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Five Rules for Concealed Carry

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by PMMA97, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. PMMA97

    PMMA97 TagaBundok

    Nov 25, 2003
    1. YOUR CONCEALED HANDGUN IS FOR PROTECTION OF LIFE ONLY. Draw it solely in preparation to protect yourself or an innocent third party from the wrongful and life-threatening criminal actions of another.

    2. KNOW EXACTLY WHEN YOU CAN USE YOUR GUN. A criminal adversary must have, or reasonably appear to have:

    A) the ability to inflict serious bodily injury (he is armed or reasonably appears to be armed with a deadly weapon),

    B) the opportunity to inflict serious bodily harm (he is physically positioned to harm you with his weapon), and

    C) his intent (hostile actions or words) indicates that he means to place you in jeopardy -- to do you serious or fatal physical harm.

    When all three of these attack potential elements are in place simultaneously, then you are facing a reasonably perceived deadly threat that justifies an emergency deadly force response.

    3. IF YOU CAN RUN AWAY -- RUN! Just because you’re armed doesn’t necessarily mean you must confront a bad guy at gunpoint. Develop your "situation awareness" skills so you can be alert to detect and avoid trouble altogether. Keep in mind that if you successfully evade a potential confrontation, the single negative consequence involved might be your bruised ego, which should heal with mature rationalization. But if you force a confrontation you risk the possibility of you or a family member being killed or suffering lifelong crippling/disfiguring physical injury, criminal liability and/or financial ruin from civil lawsuit. Flee if you can, fight only as a last resort.

    4. DISPLAY YOUR GUN, GO TO JAIL. Expect to be arrested by police at gunpoint, and be charged with a crime anytime your concealed handgun is seen by another citizen in public, regardless of how unintentional or innocent or justified the situation might seem. Choose a method of carry that reliably keeps your gun hidden from public view at all times.

    You have no control over how a stranger will react to seeing (or learning about) your concealed handgun. He or she might become alarmed and report you to police as "a man or woman with a gun." Depending on his or her feelings about firearms, this person might be willing to maliciously embellish his or her story in attempt to have your gun seized by police or to get you arrested. An alarmed citizen who reports a "man with a gun" is going to be more credible to police than you when you're stopped because you match the suspect's description, and you are found to have a concealed handgun in your possession.

    Before you expose your gun in public, ask yourself: "Is this worth going to jail for?" The only time this question should warrant a "yes" response is when an adversary has at least, both ability and intent, and is actively seeking the opportunity to do you great harm.

    5. DON’T LET YOUR EMOTIONS GET THE BEST OF YOU. If, despite your best efforts to the contrary, you do get into some kind of heated dispute with another person while you’re armed, never mention, imply or exhibit your gun for the purpose of intimidation or one-upmanship. You’ll simply make a bad situation worse -- for yourself (see rule #4).
  2. +1

    I always say, if you draw your weapon, make sure you are prepared and willingfully without any doubt that you will fire/ engage the offender. If at all there is a tiny doubt of this, then it is not worth to bring into the situation deadly force

  3. Nytemare


    Apr 22, 2009
    #3 and #4, BS! Most states don't have an obligation to flee rule, and I see no problem with defending. Aslo you're not going to be arrested for having you weapon spotted. You'll be asked for your creds and let go. You don't just get locked up for packing if you made by some jack ass sheep. Oh and its just as easy to re-holster as it is to draw. Just saying. I understand that as a civilian that is CC'ing there are a different set of rules to follow, but there is a reason to carry. To protect. Scenarios can change in an instatant, if you have to draw and the BG all of a sudden changes his mind than just re-holster, not a big deal. Now if you hadn't drawn you'd be screwed.
  4. It is difficult to gauge as there are multiple variables in any situation, however all I am saying is for me, if I draw my weapon, it will never get re-holstered without it barking - period no matter what the situation may be or how fast the situation changes.
  5. gunsite

    gunsite CLM

    Jul 8, 2003
    No Quarter

    Good sound advice... mixed with common sense.