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There has been a renewed interest in firearms training and it coincides with the passage of Constitutional Carry legislation.

This news flies in the face of all those who said the passage of Constitutional Carry would lead to incredible amounts of violence and nitwits carrying around firearms they know nothing about. These talking points were recited by not only gun control activists but by Law Enforcement in states where Constitutional Carry was up for debate.

Texas, which recently passed Constitutional Carry, has seen a major uptick in the number of Texans looking into firearms training. Prior to the passing of Constitutional Carry, this kind of training was required for obtaining a concealed carry weapons permit(CCW). We could have assumed that after Constitutional Carry passed interest in these classes would drop significantly considering that it was no longer required, but this has not been the case as one instructor explains.

ABC13 met with firearms instructor Darius Sanders to discuss the changing landscape in his line of work and how Constitutional Carry has affected his income. “Since Sept. 1, since they passed the constitutional carry, I’ve had a slight decrease in license to carry interest, but I’ve had a big increase in handgun training,” Sanders told ABC13.

ABC13 also met up with the co-founder of Gray Beast Solutions, Aric Gray, to discuss the issue of concealed carry and Constitutional Carry. Gray told ABC13 “It’s great to be able to carry that gun in your purse. Great to be able to carry that gun in your pocket. But, at the same token, if you don’t understand the weapon system or understand the legality, if you don’t understand the totality of circumstances, you can’t just pull a gun out and start shooting.

Gray makes a phenomenal point in his interview to discuss the issue of education in the world of firearms. Recently our own Grace Boatright wrote a piece about what to do following a self-defense shooting, unfortunately not many gun owners know what the right thing to do is or know how to deal with the police properly. The lack of education in regards to firearms also comes forward in other ways, just look at how many people don’t know how to properly handle firearms on the range and in their own homes.

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Bemused Berserker
Bemused Berserker
14 days ago

As a Life Long Gun Owner and 2A Advocate, I’m very pleased to welcome the 8 million + new/first time Gun Owners, and join my voice in encouraging them to seek out training. Many ranges offer Free or very Low Cost Gun Safety Classes, and that’s one educational opportunity I urge you all to take.

New or Old, Gun Safety is paramount to our responsibilities.

Oirish1953
Oirish1953
13 days ago

I have been shooting guns since I was seven (7) years old when my father bought me my first 22 bolt action long rifle. Yes, that’s right seven years old. My father required me to take an NRA safety class before I could shoot my new rifle. I learned that a firearm is a tool that I must treat with respect and use responsibly and safely at all times. I have continued to take additional NRA safety and use classes throughout my life and have found them to be inexpensive, informative, and practical. I would highly recommend such training to all users of firearms both novice and experienced. It is always wise to know how to use and maintain your tools 🧰 be it a gun or a chainsaw. The individual is ALWAYS the answer to safety and not the tool.

David Wymer
David Wymer
14 days ago

The concealed carry was changed to license to carry…open or concealed

Bemused Berserker
Bemused Berserker
12 days ago

Constitutional Carry is the Law of the Land. Any and all Laws that restrict Constitutional Carry are Infringement, period.

Arjay
Arjay
27 minutes ago

The ANTI-GUNNERS ALWAYS state there will be blood running down the streets, if people can carry guns, licensed or not licensed. But that NEVER EVER happens. It’s only a scare tactic!!

Just remember that the “wild, wild west” is a figment of the hollyweird movie/TV writers. The outlaws of the old wild west are no different than the outlaws of today! The general population (well, maybe not in leftist democRAT run cities) are law abiding CITIZENS!

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