Conceal And Safety
Start writing a post
Politics and Activism

Conceal And Safety

I am a proud supporter of the Second Amendment, but I am not a proud supporter of uneducated firearm users.

11
Conceal And Safety

Growing up in a rural area, life is lived just a little bit differently, and this includes the use of firearms. It's nothing unusual for men to carry at least one gun in their trucks, and for everybody and their brother to hunt whether it be deer, turkeys, coyotes, etc. So this being said, I grew up with guns being an everyday part of life, and was taught at a young age how to properly and when or when not to use a gun.

Now while doing my homework the other night, I came across a news article talking about Missouri's Firearm Conceal and Carry law. Many members of my family have a conceal and carry permit, and I planned on getting mine as well until I came across this new piece of information. Missouri will not require a conceal and carry permit anymore to carry a concealed weapon, whereas before a person would have to take and pass a training in order to receive a permit to carry a concealed weapon.

Obviously this new law is going to cause controversy. Gun violence in America is already a hot topic, and this is fueling the fire. Being a supporter of the Second Amendment, I have no issue with firearms or concealing and carrying a weapon. Now I have the right to carry without taking the class and getting a permit. For me, this is no big deal.

But, I have one little issue... not everyone was born with a father who made sure they were well educated about gun safety. Not everyone has been hunting or shooting sport such as skeet since they were young. Not everyone knows not every instance is the right time to pull out your gun and "save the day." These are the reasons I'm not quite sure if I support this new law.

There's roughly 322 million people in the United States and unfortunately, not all of them are good. This country has gone crazy about gun control over the horrific mass shootings that have occurred within recent years. But here's the thing, guns don't make bad decisions, people do. You cannot punish a material object for the actions or thoughts of an evil human being.

This being said, the logical solution would be to keep guns out of the hands of these people. Keeping guns away from the wrong hands will never work with a non existent conceal and carry permit law. The new law does not just prohibit the prevention of the "bad guys" from getting their hands on guns more easily than they already do. It allows those who have not received a proper firearm safety education and training to handle a firearm and maybe even try and take the law into their own hands.

As a concerned Missourian, I am afraid more unnecessary accidents or God forbid deaths, will occur due to the lack of education this new stance on firearm conceal and carry does not require. I am a proud supporter of the Second Amendment, but I am not a proud supporter of uneducated firearm users.



Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

77168
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

146619
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments