have children.
- Always Assume Guns Are Loaded
This one is more of a philosophy than a practical tip. However, it’s an important philosophy to adopt. You can be the best marksman in the world, and have your guns stored in concealed locations but if you slack off for one second, you can become seriously injured.
In 2018, 458 people were killed as a result of accidental gun deaths. This accounts for only 1 percent of gun deaths that year, so that’s not a good case against gun ownership in general. However, it is a good case for responsible gun ownership — no one wants to end up that unlucky 1 percent.
Understand Concealed Carry Laws and Become a Better Gun Owner
Being a responsible gun owner is largely about understanding the rules that those before you set about gun ownership. Make sure you understand concealed carry laws and get yourself a permit, store guns safely, and always assume guns loaded, and you’re well on your way to becoming a responsible gun owner.
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