Exercising the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
According to the Second Amendment:
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Last weekend, I took the basic class required by Missouri law to qualify for a concealed carry endorsement. The experience was really enjoyable and informative, and I encourage others to take the class, even if they do not intend on concealing a weapon. I learned about handgun safety, laws relating to firearms, marksmanship techniques, and many other topics.
The following is a photo of me taking the live fire test with the certified instructor. All I have left to do is visit a series of local government offices, and then I will hopefully have the permit.