@Lisa10 Welcome to the community. You’ve gone through what you need to to carry. If you’re comfortable you should. Continue to train and study what’s here. You’ll do well. You kind of look like my daughter.
I’m told I worry too much. I think that’s right. The kids are fine. I’m very over protective without needing to be. Sometimes I say stupid things and hurt feelings.
Welcome to the family and you are blessed to be here.
I’m not a fan of hypotheticals but I do agree every concealed carry class should dive deeper into the “legal” aftermath of a shoot and truly identify the costs involved and more. The reason I don’t like listening to someone’s hypothetical situation, is we’re all different. A situation where you feel threatened, I might not. One where I might feel threatened, you may not.
Want them to consider aftermath? Don’t have to look far, see the shithole Kyle R. In wisconsin fell into protecting himself without the bs mentality.
Welcome to our community, you’ve accepted you right as a law abiding citizen, made the decision to protect yourself and loved ones, and chose wisely to join USCCA to endeavor to become more proficient in your skills and knowledge! There is a lot to gain. Safety is number one, carry on! The only stupid question is the one NOT asked! Do you practice?
@Michael554 sounds like they are younger? Could be the invincible young attitude maybe? Some of us don’t settle down until we get a lot of age under us. Normally when it takes a week to heal from what used to take a day normally we realize we’re getting old. Some times it doesn’t happen until the high school kids start calling us Sir when they are at their jobs.
Thanks for your thoughts. I confess I’ve over reacted to some aspects and mistook enthusiasm for bravado. We have had discussions and I’ve had to admit to an element of over protectivism. They are actually doing and progressing very well. They are taking the right steps and continue to train, read, and learn. I’m much more settled with. The situation.
Sage advice. I was listening to a radio talk show about Florida’s stand your ground law when just by chance George Zimmerman called in. He said that although he still believes that his actions were legal the financial toll to defend himself was devastating… The legal fees alone bankrupted him.
The key to anything today is to basically keep your head on a swivel and be aware of your surroundings. That alone would prevent most problems. As far as Concealed Carry, at first it will take some getting used to before you’re totally comfortable doing so, but over time you’ll get used to it and realize it will become second nature. 21+ years ago when I first started to EDC my greatest fear was someone realizing I was carrying and make a scene about it. But after 21 years I feel confident that I must be doing something right as I have never been discovered, have never had to use it to protect myself or my loved ones or even had to consider drawing it. EDC is more a mindset than actually carrying a weapon. It is a combination of several things chief among them being aware of your environment and simply not going to places that might warrent use of your weapon. I spend absolutely no time with my face buried into my phone while I am out for instance. To a certain extent I am more hyperaware of my surroundings etc.
In just the few months I have been conceal carry, I find this to be a very true and accurate statement for myself as well.