Indeed, according to at least one weapons expert, Americans are feeling the need for gun ownership in order to protect themselves like never before. This trend started with the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. 'For decades, Americans have been brainwashed into taking a passive role in their own survival,' says Chris Bird, a journalist and handgun expert. 'On September 11th, we learned that the government and the professionals could not protect us.'
Bird is so convinced of the need for people to take their protection seriously that he wrote a book entitled, 'The Concealed Handgun Manual: How to Choose, Carry, and Shoot a Gun in Self-defense.' Bird was a commissioned officer in the Royal Military Police of the British Army in the 1960s where he served as company weapon-training officer. Since then, he has moved to the U.S. and has taken an active role in educating others about the safe and wise use of weapons.
His book provides current or prospective gun-owners with insight about owning and using a handgun. With so many people interested in owning and carrying a concealed weapon, there is a need for definitive information for prospective gun-owners. In fact, forty-six states allow people to carry a concealed handgun, and it is estimated that there are more than 3.3 million people who have licenses to carry concealed handguns.
Monday, August 29, 2005
Americans Are Taking Personal Protection More Seriously Than Ever: Terrorist Attacks Spark Renewed Interest in Carrying Handguns
From PRWEB, Americans Are Taking Personal Protection More Seriously Than Ever: Terrorist Attacks Spark Renewed Interest in Carrying Handguns: