The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Bearing Arms
Earlier this week, I was reading a post by Tamara Keel regarding whether people should carry so-called “barbecue guns.” Like a lot of people, I’ve often thought about whether these highly customized and often decorative guns really have a place in personal defense.
To be clear, I have no problem with people owning them and never have. Buy whatever you want and can afford. I really don’t care.
The question is whether people should actually carry these pistols, and I’ve personally gone back and forth on this one.
On the one hand, a carry gun is a tool, an instrument meant to protect you and yours from harm. It’s something that could be taken from you following a shooting, at least for a little while as the authorities sort out the details. After all, your pistol is evidence until you’re cleared of charges. While not exactly disposable, it’spost was originally published on this site