Now that the elections in the USA are over, the demand for concealed carry permits will settle down, after reaching record highs in 2020, as people wanted to protect themselves from marauding looters.
When a nation is unsettled and emotions are volatile, it just takes one person to have an outburst to trigger erratic behavior. An entire crowd can be spurred into going on the rampage.
The police are always in much smaller numbers and such crowds can overpower them and run amok. Small wonder people in the United States are taking up arms – they want to protect themselves from marauding troublemakers.
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Firearm training and background checks
The carrying of loaded guns in public can result in the tragic loss of innocent lives. Historically, the carrying of concealed, loaded weapons in public places had been prohibited, but in the 20th century, some states began to relent and people who received firearm training and who passed a background check could own these guns.
However, in some states, it is not required for you to have such training or permits and it was thought that requiring people to actually pay for training be seen as a burden on their right to bear arms.
In 2020, gun sales have never been higher with handgun purchases being the most common gun purchased. Looting and violence is on the rise and people feel the need to take responsibility for their own safety and to get concealed carry permits.
During 2020, some states used the pandemic lockdown to slow down the processing of concealed carry permit applications. Americans feel that it is important that Congress take action on the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act.
They want to be allowed to travel from state to state and be allowed to carry a concealed firearm in other states so long as they comply with the laws of each state. And yet there are many states requiring permits for the open and concealed carry of guns while others issue permits for concealed carry and prohibit open carry.
Red dot when your eyesight deteriorates
It just happens that guns are carried by many people over age 40 and then of course a person’s eyesight starts to deteriorate.
With a red dot mounted on pistol, however, you do not have to fear aiming randomly because you can’t see properly but you can be target-focused. Without red dot sights, you deny yourself the chance to aim better and get hits on your target.
All shooters can see the advantages, with red dot capabilities increasing and offering serious improvements. For concealed carry, a red dot appears on the target and another advantage is sighting in low light conditions as the dot glows.
Certainly, if you are battling with iron sights, red dots are something worth considering.