Welcome from Montana.
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Hello everyone. I grew up with guns & loved to shoot both handguns & rifles. Unfortunately when I married my wife did not allow me to have any guns in our home as she felt they were not safe. About 13 years later I finally was able to convince her to allow me to get a gun safe & my first pistol which was about a year & a half ago. I've been shooting it at the local range whenever I can. I've invited her to come with me - she has not said never, but has had excuses so far.
I've also been reading up many books on self defense, concealed carry, the 2nd amendment etc. I've also been listening to many podcasts about gun rights, and visiting websites like this one. I've joined the NRA, the SAF, GOA, and also the Arizona Citizens Defense League. Even all together it doesn't cost me much more than enough ammo to go shoot at the range for an hour, and I figure it is worth it to help defend my second amendment rights. If I loose my 2nd amendment rights then I won't be able to buy ammo. My wife says I'm becoming a "gun nut" - but luckily she loves me anyway.
We come up to Washington State every summer to visit family & cool off a bit. I joined a local gun club here so that I could continue to shoot, & decided to apply for a CCW due to regulations in WA that appeared to me to make it difficult to carry a pistol in a suburban since I had no trunk, & guns may not be carried in a vehicle if it is "accessible" to passengers unless you have a CCW. I since found out that you can carry an unloaded gun in an opaque case as long as it is out of my reach.
However, now that I have a CCW in Washington, I've been carrying my Glock 19 with an inside the waistband holster & an untucked shirt a size too big to avoid printing. I'm surprised how much safer I feel knowing that I have my gun that I can use to protect myself & even more importantly, my family with. I've decided that I will now also get my CCW in Arizona when I get back home in a couple of weeks. I think I'll now feel a bit naked without my Glock on my return until that gets taken care of.
Welcome from Montana.
When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
And the women come out to cut up what remains,
Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
And go to your God like a soldier.
Welcome from Texas!
"...the Constitution does not say Government shall decree the right to keep and bear arms. The Constitution says ‘the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.’” - Ronald Reagan
Greetings from PA and thx for the intro
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!."
http://www.rkba-2a.com/ - a portal for 2A links, articles and some videos.
Welcome from Rocky Top Tennessee
When you accept mediocrity you sow the seeds for future failure.
One should never confuse good fortune with good training.
Illegitimus Non Carborundum. In God we trust.
A real man loves his wife, and places his family as the most important thing in life. Nothing has brought me more peace and content in life than simply being a good husband and father.
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."
- Sir Winston Churchill
Welcome from and enjoy the drive back through Utah!
Semper Paratus (Always Ready)
quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
Welcome to the forum.
EOD - Initial success or total failure
Welcome, man. I'm in Prescott. We're planning a shoot on the 19th of August up here if you're interested.
We used to drive through California on our way back, but California is so anti-gun I 'll be avoiding that state going forward. Why sacrifice my family safety just for a visit to Disneyland?