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Handgun – Conceal and Carry, Safely and Responsibly


ALL FIFTY US STATES HAVE PASSED LAWS
ALLOWING CITIZENS TO CARRY CERTAIN CONCEALED FIREARMS.
AND MOST REQUIRE A PERMIT. WHILE LOCAL AND STATE REGULATIONS DIFFER;
MORE AND MORE LAW ABIDING AMERICANS, INCLUDING A GROWING
PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN, ARE CARRYING A CONCEALED WEAPON
FOR SELF-PROTECTION AND DEFENSE.
IN OUR FINAL SEGMENT OF REMINGTON OUTDOOR COMPANY’S
FIREARMS SAFETY SERIES, WE’RE DISCUSSING THIS GROWING TREND AND HOW TO SAFELY AND LEGALLY
CONCEAL, CARRY AND IF NECESSARY, USE A HANDGUN. WITH US IS HISTORY CHANNEL’S TOP SHOP FINALIST,
AND 2002 SOUTH AMERICAN GAMES CHAMPION GARNERING THREE GOLD MEDALS,
GABBY FRANO. GOOD MORNING.
HI, GOOD MORNING, OLGA. THANKS FOR HAVING ME.
THANKS FOR BEING HERE. BEFORE WE GET STARTED AND TALK ABOUT,
YOU KNOW, THE IMPORTANCE OF FIREARMS, I DO WANT OUR VIEWERS TO SEE THIS VIDEO OF
YOU. I MEAN, YOU ARE JUST UNBELIEVABLE.
TELL US THE HISTORY. YOU’VE BEEN SHOOTING FOR A LONG TIME-
TARGET SHOOTING. YEAH, I’VE BEEN SHOOTING FOR 22 YEARS ALREADY.
UMMM, I USED TO SHOOT OLYMPIC SHOOTING AND NOW COMPETITIVE SHOOTING WHICH IS CALLED USPSA
AND AHHH, I LOVE IT. IT’S A VERY STRONG SPORT AND CHALLENGING.
AND YOU WENT TO SYDNEY TOO FOR THE OLYMPICS. AHH, I WENT TO THE PAN AMERICA GAMES IN 1999
AND I WON A SILVER MEDAL AND GAVE ME THE PLACEMENT TO GO TO THE OLYMPIC GAMES
IN SYDNEY IN 2000. SO THAT WAS A VERY HUGE ACHIEVEMENT AND
AS YOU CAN IMAGINE FOR AN ATHLETE. GOOD FOR YOU.
YES. AN OLYMPIAN HERE THIS MORNING.
AND I KNOW YOU ALSO TRAVEL AROUND THE COUNTRY TALKING AND TEACHING, AHHH,
THE IMPORTANCE ABOUT CARRYING CONCEAL… CONCEAL AND CARRY…
TELL ME WHAT THAT MEANS. WELL, CONCEAL AND CARRY, IS THE ABILITY
OF A LAW ABIDING CITIZEN TO LEGALLY CARRY A WEAPON CONCEALED.
WHETHER ON YOUR BODY, IN A FANNY PACK, OR IN
A PURSE, FOR THE PURPOSE OF SELF DEFENSE. SO WHEN YOU GO AROUND THE COUNTRY AND
YOU TALK TO WOMEN, AND I THINK IT’S MOST WOMEN, ABOUT THE CONCEAL AND CARRY,
WHAT ARE HEARING FROM THEM? WELL, AHH, ONE OF THE INTERESTING THINGS IS,
I SEE MORE WOMEN INTERESTED IN SELF DEFENSE. UH HUH.
AND I THINK THAT’S AWESOME. BECAUSE, ONE OF THINGS I BELIEVE,
IS THAT, NOBODY SHOULD TAKE US FOR GRANTED. THAT’S TRUE.
YOU KNOW. WE CAN DO THINGS. AND I SEE MORE WOMEN STRONG AND DETERMINED TO TAKE ACTION
AND BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY. AND WE’RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT HANDGUN SAFETY,
BUT BEFORE WE DO THAT, WHAT WOULD TELL A WOMAN,
LET’S SAY ME, FOR EXAMPLE, YOU KNOW, WHAT I NEED TO KNOW BEFORE BUYING A GUN.
WELL, I THINK, IT’S VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHY YOU ARE GETTING THIS
FIREARM. OKAY, THAT WILL DETERMINE THE TYPE, THE SIZE,
AND THE CALIBER. YOU NEED TO TRAIN. YOU NEED TO GET TRAINED.
AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, SO FAR, I THINK IS THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW THE AHH, RESPONSIBILITY,
THAT GUN OWNER HAS. AND WHAT ROLE DOES-
-I DON’T KNOW IF THIS IS A SILLY QUESTION BUT,
WHAT ROLE DOES A WOMAN’S SIZE, LET’S SAY, I’M VERY PETITE AND YOU’RE PETITE TOO-
VERY- HAVE IN DEFENDING THEMSELVES, LET’S SAY
AGAINST, YOU KNOW, SOMEONE THAT’S REALLY LARGE? WELL, GENERALLY MEN ARE A LOT LARGER AND
STRONGER THAN WOMEN. LET’S BE HONEST.
ON TOP OF THAT, THEY ARE MORE AGGRESSIVE. AND THAT’S A REALITY. AND THAT’S WHY
I ENCOURAGE ALL WOMEN TO USE A TOOL, LET’S CALL IT THAT, A TOOL THAT COULD..
