It’s the day after Christmas, friends. Amy and I hope that you had a very Merry Christmas and have a wonderful New Year. For this post, I want to share with you some end-of-the-year thoughts on concealed carry during the holiday season.

During Thanksgiving we talked about how it is important to carry at home. Because that’s where the most important people are. We conceal carry to defend ourselves and our loved ones, so why wouldn’t we carry at home? Just remember to keep your pistols from unnecessary access.

But this holiday, I was reminded that we also need to proactively teach our family members (especially our kids) about gun safety and how guns are tools. When are you going to get a better time to talk to that cousin you only see twice a year about conceal carry? When are all your nieces and nephews and grandchildren and etc. going to be in the same room where you can teach them gun safety? Christmas.

If you live out in the country, it’s also a good time (if the weather’s not terrible) to get some shooting practice in. Teach that 13-year-old how to shoot that 20-gauge-shotgun. Teach those teenage girls how to shoot your rifle. Here’s another suggestion: tell everyone to bring themselves a nerf-gun and you can do some inside mock-up range practice.

They won’t know the rules, how to behave, and how to shoot if you don’t start teaching them.

The point here, is to start. Stay safe, stay armed, and stay warm, friends.


What kind of shooting activities do you like to incorporate during the holidays?