Haunts me

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    Quote Originally Posted by PointnClick View Post
    I had a similar conversation with my younger brother... he said something about "not having to take any crap from anyone..."

    I said, "It's just the opposite. When you carry a gun, you have to take MORE crap from people.


    Latest happened to me, just last Friday.

    An associate (I'd never say friend in this case, just an other member of an organization, which I support and which has mostly good members and a few friends) at a charity event we were putting on.

    He really got in my face. As I was carrying, I didn't even respond -- which I might have otherwise.

    That's something the antis will never understand. Why? Transference, e.g., they do understand how they would feel/react.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Avenger View Post
    Anyway, in the morning, as I was getting dressed I put my gun in its holster like any other morning and threw my shirt over top. His comment still bothers me. "I bet you feel 10 feet tall with that thing on your hip." He didn't mean any harm, but I felt the need to defend myself against it.
    No.

    That's how "he" would feel. "He" would feel 10 ft. tall.

    That's called projection.

    You might have told him that it is very humbling to carry a weapon.

    A person who carries has more responsibility than those who don't.

    You might say that we're held to a higher standard because we have chosen to arm ourselves against a threat.

    Of course there's the come-back that you are just exercising your RIGHTS as an American citizen.
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    I think your response was perfect. Words can say just so much, but actions can say so much more. Your actions answered louder and better than your words.

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    I had a friend of mine ask me if I feel safer because I carry. My reply was that I like to be prepared as I am 5'5" and 125 lbs. and would not stand a chance in hell if I were to be robbed, mugged, and etc. His response: "Hmmm, makes sense to me but I'll let God take care of that for me". I replied that "I refuse to be a victim and God has given us the right to defend ourselves, our loved ones, and our homes" and left it at that!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hubs View Post
    His response: "Hmmm, makes sense to me but I'll let God take care of that for me".
    There are some good debates over whether, and to what extent, we should rely on God to "take care of that for me." There are great minds and arguments on all sides of the argument, but a common sense, balanced view seems better ... as always.

    I carry a gun to protect myself and rely on God for my ultimate safety, just like a wear a coat when it's freezing outside, and rely on God not to let me catch pneumonia. In both cases I've done what wisdom dictates, while still living in faith.

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    The question of whether carrying a gun makes you feel "safer" or not is good one. An incident where a gun would be needed is not more or less probable if you are carrying. However, you would be better prepared.

    Strapping on a gun is a conscious, deliberate act. Same as buckling a seatbelt. Both acts are preparating for an event that has low probability but high impact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roberev View Post
    There are some good debates over whether, and to what extent, we should rely on God to "take care of that for me." There are great minds and arguments on all sides of the argument, but a common sense, balanced view seems better ... as always.

    I carry a gun to protect myself and rely on God for my ultimate safety, just like a wear a coat when it's freezing outside, and rely on God not to let me catch pneumonia. In both cases I've done what wisdom dictates, while still living in faith.

    Rob

    Proverbs 25:26: "Like a trampled spring and a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked."

    Bingo....!
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