Does your permit make you "A cut above"?
And other delusions of granduer :rofl:
Recently, the following comment was made in this thread http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...counter-3.html
This was my initial response
A permit is somewhat like a badge, it should mean you are a cut above the rest, but it does not always work that way.
I can not understand the mindset that our status as permit holders makes us some kind of elite subset of the average law abiding citizenry.
No, it shouldn't and thinking that it should leads to the "sheepdog" myth and other delusions of grandeur. A permit should mean that you are an average law abiding citizens who has chosen to take a class, pay a fee and get a permit to conceal what he/she could carry openly with out all the hoops.
In Colorado all I am required to do is present a DD214 or DD55A dated less than 10 years ago to the County Sheriff and I am deemed sufficiently trained to carry a concealed handgun. This doesn’t take into account that in my entire career I received no handgun training of any kind and never fired a hand gun once.
To be perfectly clear I don’t think anyone should be required to get a permit to conceal period. I’m just trying to make the point that it’s ridiculous to claim that mere possession of a CHP makes me some type of uber trained caped avenger.
Again, I believe that this type of thinking leads to the “sheep dog” myth which as I have stated several times before is (IMO) just a way for a certain type of permit holder to aggrandize themselves as a ‘defender of the flock”
I carry a gun to defend myself and my family. It doesn’t make me super citizen it certainly doesn’t make me a “certified good guy”. In fact if not for the fact that Nebraska seals juvenile records when you turn 21 I would be a prohibited person.
I’d like to hear some discussion on this; is your (generic) life so dull that you need to play Walter Mitty every time you pack?
Does having a CHP make you “A cut above”? If so what about Vermont? The state recognizes that its citizens have a right to self defense and allows them to make their own decisions concerning it W/ out government interference. Are concealed carriers in Vermont a “cut above’?
As I put on my armchair Psychologist coat,
allow me to answer your call for discussion. (Analysis is free, today, btw). Treo, you may want to ready your cutting torch at this point.
Firstly, your posts sounds angry.
Secondly, you seem to feel self loathing, as you may not feel qualified to carry a weapon, forget the legality, as you were 'grandfathered in' with only a DD214, but no formal training. If you did indeed receive such, you did not make that clear. If not, that can be resolved.
Thirdly, you mention a prior record in your youth. I wonder if you have feelings of inadequacy as a result of your past transgressions.
Just my take on your vehemently angry toned,(yes, imho) dissertation.
No flame suit needed here, as I am being honest with my thoughts, as you were with yours. Hence the discussion you requested. :wave: No, I am not a M.D., PhD., or any other form of expert. Also, I do not consider myself a sheepdog, or superior because of possessing a permit.