One of the false misconceptions associated with obtaining a concealed carry permit, is that it’s something only for men with lifelong interests in firearms, hunting, etc. This, however, could not be further from the truth in today’s society. In fact, we’ve been seeing an increase in the number of women who attend our CCW classes.

With Mother’s Day just a few days away, we thought that this would be a good time to showcase a few of the reasons why women from all walks of life, as well as men, should consider enrolling in an Illinois concealed carry class.

IL Concealed Carry Classes for Female

Self-preserverence, peace-of-mind and constitutional freedom knows no gender; just as they are in no way relevant to the color of a person’s skin, age, career choice, geographic location or sexual orientation. The right to protect yourself in the face of an impending threat to your life is, quite simply, a universal right. Unfortunately, today’s criminal element doesn’t see it this way.

In their eyes, there are two categories of people: those who might potentially pose a threat to their own existence, and those who will mosy likely roll over and submit. Taking proper measures to protect yourself is one of the best ways to erase the fine line that separates hapless victims and responsible patriots.

Avoiding the Easy-Target Cliché

The reality of the world that we live in, is that most criminals automatically label women as easy, defenseless targets. Many continue to regard gun ownership as a strictly male-dominated interest, living under the presumption that the worst outcome during a robbery or rape gone wrong, is a faceful of pepper spray and some scratch marks. But this is a new world we live in, and there are alternatives to screaming for help or becoming a statistic.

Illinois Concealed Carry laws were put in place to protect everyone… women and men, alike. Choosing not to exercise this right, is choosing to leave yourself vulnerable to an ever-increasing population of thugs, thieves and degenerates.

Crime Rates Speak for Themselves

You don’t need to be an expert in law enforcement logistics to see that our world is changing. More people are out of work than ever before. Businesses are closing. Main streets are becoming desolate and abandoned. And while, clearly, not all of the people affected by these changes will gravitate to crime, some do. History has taught us that desperation, fear, hunger, hopelessness and many other factors can, and often do lead once-good people to change for the worst.

In Chicago alone, the increase in assaults, robberies and murders has extrapolated at mind-boggling rates over just the past five years. The only good news in all of this, is that all residents now have the opportunity to defend themselves with lethal force, if deemed necessary.

FREE Concealed Carry Training for Mother’s Day

We’re so committed to seeing more women stand up for their right to live in peace and safety, that we’re offering free CCW classes for mom this Mother’s Day weekend. Right now, when you sign up for this weekend’s concealed carry class in Itasca, mom attends for free. This is a very limited offer and we expect to have a full classroom this weekend, so be sure to register soon.

For complete information on this offer, or to register for CCW permit training, call Concealed Carry of Illinois at 847-322-6800 or visit our website’s upcoming courses page. Classes are being held this Saturday and Sunday, May 10th and 11th at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca, IL. We look forward to seeing you there!