THAT THEY CAN USE TO PROTECT THEMSELVES. IT COULD BE A FIREARM, BUT COULD BE A PEPPER
SPRAY- OHHH-
A POCKET KNIFE, OR EVEN SELF-DEFENSE TRAINING. WHAT A GREAT IDEA.
REMEMBER THAT THERE’S NO FAIR FIGHT WHEN IT COMES TO DEFENDING YOUR LIFE.
THAT’S RIGHT. GOOD ANSWER THERE. I LIKE THAT. NOW, IN TERMS OF PRACTICALITY, I KNOW
CARRYING A CONCEALED WEAPON, VARIES FROM STATE TO STATE; EVEN FROM CITY TO CITY.
YEAH, THE LAWS VARY FROM STATE TO STATE AND IT’S IMPERATIVE THAT GUN OWNERS ARE
ON TOP OF THEIR GAME AND THEY KNOW THEIR STATE LAWS.
YOU KNOW, WE HAVE IN FLORIDA, WE NEED A CONCEAL AND CARRY TO CARRY A FIREARM,
BUT YOU HAVE OTHER STATES, LIKE ARIZONA, WHERE THEY CAN HAVE-
THEY CAN JUST OPEN CARRY. SO, YOU KNOW, YOU HAVE TO BE KNOWLEDGEABLE
ABOUT YOUR STATE LAWS. AND TALK TO US AGAIN ABOUT THE R51.
WE RECENTLY FEATURED IT IN OUR SHOW. YES.
A LITTLE WHILE BACK, BUT TELL US AGAIN, REITERATE THE BENEFITS FOR THIS WEAPON,
LET’S SAY FOR A WOMAN. WELL, MOST OF GUNS ARE DESIGNED FOR MEN.
AND I THINK REMINGTON DID A SMART MOVE TO RELEASE A FIREARM THAT IS GOOD FOR MEN
AND WOMEN. AND I’M GLAD YOU SAID THAT BECAUSE-
HA HA (LAUGHTER) WHEN I WENT TARGETING SHOOTING WITH MY HUSBAND,
HE LET ME BORROW HIS WEAPON, AHH HUMM.
-AND IT JUST WASN’T GOOD FOR ME. YEAH.
IT JUST WASN’T A GOOD FIT. SO THIS IS SOMETHING THAT-
IT IS; AND IT’S AMAZING THE WAY IT CAN FIT WELL IN A WOMAN’S HAND-
I MEAN LOOK AT MY HANDS, THEY ARE VERY SMALL, AND YET I CAN SHOOT THAT FIREARM VERY COMFORTABLY.
I REALLY LIKE, SO YOU CAN SEE THE GUN IS, UNLOADED-
AHH HUM. -UMMM, WHAT YOU CAN REALLY SEE IS THAT IT’S
VERY TO WORK THE SLIDE, WHICH FOR WOMEN IS A HUGE DEAL. THE RECALL IS VERY MANAGEABLE.
IT’S A VERY ACCURATE FIREARM. AND I THINK, SOMETHING..
A VERY GOOD FEATURE- THE MAGAZINE RELEASE IS AMBIDEXTROUS.
AHHH. SO YOU CAN BE A LEFT-HAND SHOOTER, A RIGHT-HAND
SHOOTER AND STILL YOU ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO REMOVE
THE MAGAZINE. AND WHAT’S THIS ONE HERE?
THAT’S MY COMPETITIVE GUN. OHHH,
(LAUGHTER) OH EXCUSE ME! SORRY! HA HA.
THIS IS A PARA USA PISTOL, 40 CALIBER. AND AHHH, IT’S AS YOU CAN SEE, IT’S UNLOADED.
IT’S A VERY NICE ACCURATE GUN. UMMM, THE MAGAZINE HOLDS 16 ROUNDS OF 40 CALIBER.
I’LL STICK TO THE R51. THAT’S GOOD FOR YOU.
SO, JUST TO WRAP IT UP, WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO WOMEN WHO MAYBE THINKING
OF CARRYING A CONCEALED WEAPON; TAKING CLASSES; STARTING TO LEARN MAYBE, HOW TO DEFEND THEMSELVES?
WELL.. WHAT WOULD BE YOUR LAST PARTING WORDS?
WELL, FIRST OF ALL, AS YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES THEY
FEEL THEY ARE AFRAID. THEY FEEL FEAR. AH HUM.
AND THAT’S NORMAL BECAUSE WHEN YOU GET INTO A
FIELD THAT YOU ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH- ESPECIALLY THIS ONE-
YES, YOU’RE GONNA HAVE THAT FEELING. BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS THAT YOU LOOK
FOR PEOPLE TO HELP YOU TO OVERCOME THOSE FEARS, LIKE AN INSTRUCTOR. AND LIKE MYSELF, I’M AN
INSTRUCTOR. AND THAT WILL GIVE YOU THE TOOLS AND THE
KNOWLEDGE FOR YOU TO FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE. REMEMBER, KNOWLEDGE IS POWER.
YES, IT IS. AND I LEARNED SHE A LIVES REALLY CLOSE TO ME. SO I MAY BE TARGET SHOOTING WITH
YOU. YES.
THANK YOU SO MUCH. I DO APPRECIATE IT. THANK YOU.
AND OF COURSE IF YOU’D LIKE FOR INFORMATION ON ALL OF THIS,
ABOUT CARRYING A CONCEALED WEAPON, AND WHAT YOU NEED TO LEARN, JUST GO TO
THEBALANCINGACT.COM AND AS ALWAYS, GIVE US YOUR INPUT, CONCERNS,
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