August 1st, 2009 10:04 PM
Hello from Ohio
I've been shooting for the past 24 years. I love long range shooting. My first felt recoil was a .308 rem 700 shooting at paper 300 yards away at age 5.
I was proudly raised to know the rules of safe gun handling. I hunt, fish, camp and work hard for the things I have.
I started my CCW at age 21 after I moved from Ohio to Washington state (as Ohio was still anti CCW at the time) My first CCW gun was a S&W .40 compact ( an older model). I moved back to Ohio a couple years ago and purchased my second CCW gun an XD .40 subcompact. I now have a Walther PPS and love it.
While I was in Detroit, MI working a contract job I had my first and I hope last time to point my gun at a human. A man in a parking lot who had been drinking while waiting for his wife took a ball bat and began hitting my work van. I had been in the back of the van putting together some parts and my side doors were open blocking the path beside a cart corral. The man kicked one of my van doors closed and reached in with the bat to strike me.
I can tell you the man with the bat had a change of heart seeing me hunkered to the back door of my van in contact ready. I yelled at him to get on the ground and he complied.
Not a shot was fired and I thank god I didn't have to take it that far.
That is my story and that is why I carry. Not every situation will be a robber or a carjacker. It might be a drunk and foolish man not thinking clearly.
We all must live with our actions. We must never hesitate to defend our lives.
August 1st, 2009 10:05 PM
Welcome aboard from Virginia.
August 1st, 2009 10:11 PM
Welcome from Middle Tennessee!
If the public are bound to yield obedience to laws to which they cannot give their approbation, they are slaves to those who make such laws and enforce them.--Samuel Adams as Candidus, Boston Gazette 20 Jan. 1772
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Tennessee Firearms Association Life
August 1st, 2009 10:15 PM
August 1st, 2009 10:29 PM
Welcome from South Carolina..
Sometimes in life you have to stand your ground. It's a hard lesson to learn and even most adults don't get it, but in the end only I can be responsible for my life. If faced with any type of adversity, only I can overcome it. Waiting for someone else to take responsibility is a long fruitless wait.
August 1st, 2009 11:12 PM
August 1st, 2009 11:13 PM
Hi and welcome from Fort Worth TX!
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Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside a dog, it's too dark to read. -Groucho Marx
August 1st, 2009 11:18 PM
August 2nd, 2009 12:50 AM
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe. Albert Einstein
August 2nd, 2009 12:54 AM
August 2nd, 2009 01:40 AM
August 2nd, 2009 01:42 AM
welome to DC! And i want your pps lol!
"Anyone worth shooting, is probably worth shooting several times."
August 2nd, 2009 02:22 AM
Welcome from a fellow Buckeye
Fortes Fortuna Juvat
Former, USMC 0311, OIF/OEF vet
NRA Pistol/Rifle/Shotgun/Reloading Instructor, RSO, Ohio CHL Instructor
August 2nd, 2009 03:05 AM
from Central Florida!
Nasty day in Detoit...
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NRA Life Member[/B]
August 2nd, 2009 05:15 AM
Welcome from Las Vegas, Nevada!
"Gun control is being able to hit your target."
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