Paranoid?

This is a discussion on Paranoid? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Tangle You know, we need a word that means anti-paranoid (besides sheeple) for people that trust too much, are unaware, and even ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tangle
    You know, we need a word that means anti-paranoid (besides sheeple) for people that trust too much, are unaware, and even reckless. Then when they call us paranoid, we could call them that.
    Liberals? Democrats? RATS? Ooops those are already taken huh? But are they taken by the target group in question?
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    WHO'S paranoid?

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    Do your wives think you're paranoid? My wife thinks I'm paranoid because I am buying alot of guns and applying for a CCW. I don't think I'm paranoid and I don't think anyone here is paranoid. I like to call it a hightened state of awareness!
    Two things:

    First, I'm NOT paranoid! Just ask the folks who FOLLOW me around all day and night.

    Second, just because you're paranoid, it doesn't mean they're NOT out to get you.
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    RSSZ, I use it all the time. Shut's 'em up reeeal quick.

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    Some people think that since nothing ever REALLY BAD has happened to them...so far - that probably nothing ever will. Possibly nothing bad ever will happen to them. Maybe something will.
    Picking up the newspaper...switching on the TV news...searching the web shows you that very bad and horrible things happen to very good people every single day.

    Innocent people become undeserved victims of violent crime all the time.
    The lucky ones get to go to the Hospital Emergency Room & the unlucky ones get a trip to morgue.

    I would rather have the chance not to go to either place.
    I like to take positive measures to help make sure that I go home at the end of my day.
    Call that what you will.
    Whatever name you give that is OK by me.

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    Call that what you will.
    Whatever name you give that is OK by me.
    That QK is simply taking responsibility for oneself and those dear.

    The old ''it can't happen to me'' syndrome should really be replaced by ''it CAN happen to me'' approach. That is what I try and follow - which includes my ''don't assume'' and ''expect the unexpected'' maxims.

    Safer way to go and it ain't (for me) paranoia
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    Remember, cautious is good, parinoid is not. I think you are being cautious just as I am. My wife was luke warm to guns at first. I slowly convinced her of the benifits. While she will never carry a gun herself she knows why I do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Otis
    Do your wives think you're paranoid?...
    My wife does not think I am paranoid. She was upset that I thought being armed was necessary, at first. But my awareness increased her awareness, and she started noticing more. Now, she appreciates it.
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    When my neighbor asks me why I carry, off duty. I tell her "its a compulsive disorder". Then I tell her, "Im self aware and very sensitive about my affliction".

    When she decides thats not good enough of an answer. I tell her that "I think its better to have and not need, than to need and not have".
    I also like to ask people why they own a fire extinguisher's, if there not worried about their home burning?

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    Its not paranoid when they really are out to get ya

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otis
    Do your wives think you're paranoid?
    No. But most of my ex-girlfriends did, which could be why I'm not married today.

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    I just introduced my wife to shooting a .22 rifle and she LOVED it. Now she wants her own FID. So, she isn't as paranoid herself as she was before hand.

    I say try introducing your wife to the concept by asking her to take the NRA class with you. She may warm up to the idea.

    However, to answer the question. when I got my LTC my wife looked at me and said with an exasperated voice "You're ready for your 3rd degree black belt! What the hell do you want to carry a gun for???"

    I love her to bits, but sometimes it's painful tolerating her ignorance.....lol

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    Otis,

    show your wife this thread

    When and why carry a gun

    it says it all

    Mike

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    The word I would use for too trusting is niave crap I can't spell it...but I would use it. I tell people that maybe I am a little too distrusting, but that doesn't mean I am wrong.
    They who give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin


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    My wife is cool with guns for the most part. She goes shooting with me and she is taking a 40 hour self defense/ tactical firearms combat class with me. I think this class will raise her state of awareness a bit. When I told her I was applying for a ccw she thought I was nuts, but shes known that all along! I started just carrying at work (she's always there with me) and am progressing to full time carry, even around the house.

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    I read somewhere that you're only paranoid 'til you're right, and then you're insightful. :outtahere

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