I've learned that...

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    VIP Member Array semperfi.45's Avatar
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    Quite simply, in regards to guns, CCW and personal defense and without any added diatribe, fill in the blank.

    I've learned that it's better to carry a gun and not need it than to need it and not have it.
    Training means learning the rules. Experience means learning the exceptions.

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    FL, The "Stand Your Ground' State
    Regardless of what's on my hip, what's between my ears is the only thing that can save my life.

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    I've learned that you have to carry 24-7 or guess right.

    I like the above too.
    Carry 24-7 or guess right.
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    I've learned that control of how I treat and react to other peoples actions is one of the greatest disciplines of ccw.
    If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good. ~ Thomas J. Watson, Jr.

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    I can only carry either a weapon or my prideful attitude, but not both.
    Spend few minutes learning about my journey from Zero to Athlete in this
    Then check out my blog! www.BodyByMcDonalds.com

    Cupcake - 100 pound loser, adventurer, Ironman Triathlete.

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    I've learned that the better part of valor is often to make a hasty retreat and live to be a good witness. And that doesn't make you any less of "a man". It makes you a smart and savvy CCW'er.
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    I've learned that discretion is the better part of valuor.
    A real man loves his wife, and places his family as the most important thing in life. Nothing has brought me more peace and content in life than simply being a good husband and father.

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    I've learned to always carry where legal and never tell anyone other than immediate family that I am!
    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

    "A superior Operator is best defined as someone who uses his superior
    judgement to keep himself out of situations that would require a display of his
    superior skills."

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    Since I can't think of something more than what already what was said I'll have to say that I learned if I team up with tackdriver I can survive with a slingshot and a pocketful of rocks. Sorry I can't get this guy out of my mind.

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    I have learned to be "discrete" and to assume the risk of carrying.

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    I've learned that the media will manipulate and fabricate the details of any given set of circumstances to suit their agenda, be it liberal or conservative, and that panic and mob mentality are the tools of tyrants and thieves.

    I have learned that the onus of constant vigil against those that would inveigle and mislead from truth is on every one of us, lest we repeat the harshest lessons learnt upon the blood and tears of our those that precede us and entreaty us to never lose sight of the great responsibility that freedom lays upon each person's shoulders.
    A man in the hands of his enemies is flesh, and shudderingly vulnerable. - author unknown

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    I've learned that situations can totally change in less than a second, from just another normal day to immediate threat in front of me, and if I haven't prepared beforehand, I'm done.

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    Wherever I may wander...
    I've learned that I - and only I - am responsible for my life / actions / safety / well-being / etc, and to act accordingly always.
    "It is only as retaliation that force may be used and only against the man who starts its use. No, I do not share his evil or sink to his concept of morality: I merely grant him his choice, destruction, the only destruction he had a right to choose: his own." - John Galt, from Atlas Shrugged

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    Back home in Louisiana !!!!
    I've learned to........learn. Mouth shut, ears and eyes alert and open.

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    I have learned that I can't through a rock 1100 ft a second.
    "A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."
    - Sir Winston Churchill

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