An excellent survey conducted on the tactics to really improve public safety by professionals in the trenches shows an astonishing support for legal civilian conceal carry. And 15,000 surveyed is a large audience to choose from!
More than 91 percent of respondents support the concealed carry of firearms by civilians who have not been convicted of a felony and/or not been deemed psychologically/medically incapable.
A full 86 percent feel that casualties would have been reduced or avoided in recent tragedies like Newtown and Aurora if a legally-armed citizen was present (casualties reduced: 80 percent; avoided altogether: 60 percent).
Armed self defense begins with proper conceal carry gun classes, training, and education in the state of Virginia. Responsible citizens should carry often and train frequently for the likely threats they might face. National Shooters offers several firearms training classes and programs for shooters to gain comfort and confidence with handgun usage and obtain their conceal carry permits in the state of Virginia.