The Second Amendment in the United States Constitution protects and guarantees the right of individuals to keep and bear arms. It affirms our rights and was designed to prohibit the government from infringing upon that right.
It is our constitutional right to own a gun to protect ourselves and our families. In times of desperation people often rely on guns for their safety, this could be why there is currently a major increase in guns sales.
In response to the initial lockdown due to COVID-19, not only did many households stock up on necessities like food, disinfectant and toilet paper, but many also purchased guns and ammo.
According to a New York Times analysis, Americans bought about two million guns in March. This is the second-busiest month for gun sales, trailing only January 2013 after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
In the past, spikes in gun sales have been due to fear of the future implementation of gun-buying restrictions, mass shootings and terrorist attacks. While it is unclear whether this spike was due to the pandemic, economic collapse, fear of civil unrest or any of the other events surrounding recent months, one thing that is for sure is that there are many new gun owners across the country.
With all of these new gun owners, it is important now more than ever that they are well trained for the possibility of using a firearm in self-defense. Many assume that predators will be scared off after simply seeing a firearm, but many violent criminals are not intimidated by armed citizens.
This is why it is so important for gun owners to increase their skills with a handgun and work to consistently maintain their training. Practicing drawing from the holster and safe shooting help increase concealed carry confidence and improve your shooting skills regardless of your level of proficiency.
Whether you are experienced in action shooting or a beginner, you can benefit from learning how to balance speed and accuracy. Not only will you have fun while practicing your Second Amendment right, but your skills will soon amaze you and you will be better prepared for situations that require skilled and confident gun owners.