Why do we carry?
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December 16th, 2012 04:12 PM
Like so many things today rights are taken to extreme. Theres an arguement around every corner. Theres no wrong in America unles you don't agree with me. Smoking, if you dont smoke then most don't want anyone smoking around them. What kills more poeple, Cancer or guns? alcohol or guns? Why are these still legal. I have yet to figure this out. I know that all cancer is from cigarettes and all drunks have not killed someone. How many people carry a gun and have not killed anyone. Are we responsible enough to smoke, drink or carry a gun? Havent seen any qualifications to drink yet.(except age).
As for family or friends, only a select few know I carry. C.A.N.T. Is the best policy. If you are with them and "need" to defend yourself (or them) kind of explains itself. Always remember what has been said over and over on this link. This is not an arguement you will win.
Pick your battles you CAN win with the people that make the difference (politicians) for you to carry, drink, smoke ect.....
Just how I feel.
December 16th, 2012 04:16 PM
Why do I carry? For all lawful purposes. Because I hold primary responsibility for my own safety and security. Because I refuse to be victimized. And because I have sworn to protect my loved ones 'til my dying breath, in the face of violence, no matter the cost to the assailant, even if it kills him.
Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
self defense (A.O.J.).
How does disarming
the number of victims?
Reason over Force: Why the Gun is Civilization (Marko Kloos)
NRA, SAF, GOA, OFF, ACLDN.
January 30th, 2015 05:25 PM
I don't what to die the way people I knew did when they faced a man witja gun and they had no gun.
January 30th, 2015 08:30 PM
That's pretty good.
Originally Posted by JScottTuck
I use this once in a while.
"You can call the fire department if you have a fire why do you need a fire extinguisher?"
Very few know I carry as I C A N T, understand?
LEARN something today so you can TEACH something tomorrow.
Dominus Vobiscum <))>( Where is the wisdom that we have lost in knowledge?" T.S. Elliot
January 30th, 2015 08:39 PM
That's good. I see a theme developing.
Originally Posted by dV8r
Why do you have a fire extinguisher if when the FD is minutes away?
Why wear a seat belt when the ambulance is minutes away?
Why have a gun when the police are minutes away?
I know little on the subject so I'll speak at length.
January 31st, 2015 12:26 AM
I flatly refuse to justify the exercise of my natural rights to people like those mentioned in this thread - they are not entitled to demand an explanation, and I'm comfortable telling them so. If somebody genuinely wants to know - as in isn't making a demand for an opportunity to make sure I'm aware of just how much they know better than I do what's best for me and mine - I typically explain it thus:
I'm the kind of person who deals with stuff. When a dangerous, ugly, inconvenient, or just plain weird situation comes up and other people step back, I step forward. I'm a problem solver. Most of the people who know me well look to me when stuff happens because I'm usually the first to do something other than stand around and wonder when somebody else is going to do something about it. I tend to pride myself on being willing and able to deal with situations most people want nothing to do with and would rather let get worse than have to figure out how to make things happen. I'm not afraid to act quickly and decisively - and to accept responsibility for the consequences of my actions and decisions. I carry the means to deal with many everyday problems - flashlight, pocketknife, multi-tool, some tape, a lighter, etc.
When it comes to things that threaten the lives and safety of myself and people I care about, I'm gonna deal with the situation until relief arrives or until I go down trying my best. I already know from experience that most people refuse to step up and deal with even minor problems, much preferring to have someone else do it - there's no way on God's earth I would expect anybody else to risk their own safety stepping up to help protect me or mine, nor would I ever feel entitled to demand anybody do so. I've got a defense attorney, cop, and a couple of Marines in my extended family and I know full well what kind of evil some people are capable of doing if not stopped, and I will be damned if I don't step up and deal with those situations on the rare occasions they arise. If somebody is going to hurt the people I love while I'm there to resist it's because they've already incapacitated or killed me. If other people want to wait around for somebody else to do something, that's their own choice and I pity the people who look to them for protection.
Part of resisting violence against myself and those I'm responsible for caring for is having the means to effectively do so. Until a better option arises the best means I possess and can easily carry nearly everywhere is a handgun, preferably with a larger capacity magazine. Being able to throw 230 grains of "NO!" at a threat 14 times before reloading has not yet been required of me and I pray it never will be - but should the situation arise I'll be stepping up to that one too. I've done my best to be prepared and hope it's enough.
January 31st, 2015 12:49 AM
January 31st, 2015 03:13 AM
March 23rd, 2015 02:09 PM
I just thought of this today, don't ask me why it popped into my little brain.
Why do I carry? Because I'm a LOVER, not a FIGHTER.
Might make some points with the opposite sex (or the same, I didn't mean to be biased)
March 23rd, 2015 02:30 PM
My ex use to give me a hard time if she saw me carrying. She would "Why do you need that thing?"
One day we were on vacation and were sitting in a restaurant. Two guys walked in and were acting very suspicious. They split up and started walking around the dining room in opposite directions. My ex asked, "You've got your gun don't you?" She never questioned it again. I'm guessing the two guys were looking for someone in the restaurant because they got back to the door and left. It just looked weird.
March 23rd, 2015 02:51 PM
I find it very odd that sheep want us to be more sheepish like they are, and some of them are quite outspoken about it. When they ask me these sort of questions, I think it is fair to ask them one in return. "If we go to lunch, and either a robber or an x-employee comes in and starts shooting people, would you want me to use my gun to defend your life or just get mad about it when you get shot? I have never received an answer to that question.
Originally Posted by xdhusker
I did have a neighbor who "hates" guns ask me when nobody else was around; "If anything ever happened and I needed your help, would you help me?" I told her, "only if I can bring my gun. If I can't do that, then do not ask me for help. Not bringing a gun means that now both of us our in trouble." This puts the responsibility back squarely where it has always been, people are responsible for their own safety first.
I did not tell her not to call, only my conditions of responding. The choice of calling is hers.
Sheep can't help being sheep, and sheepdogs can't change either. When seconds count, the police are only minutes away... and they know it. It's not a slam against police officers, they just can't be everywhere all the time.
Last edited by Katana1; March 23rd, 2015 at 10:24 PM.
March 23rd, 2015 03:09 PM
I carry because I can. I say just in case because you never know when you may need that tool.
March 23rd, 2015 10:03 PM
It almost seems as if you're saying that unless we are gym rats and in good shape, we are hypocrites foe carrying a gun.
Originally Posted by Toorop
You should understand that some people are unable to "work out". Some have a disability. Some are just plain lazy. But regardless of their reason, if they choose to carry, they have the right. If they carry for self defense, they are allowed no matter what their condition. They are just as deserving as everyone else.
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he today that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile, This day shall gentle his condition
March 23rd, 2015 10:05 PM
And of course some of us are just getting old. I mean rusty.
Originally Posted by Lakeland_Man
Experience - the ability to instantly recognize a mistake when you make it again.
If everything else fails, than .45 ACP, Because shooting twice is silly.
March 23rd, 2015 10:45 PM
What a man decides to allow or disallow in his own private business is not a trespass on my rights.. I dont have to to go there but when I do, I will abide by his rules because it is more his place than mine. All that being said, I lawfully carry simply because I choose to have the option to deal that level of ranged force.
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