When Timothy Schmidt, the Publisher and Editor of Concealed Carry Magazine, and the founder of the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA), asked me to write articles for a new column in Volume 1 of the magazine and made it a regular feature. The column became very successful due to the demand for articles on this topic. The present book is a compilation of all “The Armed Senior Citizen” articles in Volumes 1 through 3 of Concealed Carry Magazine.
There is a great need for disseminating information about armed personal defense to senior citizens. As a group, they are routinely victimized by opportunistic criminals who would not have the courage to ply their trade with younger and stronger individuals. This is because most violent criminals are cowards who seek to select “soft,” or easy, targets. They don’t want to fight. They want to get the goods in the form of money or other valuables. Whether they injure or kill their selected victim in the process is immaterial to them.
As a result, many elderly people nowadays feel like prisoners in their own dwellings. Fearful of venturing out, many live life like hermits and shutins. While some are housebound due to physical or mental disabilities, many are truly afraid to go out and enjoy themselves due to their legitimate fear of violent crime. Many of the latter group venture out with trepidation. This is no way to live.
In these pages, you learn about what constitutes psychological preparedness. You will learn about concealed carry techniques and tactics. You will also learn how to maintain your handgun. So, read on and be safe.