Thursday, April 1, 2021

Do You Need a Permit To Carry a Concealed Gun?

People from all walks of life may choose to own a handgun. Many prefer to keep that concealed about their person, perhaps in a concealed shoulder holster or in another location. You may wonder if a permit is required and what it might take to get that permit.

Why Would a Permit Be Needed?

Until quite recently, most states in the U.S. have required a permit for people who want to carry a concealed gun. This was mainly for public safety as those who applied for the permits had to meet certain criteria.

For instance, to receive a permit, a person had to pass a check of their criminal background. In addition, a safety training course needed to be completed. Proof of residency in the state where the permit was being applied for was also a requirement. Permits could be denied by the state if it was determined that the person applying could be dangerous to others. The idea was to make sure that people were responsibly handling their guns.

When Might You Not Need a Permit?

Many states have either reduced the requirements for a person to get a concealed gun permit or have eliminated them entirely. If you are a resident of one of these states, you may have to meet some minimal standards for a permit or you may not need a permit at all. Checking what the laws are in your state is the best way to determine whether you need a permit.

Where Can You Carry Your Gun?

When you have a permit, if required, you may carry your gun in most places. Some of the places where guns are not allowed, even with a permit, include secure airport areas, areas restricted by the federal or state government, correctional facilities, houses of worship, courts or where notice is posted.

If you want to carry a concealed weapon, be sure to check the regulations in your state.

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