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 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.

Concealed Online – 5 Best Hiding Places to Stash A Gun

Stow away IN PLAIN SIGHT

Group concealedonline.com realizes that individual protection begins with EASY ACCESS to your gun.

Regardless of whether lashed to your hip…

… or reserved under a heap of clothing…

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… GETTING TO YOUR GUN WHEN YOU NEED IT is the place the famous elastic meets the street!

Here’s our main 5 rundown of most loved gun stash destinations:

[WARNING: in the event that you have children at home, be additional touchy to the potential repercussions of each]

1 – BEDSIDE MANNER

In case you’re at home and need to react to a thief or home attack situation, nine times out of ten you’ll be sleeping, level on your back, half-snoozing. That is the point at which a bed outline holster truly proves to be useful.

The better ones slip pleasantly amongst bedding and box spring and stay put. Flexible holster ties in addition to versatile pockets for mags or a little electric lamp finish this very suggested preparation group.

2 – UP, UP AND (TUCKED) AWAY

Keep in mind that stunning erased scene in BLADE RUNNER (the first, not the crappy new one) where Deckard and Gaff look through Leon’s (Brion James) condo? After the two Blade Runner’s abandon, it’s uncovered that Leon had been dangling from the washroom roof the entire time!

Virtuoso concealing spot!

Hang your firearm topsy turvy from a snare over the entryway appropriate inside a storeroom. A robber may experience your garments and other storage room stuff, however THEY WON’T LOOK STRAIGHT UP!

3 – THE SUNKEN PLACE

A criminal will be excessively bustling scouring dresser drawers, storerooms and so forth to waste time with what — at first look, in any event — gives off an impression of being just a harmless heap of messy clothing.

We suggest putting socks or clothing or anything remotely squalid looking appropriate ON TOP of the heap to truly prevent awful folks from being enticed to look through your home of nasties!

Also, if, similar to me, you’re somewhat of a germaphobe — you may even need to consider first reserving your handgun inside a plastic sack before covering it underneath a grimy heap! Exceptionally suggested!

4 – D.W.C.

In case you’re D.W.C. — Driving While Carrying — achieving your handgun without LOOKING LIKE you’re going after your handgun is critical!

Clearly, glove compartments are absolutely out! Armrests aren’t vastly improved.

Rather, a viable option includes utilizing your seat cover as disguise.

Split the crease on the back of the traveler’s seat cover (closest to the driver), embed a conservative holster/handgun combo, and voila!

Carjacker’s be careful!

5 – PLANTERS (NO PEANUTS)

Affirm, I let it out. I cherish plants and have an arrangement of greenery spread all through my home.

Here’s the thing about plants. They make extraordinary improving touches, they’re incredible for nature, and (alright, I let it be known) they’re decent to converse with (they don’t argue!).

What’s more, over all that — they’re ideal for reserving a handgun on display, particularly since they offer the advantage of implicit disguise!

So there you have it — our most loved spots to hide guns at home or out and about!

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!

NEW GUN LAW MAY LET YOU CARRY IN ALL 50 STATES

New Law Could Make Concealed Carry Permits Valid Across State Lines

Team concealedonline.com is ECSTATIC to announce this breaking news!!!

Bottom line: gun laws may get a lot looser and you

If this bill passes, concealed carry permits would be treated just like DRIVERS LICENSES!

It would make firearm concealed carry permits valid across state lines, which means it would let gun owners travel with their firearms to other states that allow concealed carry.

Tell me that’s not totally AWESOME NEWS!!!

THE NITTY GRITTY

The CONCEALED CARRY RECIPROCITY ACT OF 2017 would require each state to recognize CCW permits from every other state REGARDLESS of permitting standards.

The bill helps law-abiding gun owners avoid violating conflicting state laws!

Residents of states that don’t require permits to carry a concealed weapon would be able to carry their weapons in other states that allow concealed carry, as long as they abide by local laws.

IN PLAIN ENGLISH

Texas Sen. John Cornyn, the No. 2 Republican boiled it down to something we can all understand:

“I support the Constitutional carry because I view it kind of like a driver’s license. If you have a license of one state, you shouldn’t have to get a separate license in another state. It’s really important and it will save lives.”

The concealedonline.com team ENDORSES this bill and knows it will pass the Senate in the coming weeks.  Stay tuned!

Concealed Carry Training: Does Immersion Training Create Better Shooters?

There are only two primary types of firearms training: Episodic or Immersion training.

Deciding which training style will work best for you and your goals is the first step you should take before applying for a concealed carry permit. During the many state application processes, you’ll need to discuss your training, philosophy, and the approach you’ll take to hone your shooting skills.

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You can choose either type, but we wanted to ask: Does one style of training produce better shooters?

Can You Learn On Your Own? Episodic Concealed Carry Training Explained  

Episodic training is often self-directed.

You’ll learn from training videos, text, online shooting courses, or even online concealed carry classes. Then, once you’re on the range, you’ll apply what you’ve learned while shooting.

If you can subjectively monitor your form and critically judge your performance, episodic training may be for you.

Unfortunately, it’s often difficult to analyze your own performance.

One of the traps you fall into if you decide on episodic training without instructor supervision is failing to learn new information or forgetting to reinforce basic fundamentals.

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When you learn and shoot on your own, it’s easy to “fall into a rut,” plateau, and develop difficult to overcome bad habits. This is the reason why many shooters and instructors believe immersion training is much more effective.

Does Immersion Training Really Build Better Shooters?

Immersion training has multiple benefits over self-directed or even instructor-based episodic shooting.

Normally, immersion training takes place over an entire day or multiple days and you’ll work aggressively on your skills under the supervision of an instructor who closely watches your technique and form.

Immersion training keeps you from falling into bad habits, forces you to constantly focus on proper form, and pushes you to progress faster.

Fast progress under the watchful eye of a certified instructor is one of the reasons many states require concealed carry courses before you can even file an application.

In Just 12 Hours You Can Rapidly Progress as a Shooter…

But here’s the big problem with immersion training…

When you pile all of your training into a single day or a short 2-3 day span, you’re much more likely to forget everything you’ve learned.

Immersion training is great for learning new drills, techniques, and honing in on fundamentals, but one of the most important principles of practice for any skill is that short, more frequent sessions are much more effective than long sessions spread father apart.

So, What Type of Training is Better for Concealed Carry?

In my experience, you should always start with professional instruction before moving on to shooting on your own.

Usually this means beginning with an instructor at a one day or multi-day session before moving on to practice on your own several times a week. After a period of self-directed episodic practice to reinforce what you’ve learned, you go back to an immersive session.

But Immersion Training is Expensive and Time Consuming, Is There a Better Way?

To avoid the cost of immersive in-person training, you can find NRA-certified online concealed carry courses recognized by multiple states to meet the requirements to apply for a CCW.

Several online concealed carry classrooms allow you to receive direct feedback from instructors. You can actually upload shooting sessions and get guidance on what you’re doing right and wrong.

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This modern take on traditional training can be just as effective as in-person concealed carry training.

If you don’t have time for 12 hour per day immersion shooting sessions, you may want to consider working with certified shooting coaches and instructors online.