Rob Pincus

Why People Don’t Carry Guns

Rob Pincus
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Duration:   7  mins

There are a lot of reasons why people don’t carry guns, including legal, moral, and competence-related excuses. Rob Pincus addresses the three most common excuses he hears, all of which can easily be overcome.

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If you do carry a gun, keep watching this video! Listen to these concepts so you can understand how to refute these excuses when you hear them. Also consider sharing this video with someone you care about who does not carry a gun but you think would be well-served by being trained and prepared to arm themselves for self-defense.

Lack of Confidence

Some people say they don’t carry a gun because they don’t think they have the ability to defend themselves with a gun in a public space. If you don’t have the skills, the answer is simple: get them. Find a qualified trainer and range, get some handgun training, and then practice. It’s possible to do this at very reasonable cost.

Fear of Responsibility

Some people are afraid of having a gun in a public space or even in their home. Keep in mind that your biggest responsibility is defending yourself and your loved ones. Being a responsible firearms owner who is well trained and takes that responsibility seriously is only going to make you safer in a worst-case scenario.


Yes, concealed carry of a firearm can be inconvenient. People have changed their lifestyle in order to accommodate concealed carry, including how they dress and where they go. But that level of commitment is not necessary in order to carry a firearm. And the reality is, once you get used to carrying, it really isn’t inconvenient. Getting used to carrying a gun, making it comfortable and convenient, is part of the personal-defense lifestyle.

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2 Responses to “Why People Don’t Carry Guns”

  1. Stephen Evans

    had to laugh when you said you can get a carry permit in almost every state, you forgot new jersey they wont issue a permit for anything regardless of what the law reads

  2. Rob A

    You conveniently change "morality" to more easily dissected terms. Training people to use firearms is great (and I've carried for decades) but the arrogance of thinking YOU can OR SHOULD change someone's moral compass is disgusting. Your goal is to make money, which is fine, but when it comes to someones morality, you should shut your lecturing, self-serving mouth. Seriously, reads some comments on any gun site and you will find very few people capable to teaching morality.

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