Concealedonline.com | Carrying While Drunk – JUST SAY NO!

At concealedonline.com, we feel it’s best to never mix the two. Here’s why:

Because It’s The Law

Most states have laws against carrying any sort of weapon while drunk.

Take Michigan for instance……where carrying a gun while having a BAC of .o2 or above will lead to having your weapon confiscated. If you’re around 200 pounds, you’ll hit .o2 after having 2 drinks in 1 hour.

Because Your Judgement Will Suck

When you’ve had a few drinks, stuff you normally never do will suddenly seem like a perfectly good idea.  Like getting into stupid, unprovoked fights or getting upset over the slightest slight or generally acting like an A-hole.

Now add a gun to the mix and you’ve got yourself a recipe for disaster.

Also when your judgement is impaired, you’re more likely to tell someone you have a gun when normally you’d keep your trap shut. Talking about your gun could come off as bragging and lead to an argument or fight.

Because You Have A Good Chance Of Getting Pulled Over 

Traffic stops become exponentially higher when you’re hammered.  If you get behind the wheel of a car after having a few drinks, you will most likely be driving erratically.

If that happens, prepare to be in a world of hurt. Not only will you lose driving privileges, you’ll also lose your gun.

Each state defines “intoxicated” in their own way so they can use it at their own discretion. Don’t give them an excuse to use it against you and take your gun away in the process.

Because You Could Lose or Drop Your Gun

Being drunk means you forget stuff. Your brain is addled.

Imagine losing a lethal weapon. How would you feel if you were responsible for a kid finding it and hurting someone else or self-inflicting a gunshot?

How would you feel if you lost your gun and a criminal found it and killed someone? You definitely do not want to know how either of those situations will play out on your psyche.

Plus, if you unholster your weapon while drunk, your control will be all out of whack. Your weapon could easily slip out of your hand and hit the floor (and potentially discharge accidentally).

Or worse. You could have your weapon TAKEN AWAY FROM YOU AND USED AGAINST YOU.

And then the meaning of the term “worse case scenario” would suddenly become oh so crystal clear.

Because You Will “Print”

When your judgement is clouded due to drink, you’re less aware of your body language and your gun might be showing under your clothes.

Bottom line, guns and booze are a BAD combination!

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Concealed Online – The Secret Service Guide For Spotting Illegally Concealed Weapons

SECRETS REVEALED: HOW TO SPOT AN ILLEGAL CONCEALED WEAPON

Back in 2010, the Secret Service put out an awesome guide called “Characteristics of the Armed Individual” to help law enforcement determine if someone is carrying an illegal concealed weapon.

Team concealedonline.com runs down a few hidden handgun tips that could save your life.

Watch how he/she performs certain actions like opening a door, writing or vaping. A lot of folks touch or adjust their weapon over and over, consciously and subconsciously, which is a total tip off.

Plus, 90% of Americans are right handed, so focus on the right side of the person first.

Oh, and check their waist band. Most righties carry in the right front waist band because they see it in the movies or they think it’s cool.

Sounds idiotic, but people who carry guns illegally tend to find information out about them from their besties or from the movies… which is in stark contrast to how concealed carriers with a LEGAL permit go about it — namely, through a certified instructor!

IS THAT A GUN OR ARE YOU JUST HIDING SOMETHING?

Are they dressed in a big, baggy coat in the middle of a hot, blazing summer day?

Are they wearing multiple military-issue camo-layers to a yoga class?

If so, assume they’re hiding something.

Also, guns are heavy—even a compact handgun is 2 lbs-ish. The weight can cause clothes to sag.

If the suspected concealed carrier keeps adjusting and readjusting their shirt, pants, coat, hoodie… that’s a pretty good sign they got something to hide.

“Characteristics of the Armed Individual” could save your life. And it’s a good read regardless.

We at concealedonline.com recommend you Google it and check it out.

Concealed Online Reviews – Interested in a Concealed Weapon Permit?

Interested in a Concealed Weapon Permit?

I was looking online for information on obtaining a concealed online reviews, and also searching information on obtaining a pistol permit through my local county department when I learned about the federal firearms license and being a dealer.

Concealed Online Reviews

In case you haven’t come across this yet, as I did a lot of searching (too many hours if you ask me!), I wanted to give you a run down on the federal firearms license and how to learn more if you’re interested in pursuing this lucrative option.

When it comes to a concealed online permit, I’m sure you are aware there is a long application process. The application itself isn’t too long, but the processing time can take twelve weeks. You may hear people claim to get your application approved faster (like the ’30 days’ pitch), and if you hear this run the opposite direction. They are being dishonest, as six to eight weeks is considered fast by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Those who make false claims are probably not licensed either. I bet if you asked those making ridiculous claims to provide you a copy of their license, you’d receive no response. Another red-flag when searching for help and information is a lot of fees and suggestions you need things other than what is regulated. Again, consult the ATF, which is one resource you can consult to find the regulations you must meet for approval.

