Carrying firearms on a boat is an issue for more gun owners than one might imagine. Boating is a popular pastime, whether you’re fishing or cruising, and carrying a gun is a daily practice for many people. If you’re wondering about the legalities of carrying firearms on a boat—and if it’s even legal—we’re here to help. Generally speaking, the answer is: It depends.
If you’re reading this, you’ve probably at least considered the legal concealed carry of a pistol as an option for self-defense. More than ever, people are turning to concealed carry guns to protect themselves, and as a result, carry gun manufacturers continuously develop and produce handguns specifically for this market.
There are endless options when it comes to gun holsters for concealed carry. Even if you’re a seasoned shooter, the holster scenery is constantly changing and requiring you to keep up with the latest hot—and not so hot—holster designs. Whether you’re wondering what types of holsters there are or how different carry methods work, we’re here to help.
So, you’ve just been forced to defend yourself in a self-defense shooting. Now what do you do? In the heat of the moment, your only thought was to act in self-defense to protect your life; but once the smoke clears, your mind is rattled with worry…
New York had a law that prohibited adults from generally carrying a firearm (including a concealed handgun) upon their person in New York without a state-issued license. These licenses were only issued upon proof of “good moral character” and “proper cause.” This is frequently referred to as a “may issue” licensing scheme, which is not based on objective criteria.
Senate Bill 1262, signed by Governor Brad Little on February 25, 2022, will go into effect on July 1, 2022. This legislation amends Idaho Code § 46-1008 to expressly protect concealed weapons licenses, firearms, ammunition, and components during declarations of “disaster emergencies.” These changes were spurred by the actions of state and local governments during disasters such the COVID-19 pandemic and response.
South Dakota’s SB 212 Eliminates All Fees for Concealed Carry Permits, Strengthens Second Amendment Rights
On March 18, 2022, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem signed SB 212 into law, eliminating all fees for concealed carry permits. Over the past few years, South Dakota has taken several steps to strengthen its residents' Second Amendment rights, including passing permitless carry, clarifying the "stand-your-ground" law, and, most recently, reducing fees for concealed carry permits to $0.
If you’ve made the personal decision to invest in the concept of armed self-defense, whether concealed carry or open, with firearms or without, then you know how important it is to prepare yourself for unlikely, but important scenarios to stay safe. It’s, as they say, not the odds, but the stakes.
Online conversations regarding concealed carry positions for a concealed carry weapon (CCW) oftentimes devolve into the worst sorts of arguments, with people on one side arguing that their preferred concealed carry positions are far superior to the people on the other side’s preferred concealed carry positions. The fact of the matter is that concealed carry is much more nuanced than a black and white argument can ever fully capture. All the concealed carry positions in existence have pros and cons. While it’s true that some carry methods have many strengths and few weaknesses, or vice versa, that doesn’t negate the fact that there might be legitimate reasons or circumstances to choose any of them for concealed carry.
There’s no doubt that concealed carry purses are extremely popular. But is a concealed carry purse a good choice for safely securing, carrying, and if you’re presented with no other option, deploying a handgun? This is a difficult question to answer simply because there are so many factors at play that have nothing to do with the actual design of the purse, or the kind of gun that someone carries in it, and everything to do with the person using the concealed carry bag.