Another "real story" to remind us to carry even if it is quick trip around the corner

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    Last night I had the scanner going. Normally Sunday nights are pretty boring where I live in Maine. Well around 1 AM a gas/convenience store was robbed. It takes me less than 5 minutes to walk to this store and I do it often and I get fuel there often as well. I don't know if he pointed a firearm at the clerk but apparently he did have a firearm. The news story has no broke yet but I spoke with one of the clerks today and he did get away with what was in the cash draw and he said they had suspect in custody.

    If I really needed something quickly I might run down there and forget to arm myself as driving takes only few minutes round trip. Well after what happened this morning my mindset is forever changed.

    This is the first time I have heard of this store being robbed in years and I consider where I live to still be pretty safe but sadly we all know it can happen anywhere at anytime.

    Nobody was harmed.

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    I don't take out the garbage without a pistol on me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhoWeBePart1 View Post
    Last night I had the scanner going. Normally Sunday nights are pretty boring where I live in Maine. Well around 1 AM a gas/convenience store was robbed. It takes me less than 5 minutes to walk to this store and I do it often and I get fuel there often as well. I don't know if he pointed a firearm at the clerk but apparently he did have a firearm. The news story has no broke yet but I spoke with one of the clerks today and he did get away with what was in the cash draw and he said they had suspect in custody.

    If I really needed something quickly I might run down there and forget to arm myself as driving takes only few minutes round trip. Well after what happened this morning my mindset is forever changed.

    This is the first time I have heard of this store being robbed in years and I consider where I live to still be pretty safe but sadly we all know it can happen anywhere at anytime.

    Nobody was harmed.
    +1. I have a convenience store 1.5 blocks away from home needless to say I frequent on a regular basis. Still, I carry 24/7. Never leave home unarmed. Why? Because you can't possibly know in advance when you are going to need it.

    There have been members of this forum who have posted needing their gun in their own driveway, before they even left home!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bark'n View Post
    +1. I have a convenience store 1.5 blocks away from home needless to say I frequent on a regular basis. Still, I carry 24/7. Never leave home unarmed. Why? Because you can't possibly know in advance when you are going to need it.

    There have been members of this forum who have posted needing their gun in their own driveway, before they even left home!

    Stay Armed, Stay Safe... 24/7
    ^^^^^^^^^YEP^^^^^^^^^^

    My daughters berate me for carrying @ church.
    I told them, "do you know how many idiots have shot up a church full of people just sitting there?
    They just shut up after that, because they know I can and will show them many accounts of just that.
    I am the same as Bark'n, I'm not going anywhere without it(except when @ work)

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    I take my weapon everywhere. Even if I'm going to get ice cream it will be on my person. Criminals are striking anywhere these days and in places you would never think of. To have is better than to have not!

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    Heck, I've heard stories on here and elsewhere of people being broken into while at home, intruders just walking in the front door, even mistakenly but still. I carry when I'm awake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seraph View Post
    I don't take out the garbage without a pistol on me.
    Me either.
    Guns don't kill people, people kill people...and chimps do, if they have a gun

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    It's already on me. Why would I take it off and leave. Just sayin. My wife considers it a bit "odd." But she lives with it. I miss laying around in the PJ's. But I have just gotten used to wearing it all the time at home.
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    One of my 5 shot's main duty is to ride with me to the local stop and rob. Never leave home with out it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chiefjason View Post
    It's already on me. Why would I take it off and leave. Just sayin. My wife considers it a bit "odd." But she lives with it. I miss laying around in the PJ's. But I have just gotten used to wearing it all the time at home.
    When I want to hang around in my nearly undressed condition, I put on my Ultra Carry soft shoulder holster. It's comfortable and serves the purpose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seraph View Post
    I don't take out the garbage without a pistol on me.
    I'm almost embarrassed to admit this but I am similar.
    If I don't have a gun n me I will grab my can of OC/CS and clip it to me.
    More than once I've gone outside to take out trash only to hear something in the brush behind my shrubbery or in the woods at the edge of my backyard only to find cats, skunk, raccoon and my neighbors dog off leash.

    One can never know nor assume though...

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    I always have my LCP with me. It is just so easy to pocket carry and very light.
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    The only time I don't carry is when I'm sleeping....and even then it's not far away!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seraph View Post
    I don't take out the garbage without a pistol on me.
    My feeling as well. Mowing the front lawn, walking down the street to the community mailbox, or taking out the garbage - I'm armed.
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