Techna Clip offers a number of gun belt clips for people who have concealed weapon permits. Their specific gun belt clips include the Ruger LC9 belt clip, SIG P238 belt clip and the LCP 380 holster.

Before someone carries a concealed weapon, he/she should check individual state requirements. Every state that allows concealed weapons requires the government to issue a concealed weapons license or permit. Each state’s requirements differ; however, below are some highlights to consider.

The following states will only issue to state residents: Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

The following states will issue to both residents and non-residents alike: Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington.

The following states have the authority to issue to residents only (if determined appropriate): Alabama, California, Delaware, Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia.

The following states have the authority to issue to residents and non-residents only: Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York.

The following states deny all concealed weapon rights: Illinois, American Samoa and North Mariana Islands.

Wisconsin will accept Virginia non-resident concealed weapons permits only.

Non-residents of South Carolina are required to own property to receive a concealed weapons permit.

Additionally, some states have state reciprocity laws. For example, some states will accept another state’s concealed weapon permit. This should be confirmed with each state’s concealed weapon’s licensing department.

Some states require background checks and fingerprints be submitted before a concealed weapon’s permit is issued. Other states simply require an application be completed and submitted.

Assumptions about concealed weapons permits laws should never be made. Individuals should check each state’s regulations and requirements. For example, most states consider the following to be general rules when carrying a concealed weapon:

A concealed weapon should only be used to protect someone’s life.

The person carrying a concealed weapon should know when it is appropriate to use the weapon.

If a confrontation can be avoided, always walk or run away.

Some states consider openly displaying a weapon to be a form of intimidation.

Never let emotions take hold. Always react calmly and rationally.