Senior Citizen Concealed Carry: Issues regarding Self Defense Firearms for Seniors

“Reversing longstanding patterns in the US, residents ages 65 and up are now the most likely of all citizens to own a gun.” Click for full text from the Christian Science Monitor, January, 2004. “Some people have said ‘enough’ and are fighting back and arming themselves. The majority of gun owners used to be mostly middle aged, but now, seniors… are most the likely to be armed.” Click for full text from KPLC TV, January, 2004. It is not the purpose of this web page to convince you …

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10+ Good Reasons to Carry a Concealed Weapon

The decision to carry a firearm concealed on one’s person is an intensely personal one. As with handgun ownership in general, there are a number of factors that merit very serious consideration before one “straps on a gun” and walks out the door. Is carrying a concealed weapon necessary for you? Yes, you have a constitutional right to keep and bear arms but in many states a special permit is necessary. If you don’t live in such a state are …

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Guns 101 | A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Guns

Why do you really want a gun? So. You’re considering buying a firearm following the recent infamous day (or after reading the latest news on crime). Or following a change in your views about guns. Why? This is a question that demands an answer because a firearm purchased specifically for reasons besides hunting or target shooting is a firearm bought for its potential to injure, to kill, but mostly to STOP. You can dress up the idea of buying a gun in many …

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What Stopping Power is Enough For a Self Defense Gun

I am a Forensic Pathologist and avid shooter with a particular interest in gunshot wounds. After 15 years and literally thousands of autopsies, I have come to some conclusions about the business end of shooting people. I have, however, never shot anyone, nor been shot, nor even had to draw my gun. Take my thoughts for whatever you think they are worth. The sad fact is that *all* handguns are underpowered. This has caused many theories and scientific studies on …

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