New "chick" from Iowa

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    New "chick" from Iowa

    Hi all! Name's Tegan and I'm a 32 yo mother of 1 in Central Iowa. I don't have my CCW permit yet, but I've done all the leg work to get it (we are in the middle of a move and it's unwise to apply until my drivers license has been updated). Hopefully in a few weeks we'll be done moving and I'll be able to apply. A friend of mine set up the class and once I was done with it a little voice in the back of my head said "Get it, do it, get it now, and CARRY IT!" I don't know why, I'm not normally paranoid, so as soon as I can legally, I will be carrying. I'm praying it's just the stress of moving (twice...we're building...) leaking over into some paranoia and that I'll NEVER have to use it, or even think about using it. I'm not one to put myself or my family in a situation that I would but....anytime...anywhere. (Example, my niece lives in Omaha, and thankfully goes to Millard NORTH...not SOUTH...where there was a shooting not too long ago...my heart leapt into my throat until I realized it WASN'T her school).

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    Welcome! Join right in. We have lots of female members here that carry all the time. It's not being paranoid, it's being very wise these days.
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    Welcome from Southwestern Virginia. Pick you up some pepper spray or OC spray in the meantime. At least you'll have something for protection.
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    Welcome! Your concerns are not unusual. You will receive a lot of advice and I caution you to not make a selection of a particular gun until you have tested several of them first-hand.
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    Welcome from North Carolina, be sure to check out Kathy Jackson's website: Cornered Cat
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tegan View Post
    I don't know why, I'm not normally paranoid, so as soon as I can legally, I will be carrying.
    One of the highly regarded trainers in the business, Clint Smith (of Thunder Ranch) is fond of saying "If you carry a gun, people will call you paranoid. If I have a gun, what do I have to be paranoid about?"

    Take the course when the dust clears, hang around here, ask a lot of questions... and it'll all seem as right as rain before long.
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    Instead of carrying a gun why don't you just avoid the times and places where and when violence is gonna happen?

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    Welcome Tegan from your friends in NYC. Yep, NYC

    I would check out Central Iowa Defensive Training I have only heard great things about the male and female trainer over there. You will be very happy.

    I think there may be a couple of training videos floating around the web.

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    Tegan, welcome from North Carolina.
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    Welcome to DC From Wv, Good luck on the CCW permit

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