"What’s your intention to carry? Have you made the carry of it part of your prayer with God, going over your reasons, concerns, with Him.
How can you minimize unnecessary angst among your family and friends (minimize fascination) with it
How much care do you put into practice with it, weapons handling, in the unfortunate case that you had to use it.
How to talk with your friends about the subject if it comes up, helping them use their intellect to think about such matters.
So I think if we carry guns as Catholics…we should do it very well, with the proper tone, sober approach, with utmost professionalism. Quietly, calmly (no sounding the alarm disproportionate to the real threat).
Taking care of the gun well. Keeping it very safe. Maybe learning about weapons, and licenses and handling so that if other folks have the same need, you can help them very well as a service to their or their families safety.
This is a wise post from an obvious professional.
In Australia we cannot carry guns as ownership by private citizens, except within the confines of a gun club, is illegal.
I understand the importance of gun ownership within the American Zeitgeist, so I don’t want to make issue with this right to bear arms under your constitution.
However, the right has to be found in the purpose you personally have in carrying a gun , its proper storage and its ammunition, and the respect shown within your family of these concomitant responsibilities. God bless and pray you never need to use it.