Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Weapons Carry Etiquette
Q: How can I find out what the rules are in carrying my hand gun out side of my house. Can I carrying it with me in any retail store?, Can I carrying my hand gun loaded with one in the chamber?, If I saw some illegal activity going on, can I pull my hand gun out and hold the suspect(s) until police officer arrive? Or any other rules that I may be unaware of.

A: There are many online resources that you should look at for being a responsible weapons carrier with your permit. Your questions in short: with a permit you may carry your weapon on your person or in your car (preferable in a concealed manner), the weapon may be loaded/chambered also. As for as "illegal activity" you would not be advised to get involved nor display your weapon unless you believed your life is seriously in danger where you felt using deadly force may be in order to protect yourself, as if you are personally in fear for your life. Using your weapon otherwise in such a manner could be deemed reckless possession or even an aggravated assault. This could lead to your arrest, loss of permit, loss of your weapon, or even deadly or tragic consequences for you. I suggest you seek a handgun safety class to be fully aware of the very significant responsibilities of carrying a handgun.


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