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Some People Don’t Like The Fact That We Call Out Gun Owners When They’re Negligent Or Break The Law


It’s not often that we run a story about a legal gun owner who either does something negligent or flat out breaks the law, because it doesn’t happen often. But when we do cover these stories and rip the responsible party a new one, some people get angry with us.

That’s too bad, because we aren’t going to stop.

Our policy of holding gun owners accountable is one that will not be re-written. For instance if you experience a negligent discharge that makes the news, you were doing something wrong and not practicing the 4 Rules. You were being irresponsible. No one else is to blame, and you’d be held accountable.

The stories, as unfortunate as they are to cover, have purpose in regards to their educational value. Eg; “Don’t be negligent like this guy.”

With the story linked above, maybe it’ll get just one person to start using a pocket holster if they don’t already. That’s a success story in our book.

This site is mainly about promoting responsible carry, and education is a big part of that. Don’t forget that many of our readers are new to this world, and it’s important to guide them in the right direction before false information on the internet guides them somewhere else. We’ve seen the comments before: “You don’t need a holster, just keep your finger off the trigger and you’ll be fine.” Yea, it’s absurd.

Let’s strive to get the best information out there. Part of that, we feel, is holding others responsible and highlighting what they did wrong… so others don’t make the same mistakes.

Fellow gun owners or not, we are held to a higher standard… and there’s nothing wrong with that.

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Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady…

Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in an Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.0 holster.

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  • Ian Russell

    BZ Concealednation, keep doing what you’re doing. WE as firearm holders SHOULD be held to a higher standard

  • Shane

    Keep reporting the way you do. I’ve only been carrying 10 months but I’ve reading you’re blog for 18(?). For a month before I got my CCW here in Ohio I carried concealed around my house, first condition one then 4, just to get use to the feeling. I wanted to do this because of your many posts stressing the importance of knowing your gun and holster.

  • Sandydog

    You’re doing just fine, folks. When we pillory, in the spoken word or in print, those who make a major mistake with a firearm, we take away some of the power of ridicule from the Disarmists who leap upon our every false move with glee. At the same time, we reinforce and drive home the lesson that with the right of firearm possession by citizens comes great responsibility.

  • Dan Gregory

    I’m glad you do what you do.Keep on printing the good and the bad.Those who get mad,has 2 choices.That being,get over it,or stay mad.

  • ReallyOldOne

    You have my support. Hope I don’t end up in one of your stories, good or bad. ;-)

  • Pod

    By acknowledging and “owning” the foibles of our peers, we rob those who oppose us of the power to use those incidents as points of derision and ridicule. We also encourage each other to be responsible and not be “that guy”.

  • Brian

    Keep the stories coming. Even if they do give us a bad name and foder for the antigun crowd, these stories provide education for the rest of us.