Joe from ConcealedLife.com recently contacted me and asked me to contribute to his “Why I Carry Wednesday” series, a weekly series where different people answer the question “why do you carry?”
My answer to this question is usually pretty short – I carry in case I need to shoot someone. If you carry a gun, hopefully that’s your reason as well.
I mean, my handgun isn’t going to do me any good locked up at home if I’m faced with an armed threat, right? Having said that, there is a bit of a back story of why I carry, and I decided to share part of it with Joe’s readers.
I still have my first handgun, a SIG P228 like the one pictured above. I should get it out of the safe more often.
When many (most?) of my friends turned 21, they celebrated the day as the day they could legally drink and get into bars without resorting to less than legal methods, of which I would know nothing about. I wasn’t like most of my friends however. I celebrated my 21st birthday as the day I could purchase a handgun and apply for a concealed carry permit. I walked into my local gun shop, having done a fair amount of research, and bought a SIG P228. I also went to my local Sheriffâ€™s office to complete the concealed carry permit process.
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