This is a discussion on New Member from Mid-MO within the New Members Introduce Yourself forums, part of the DefensiveCarry.com Forum Office category; Hi all, Kinda new, but I've been lurking for a while now. My story: Never owned a gun. Didn't feel I had to. I teach ...
Kinda new, but I've been lurking for a while now.
My story: Never owned a gun. Didn't feel I had to. I teach US history and have always spoken well of the 2nd amendment, but I didn't really feel that it applied to me. Plus I had to get over the mistaken idea that Christians shouldn't own firearms.
Now, I've grown a little and I own a couple of firearms: Winchester 1200 for HD, and a Ruger LCP in anticipation of getting my CCW.
When I first approached the Mrs about getting a shotgun for home defense, I was prepared for a battle. I didn't think she'd be on board. I was wrong! She was totally on board. She even enjoyed going out to the outdoor range and blowing off some steam (and a couple of boxes of cheap Wal-Mart shells.)
At our Valentine's dinner out, she thanked me for becoming so serious about getting well informed and prepared for our family's safety. And to think I worried she'd hate the idea of a gun in the house....
I've been learning a lot lurking around here and I figured it was time to say "hi".
Timid people sleep peacefully at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
Hey buddy, Welcome Aboard from the West-Central region!
I'm just very glad you came to the realization you should be responsible for your own protection before the tragedy of being a victim brought you to it.
For a lot of people, that's how they come to the notion of having a gun... After they've been harmed and damaged. Good for you for not waiting until that point.
I hope you end up becoming one of our regulars. There's a lot of information here, and this is the best gun forum on the internet for self defense and firearms.
Having your wife on board is a huge hurdle you will not have to worry about. That is a huge thing.
"The gun is the great equalizer... For it is the gun, that allows the meek to repel the monsters; Whom are bigger, stronger and without conscience, prey on those who without one, would surely perish."
from Central Florida!
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Welcome from Central Texas!!!!!
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.
Welcome to the DC Forum from the 1st State, Delaware. You'll like it here!
Duty, Honor, Country...MEDIC!!!
¡Cuánto duele crecer, cuan hondo es el dolor de alzarse en puntillas y observar con temblores de angustia, esa cosa tremenda, que es la vida del hombre! - René Marqués
Welcome from Georgia..
You may not like guns. You may choose not to own one. That is your right.
You might not believe in God. That is your choice.
However, if someone breaks into your home at 3AM the first two things you are going to do are:
1) Call someone with a gun.
2)Pray they get there in time." - A wise man
welcome from michigan
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Welcome from Florida
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Welcome from Michigan!
*WARNING - I may or may not know what I am talking about.
Don't believe what you hear and only half of what you see!