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Posted by on Aug 7, 2016 in Blog

Concealed Handgun License: Three Reasons Why You Should Get Yours

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Have you been thinking about obtaining your concealed handgun license?  Are you unsure about the responsibility that comes with gun ownership?  Many Ohio residents are asking themselves the same question.  There are many reasons why individuals get their license (note: sometimes this license is incorrectly referred to as a CCW.)  These reasons range from a concern about crime to a general desire for personal safety.  Here are three reasons why you should consider getting your concealed handgun license in the state of Ohio.

  1. Better understanding of gun use and safety.  Courses for a concealed handgun license will teach you the basics of firearms safety.  You will learn how to properly hold and shoot a firearm.  You will also learn how to clean, care for and store a firearm.  Never held or fired a firearm before?  That’s OK.  These courses are often the introduction to firearms for many individuals.  And it’s wise to familiarize yourself with guns and gun safety.  You might not be a firearms enthusiast or plan to use a firearm regularly, but you never know when you might find yourself in a dangerous situation.  It’s wise to be prepared.
  2. Better understand the laws in Ohio and your rights as a citizen.  Although concealed handgun license courses are not meant cover every aspect of the law, you will get a good introduction.  Because laws vary from state to state, it’s important to understand what you can and cannot do depending on your location.  Rather than rely on what you might hear in the media, take the appropriate steps to become an informed citizen.  Even if you decide not to get your license, you will be much more informed than many individuals out there.
  3. Improved personal safety.  If you are concerned about personal safety, then obtaining your concealed handgun license is one of the first steps you should consider taking.  The CDC recently conducted a study and found that handguns are an important crime deterrent.  You are the only one who can take responsibility for you or your family’s safety.  Although we personally advocate avoiding dangerous situations, we understand that is not always possible.  Being a responsible gun owner will go a long way in ensuring your safety.

Interesting fact:  The state of Ohio has issued more concealed handgun licenses than any other state.  Take the class and become a more informed citizen today.

Have more questions about obtaining your concealed handgun license?  Join us for a concealed carry (CCW) course or email us at info@northcoastdefenseacademy.com.