What I've Learned Here About CC

What I've Learned Here About CC

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    What I've Learned Here About CC

    Here's some rules I have made for myself based on what I have learned from reading/posting here:

    1. If you ever draw your weapon in self defense, whether you shoot or not, the very next thing you do (as the situation permits) is call 911. The next call is to an attorney.

    2. Concealed means concealed.

    3. A gun is a tool of last resort.

    4. A gun is never to be used to end an argument, evict drunks, or "show someone who they're dealing with".

    5. A gun should never be used for show-and-tell unless you are at the range, in a private home, or at the gun show/gun shop

    6. If you are scared, the gun is the last tool you use, not the first one you consider.

    7. Always treat your gun like it's a freaky, dangerous object that tries to shoot people on its own.

    8. The less you fiddle with any loaded gun, the safer we all are.

    9. If I ever need to fire my weapon, I will NOT give a statement to the police other than I was afraid for my life, and want to be represented by a lawyer.


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    You may want to revise #9.

    It may be a good idea to give an overview of what transpired, without going in to detail, and pointing out evidence and witnesses.

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    Lawyer first. Say nothing until you've spoken to a lawyer.

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    Hey...they're your rules....go for it. Nothing unsafe in what you stated.

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    All sound good to me.

    And, although this isn't a "rule" per se, I'd like to add that any story posted here in which the writer says something like, "and then her eyes got real big and she started backing away..." etc., means that the person was wrong. If you do anything with any of your weapons that frightens, shocks, or otherwise causes other persons distress, then you are wrong.

    It isn't funny and I'll certainly not be slapping my thigh, laughing along with you. I'll be thinking that you're seriously in need of an attitude adjustment. We carry for personal reasons, and doing so is an awesome responsibility that, thank the heavens, most of us take very seriously.

    And yet even though hundreds of thousands, maybe millions of us are licensed to carry and do so safely, as we've seen this past week, it only takes one person misusing a firearm to threaten the rights of everyone else. Nobody should ever be casual, complacent, or cavalier when it comes to firearms and safety.
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    Great list!!! I've certainly subscribed to the same philosophies, especially since I've been a member here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shockwave View Post
    All sound good to me.

    And, although this isn't a "rule" per se, I'd like to add that any story posted here in which the writer says something like, "and then her eyes got real big and she started backing away..." etc., means that the person was wrong. If you do anything with any of your weapons that frightens, shocks, or otherwise causes other persons distress, then you are wrong.

    It isn't funny and I'll certainly not be slapping my thigh, laughing along with you. I'll be thinking that you're seriously in need of an attitude adjustment. We carry for personal reasons, and doing so is an awesome responsibility that, thank the heavens, most of us take very seriously.

    And yet even though hundreds of thousands, maybe millions of us are licensed to carry and do so safely, as we've seen this past week, it only takes one person misusing a firearm to threaten the rights of everyone else. Nobody should ever be casual, complacent, or cavalier when it comes to firearms and safety.


    ^^^^^^^^^I don't know if I go along with that one^^^^^^^^^^^





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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMac View Post
    Here's some rules I have made for myself based on what I have learned from reading/posting here:

    1. If you ever draw your weapon in self defense, whether you shoot or not, the very next thing you do (as the situation permits) is call 911. The next call is to an attorney.

    2. Concealed means concealed.

    3. A gun is a tool of last resort.

    4. A gun is never to be used to end an argument, evict drunks, or "show someone who they're dealing with".

    5. A gun should never be used for show-and-tell unless you are at the range, in a private home, or at the gun show/gun shop

    6. If you are scared, the gun is the last tool you use, not the first one you consider.

    7. Always treat your gun like it's a freaky, dangerous object that tries to shoot people on its own.

    8. The less you fiddle with any loaded gun, the safer we all are.

    9. If I ever need to fire my weapon, I will NOT give a statement to the police other than I was afraid for my life, and want to be represented by a lawyer.
    Quote Originally Posted by BikerRN View Post
    You may want to revise #9.

    It may be a good idea to give an overview of what transpired, without going in to detail, and pointing out evidence and witnesses.

    Biker
    #5, if showing, be sure to safely unload first.

    #9. I was told this one by a police officer. Only added to this was, "I think I am having chest pains". At which point they are required to send for an ambulance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubbiesdad View Post
    #5, if showing, be sure to safely unload first.

    #9. I was told this one by a police officer. Only added to this was, "I think I am having chest pains". At which point they are required to send for an ambulance.
    Wow. Great one! I am adding that to my list. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMac View Post
    Here's some rules I have made for myself based on what I have learned from reading/posting here:

    1. If you ever draw your weapon in self defense, whether you shoot or not, the very next thing you do (as the situation permits) is call 911. The next call is to an attorney.






    2. Concealed means concealed.

    3. A gun is a tool of last resort.

    4. A gun is never to be used to end an argument, evict drunks, or "show someone who they're dealing with".

    5. A gun should never be used for show-and-tell unless you are at the range, in a private home, or at the gun show/gun shop

    6. If you are scared, the gun is the last tool you use, not the first one you consider.

    7. Always treat your gun like it's a freaky, dangerous object that tries to shoot people on its own.

    8. The less you fiddle with any loaded gun, the safer we all are.

    9. If I ever need to fire my weapon, I will NOT give a statement to the police other than I was afraid for my life, and want to be represented by a lawyer.
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    Some people, at the mere mention of a firearm, break out in cold sweats and begin babbling incoherently.
    Yes. And usually you can tell who they are and it behooves us not to present firearms to them.
    "It may seem difficult at first, but everything is difficult at first."

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    Quote Originally Posted by shockwave View Post
    If you do anything with any of your weapons that frightens, shocks, or otherwise causes other persons distress, then you are wrong.
    However, if your mere presence and possession of a firearm "frightens, shocks or otherwise..." then the problem is not yours....it's theirs.
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    Those all sound like reasonable and prudent rules to me.
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    "5. A gun should never be used for show-and-tell unless you are at the range, in a private home, or at the gun show/gun shop"

    Many years ago I went on dive outing from Tampa Bay. The boat owner was a friend of a friend, I'll just call him skipper since I don't remember his name. Were out for several hours. Skipper had more than a few on the back! We dock at his house and go in for a couple more. I see a very nice S&W, and say (some thing to the effect of) "nice looking gun". Skipper grabs the gun off the living room end table saying of this is a ******* good BANG; shoots a hole in his ceiling. So a recommended amendment: Don't invite a show and tell with a drunk stranger. Skipper's wife had a very comical response!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubbiesdad View Post
    #9. I was told this one by a police officer. Only added to this was, "I think I am having chest pains". At which point they are required to send for an ambulance.
    Making false statements to a cop may well be a felony. Check your local laws.
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