The greatest part to it is to have it and not need it, especially when you come back home at the end of the day with no incident. Some find carrying a gun uncomfortable but not me. Like Clint Smith said, it's supposed to be comforting, not comfortable.
...& Thunder? Just thought I'd share this too...
I like turtles.
Someone here has this quote from Ronald Reagan in their signature: "To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last - but eat you he will." Pretty much sums it up. The right to carry can prevent the perceived necessity to "go on feeding the crocodile..."
Unless you lock yourself up in your home, the law of averages says that eventually you will run into a BG or two. Heck even if you do lock yourself up in your home, you may end up face to face with one or more BG's in your time. If not, consider yourself to be especially blessed. If so, consider yourself to be especially blessed if you live in a state that allows you to effectively defend yourself. THAT's what I think the OP was referring to. Just MHO.
Hey Thunder: Many comments, including one of my own, were very negative about your thread comments. Some repliers have suggested that your comments were misinterpreted and you have responded that that is the case; I apologize for my negative tone in my initial reply. Having said that, kindly reread your thread and understand that you have not exactly expressed yourself very well in your statements as you allude to a birthday party for a child and your joy of having a firearm on your person. You sure did get your share of comments--positive and negative. I always try to reread my comments carefully so that there is little misunderstanding of my thoughts and if someone points out an error or a misinterpretation, I try to make things right; it seemed to take you awhile to agree with someone who pointed out the difficult expression of your thoughts. Your initial thread left an awful lot for someone to read a positive tone in the comments. Again, I apologize and God Bless.
I've read my original post, many times, it was a thought that ran through my mind at that moment... nothing more, nothing less.
Never said I enjoyed carrying at a birthday party, just the ability to do so because none of us can predict when/where/if something bad will happen.
I hope I never get as tired and burned out as some of you sound.
I love handguns and love to carry them. Same with a fine pocket knife.
Been carrying since 1999 and still enjoy it.
Kudos to the OP....I understand where you are coming from.
Man! This has been some interesting reading. Gosh, Thunder, bet you don't want to post here anymore.
I understood what you meant the first time. Hang in there and keep posting. :biggrin2: Even though it has been
suggested that you read your post very well before you hit the button, some need to do the same when they give
their opinions. It goes both ways.
Carrying doesn't really bother me in the least bit. It doesn't make me physically uncomfortable at all. Actually strapping on my Glock is a heck of a lot better then when I had to put on BDU's, boots,helmet, interceptor with SAPI's, heavy ruck sack that felt like I had a dead hooker curled up inside of it, ammo, mags, weapon, etc., etc. OP....continue to rock out on your front porch with your pm9. Let's just hope you don't have to pop any crackheads trying to steal the birthday cake. To everyone else..........God Bless America