It is frustrating when it seems every place you go has a “no guns allowed” sign posted out front? Repeatedly disarming increases administrative handling and the potential for an unintended discharge. And anytime you leave your gun inside your vehicle, even if it's locked up, you risk someone stealing it.
Tips if You Frequent Gun Free Zones —
- Learn your state's legal and civil ramifications of ignoring these prohibitions. The law varies from state to state. Ignoring signs in one state may be a misdemeanor. In others, the signs are really nothing more than a request.
- Learn your state's law pertaining to storing a gun inside a vehicle. This issue becomes important, especially if your employer prohibits firearms. The law may state specifically that you can store your handgun in your vehicle, even if the employer prohibits firearms.
- Choose a different place to spend your money. It is likely that some of these no gun zones have competitors that are not too far down the road who would allow you to defend yourself. If you feel comfortable, respectfully inform the management of the no gun zone business why you won't be a customer.
- If you are a student on a college campus that prohibits concealed carry, try to create a habit of carrying concealed when you're not on campus. Carry on weekends, visits home, and other times you're off campus. Doing this can help you develop a self-defense mindset. After all, you won't be in school forever.
List of anti-gun businesses and Gun-Free Zones —
Also, please take the time to reference our business directory where we list businesses that have anti-gun policies. If you visit a business that doesn't allow concealed carry, you can submit it to your list and help other concealed carriers know beforehand.
I've added a few more resources here to help you along in your concealed carry journey.