What do you say when...
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I've been known to ask why they feel they don't need one. ...
March 23rd, 2007 11:52 AM
What do you say when...
What do you say when someone asks what you need a gun for?
I've been known to ask why they feel they don't need one. Then when they say that they've never had the need for one before, I ask them if they've ever had a house burn down. Then I ask them why they bother having smoke detectors.
This usually provokes thought in most except the die-hard guns are evil types.
What works for you?
March 23rd, 2007 11:52 AM
March 23rd, 2007 11:54 AM
I've had someone ask me "why do you carry a gun?", to which I reply; "'cause you don't!"
March 23rd, 2007 12:10 PM
My favorite is one from this site I can't remember who I'm stealing this from.
"Because I can't carry a cop"
The insurance, spare tire, smoke detector anology works pretty well
Last edited by pgrass101; March 23rd, 2007 at 12:17 PM.
“You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic.”
― Robert A. Heinlein,
March 23rd, 2007 12:14 PM
prass pretty much covered that
Plus sometimes too - ''you can't make appointments for emergencies''.
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March 23rd, 2007 12:22 PM
March 23rd, 2007 12:25 PM
watch the news for a week and note how many times someone does something bad to someone else and then tell why you don't.
March 23rd, 2007 12:29 PM
How does, "Because I can," sound?
March 23rd, 2007 12:36 PM
Thats exactly what I say. I have no obligation to explain myself to anyone.
Originally Posted by limatunes
Its funny the people who tend to ask this question think society is so dangerous because of the presence of too many firearms, also think that the same society is so safe that no regular person ever has a need to carry a gun. There's just no point to argue with such insanity.
"The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good.
March 23rd, 2007 12:45 PM
March 23rd, 2007 12:59 PM
Simple. You just point them to this web site.
March 23rd, 2007 01:23 PM
I say that shooting is a hobby, which in a way it is. But then decide to carry because its another perk of owning a gun.
And if they're still bugging, I just "Because my bullet is faster than a police car".
March 23rd, 2007 01:33 PM
Often I answer "Because too often very bad things happen to very good people"
"History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it"
"Walk softly and carry a big stick"
Sometimes there is justice... Most of the time there is just-us
March 23rd, 2007 01:37 PM
"You never know when you'll be in the wrong place at the wrong time". If they want to push the subject, remember that the last thing you say to them is: If you are ever in the wrong place, remember this conversation.
"Learn as if you'll live forever...Live as if you'll die tomorrow" - SOULFLY
Where am I going....and why am I in a hand basket???
March 23rd, 2007 01:43 PM
Idea for a new one,
I guess a new version of an old saying.
Bad people don't make appoitments.
"fundamental principle of American law that a government and its agents are under no general duty to provide public services, such as police protection, to any individual citizen." [Warren v. District of Columbia,(D.C. Ct. of Ap., 1981)]
If I have to explain it, you wouldn't understand
March 23rd, 2007 01:58 PM
I like to use "steal" from some one one the boards by-line...
"When seconds count the police are just minutes away"
I really like to point out that 99.999% of the time the police will be there to take your statement or that of witnesses. On the other hand unless the stars are in alignment and you've got 1 wish left in the genie bottle you're on your own at the moment of contact. I admire and respect the police, but I don't count on them to be at my back 24/7.
My wife of 37 years asked me that in the 35 years since my Vietnam days, I hadn't needed a gun what makes me want one now? My reply, "The world is getting meaner, and less friendly all the time" and I'm not getting any younger." We could go our whole life and never have to reach for a weapon, but all it takes is one time, just one time and in seconds your life can end. If your not prepared about all anyone can do is dial 911 so the CSI can do their job and the coroner do theirs. You on the other hand have been reduced to a statistic in a casket.
“Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.” James Dean
Phil (NRA Member and Vietnam Vet)
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