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Just a little intro... I am not actually new, I have been a member for a few months, but anyway.
I was raised around guns, my dad hunted, and taught my brother and I from a young age how to safely handle guns, shoot, hunt, etc.
I have worked for BellSouth for 8 years now, and am formerly a Sheriff's Deputy for Knox County (1993 to 1996). I loved working in law enforcement and am now in the process of getting back on the Sheriff's Dept as a reserve officer (same duties, responsibilities, and authority as a full time officer), although I will have to go back through the academy since I have been out of it for so long.
After leaving the Sheriff's Dept, as soon as TN passed the "shall issue" laws I applied for and obtained my carry permit, and have carried ever since. I am a loyal, diehard Glock fan and would not even consider buying or carrying anything other than a Glock. When I first qualified with the Sheriff's Dept, I used a revolver that I had shot for some time, and scored a passable 86%. I went through transition to carry a Glock, with a new Glock that I had never shot before then, and passed with a perfect 100% score. I sold the revolver and have never carried a wheelgun since.
When you are truly transformed into a warrior and have truly invested yourself into warriorhood, you want to be there. You want to be able to make a difference.
From the essay "TRIBES" by Bill Whittle
Welcome to the forum
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Belated welcome, and thanks for the intro!
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Welcome from Texas!!
"Do not fear those who disagree with you; fear those that do and are too cowardly to admit it" - Napoleon
Thx for the intro Charlie
Chris - P95
NRA Certified Instructor & NRA Life Member.
"To own a gun and assume that you are armed
is like owning a piano and assuming that you are a musician!."
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Welcome! from Virginia
"You can get more with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone." - Al Capone
The second amendment is the reset button of our Constitution.
Welcome (officially.. ) to the forum!...
"I surrounded 'em"- Alvin York
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"To disarm the people is the best and most effective way to enslave them."
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Welcome, I worked for Western Electric before Divestiture, then U.S.West, finally QWEST, have been retired from QWEST for 5 years now.
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