Welcome aboard from Iowa!
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Hello everyone! I'm new to defensive carry but happy I've made this choice. I used to think that guns were for paranoid people and that carrying a gun was not necessary because we already have the police to protect us. After witnessing the L.A. riots when I lived in California and later the chaos after hurricane Katrina hit Lousiana while I lived in Texas, I've realized the police either WILL NOT or CANNOT protect law abiding citizens during times of disaster. I'm also now married and have two young daughters to look after. THIS IS WHY I CARRY. I now know that I can protect my family from thugs who dont give a damn about my family's life. I hope to learn from my new forum brothers and sisters and hope never to have to use my weapon, but will not hesitate to place someone in a state of permanent sleep if need be!
Welcome to the forum
"The Second Amendment: America's Original Homeland Security"
Welcome to the forum from Michigan!
" The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer." Henry Kissenger
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, and +1 on protecting you and yours. Next, get wife and girls to the range.
Exercise your 2nd amendment rights....not doing so jeopardizes that right for everyone.
Welcome from southern California! Great decision and glad that you made it before u potentially needed it. Always nice to see people become educated and make good decisions.
Welcome from MI and former Californian. Congrats on your decision to carry
"One loves to possess arms, though they hope never to have occasion for them."
-- Thomas Jefferson, Letter to George Washington, 1796. ME 9:341
Welcome from Virginia.
Freedom doesn't come free. It is bought and paid for by the lives and blood of our men and women in uniform.
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Very glad to have you aboard Rhcmic. I'm glad you came to the realization that only the individual bears the ultimate responsibility for their own safety and welfare.
Thanks for posting and again, welcome to the ranks.
"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."
Who're you calling paranoid?
Seriously, welcome & congratulations on your choice. Stay safe.
"Historical examination of the right to bear arms, from English antecedents to the drafting of the Second Amendment, bears proof that the right to bear arms has consistently been, and should still be, construed as an individual right." -- U.S. District Judge Sam Cummings, Re: U.S. vs Emerson (1999)
Welcome to DC from GA.
"He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one." – Luke 22:36
"If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so." – Thomas Jefferson
Welcome from Texas!
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Rchmic, welcome from North Carolina. Wise decision.
Its a shame that youth is wasted on the young.
Welcome to the forum!
EOD - Initial success or total failure