Source: chrishernandezauthor | Repost IRGO 05/11/2022
Here is a saying I use fairly often: “having the right to do something, doesn’t always mean it’s the right thing to do.”
I am a strong believer in the second amendment. And I think it is a civic duty to be mentally, physically, and legally prepared to defend yourself and your loved ones.
However, when it comes to carrying a firearm, I believe we should be committed to training and educating ourselves to handle those firearms safely and with skill.
Sometimes exercising a constitutional right can get you in big trouble. Just ask Roseanne Barr. She exercised her constitutional right to free speech, tweeted a joke about Valerie Jarrett, and pretty much lost her whole career.
Exercising our rights has consequences.
We need to make sure we fully understand those consequences.
This article from Chris Hernandez does a fantastic job of highlighting and summarizing some of these consequences. Please give his article a full and sober reading.
And as always, stay sharp and stay safe.
Jim Anthony – Founder
Indiana Responsible Gun Owners
Lately we’re seeing a lot more citizens getting carry permits or exercising constitutional carry rights and going armed in public. That’s a great thing. We’re also seeing more and more social media posts showing people carrying the wrong weapons and/or carrying in ways that actually put them in more danger. That’s a bad thing. So I’m going to try to do something about it, and provide some basic information for people new to the world of carrying a pistol.
I’m not writing this from the standpoint of a tactical master; I’m no Paul Howe or Mike Pannone, and if they say anything that contradicts my advice, listen to them. However, I’ve been carrying a gun as a Marine, Soldier and cop for over twenty years, I’ve got a fair amount of training, and I’ve learned what works and what doesn’t through that training, my mistakes and painful experience, other people’s experience, and trial and error. Also, I’m not trying to sell you anything. While I write for a website that advertises weapons and accessories, and have tested and advertised some firearms and products, I’m not writing this to push any company or product. I’m just telling you what I know and how I know it, suggesting you consider it, and asking you to decide for yourself if my advice will help you.
So I’ll present a list of points and explanations, in no particular order. Keep in mind, I’m writing for people who can legally own a gun and will legally carry according to their local laws. With that said, here we go.
- Knowing When You Can Come To The Defense Of Others - August 8, 2022
- Justices Send Assault Weapon, Magazine Bans Back to Lower Courts - June 30, 2022
- 6 Takeaways From The Supreme Court Decision Protecting Americans’ Right To Self-Defense - June 24, 2022