These Are the 73 Reasons Why I Carry a Handgun

These Are the 73 Reasons Why I Carry a Handgun

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    These Are the 73 Reasons Why I Carry a Handgun

    We all have different reasons why we carry, some we can articulate well and others that are perhaps more vague. I think this is a very good article that explores a lot of different motivations for carrying a firearm. (The introduction is a bit long, but if you can read a few paragraphs down you will get to the meat of the matter.)

    These Are the 73 Reasons Why I Carry a Handgun

    I teach high school English, a profession commonly thought to number among the most touchy-feely. I love books. And if that weren’t bad enough, I’m a professional, classically trained singer, a first tenor. Yes, the highest male voice. One of a few good (and rare) men, sometimes in tights.

    I regularly don a tuxedo and sing the works of the masters with a symphony orchestra, and I often get paid for singing. I occasionally wear a Renaissance costume — tights and all — and sing madrigals.I’ve been known to shed a tear at the occasional movie, and even during the many years on the police force in my misspent (relative) youth, people, upon learning my job, would exclaim in surprise, “You don’t look like a cop!”


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    Seventy-three? I get lost at ten.
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    I only need one reason.
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    Good article for those who are not already carrying regularly!
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    * I know that Thomas Jefferson was right:

    “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”

    Add: See the Bundy Ranch Standoff, the courts confirmed the right of citizens to protect against a tyrannical government.

    * The police have no legal obligation to protect me–or anyone.

    Add: Note the Cowards of Broward County. The coward who hid and failed to call in the shooting for 4 minutes just got his termination reversed and is getting paid $137,000 for refusing to protect the children under his watch.
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    I have only one good reason for carrying, because I can.
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    Who needs 73 reasons to carry when there is just one?
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    The writer didn't anticipate the current suspension of the Bill of Rights. With the 1st and 4th Amendments gone, the rest are sure (and soon) to follow. Will we (can we) get them back? Like the author, I didn't see the loss coming and never anticipated how readily they would be relinquished.

    Good enough article to pass on to friends. Thanks!
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    These Are the 73 Reasons Why I Carry a Handgun

    73!?

    Look...

    I can count 10 fingers and ten toes, if I'm barefoot. Anything over 20 is "many."
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    During the March BUYING MADNESS, when all the guns were flying off the shelves, this would have been a decent hand-out to give to all the first-time gun buyers.
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    Anybody who needs 73 reasons for anything really isn't sure of any of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedSafety View Post
    * I know that Thomas Jefferson was right:

    “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”

    Add: See the Bundy Ranch Standoff, the courts confirmed the right of citizens to protect against a tyrannical government.

    * The police have no legal obligation to protect me—or anyone.

    Add: Note the Cowards of Broward County. The coward who hid and failed to call in the shooting for 4 minutes just got his termination reversed and is getting paid $137,000 for refusing to protect the children under his watch.
    Ugh...do you have any idea what the founding fathers would have done to Bundy? Here's a hint, Fort Irwin and the Blackhorse are just a few hours south of there. Jefferson would have had them turn that ranch into a parking lot. For the record the rest of the "blood of tyrants" was Jefferson commenting on Shay's Rebellion in which the state governments called up the militia and stomped Shay's crew into a mud puddle and then walked it dry. Were Obama playing THOSE rules he'd have been calling up able bodied gun owners to service in kicking Bundy's seditious rear end and you'd have faced a court martial if you defied the order.

    Read some history, entire books not the sound bite trash that gets served up all around these days
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    Thanks, Raven, for the good article. When I first glanced at your post, I thought YOU were saying that you sang tenor and wore tights. A more thorough reading corrected the notion. (Not that that's a bad thing)

    As many here have noted, we don't need all 73; however the article is useful as persuasive info to provide to those who are new to firearm ownership and use, or are considering it. There are also some handy 'reasons' to keep in mind if we find ourselves in a debate.

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