When you conceal carry a firearm, it’s a very personal thing, the one thing you should never do, is tell anyone that you are packing. As I mentioned in my other article about the six things you never do while conceal carrying, the most important thing you should always do before you conceal carry, is get the proper firearms training and make sure you know the laws in your state before you strap-on that pistol and step outside your front door.
There is a lot of bad information out there about gun laws and the concealed carry lifestyle. In this short video, U.S. Concealed Carry Association Director of Content Kevin Michalowski cuts through the nonsense to outline five common myths about carrying a concealed handgun.
If you carry a concealed weapon, you need to watch this video, especially if you are a new first-time conceal carrier, I know some of the things said may be a little redundant, but you can never hear the proper information enough and remember more importantly, there is no such thing as a dumb question, the only dumb question, is no question at all! If you have any questions on this subject, remember to always ask a professional, it might just save your butt someday!
Here are 5 ‘gun myths’, let’s see if how many of these that you believe to be true:
Gun Myth #1: You’ll have time to rack a round into an empty chamber when you need to use your weapon to defend yourself.
Gun Myth #2: You should tell your friends and neighbors that you carry a weapon, just in case they ever need you to protect them.
Gun Myth #3: It’s OK to leave your firearm in the console or glove box of your car.
Gun Myth #4: A bad guy will be too scared to try to disarm you if you have him at gunpoint.
Gun Myth #5: The police and district attorney will think you’re a hero and be on your side if you’re ever forced to shoot a bad guy in self-defense.