I have a confession to make. I knowingly carried a gun in a gun free zone. I saw the signs, the red circle and line striking through the image of some sort of handgun, and yet, I kept my weapon on me anyway. Tucked away hidden and accessible only to myself, its existence known only to myself; I carried a gun in a gun free zone.
Let me be clear about something, I am not, nor would I ever condone breaking the law. However, what people need to understand is that the majority of the time you see a gun free zone sign, it isn't law, but actually a suggestion. A misguided proposition implemented out of ignorance and fear.
Now to be clear, in some places those signs may actually be “law’. This is something everyone needs to be aware of. Since the law changes everywhere you go, you should take note of your local ordinance and decide whether or not to carry accordingly. In some places the penalty should be discovered is a fine, and in others carrying in a “gun free zone” may be punishable by law.
I in this case and in most cases, I choose to disregard the signs and retain the ability to protect myself. This is a decision you must make on your own accord. My decision is based on a simple reality; it is better to be judged by twelve than carried by six.
The results of my decision?
Nothing has happened. The world didn’t implode. No one died. Everyone went on living their life none the wiser. Most importantly, I kept my ability to protect myself and those around me.
Be Prepared. Stay Vigilant. Remember that YOU are your first line of defense.