Concealed carry is not a thing to be taken lightly. While it is legal where permitted, there are still many things to be aware of when concealed carrying. Here are 4 things to be aware of after you finally get your concealed carry permit.
- Practice: Having a concealed weapon is of little use if you do not know how to use it. Much like being CPR certified, but forgetting how to do CPR, you should regularly practice so you don’t cause undue damage by forgetting how to properly use your weapon.
- Permits Across States: Not all states will accept your concealed carry license. In fact, depending on where you are from, your license may only work in your state. Do research into where your license applies before you travel over state borders while concealed carrying.
- Gun Free Zones: Taking a concealed carry into a gun free zone is a very bad idea. Be very aware of which locations are gun free zones, because breaking that law can lead to large fines or even jail time. Be aware that places like schools, churches, government buildings, and even places that serve alcohol are all no gun zones.
- Alcohol and Concealed Carry: Drinking while possessing a firearm is regulated differently state by state, but it is not a good idea in any state. While carrying a weapon under the influence is a very bad idea, it can lead to heavy fines or the revoking of licenses in some states. Look into your state’s rules around drinking and carrying but avoid doing it regardless.
There is a lot to know about concealed carrying, but these few tips will help you avoid getting in trouble while concealed carrying.