Women who live alone do not have the luxury of being afraid. There are constant stories in the news about beatings near the subway, home invasions and women being attacked in their home. If you are like me, then you probably do not feel safe in your environment. Read on to find out how to defend your home while being safe.
Understand the Legal Issues
You must understand the laws surrounding the use of a gun. There are certain scenarios that tend to get gun owners in trouble. It is illegal to shoot a burglar running away from your property in most states. The running away is perceived as the immediate threat is leaving.
If you choose to not understand the legal issues, then your rights are at risk and it is careless behavior. You are also putting others' 2nd Amendment Rights in jeopardy. Understanding the laws help with making quick decisions when under stress.
Apply For A Concealed Carry Permit
A carry concealed refers to the practice of concealing a firearm on your body. Concealing your handgun allows you to better defend against assailants. They are not forewarned that you are carrying a weapon.
When you research gun laws, you need to find out if you need a permit or license to own a handgun. You have to apply for a concealed carry permit and attend a class. A concealed carry class is not a training class. Some states require you to demonstrate firearm proficiency on the shooting range and the requirement to pass a concealed carry class.
Take A Firearm Safety Course
A firearm safety course is a requirement for states to receive your permit. You should take these training courses whether or not they are a requirement. These courses have information on gun maintenance, on safety and liability issues.
Pass A Background Check
It is mandated by federal law that you pass a background check before being issued a gun permit. These checks are performed using the help of the FBI database. It is done to make sure you do not fall into the many categories that prohibit people from owning a gun.
Owning a firearm does not make you less likely a target for murder, rape and domestic violence. It is impossible to stop a perpetrator who is determined to cause harm even with preventative measures. If you are ready to defend your home, then you should research your local laws and get the full understanding of lethal deadly force.