By: Mike McDaniel A decision to begin carrying a concealed handgun is only the beginning of a lifelong journey. Of equal, perhaps greater, importance is the knowledge about when to use one.
There are two bodies of law with which anyone carrying a concealed weapon must be intimately familiar: the specific laws of their state that regulate concealed carry and the laws regarding the use of deadly force–in general–and those specific to their state. Of particular concern are the places where concealed carry is prohibited. Very few of the people willing to go through the vetting necessary to obtain a concealed carry permit ever lose those permits, but most that do have their permits suspended for accidentally carrying their handguns into such places. These restricted zones vary from state to state and year to year. More and more states are liberalizing those policies, leaving fewer places victim disarmament zones. Even so, it’s always wise to carefully research this issue and avoid violating those laws.