This is a discussion on "GOOD" one liners to respond with... within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Cuda66 "You know...H1N1, zombies...probably zombies." I like this one. It's not a matter of if , but when there is a zombie ...
Trust in God and keep your powder dry
"A heavily armed citizenry is not about overthrowing the government; it is about preventing the government from overthrowing liberty. A people stripped of their right of self defense is defenseless against their own government." -source
Because I can, it's my right to protect myself. Just like it's your right to be a passive sheep in the herd.
Blessed be the LORD my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight. PSALM 144:1
I CLING to my guns and my Bible.
Because I can't throw a rock at 1000 feet per second.
Osculare pultem meam! - Kiss my grits!
I guess I can't play this game..... Although many of these responses are great!
I don't let people know I carry... concealed IS concealed! The ones that do know, also carry........
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"You may know where you are. God may know where you are. If you don't tell your dispatcher where you are, you'd better be on speaking terms with God!"
The Doctor told me i needed more iron.
I would stay away from snide remarks like: "so if I have to kill someone" or such.
We had an employee who was done dirty by his immediate supervisor. He said to another employee something to the effect: "Someone ought to blow up tis place" He was overheard by a female employee who went to the security coordinator and the prez of the company and reported a "threat to blow up the company by the employee". He was immeadiately "fired" and removed from the building. The next week had an armed police officer in the lobby.
Moreover, the police also visited the now ex-employee, brought him in and questioned his for a while.
Also, do not say something like "...shooting badguys...." Inferrs you are a LEO.
Again, use a short sentence like:
"I am licensed to carry to protect myself and family"
Or "My job requires going into bad areas" or something simular.
The one time in my life I printed was in a 24 hour restaurant and was noticed by a LEO having some coffee there. It was 4 AM and I just finished a night call-out service call. He asked if I was carrying, and if I had a permit. I said yes to both. Heasked for the gun first and then the permit. After he was saisfied I was legal, he asked why do you carry?
I said "I just came back from repairing one of your radios at XXX street police station. You would not go into that neighborhood unarmed, either". He just laughed and said "you got that right". he returned the gun and permit with " nice gun"
Note: bought an IWB holster the next day.
Again, sarcastic remarks told to (or heard by) the wrong person could get your a$$ in trouble.
Because I need a place to put my finger after it leaves my nose.
The words can't and impossible are honey only to lips of losers. "Keith Matt(Me)"
Glock 22/ PT145/ Pardner Pump Tactical/ Century AK-74
I answer most folks this way..
I like to have something handy for close encounters.
Or my personal favorite... I never know when I might need to defend you or defend myself from you.
"I'd rather win than fight fair."
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U.S. Navy vet 1955-1959, USS Dashiell DD 659. Glock 19, Ruger LCP, Ruger .357 Mag.
When you are at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
I'm sure it's tempting sometimes to reply with something snarky and condescending. But the best thing to do for promoting gun rights, as some have mentioned, is something that makes them think. I think framing it as a safety device rather than a weapon is probably the best way to win converts. You definitely don't want to sound eager to use it, that's exactly the thing that makes people nervous. Emphasize that you hope you never use it, but that you want to be prepared because criminals don't make appointments.
[QUOTE=razor02097;1552522]Because the police have no obligation to protect me...I do.[/QUOTE
This is my favorite answer right here in a nutshell. No other reason then this.
"I dislike death, however, there are some things I dislike more than death. Therefore, there are times when I will not avoid danger" Mencius"
I've been getting this a lot from my family. My wife and father passed along that I was getting my CPL...
"why do you want to carry a gun?"
"In my entire life, I have never regretted having a plan B"
Usually answers all questions pretty quickly