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Did you know the people in Kennesaw, Georgia had a decline in their burglary rates in 1982 because a law was passed unanimously for every head of household to own a loaded gun?
To this day, the city has the lowest crime rate in Cobb County due to this gun ownership law.
When you know how to handle a gun safely and responsibly, these weapons can do so much good. Allow us to give you some tips and tricks about how to handle gun ownership.
Educate Yourself and Your Household
There are many classes available for the whole family to receive an education. Here are some of the things that will be covered:
- What a gun is
- Gun ownership laws in your area
- How a gun is properly handled
- Which are the best firearms for you
- How to safely, yet accurately, aim at your target
Most of these classes are within your local firing range but some classes are private with professionals who have a military or police force background.
The reality is, knowledge is power. You are more likely to have more respect than fear as a new gun owner if you know what you are doing and have an understanding of the weapon you choose.
During your training, your instructor will likely have a good idea of the types of guns that would best suit you.
The best way to pick one is to choose a few of the best firearms your instructor suggested as being a good fit for you. Write them on a list, take that list into your local gun shop, and have someone show you the ones on your list.
Handling them to see which would be the most natural fit is the optimal way of choosing the best gun for you.
Once you have picked the gun for you, depending on your location, you will go through an application process. In some states, a concealed carry license is required but gives you the ability to buy the legal gun of your choice the same day you pick it.
Having a concealed carry license means you get to keep your weapon on your person, but it must remain hidden.
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Target Practice Time
Once you’ve held the guns and committed to firearm ownership, it’s time to take it for a spin.
If you had a good instructor, they’ll have shown you the positions to stand in, how to hold your arms, the position your hands need to be, as well as how to position your aim to keep others out of danger. You’ll then be ready to practice with your new firearm!
Practice makes permanent! Most people who own a gun practice weekly to keep their aim and their reaction time sharp.
Depending on where you go to practice, still targets as well as moving targets are available.
Always remember to keep your weapons secure and out of reach of children when target practice is over.
Gun Ownership Walkthrough
Gun ownership doesn’t have to be scary. Educate yourself and your household, keep a healthy respect for the weapon, practice with it, and keep it stored in a safe place.
For more information on becoming a new gun owner, keep coming back to our blog. We are constantly updating it with you in mind.