Texans, Are You...?

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    This is a bit of a region specific issue, but as many of you know there is a violent fugitive on the loose here in the DFW area for 2 days now. In short, a guy being extradited from Miami to Vegas managed to escape from custody after stabbing and nearly killing a Miami detective that was escorting him. He has spent the last 10 years in prison in FL and is facing 2 life terms in NV for violent home invasions and rapes. Here is an article that basically summarizes the situation:

    Reward for escaped Florida felon's arrest increased to $20,000 | wfaa.com Dallas - Fort Worth

    As much as I'd like to say I really EDC, I really don't. I carry most of the time, not now. Right now I literally don't go outside my door without a weapon on me. I'd advise the same to anyone in DFW or passing through the area. My question is, do most of you really EDC all the time and will this situation influence your outlook as it has for me?
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    I'm not a Texan, but you have to know that there are guys like that walking among us just about everywhere we go. This guy just happened to make the news.

    If I'm out, I'm armed.

    {edit} When I first started carrying, I only carried for specific circumstance when I thought the danger was greater. Then it dawned on me how naive it was of me to think that I could anticipate when I'd need it. It's like trying to guess when you'll need your seatbelt.
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    Re: Texans, Are You...?

    Couldn't of said it better.
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    I`m from Texas but working up north for now. And yes, I EDC all the time.
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    Im with Whec these days. I always carry, there are some rare exceptions but I always carry. We had the same issue with Dorner out here recently.
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    Always carry now. I think of it as a responsibility. "What If" I found myself in a situation where being armed could prevent harm or stop an event in progress, and I WASN'T carrying? How would I feel then????
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    I want to add that I'm also actively participating in IDPA and professional defensive handgun training.
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    If I'm wearing pants, I'm armed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MJB_17 View Post
    a guy being extradited from Miami to Vegas managed to escape from custody after stabbing and nearly killing a Miami detective that was escorting him.
    The prisoner/fugitive escaped at the Grapevine Walmart at the intersection of Hwy 114 and Highway 26.

    I was at this very Walmart a mere 2 hours prior to the escape, and I live nearby. Needless to say, people in my neighborhood, and the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake area in general, are very nervous, and on high-alert. It seems like a lot of people are "on edge".

    Quote Originally Posted by MJB_17 View Post
    My question is, do most of you really EDC all the time and will this situation influence your outlook as it has for me?
    When I'm out-and-about, I'm generally carrying, with few exceptions. I have to admit, due to the "close to home" nature of the incident, my situational awareness is currently even higher than usual.

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    Unless I'm going into a school or federal building, I'm carrying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    If I'm wearing pants, I'm armed.
    It's a little difficult to conceal without the pants -- a belt only looks kind of strange

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grant48 View Post
    The prisoner/fugitive escaped at the Grapevine Walmart at the intersection of Hwy 114 and Highway 26.

    I was at this very Walmart a mere 2 hours prior to the escape, and I live nearby. Needless to say, people in my neighborhood, and the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake area in general, are very nervous, and on high-alert. It seems like a lot of people are "on edge".


    When I'm out-and-about, I'm generally carrying, with few exceptions. I have to admit, due to the "close to home" nature of the incident, my situational awareness is currently even higher than usual.
    Geez, talk about timing...one of our sales reps has a meeting out there tomorrow morning, unfortunately she's a bit of a clueless young blonde. She had no idea about this and looked and me weirdly when I told her earlier to make sure to be careful, now she's freaked. Oh well, better paranoid than oblivious.

    For those who don't know, the area where this occurred is a pretty nice suburban area, it's mostly either corporate offices or planned communities. There is also a bass pro nearby, but it's not like this guy could rob it for guns, as they don't have any.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevePVB View Post
    It's a little difficult to conceal without the pants -- a belt only looks kind of strange
    Many prison inmates have proven that neither pants nor a belt are require to conceal objects of various types...I recall a story a couple of years ago where San Francisco PD arrested a nude man for carrying a concealed weapon...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJB_17 View Post
    Many prison inmates have proven that neither pants nor a belt are require to conceal objects of various types...I recall a story a couple of years ago where San Francisco PD arrested a nude man for carrying a concealed weapon...
    That sounds painful and disgusting!

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    I work for a school and drive a school truck, so I can't carry at all....first thing I do when I get home is, open safe, put G19 in bed holster, and put my CW9 on me. At bedtime, Kahr goes in the safe, G19 within arms reach during night. Last thing I do before going to work, G19 goes into safe....daily routine Monday-Friday. Depending on where & what I'm doing weekends, I will always have my CW9 or G19 on me...that's the way I roll.
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