Whether you are male or female, you should consider the training, certification, and concealment of a weapon for protection.

People across the country are starting to understand the importance of carrying a firearm for personal protection.

So should you.

This is unrelated to the trying times or the current government. There will always be trying times, and government officials will always suck.

Protecting yourself should be a priority regardless of who is in power, where you live, or what your educational or cultural background is.

Criminals do not prejudice when it comes to victims. Neither should you when it comes to protecting yourself and your loved ones.

The decision to carry a concealed weapon is a right that comes with great responsibility. Do not carry a weapon you are not proficient at using.

Being able to defend yourself is the most basic human right. As an American, it is your constitutionally protected right, and as a good citizen, it is your duty to protect yourself and those you love.

Our founding fathers ensured this via the Second Amendment stating that “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.”

You have the responsibility to protect yourself and your family.

Our world is a dangerous one. Whether attacks are on the rise or decline, protecting yourself should be a year-round endeavor. Studies show that victims who draw a concealed weapon in self-defense have a 55.5% chance of the assailant retreating. I can tell you from experience it is a dead-on effective self-protection tool, if you are proficient with its use, especially drawing from concealment.

Having and knowing how to use a concealed weapon is a security blanket in case a dangerous situation arises. It is a good feeling to know you have a way to protect your loved ones. Your loved ones will feel secure around you knowing you have a method, training, and knowledge to defend yourself. Whether you are traveling alone or with your family, or you are out with friends, your family can rest a little easier knowing that you carry a weapon for protection.

Training and certification for weapon concealment will expand your knowledge about gun safety and self-defense. Although many states do not have extensive training and/or certification classes before issuing a concealed weapons permit, you shouldn’t stop at the bare minimum. Strive to learn all the ins and out of carrying a weapon. Do not leave any questions unanswered. Research your states’ gun laws to ensure you are abiding by the law.

Personal and family protection should be the number one reason for carrying a concealed weapon. If you are one of those ostentatious people who thinks a weapon makes you look ‘cool’ or ‘badass,’ then concealed carry is not for you. Choosing to carry a gun (or other type of self-defense weapon) should increase your confidence. If carrying a concealed weapon is inspiring you to act like an idiot, then you’re a greater liability to yourself, your loved ones, and the rest of society. Leave it at home, unloaded, and locked up.

Reality dictates that if you do need a gun, you need it immediately. As the saying goes, “when seconds count, the police are only minutes away.” By owning a firearm and obtaining the proper training before you think you “need” it, you’re setting yourself up for security and success.

It is always better to have a gun, even if you don’t use it. Needing a weapon and not having one handy can really suck, so get a pistol, get training, and get your concealed carry permit. If you love your life, or have loved ones, you owe it to yourself and them to start living armed.


This article was written with the help of Travis Wesson from GentlemanSpy.com. Upgrade your life.

Diana Giorgetti
Diana Giorgetti

Diana Giorgetti is a multiple trauma survivor, author, idea brewer, problem solver, professional freelancer, and web-designer. A graduate of the University of Miami and Nova Southeastern University with degrees in Psychology and Education Law, she is passionate about helping others, scuba diving, and writing (though not necessarily in that order). She lives in Miami, Florida with her two children and three dogs. She is the author of "The Fundamentals of PTSD: A Guide to Disemboweling the Disorder and Reclaiming Your Life," "PTSD & Relationships: A Survival Guide to Love and Be Loved," and "The PTSD Warrior Healing Mindset: Changes in Habits and Routines to Help Retrain the Brain After Trauma," and she's working on her fourth self-help book. You can find Diana's books on Amazon: amazon.com/author/dianahelps