Why Carry?

Top 8 Reasons to Get a Concealed Weapons Permit

Give these murderous nuts a taste of their own medicine.

Imagine you had enough training, skills, and knowledge to take out the Batman shooter or the guy who shot up the Sikh temple. Its ridiculous to think that in both areas, lives could have been saved if the criminal wasn’t the only guy with a gun.

Seriously, I want you to look at this page and look at all the lives that could have been saved by having a concealed carry permit and enough training to use a firearm effectively.

Guns Save Lives

Criminals don’t like to tangle with people who are armed.

Criminals are cowards! They are much likely to attack someone they believe might have a firearm on them. The individual who carries a concealed firearm receives the benefits as well as the general public – the more armed the community is, the more likely a criminal will be deterred.

Cops aren’t enough.

The average response time for police is between 10 to 15 minutes. When you have a burglar in the house ready to harm you, is that a good enough time?

Carry concealed firearm

The more concealed weapon permits, the less crime there is.

John Lott, PhD, did a study in 2000 finding that “shall-issue” states and laws have had the following effect on society:

  • Concealed carry permits have reduced homicide rates by 8.5%
  • Concealed carry permits have reduced aggravated assaults by 7%
  • Concealed carry permits have reduced rape rates by 5%
  • Concealed carry laws have reduced robbery rates by 3%
Furthermore, Professor Lott calculated that if a state did not allow concealed carry permits in 1992, but allowed them in 1977, it would have the following effect on society (between 1977 and 1992):
  • Carrying a concealed weapon could have prevented 1570 murders
  • Carrying a concealed weapon could have prevented 4177 rapes
  • Carrying a concealed weapon could have prevented 60,000 aggravated assaults
  • Carrying a concealed weapon could have prevented 12,000 robberies

You have a right to keep and bear arms. Period.

A lot of brave men and women have died to protect the Constitution of the United States of America. The Second Amendment states, “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.” Carry your concealed weapon with pride. (Now if we could only get Florida to allow open carry…)

The Right to Bear Arms

Studies have shown that using a gun is the best way to resist crime was the best method of self defense.

The National Crime Victimization Survey posted, “”robbery and assault victims who used a gun to resist were less likely to be attacked or to suffer an injury than those who used any other methods of self-protection or those who did not resist at all.”

Here’s a table that will help you to understand the different self protection methods.

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Self Protection with a Gun is the Least Dangerous or Risky Self Protection Method

Carry a concealed weapon and live without fear.

Are you afraid to leave your home at night? Are you afraid to walk your dogs by yourself? Even if you never need to use your concealed weapon, you’ll feel a lot safer.

People who carry concealed weapons are more socially responsible and commit less crimes than people who do not carry.

In 2000, William Sturdevant published a study that the general public (those who do not carry a concealed weapons permit) is 5.7 times more likely to be arrested for violet offenses and 13.5 times more likely to be arrested for non-violent offenses.

You’ve convinced me to carry. How do I get my concealed carry license in Florida?

That’s easy! Call 352.270.3087 or fill out the form below!

6 Comments on Why Carry?

  1. My wife and I are pondering purchase of personal protection and are interested in carrying concealed permit.

  2. Marian Keijzer // January 28, 2013 at 11:27 am // Reply

    Hi,

    We’re a Dutch couple with a home in Inverness, Citrus County. Can we join one of your 3 hour concealed weapon permit classes? We have absolutely no experience.
    We don’t expect to get a licence to carry a weapon, since we are ‘non-resident aliens’, but we would like to learn how to handle a gun and how to shoot properly.
    Are there classes between Febr. 10 – 16?

    Thanks,
    Marian

  3. Paul paretta // January 28, 2013 at 12:14 pm // Reply

    Concealed carry is logical. In these times the threat of real violence happening to you is real. I took the class, it’s enjoying, educational, and your RIGHT!
    Take the class and be in control of your LIFE
    Great class!!

  4. I’m interested in getting a concealed carry permit now that I am living on my own. I like how you mention that it is the best way to resist crime and the best method of self defense. I hope that I would never have to use the gun on someone, but it is better to be safe and prepared. Thanks for this great information.

  5. Thank you for the stats, great information!

  6. I ‘d let my concealed carry permit lapse while I was living out of state. Had to start from scratch to get a new one…which meant I had to take the 3 hour class and demonstrate proficiency again. I asked several of my friends if they could recommend a place to take the class. They all said Florida Gun Supply. So, I signed up, took the class and now I’m carrying again. Thanks Andrew. It was a good refresher AND I even learned a few new things.

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