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This is a discussion on Greetings from the Last Frontier! within the New Members Introduce Yourself forums, part of the DefensiveCarry.com Forum Office category; Howdy all - my names Brian and I live in Anchorage AK. I've been lurking the forums for a while and decided to join so ...
Howdy all - my names Brian and I live in Anchorage AK.
I've been lurking the forums for a while and decided to join so I could ask questions and glean information the many experienced members here.
I've lived in Alaska virtually all my life, having been adopted from as a child from Korea, and have enjoyed all manner of recreational activities common to here including, of course, recreational shooting.
That much said, as Anchorage has steadily risen to becoming one of the most dangerous cities, based on population, in the U.S. I've become more and more interested in defensively carrying a firearm. I live in a nice area of town, but Anchorage isn't huge, and I'm a single father with a young daughter and I just feel it's time to take further steps in providing defense for us, and in general.
I'm new to the idea of carrying a weapon concealed or openly, but Alaska fully allows it, with no permits, and I'm hoping that some time here will help make me more comfortable with this addition to my lifestyle and help educate me so I can make informed decisions.
Looking forward to talking with ya'll.
Welcome from Delaware!
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Whatever else you do, check the very old posts in the forum. To get to them, you can use the <Advanced Search>, <Single Content Type> of search, where FindPosts=AnyDate, Forum=<pick one> and Sort=ThreadStartDate (ascending). Back in 2004/2005, there were lots of excellent posts used to "seed" the forum. Many of them are classics, as to the rationale and justification for defensive tools in the hands of civilians, the pros/cons of carrying, the Second Amendment, and the like.
Great to hear, I'll search them out.
Fortunately not new to firearms. I've got a good assortment and experienced with each one - just new to the idea of regularly carrying one on my person at all times :)
Welcome from Wisconsin, Brian!
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Welcome from Michigan!
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Thanks for the welcomes all :) I love the avatar Jester, and 1MoreGoodGuy - I see you have a PPQ in your avatar, I too have a PPQ, or will when it arrives at my local FFL :D
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Welcome from South Carolina...
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Hello Brian, and welcome from Missouri to this great forum - good folks and LOTS of good info here! Blessings to you and your daughter! Take care..
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Welcome aboard from the great state of Pennsylvania!
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