THEY GET IT! Why I Carry.

This is a discussion on THEY GET IT! Why I Carry. within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Guys, I know I started this REAL early in the thread, but the Monday Morning QB thing is taking away from the beginning intent of ...

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    Guys, I know I started this REAL early in the thread, but the Monday Morning QB thing is taking away from the beginning intent of this thread.
    Thomas' family was touched by a voilent episode and they now understand why he carries.

    Thomas, sorry about starting this thread down this path.
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    well actually, while not the original intent, I like the path of this thread. Everyone who carries a gun has an opinion on this topic. Regardless of the mod's backing me or not, I approve this course of discourse.
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    d2thomas,

    I don't have a problem with the direction. This thread has brought up some interesting issues and has spawned another thread along the similar lines. As long as people are articulating their positions and not engaging in personal attacks it's good.

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    rr - yes it did suffer some ''veer'' but firstly I'd say that was inevitable plus secondly - it has opened a can of worms which merits discussion.

    Many opinions expressed often with justification so - not a failure at all IMO
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    At least we're all staying civil. :D

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    This is why i like this forum and a [just]few others.It makes you think. Their are a lot of people who have negative views on people like us who carry. They[mistakenly] belive that we think a gun is the answer to our problems. My experience with like minded people as my self and those on this forum, is that we take seriously the reponsibility of carrying a gun as well as our liberties, and the law.
    A closing thought as far as what someone,anyone would have,could have done in that situation that started this thread: If you have time to think whether or not to use a gun,you probably don't have to.
    Could i have witnessed this beating and not done anything...probably not. Would i have went to my gun for a solution[only if my life was in danger]i think i would have dialed 911 and let everyone know that and to smile while i took a picture with my camera phone.

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    D2, I'm glad your girlfriend and other friends "get it" now. It doesn't matter what anyone thinks. People have different confort levels of confrontation, and anyone that says they know exactly how the would have responded is wrong.

    One does not know until that specific time under specific circumstances exactly how one will react. Again, congratulations on your friends epiphany.

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    For anyone who has followed this thread.....

    She is no longer my girlfriend......










    I asked her to marry me last Thursday and she accepted!

    We went to the range and shot for an hour then I took her out and asked her to marry me! We both still had gunpowder residue on our fingers when I put the ring on it! Just thought you folks might find that amusing and entertaining.
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    Congratulations! Now let's just hope you can get your friends that were present to the range as well, hopefully without requiring more marriage proposals to do it!
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    Congratulations!
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    Congratulations on the marriage!
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    Many congrats - a spousal shooter - VERY good start.
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    Was gonna bow out of this thread quietly after my last post, but not now.

    Congrats, Thomas!

    I'm done now.
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    Way to go D2! Congradulations on two counts, a wife and a shooting partner!

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    Congrats when the funeral i mean wedding

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