Why Get a Permit?
Better to Have It and Not Need It,
Than to Need It and Not Have It”
The #1 reason to have a CCW permit is for the protection of yourself and your family! Protection of your way of life! Having a concealed carry permit gives you the option of carrying a concealed firearm. You may still carry openly, but concealment gives you the ‘element of surprise’ which is part of the Principles of Tactics which we learn in class.
When I considered getting a permit so long ago, I remember reading the story of Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols who had parked at a local lake to assemble the bomb they would use in the Oklahoma City bombing, when they were startled by a grandfather and grandson launching a boat to go fishing. Timothy McVeigh later commented on the interruption, “If either one of them had come over to the truck to say hi or befriend them, he would have executed them both on the spot.“
My thoughts – “Not on my watch…NOT ON MY WATCH!”
Reason’s to Get a Permit –
Non-Lethal Defense – The #1 NON-LETHAL self-defense tool you have in your arsenal is your handgun! Over 2.5 million times per year, the simple show of a handgun is enough to end hostilities.
Legality – YOU are more legal to have any firearm in your presence when you have a CCW permit. Police officers know you’ve been through a gun safety and handling class and that you know how to safely handle a firearm, and finally, that you have passed the background checks and your not a criminal. With certain jurisdictions in Clark County if you have a gun in your vehicle, you can nearly get arrested, but having a CFP permit makes that okay.
Reciprocity – With just a Nevada CFP permit, you can carry concealed in 34 additional states (as of 8/2022). One of the wallet cards you get in class (created and laminated by me) will show you which states you can carry in.
Concealed Carry Option – It gives you the option of carrying concealed and it also gives you the option of when to use self-defense! You may carry openly even with a concealed carry permit and having a CCW permit does not mean you have to carry all the time!
Be Safe CCW