I know you began looking for information on a concealed weapon permit and the information I’ve discussed is definitely worth your review, as much pertains to you regardless of interest or specialty. Another point to note is that regulations and policies related to firearms, guns and ammunition change throughout the year, so finding a user-friendly way to stay updated is highly recommended.

Concealed Online Reviews – Should Teachers Be Armed?

Give Teachers Guns, Prevent School Shootings?

Team concealedonline.com shines a light on a recent tragedy that has sparked heated debate.

After a gunman killed 17 and wounded more than a dozen people last week in Florida, some have suggested arming teachers as a means to prevent more mass shootings in schools.

The attack is the 17th school shooting in 2018 alone. Since then, student activists have organized and called on President Trump and legislators to enact stricter gun laws.

In Denver, a Colorado lawmaker and former Columbine High School student is scheduled to introduce legislation that allows concealed handgun permit holders the right to carry firearms in K-12 schools.

“This act would allow every law-abiding citizen who holds a concealed carry permit, issued from their chief law-enforcement officer, the right to carry concealed in order to defend themselves and most importantly our children from the worst-case scenarios,” said Patrick Neville, R-Castle Rock.

Neville was a sophomore during the Columbine school shootings on April 20, 1999.

During a recent White House “listening session,” President Trump suggested it would be a good idea to arm teachers in order to end future school shootings. He followed up with a series of tweets clarifying that “only the best” teachers should have guns, ones “with military or special training experience.”

“Highly trained teachers would also serve as a deterrent to the cowards that do this,” Trump tweeted. “A ‘gun free’ school is a magnet for bad people. ATTACKS WOULD END!”

The push back from Parkland student activists and some educators was swift and loud, writing on social media that they don’t want to carry guns.


“I’m a teacher. Don’t give me a gun,” tweeted one teacher. “Give me the supplies I need, the salary I deserve, and the common-sense gun laws to protect my kids.”

Clearly this is a hot button topic and team concealedonline.com would like to invite our readers to voice their opinions – visit our page to take our poll! We want to know what you think so VOTE NOW.

How To Carry Concealed On A Motorcycle

Team concealedonline.com is always ready to ride! But first, let’s go over some simple tips and tricks for carrying concealed while straddling your favorite bike.
Because that’s how we roll people!

STATE LAW – KNOW IT

Every state’s firearm laws are different, so until there’s a uniform nationwide set of CCW rules and regulations, you need to be aware of each state’s laws when traveling with a firearm.
If you want to avoid prison or huge fines/legal fees, do your homework! Google it. Spend your time riding instead of doing time behind bars because you didn’t bother to follow state rules.
A few states require no permit to conceal or open carry. Others are reciprocal, which means your state’s concealed carry permit is recognized by other states. Still other states either don’t allow you to obtain CCW permits at all or make it a really tough slog.
When it comes to carrying while riding, the devil is in the details. In Missouri for instance, any state resident who legally owns a firearm can carry a loaded gun in their vehicle either out in the open or concealed in the vehicle or even on their person. That said, you cannot legally get out of your car carrying a concealed firearm unless you have a CCW permit.
The same laws apply to motorcycles in that state. You can legally carry a concealed firearm while on your motorcycle, but if you get off your bike you have to secure it on your motorcycle! Weird, right?!
And there are states that require you to secure your firearm in a lockable case, so be sure to have a lockable hard-sided gun case onboard your ride.

Lastly, when planning a lengthy motorcycle trip that will take you through several states, we highly recommend you print out a cheat sheet which lists motorcycle laws by state.  Keep it handy so you can review it at a fuel stop or rest area before entering each new state.

THINK AHEAD

One good rule of thumb is to carry while riding the same way you would carry when NOT riding.
So before leaving home, select which firearm to carry depending on the set of circumstances you will be dealing with on that particular day. For example, if you’re going somewhere that has metal detectors, you might want to seriously reconsider carrying.
If you’re running errands or doing a coffee run, it’s probably a good idea to carry a smaller caliber gun that’s compact enough to stick in your front pants pocket or, preferably, use a small pocket holster. It’s always better to use a holster instead of sticking your gun in your pocket to cut down on imprinting.
Another thing to take into consideration is public comfort level. Some people get freaked out when they see someone other than a police officer carrying a gun. In that case, they may wind up dialing 911.
Needless to say, this could lead to awkward and/or unnecessary confrontations with law enforcement and is one of the key reasons it’s always best to conceal carry where it’s also legal to open carry.

