Be honest: When do you carry?
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I avoid as much as possible criminal/crazy people free fire zone....
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Only when I get feeling that I might need a gun.
Only when going someplace that I think is high risk.
Always, when it is legal and I'm outside of the house.
Always, including at home
April 21st, 2007 03:02 AM
Where ever it's legal.
I avoid as much as possible criminal/crazy people free fire zone.
"[T]he people are not to be disarmed of their weapons.
They are left in full possession of them."
Zacharia Johnson (speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention,25 June 1778)"The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed."
April 21st, 2007 08:50 AM
I go armed. Always. If my right to carry has been stripped in a certain place, I don't go there. Works very well and, above all, helps to keep me safer.
Do you carry from the time you wake until you go to sleep? Or only when going to what you percieve to be a high risk place?
US Post Office? Got a box at UPS. Court facility? The only reason I'd be there is if I were on the stand or in the jury box, generally speaking. Federal buildings? Why, when the telephone handles most things. Posted "victim disarmament zones"? Nicely, in Oregon, no such prohibition holds water, what with the state's preemption law. It's not that hard to stay armed. It just takes a bit of planning and commitment.
As for "higher-risk" places, it's hard to know what such a thing looks like, anymore. Crime is everywhere. Everywhere. It's not possible to identify a pending crime, or a "likely" candidate criminal, or often even a risky area (as many run-down areas are actually perfectly fine). When I'm going to a place where I'll likely be out of hearing range for a time, I absolutely grab a couple extra magazines. Otherewise, it's same ol' same ol': primary, backup, and a normal complement of magazines.
Now, I'll grant you that carrying all that crap does take a toll. A couple pounds of stuff, an uncomfortable/stiff belt, sharp pointy things on the hip or in the pocket. Ain't no free lunch, the wise have said. So be it.
April 21st, 2007 10:31 AM
Anywhere and everywhere legal and my home. First thing in the morning until bed.
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April 21st, 2007 02:23 PM
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April 21st, 2007 02:35 PM
I have a question for those of you who keep one "within arm's reach" at all times: Exactly what does that mean? Do you keep it on the chair/couch next to you, or on the dinner table, coffee table, desk, or workbench in front of you? Or do you just have several stashed around the house?
April 21st, 2007 02:37 PM
On me, somewhere.
Originally Posted by DakotaDude
April 21st, 2007 10:35 PM
The only times I do not have my Glock 23 on is when I am in the shower, in bed asleep or in the building at work.
I am not allowed to carry at work and the other two times I am naked. Other than that, I have the G23 on my right hip.
April 21st, 2007 10:48 PM
I picked always even at home, even though it isn't totally true. Right now I am not carrying. I am sitting on the couch playing on the computer and watching the race. The Glock 23 is sitting on the coffee table in front of me. When I get up, it will as well.
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April 21st, 2007 11:20 PM
Where legal, when not complicated by school or federal property, banks etc
April 21st, 2007 11:51 PM
When I am at home, there is always one in reach. Other than that, if I have my britches on, so is(are) my gun(s).
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April 22nd, 2007 09:43 AM
I carry everywhere except places that have metal-detectors.
"Being a predator isn't always comfortable but the only other option is to be prey. That is not an acceptable option." ~Phil Messina If you carry in Condition 3, you have two empty chambers. One in the weapon...the other between your ears.Matt K.
April 22nd, 2007 11:06 AM
If my clothes are on, so is my gun.
April 22nd, 2007 11:15 AM
I have several stashed around the house, well basically one in every room, but my youngest is 17 and has been shooting since he was 6
if I still had his eyes and nerves I would be a great shot still my other 2 sons have married and moved out and both have their CPL's and my first date with my lovely wife 28 years ago was plinking in the woods with pistols and she kicked my butt. If I'm outside for any length of time I have something in my pocket a snubby or a Bersa 380 and if leaving the house a Micro Compact 45 is there with me.
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April 22nd, 2007 11:46 AM
At home it's normally on my hip. Otherwise it's on the night stand or the bathroom counter.
Outside there's a lot more time than I like that I don't carry. Company policy is no guns in the office, parking lot, or in the company car. Since company policy is federal law, I comply. I park just off the property and lock it up until lunch, then again until work is done
When I travel for work, it's mostly in the government vehicle, so no carry.
Twice a week, I take an Aikido class at the university. No carry on campus and nowhere else to park within a reasonable distance. I leave it at home those days.
April 22nd, 2007 12:42 PM
Always (except when I'm sleeping ), including at home.
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