Carrying a concealed weapon may seem like an appealing way to ensure your personal protection. However, before you purchase a firearm and holster, such as a concealed ankle holster, you should understand a few things about carrying concealed.
You must be able to remain calm in stressful situations. You need to calmly and rationally assess a situation to determine whether you truly need to draw your weapon to protect yourself. Those with hair trigger tempers can cause greater damage and reveal their concealed weapon by overreacting to situations that may not require pulling a weapon. Flashing your firearm to win an argument puts you and everyone around you in danger and may result in a citation for assault with a deadly weapon or wielding a gun.
Know the Law
Each state has its own concealed carry laws. In addition, different communities within a single state may have different regulations. Most areas will not allow firearms in stores, bars, major events or areas where there are children, such as schools. Federal buildings are also often gun-free zones. Some states do not allow firearms in restaurants that make the majority of their money selling alcohol. Be sure you know the laws, such as reciprocity laws and carrying while traveling, in your community and state and any area you plan to travel to.
You are responsible for ensuring that your weapon is always secure. Therefore, not only do you need to have a secure holster that hides your weapon well, but you need safes that secure your weapon when you cannot or are not wearing it. For example, you should have a locking safe in your home to secure your weapon when you are not in public. You should also have a locking safe in your vehicle to secure your weapon when you go to places that do not allow firearms.
You are responsible for carrying your concealed weapon safely and legally.