Carrying a concealed handgun can make people feel safer, especially if they live or work in a place that seems dangerous. However, there are laws you must follow to do so. Here are a few things you will need to do before you can carry a firearm.
Check With State and Local Laws
Before you head out to purchase a concealed ankle holster, you need to check with the local and state laws to see what you need to do to have a concealed weapon. You most likely live in a “shall issue” area, which means you will get permission if you meet certain criteria. However, you will want need to find out what those steps are. This is also a good time to be retrospective whether this huge responsibility and if you are financially and personally ready for it.
Get Certified To Carry
You need to enroll in a firearm safety course to get your conceal to carry permit. These lessons will teach you the proper way to use a gun, the safety involved in having one and how to conceal it. You can find a class near you on the Internet but check to make sure it is reputable and that your certification will be accepted for your permit.
Turn In Your Application
Next, you need to fill out the conceal to carry application and the fee for the permit. Be sure to fill out every question they ask to help it be approved as quick as possible. Once they run any checks they need on you and everything comes back alright, you will get your permit.
Keep Your Permit On Hand
Once you are issued your conceal to carry permit, find a place to keep it on you when you have your firearm. You will want it handy if you are ever questioned about having your gun.