Due to recent development in the concealed firearms laws in the state of Illinois, we are re-posting this first post of a two part series covering the topic of Concealed Carry. For part two, please click here, and for the free .pdf download of the entire series as a white paper, please click here.
This blog post is not intended to give legal advice for carrying concealed. Just as there are a great deal of variance in the firearms laws between states, there are variances in counties within those states, as well as variances within in each city. With this in mind we encourage you to become intimately familiar with firearm law as it applies to the jurisdiction in which you reside and carry in.
As additional states (thankfully) adopt more civil firearms laws such as Constitutional Carry or Shall Issue legislation, I thought I would share with you some thoughts and advice about carrying concealed that I have found quite helpful over the years.
While this isn’t meant to be a complete or exhaustive guide, it
should get you moving in the right direction, and - as always - we
welcome your thoughtful input in our blog, or via email. Improvements
are always welcome and will be added to updates of both this blog and
the white paper as they come in.
Ralph Waldo Emerson once pointed out, “As to methods, there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods.”
I couldn’t agree more, so let’s begin with some simple Principles of Effective Concealment.
To achieve the goal of total concealment, it would be helpful if your chosen equipment would meet the following four main criteria: