In our world today, it is a pretty safe bet to say that the number of people, both men, and women that have a firearm at home and are carrying when they are out are rising every day. There will still be those who do not like guns or are afraid of them and that will try to find another form of protection. However, when faced with a threatening life or death situation it might not save them.
To help you decide what you feel would be the most logical thing to do for yourself, your family, or loved ones this article will address the three main questions everyone should ask themselves before purchasing a handgun and deciding to carry.
Do I carry all of the time or only when I feel like it?
This is a decision only you can make. If the gun was bought as a means of protection, you need to figure out how and when you feel it will serve best to protect yourself or loved ones. It is often recommended that you carry all of the time because no one can ever know when a life or death situation is going to find you. In addition, it is a good idea to get accustomed to the feel of always carrying.
Do I carry when I feel threatened?
Definitely, a yes is the answer to this question, especially if you know that wherever you are going is not a safe place. It is always important to be aware of your surroundings when you are out. Just driving anywhere could pose a threat. Whether it is through a town or city, down a country road, or even a section of the town or city you are living in that is unfamiliar. There is also the possibility of feeling threatened in many places we take for granted as being safe only because we frequent them often without incident. For example, this could include places such as a grocery store, the park, or a gas station. In short, any time you feel threatened, carry your gun.
Do I carry for protection or security?
If you own a gun, you should be carrying it all day, every day for both your protection and security. Each day brings a potential threat to our safety and sense of well-being. Things such as abduction, rape, road-rage, muggings, and home invasions are not always something that happens to someone else. If your gun is at home because you feel safe on any given day that you are out, you may not be. How about when a person invades your home that intends harm to your loved ones? If your gun is locked up in a safe the second you realize you need it you are not exactly safe.
The bottom line here is if you are a licensed-to-carry gun owner, the only way to feel protected and secure no matter where you are and what you are doing every day is to carry your gun.