The Bystander Effect and Concealed Carry “The bystander effect of bystander apathy, is a social psychological claim that individuals are less likely to offer help to a victim when other people are present. The greater number of bystanders, the less likely it is that one of them will help.” This effect was “discovered” and named…
The Best Holster for Concealed Carry… Once a person get’s their first handgun, their first question is almost always: “What holster is the best to conceal this gun with?” Immediately after hundreds of people flock to the comments section giving their opinion. They don’t give any reasoning (most the time), they just tag the company,…
1. Back Pockets: Just don’t. Backpocket carry is on the list of “Worst Possible Ideas” when it comes to carrying a firearm.
Backpockets don’t have the same security as front pockets, I don’t think this is disputable. Their inability to stay closed at all times is why wallets get lost. This issue becomes even more of a problem when one starts to get active. Past the lack of “retention” if you will, your draw is going to be significantly slower than if the gun were in your front pocket. To add insult to injury, have fun getting to it while in a seated position.
Contrary to what people say on the internet, you can’t plea the 2nd Amendment to get out of criminal charges for injuring/killing another individual; even if it was in self defense. Beyond that, as well as you may know your state’s laws, you do not know or fully understand how all the bylaws, statutes, and case law can affect your case. And unless you’re an attorney, you won’t understand how they can affect you.
The statutes, bylaws, and the case law are all written in legalese or lawyer speak. These things can say one thing, but actually mean something entirely different; basically the equivalent of your girlfriend telling you to have fun with the boys.
In the video below, I hit on a few different gun laws, and I correct terminologies that are being used by both sides of this debate. If you seriously want to have an honest discussion on this issue, use the correct terminology; because that terminology has legal backings. That terminology determines where or not something you have in your hands is even legal to possess.
Personally I’ve encountered 10 people this year just in Facebook groups who are under the belief that handguns can never reach triple digit round counts. I’ve encountered some in person (including extended family members) who believed this same thing. These same people will lead you to believe that a handgun doesn’t have the ability to survive high round count courses.
Before we get to answering this question, there are certain definitions that have to be laid out. There is also a lot of misinformation that gets spread by the media and politicians that has to be corrected by defining certain vernacular.
High Capacity/Large Capacity Magazines: If you aren’t a hobbyist like I am, you probably associate “high capacity” with anything that holds above 10 rounds of ammunition; that’s okay. You’ve been lead to believe that.
Changes I’d Make to the National Firearms Act A few weeks ago I made the article titled “Is It Reasonable? The National Firearms Act“. At the end of that article I made the comment that I might make a follow-up article going over some changes that I’d make to the NFA if we couldn’t get…
You may be adamantly against appendix carry; hey, I was too. You may also think it isn’t a comfortable area to carry; but in my findings…a lot of the people who feel this way didn’t: have a dedicated AIWB rig, the right belt/holster set-up, or just flat out didn’t try it.
3. “I don’t want to point my gun at my family to identify them!/I don’t want to pull my gun out to use my light!”
Every time I see these ones being used I have to gently bring my hand up…and smash my face in it. With how stupid this claim is, I’m going to be a bit of a smart-ass.