Now I realize that many of my readers live in states or countries that don’t allow you to carry firearms. I’m so sorry that you live where you live. But if you do happen to live in a place where they graciously grant you the right to protect yourself, USE THAT RIGHT! I know so many preparedness minded people that refuse to do so for reasons I don’t understand.
When you do come to your senses and finally get out to get your permit please do the following:
- Learn How To Use A Firearm First – Do not be the dope that showed up to class with a borrowed gun and has no knowledge of how a gun works or the basics of gun safety.
- Find A Class That Includes A Portion Where You Shoot Your Weapon – Not only is this a great opportunity to have a professional give you some instruction, it’s also a good indicator that the class will be more interactive and interesting.
- Turn In Your Paperwork Promptly After Completing The Course – Here in Utah you have 1 year to turn in your paperwork before having to retake that wonderful 4 hour class. You’d be surprised how fast a year goes by.
- Stay Up On Your Training – If you don’t maintain your skills, you carrying a gun may end up being more dangerous to you than not. To avoid deadly accidents and mistakes, you need to stay acquainted with the use of a gun if you plan on carrying. Please don’t be one of those “I’ll turn into superman and remember everything I’d ever need to know when the situation arises” type of people.