FASHION CONSCIOUSNESS

Risk levels rise when carrying while traveling. Wearing versatile underclothing that is comfortable will help you to always have your firearm at your side without the fit issues and comfort restrictions from standard holsters.
Everyday shirts or leathers can be worn over sleeveless T’s with compression fit, designed for ease of drawing your gun (i.e. they’re not bulky or constricting). There are apparel lines that specialize in this fashion wear, featuring an elastic holster that attaches to the shirt under the armpit with Velcro. You can wear it under any button-up shirt, vest, or your favorite Harley jacket. Check ’em out online.

A FEW FINAL CONSIDERATIONS

If you’re right handed, normally you’ll carry on your left side. But when riding, you might want to switch it up. That way, you can draw using your left without taking your hand off the throttle.

If you pull off the road to grab a bite, you may elect not to carry when going inside a restaurant. If so, you should always secure a firearm in your windshield or tank bag (compact guns) or you can fit larger handguns in your saddlebag. Wherever you ultimately decide to carry, practice retrieving your weapon as quickly as possible so it becomes second nature should you need it.

When planning a lengthy motorcycle trip which goes through several states, print out a motorcycle laws by state “cheat sheet,” which you can keep in my windshield bag. This way, you can look at it at a fuel stop or rest area before entering a new state so you’re fully apprised of rules and regulations.

Licensed Gun Owner Shoots Suspect in Botched Robbery

Thief points gun at wrong family, pays with his life

Team concealedonline.com ran across this breaking news of a licensed handgun owner who shot and killed a man who attempted to rob a Popeyes in San Antonio, Texas.

 

Police say the 19-year old suspect, Andres Herrera, drew down on the family of Carlos Molina, brandishing his gun and demanding all their money.

But as they had just bought dinner, Molina told Herrera the family was out of cash.

Trying to reason with the gunman, Molina asked the suspect if he and his family could leave the restaurant and Herrera agreed to let them go.

Say no more!

As the family made a mad dash for the nearest exit and employees did the same out a back entrance, Herrera pointed his gun at two kids who suddenly emerged from the restroom — the TWO CHILDREN of Molina who weren’t seated with the family when Herrera confronted them.

And that’s when Molina was out of options and did what he had to do!

He pulled his gun and fired!

Molina shot Herrera several times, killing him, in defense of another.

It’s just the latest example of a “good guy with a gun” taking out a “bad guy with a gun.”

Another CONCEALED CARRY HERO OF AMERICA!

3 Beginner’s Tips For New Concealed Carriers

Got Your Back?  Always!

At concealedonline.com we never want our new concealed carry members to feel like they’ve been forgotten!

Which is why we’re offering these tips to make your life-enhancing transition from non-carry to concealed-carry a whole lot smoother.

Know Thy CCW, Know Thyself

There’s an old saying that “familiarity breeds contempt” …

… but in the case of those who carry a CCW, it’s just the opposite!

Become familiar with EVERY ASPECT of your concealed carry system, including your:

— weapon of choice

— ammo of choice

— holster of choice

— clothing of choice

— behavior of choice

First of all, you will probably never experience a situation so bad that you’ll feel compelled to draw your weapon.

Even so, it’s important to be prepared for a so-called worst-case-scenario… and that begins with being familiar with every little detail of your CCW system.

Choosing to concealed carry comes with responsibilities, like knowing how to use your weapon safely and how to actually keep it concealed.  So with that in mind, here’s our top 3 tips for beginners:

1 – Don’t Be So Obvious

If you act like you’re carrying a gun, then expect others to know you’re carrying too!

Chill. Don’t act weird. Don’t act nervous.

Don’t act like you have a gun strapped to your hip.

Stop messing with your shirt. Stop fidgeting. Stop obsessing.

No one has x-ray vision. Strangers can’t see the gun under your shirt.

No one can read your mind, which, often in the case of beginners, goes something like this…

“…oh man, WHY is that guy looking at me?”  “… stop looking at me!” “…how does he KNOW I’m carrying???”

As long as you’re obeying the law, you’re cool.

2 – Rehearse At Home Before Going Out in Public

Take your gun/holster combo for a test run in the privacy of your own abode before you assume everything works in the public sphere.

Bend.

Sit.

Jump (especially if you carry concealed at your local sports bar)!

Stretch.

Hug.

Become intimately aware of how you look and feel doing these basic movements in public while carrying concealed.

Make sure there are no signs of “printing” — telltale gun bulges or outlines.

3 – Practice Makes Perfect

Make sure your CCW gear is ready for prime time before assuming it is.

Make sure you have tested it out and feel comfortable with it in public.

Preparedness is key to safety and survival.

For you AND for the public who are counting on you not to act like an idiot or become a loose cannon.

Remember, responsible gun ownership means using your weapon only as a last resort!

At concealedonline.com we know that if you choose to carry concealed, it is your responsibility to also make sure you have the right training, right mindset, and right legal requirements.