Welcome to the forum from VA, very glad to have you here.
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Hello all! I got my CCW this year and didn't realize at first how much there is to learn and consider regarding this awesome responsibility. The forum here has been a tremendous help and I thank you all. I hope to help contribute to the spirit of these forums.
I live in central MN, wonderful wife and three great kids - a computer programmer. Until last year, I felt that carrying was a bit extreme and not worth the hassle and risk. Then I was rocked by a close call - being stalked in a mostly deserted state park while on a walk w family. Fortunately we were able to retreat to safety through the woods and call 911 - they responded in 10 minutes (when seconds could count :-)) and everything was happily ever after. But the more I thought about what could have happened (wife, daughter 16yrs old, two young boys) I realized I was failing them miserably and in la-la land about how safe our little world was. It could have turned out much differently because of my lack of preparedness. In this case, I would have probably done everything the same... but 'what if' is alway on my mind.
So now I am at the other end of spectrum, carrying nearly all the time. My wife pats me down when we hug and just smiles. (She's going to get her ccw soon as well).
Welcome Aboard from SE Georgia!
"Just getting a concealed carry permit means you haven't commited a crime yet. CCP holders commit crimes." Daniel Vice, senior attorney for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, quoted on Fox & Friends, 8 Jul, 2008
"Sometimes when you're making gumbo, people just show up.", Leah Chase
"To disarm the people is the best and most effective way to enslave them."
"Gun control is a job-safety program for criminals."
John R. Lott
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 NE Florida.
"Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. It undergoes continual change; but this change is not [an improvement]. For everything that is given, something is taken."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Glad to hear it! Not one of us can make appointments for emergencies, however ''safe'' we may think we are at any given moment.So now I am at the other end of spectrum, carrying nearly all the time.
Greetings to you from PA.
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.
another central MN member here. you will love this web site. lots of good stuff here. I'm in the Litchfield area where do you hang your hat?
I carry to protect myself and my loved ones from the BG's. Not to solve societies problems. That said: if more carried the deterrent would only have a positive overall effect on those problems.
Welcome from Alabama and welcome to the society of sheepdogs.
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe. Albert Einstein
Welcome to the forum.
EOD - Initial success or total failure
from Central Florida!
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