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    It was 2012 and I said well better get my license to legally be able and defend myself from the upcoming zombie apocalypse...


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    Simple. It was 1978 and at the largest voluntary Army ROTC program in the nation at the University of Alabama most all the seniors or juniors who were aged 21 and intended to be branched into one of the four main Combat Arms branches of Infantry, Armor, Field Artillery or Air Defense Artillery got their carry permit for the state of Alabama. I was going Infantry and so I pulled on my cadet uniform and marched myself down to the county sheriffs office. That grizzled old guy locked my heels at the position of attention and walked round and round me before pronouncing me fit. Said (let me see if I can remember his exact verbiage) “to be sure I didn’t kill nobody whut didn’t need killin!” We were already well schooled in handling of firearms and my own major of Criminal Justice with a concentration in Law Enforcement had a modicum of training involved and... I’d spent a year working my way thru school as an armed security guard.
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    I'm a black belt in Chito Ryu, and I boxed Golden Gloves. I walked around all my life and never worried about confrontation or fighting, never even thought about it. And honestly, never really needed to. Now, fast forward several decades, I'm not that same guy. I'm getting old and have some health problems. And the world is getting more dangerous. I knew I needed to do something to protect my family. I always had a love for guns and used to shoot and hunt with my dad when I was a kid. So getting my CCW was a natural progression and i've had it for years now
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    I used to only carry occasionally. For the last few years I always carry. People are going nuts anymore and you never know when or where a situation could take place.
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    The Walking dead.


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    Work related. I wised-up after attending a parade while not working and had FOUR people come up to me and tell me that I transported them from Jail to Court.
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    A guy at my office had been fit a while and turned me over to some Gun company’s and edc brands and I was hooked

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    Related to my college degree and post graduate employment. I majored in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Law Enforcement at the University of Alabama. I worked my way thru my senior year as an armed security guard, working nights at an asphalt plant outside of town. So I’d work and study all night in the guard shack, check trucks in and out, make rounds, etc. Then, in the morning I’d go home, brush my teeth, change and go to school. Sleep from lunch on.

    I was already well trained as an ROTC cadet destined to be commissioned as an Infantry Officer and almost all of us headed for the Combat Arms got Alabama CCW permits and carried on campus. I already knew most of the Tuscaloosa force from my classes.

    The process to get my permit was interesting. I put on my green uniform went to the police HQ and the chief of Police put me at the position of attention and he walked round and round me. Finally he made a grunting noise and said (I quote directly here): “You’ll DO. Just don’t kill nobody what don’t deserve it.” Permit cost was $5.00
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExSoldier View Post
    Simple. It was 1978 and at the largest voluntary Army ROTC program in the nation at the University of Alabama most all the seniors or juniors who were aged 21 and intended to be branched into one of the four main Combat Arms branches of Infantry, Armor, Field Artillery or Air Defense Artillery got their carry permit for the state of Alabama. I was going Infantry and so I pulled on my cadet uniform and marched myself down to the county sheriffs office. That grizzled old guy locked my heels at the position of attention and walked round and round me before pronouncing me fit. Said (let me see if I can remember his exact verbiage) ďto be sure I didnít kill nobody whut didnít need killin!Ē We were already well schooled in handling of firearms and my own major of Criminal Justice with a concentration in Law Enforcement had a modicum of training involved and... Iíd spent a year working my way thru school as an armed security guard.
    Like you, I was in an ROTC cadet corp, graduating from Eastern New Mexico University. I was part of the "Counter Insurgency" unit that was trained by the Special Forces cadre at the school apart from the regular ROTC cadets and wanted as well as expected to get an Infantry Branch assignment. My family has a history in Infantry. Unfortunately it did not happen (long story) though I did my best to get the Professor of Military Science to change his mind and give me an Infantry slot. I got stuck in Air Defense much to my regret! Long story. After I came out of the army and I lived where concealed carry was legal I applied and received a permit.

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    I started carrying after having kids, part of my responsibilities being a dad was making sure NOTHING hurt those little guys. Lots of advanced firearm training and competition shooting to be as safe and proficient as possible.
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    I was in the military many years ago and was fascinated by all the weapons I learned to shoot. At the time I lived in NY, where it is so difficult to get a conceal carry license. I always wanted to have a firearm for self-defense and go to the range so when we sold our house and moved to Florida my dream came true. Although I am a newbie I am very responsible with my firearms, follow the law and enjoy carrying and going to the range like I always wanted.
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