December 15th, 2009 10:48 AM
I will echo some of the statements made in this OP. I have come face to face with the evil of this world. I was able to confront it and live another day. I firmly believe that if I had not been armed my wife would have been seriously hurt or dead.
Yes I am paranoid and yes they are out to get me.
I have read that if you live to be 50 you stand a 60% chance of being the victim of a crime and if you live to be 70 the odds are closer to 90% of being the victim of a violent crime.
The Second Amendment is about the right to be able to protect oneself from all who would do us harm including Legislators!
I came into this world screaming and covered in someone Else's blood, don't care if I go out the same way
December 15th, 2009 11:26 AM
Originally Posted by BurgDog
This is my position exactly, except I just started carrying at 53. I travel frequently, and am often in places I cannot carry - like right now as I type this from California. In fact, I don't carry sometimes even when I can. I have a very active lifestyle, and often find myself in a place when I need to disarm to remain legal. That can be problematic.
I have travelled the world and cannot recall one time whee I felt I need a handgun. As I have stated before, my five times weekly trips to gym will more likely prolong my life than toting a Roscoe to defend myself against violent assault.
However, I respect out Consitutional right to carry, and am enjoying the experiment. It's a learning experience for me. There may come a time it becomes very important. When that time comes, I want to be ready. I have my handguns and a nice AK-47 now. I hope and pray they remain a hobby, and not a necessity.
December 15th, 2009 11:37 AM
Originally Posted by AWDeanSr
December 15th, 2009 11:42 AM
I carry to protect and defend myself, family, and others.
NOT LIVING IN FEAR, JUST READY!!!
I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness,
nor the arrow for its swiftness,
nor the warrior for his glory.
I love only that which they defend.
December 15th, 2009 11:42 AM
That's an incomplete quote... Mao: "All political power comes (sometimes reads - grows) from the barrel of a gun".
Originally Posted by fletcher
Politics is the most relevent aspect of the power that a gun has.
Simply put: Leave me the EFF alone! Don't tread on me - or I will shoot you.
If you do not have that option you are a subject of the State. What could you possibly do about unjust laws from a tyrannical govt. then? Nothing but die or submit! Then you get to see the political power imposed because THEY have the guns and you don't.
December 15th, 2009 03:44 PM
"He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one." – Luke 22:36
"If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so." – Thomas Jefferson
December 15th, 2009 05:07 PM
I carry because I do not negotiate with robbers and other scum. I will be much to pissed off to comply with demands and encourage them to do it again.
I too watch the news, and in where I live, there is no shortage of crime in the news. And there is also an avalanche of violent robbery crime that does NOT make it to the news, trust me.
December 15th, 2009 10:13 PM
Many very good reasons!
The replies posted here are all very good reasons for carrying a weapon.
A great many more reasons can be found in the newspaper reports from around the country. The best place I have found that collects many of these articles is here:
The Armed Citizen
December 15th, 2009 11:14 PM
I hate when people question me for my choice to carry! People these days act as though there's no such thing as a criminal history in the U.S. They act as if serial killers like Charles Manson, Ed Kemper, Ted Bundy- and so on- never existed. I carry because I acknowledge those scum bags and choose to not make myself or my family a victim!
If they don't agree with carrying, oh well! It's they're ill choice to not be prepared. I know the chances of me ever having to use my weapon are very slim and I pray that I'm never in the situation... but if the situation ever arises, I'm glad I'm prepared.
Guns are like condoms in your wallet! It's better to have and not need than to need and not have!
"Shotgun bullets are bad for your health"
December 16th, 2009 05:02 AM
I carry because I refuse to be a victim again!
Freedom isn't free! Don't ever take it forgranted!
December 16th, 2009 05:21 AM
i started carrying after witnessing a 13 year old girl killed by a man in my town...
S&W M&P40/M&P9c OC rigs
S&W 640-1 or Sig P238 as a CC rig
Second Amendment Foundation Life member
December 16th, 2009 08:59 AM
I've been thinking about this and if I ever have any doubts, I remind myself about what happened here in CT in 2007.
Read this article and tell me I'm crazy to own and carry.
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December 16th, 2009 02:18 PM
There have also been many threads about how to approach a recalcitrant spouse and help them understand and appreciate firearms. Rather than start a flame war here (again), I would suggest searching the boards for those threads. I know I have posted on several of them (a minority opinion most of the time!), so if you search my profile name for posts you'll find several. The discussions are pretty good in some respects.
December 16th, 2009 05:56 PM
I carry because I have family and self to protect against ever growing evil in this world, it's my duty. Our LEO'S here and everywhere are so stressed how can they possibly be everywhere all the time? And yes as a law abiding citizen I have the right. And I will exercise it.
December 16th, 2009 06:37 PM
Even Barrack Obama says so:
Originally Posted by bsnow
Why would we not carry?
“For make no mistake: evil does exist in the world”
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