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Hey everyone, finally got my hands on a brand new S&W M&P Shield in 9mm the other day! First handgun purchase (turned 21 a few months ago) and also a brand new CPL holder. Glad to join the forum here!
"One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation."
--Thomas B. Reed, American Attorney
Second Amendment -- Established December 15, 1791 and slowly eroded ever since What happened to "..... shall not be infringed."
Welcome from East Tennessee!!
"If you're not a liberal at 20, you have no heart, and if you're not a conservative at 40, you have no head." --Winston Churchill
Welcome from Rio Rancho, New Mexico. (I was born and raised north of Bellingham.)
Welcome aboard TheConcealer from the great state of Pennsylvania!
Welcome from Delaware!
You can educate ignorance, you can't fix stupid
Retired DE Trooper, SA XD40 SC, S&W 2" Airweight
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Welcome from across the Sound.
"The flock sleep peaceably in their pasture at night because Sheepdogs stand ready to do violence on their behalf."
Welcome from another Washingtonian.
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”Gun control is like trying to reduce drunk driving by making it tougher for sober people to own cars.”
from Central Florida!
Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”
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Welcome aboard and congrats on the Shield.
Welcome to DC from Wisconsin and a Shield carrier.
Welcome from Michigan!
*WARNING - I may or may not know what I am talking about.
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.
NRA Life Member
i'm always happy to see another new member from Washington State. welcome.
in light of your youth and because the Shield is your first gun, i caution you to to be cautious. "a gunfight avoided, is a gunfight won." and the aftermath of even a 'found to justified' shooting incident can be terrible. see George Zimmerman - i know his hasn't been judged "justified" at this point - just using him as an example of how bad things can get. "owning a gun makes you a shooter in the same way that owning a horse makes you a rider."
you now carry, quite literally, the power of life and death. i recommend training. there are some excellent training venues in the Puget Sound area.