Packing heat: Concealed-carry permits soar

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When I was a banker in Denver, there was a period of time where kidnappings of bank executives were on the increase. Our bank management hosted several meetings where personal safety and self defense was discussed. At that time several people applied for concealed carry permits. There are those in this community who believe that I am against private ownership of guns. That could not be farther from the truth. I don’t understand the behavior of people openly carrying guns while shopping, or dining out, but I firmly believe that there is a place for concealed-carry permits.

I have had a concealed carry permit for almost a decade. I took an excellent class on how to handle the gun safely, how to “carry” the gun safely and how to shoot it.  If I am not mistaken, the woman in the picture has her finger on or very near the trigger. In my class, my instructor was explicit, NEVER place your finger in range of the trigger unless you are going to shoot.  It takes discipline and training to handle any gun. Just because you can own a gun does that mean that you should?  Make sure you KNOW the reason you want the gun. Then make sure you take a class by a certified instructor who can teach you how to handle your gun.  It is NOT a toy! It kills! or it makes big convoluted tissue- destroying pathways through soft tissue.  Mrs. Apple please take the class, good luck with your bags you are having made overseas, and remember, the gun pocket should sequester the gun so it is less likely to go off accidently in your purse.

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I stand corrected by the person in the picture that she did NOT have her finger near the trigger.  I do however, find the picture a bit too cavalier for a weapon.  I do know that press tends to put in pictures that would most stimulate a reaction.  I stand by my statement that when you carry a gun, especially in an item of “fashion” that the gun should be sequestered in a pocket with nothing else. A false sense of security comes from thinking having the “safety” on will be all that’s needed.  I really would like to see this “carry” bag up close.  Good Luck with your fashion business. I am glad to see you are following the path of your happiness and truly hope you succeed.

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