I’ve been sans pistola for the last week, much to my own chagrin but hey I only have myself to blame. For some reason I thought that my CCW license renewal coincided with my birthday this year but then last week I happened to pull it out: it expired in the last week of July! Simply outstanding, good thing I thought to check (read: I’m an idiot). This will be the second renewal of my CCW and I believe they are good for 5 years, you would have thought I had this process down by now.
I am a huge advocate of carrying a gun whenever possible so you’d better believe that NOT carrying a gun has bothered me. Murphy’s Law would probably dictate that in all the years I’ve been (thankfully) free from having to use a weapon something would happen in the 2 week span when I wasn’t able to carry a gun. Fortunately nothing has happened, my appointment is tomorrow for my renewal and in many instances my wife has had her gun (and current CCW license) on her person when we are together.
This brings me to the point of the article. I’m not a huge fan of the way our current government (read: self serving politicians) operates, I believe that “maximum freedom / minimum gov’t” is consistently being tested and I do foresee a tipping point in the near future. However all that said, the current state of affairs demand that I abide by the law and that’s what I’ll do. My license expired and it was my own fault, I’ll have to carry my Benchmade knife and no gun. To use the popular phrase: it is what it is. There are many other instances where I have to travel for work and go into environments which do not allow firearms, I suppose this is just an extended version of that.
Final thoughts: Don’t be me, check the expiration date on your CCW license so you can avoid the inconvenience of going sans gun in public.