Why carry a gun? There are different good and lawful reasons, but let's take a closer look at the 2nd Amendment as the ultimate basis.
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Why Carry a Gun and Keep a Couple or More at Home
What is the Second Amendment? The Second Amendment simply states “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
The 2nd Amendment
Everyone has their own reasons and good reasons to carry a gun, too. No two are quite the same also.
Maybe you do it for self-defense, to protect those around you, or to defend your home. The most upheld though is to exercise your God-given Second Amendment right.
We have different reasons, but really, the ultimate argument for carrying a gun is the 2nd amendment! At the end of the day, what matters is what are you carrying a gun for.
And when you do, you're going to need this.
On that note, it is best to learn more about concealed carry and how the 2nd amendment can either justify your reason or give you a good reason to use your gun only for what it's intended for!
Cons of Concealed Carry
While the question as to why carry a gun at all is highly debated, we look to reasons why concealed carry is good. There are pros and cons, but for now, we see these as perfectly acceptable reasons for concealed carry.
In this article, there are pretty much good arguments about the pros of concealed carry.
- Quicker draw time
- Attacks are less likely to occur since would-be criminals know you’re armed
- Help spread awareness about responsible gun ownership
Why I Carry a Gun by Joshua Gillem
Our friend Joshua Gillem here at Gun Carrier has listed his personal reasons for carrying a gun every day. Read an excerpt below, and be sure to check out the full article here.
1. As I said above, people are nuts. And it seems to be getting worse. Especially when you watch the news and see all these riots taking place. What’s funny, though, is when you see the guys with the AR-15 slung around their shoulders guarding their business, nobody is attacking them. Wonder why? Maybe it’s because guns act as deterrents.
2. I’m convinced that the zombie apocalypse is already upon us. I mean, I literally look around and see the brain-dead all over the place, feeding off the innocent and trying to turn them into zombies, too. Many people believe that, at some point, it will escalate to an uncontrollable problem forcing us who aren’t yet zombies to defend ourselves against the horde. When/if that time comes, it is better to be ready for it.
Watch this insightful video from The Yankee Marshall on why people carry guns:
Carrying firearms definitely has its perks, but it carries a lot of responsibilities, too. That should not be a problem as long as you have the right mindset and discipline.
If you decide to carry a gun, be sure to put in the right amount of practice time as well as be mindful of the consequences it presents if misused. In the end, make sure you are justified by the law when questioned, why carry a gun?
Why do YOU carry a gun? Let us know your thoughts and insights in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on June 19, 2018, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.