"Why I carry"

"Why I carry"

This is a discussion on "Why I carry" within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I was sent this in an email and thought I'd share on here: WHY I CARRY A GUN OR WHY I SHOULD My old grandpa ...

Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: "Why I carry"

  1. #1
    VIP Member
    Array 64zebra's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Panhandle of Texas
    Posts
    6,458

    "Why I carry"

    I was sent this in an email and thought I'd share on here:

    WHY I CARRY A GUN OR WHY I SHOULD

    My old grandpa once said to me, "Son, there comes a time in every man's life when he stops bustin' knuckles and starts bustin' caps and usually it's when he becomes too old to take a whoopin'.

    I don't carry a gun to kill people.
    I carry a gun to keep from being killed.

    I don't carry a gun to scare people.
    I carry a gun because sometimes this world can be a scary place.

    I don't carry a gun because I'm paranoid.
    I carry a gun because there are real threats in the world.

    I don't carry a gun because I'm evil.
    I carry a gun because I have lived long enough to see the evil in the world.

    I don't carry a gun because I hate the government.
    I carry a gun because I understand the limitations of government.

    I don't carry a gun because I'm angry.
    I carry a gun so that I don't have to spend the rest of my life hating myself for failing to be prepared.

    I don't carry a gun because I want to shoot someone.
    I carry a gun because I want to die at a ripe old age in my bed, and not on a sidewalk somewhere tomorrow afternoon.

    I don't carry a gun because I'm a cowboy.
    I carry a gun because, when I die and go to Heaven, I want to be a cowboy.

    I don't carry a gun to make me feel like a man.
    I carry a gun because men know how to take care of themselves and the ones they love.

    I don't carry a gun because I feel inadequate.
    I carry a gun because, unarmed and facing three armed thugs, I AM inadequate.

    I don't carry a gun because I love it.
    I carry a gun because I love life and the people who make it meaningful to me.

    "Police Protection" is an oxymoron.

    Free citizens must protect themselves.

    Police do not protect you from crime; they usually just investigate the crime after it happens and then call someone in to clean up the mess.

    Personally, I carry a gun because I'm too young to die and too old to take a whoopin'."

    ...author unknown (but obviously brilliant)

    Remember the average response time to a 911 call is over 6 minutes. The average response time of a 357 magnum is 1400 FPS.
    LEO/CHL
    Certified Glock Armorer

    "I got a touch of hangover bureaucrat, don't push me"
    --G.W. McClintock

    Independence is declared; it must be maintained. Sam Houston-3/2/1836
    If loose gun laws are good for criminals why do criminals support gun control?


  2. #2
    Distinguished Member Array jumpwing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Washington
    Posts
    1,271
    The original work can be found here:

    I don't carry a gun...
    by Syd at Front Sight, Press
    Front Sight, Press Blog Archive I don’t carry a gun…
    "The flock sleep peaceably in their pasture at night because Sheepdogs stand ready to do violence on their behalf."
    cafepress.com/bgstudios

  3. #3
    Member Array 50calshooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    26
    Well put.

  4. #4
    Senior Member Array scottc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Iraq
    Posts
    780
    That would make a good poster or billboard sign

  5. #5
    VIP Member Array artz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    2,351

    Exclamation

    Bravo ! I love it !!!
    " Refuse to be a victim, make sure there is a round chambered ! "

    Just call me a pessimistic optimist !

    U.S. Navy vet 1981-1992

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. "Blue Force Gear" and "eCop! Police Supply" Review
    By Medic218 in forum Off Topic & Humor Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: December 30th, 2012, 05:31 PM
  2. (Open carry) "Help, Officer, he brandished his weapon at me!"..."No i didn't!!"
    By RR9501 in forum Open Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 43
    Last Post: October 9th, 2010, 01:48 PM
  3. 10% Rebate on "the-backup" for Denfensive Carry Members"
    By ajphusker1 in forum Sponsor Buy, Sell & Trade
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: August 19th, 2009, 05:32 PM
  4. A True Texas Tale: "Bad Guy" "One", "Old Man" "Zero"
    By Rock and Glock in forum Off Topic & Humor Discussion
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: March 17th, 2006, 08:50 AM
  5. My first "carry" out in the "World. . . "
    By madmike in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: February 27th, 2006, 01:34 PM