This is a discussion on This carry dichotomy :( within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I think that most of us share the feelings expressed here. I find it both useful and hugely frustrating to try to parse through traditional ...
I think that most of us share the feelings expressed here.
I find it both useful and hugely frustrating to try to parse through traditional liberal thinking. I think that at the heart of it is a sense that as people, we should be evolving past the use of violence to solve problems. You can pick it up if you spend enough time looking at what they say.
And in the abstract, it is a nice philosophy, I guess.
Except that it really igores the fact that people seem hard wired for violence under certain circumstances. War has been a part of us since way before Alexander the Great, and one has only to take a casual look at the Muslim world to know that it is very much a part of the so-called "religion of peace".
I take a lot of comfort from the proliferation of "shall issue" state laws, and the expansion of the Castle Doctrine. In MI where I live, the budget crunches at the State and County levels have resulted in a decrease of LEOs. Which translates into looking out for onesself, family and neighbors.
And an increase in CCW
Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. It's worth it.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits. ~ Albert Einstein
Sig P229 DAK - .40 S&W
Ruger SP101 - .357 Mag
A briliant essay on this topic is called Nation of Cowards.
I bet the folks in Darfur and Kenya aren't too hip on gun control right now. This topic angers me too, but since I can't cook, guess I'll have to go to the range.
The most exhilarating thing in life is getting shot at with no results.
- Winston Churchill
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I carry were I legally can, my right to carry is too important to risk losing it.
I knowingly disarm myself in gunfree zones with the full knowledge that criminals aren't.
Politicains have never realised that passing new laws will not stop people who do not obey the old ones.
As a side note One current politicain who is running for President is for a nation wide ban against CCW.
For those who want to know which one it is PM me, so politics wll be kept out of this thread.
Last edited by pgrass101; January 30th, 2008 at 03:43 PM.
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.
I agree with 99% of what has been said above. I'm just reminded of the old sheep, sheepdog(etc.) bit. Sheep don't like sheepdogs because they don't like being reminded of the wolves. Maybe if we get rid of all the sheepdog the wolves wont attack? How does that logic work at all? I'm baffled sometimes.
"You gonna do something about it or just stand there and bleed?" -Wyatt Earp
Chris coming from the former empire the sun never set on ( now the empire the sun never rises on ) i suspect this is doubly frustrating for you . You have personally seen and been thro the same tactics used , and had your weapons seized . as an expat it has to be frustrating that we just wont wake up .
Make sure you get full value out of today , Do something worthwhile, because what you do today will cost you one day off the rest of your life .
We only begin to understand folks after we stop and think .
Criminals are looking for victims, not opponents.