Seventy-three? I get lost at ten.
This is a discussion on These Are the 73 Reasons Why I Carry a Handgun within the Home (And Away From Home) Defense Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; 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 ...
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!”
Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.
Everyone wants to eat, but few are willing to hunt....
Seventy-three? I get lost at ten.
Retired USAF E-8. Curmudgeon on the loose.
Lighten up and enjoy life because:
Paranoia strikes deep, into your life it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid... Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth
Good article for those who are not already carrying regularly!
Retired Police Lieutenant, Former UH-1N Huey & MH-53 Pave Low Gunner, Retired USAF Reserve, Glock Armorer, AL Retired LEO CPP, NRA Certified Pistol Instructor, LEOSA Qualified, Active FOP Executive Board Member
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" Phil 4:13
* 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.
When seconds count, help is only 18+ minutes away!
I have only one good reason for carrying, because I can.
"Stop being dangerous, and you become edible." William Aprill
"Verily, I have often laughed at the weaklings who thought themselves good because they had no claws.”― Friedrich Nietzsche
Who needs 73 reasons to carry when there is just one?
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“A man’s rights rest in three boxes: the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box” - Frederick Douglas
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!
I can count 10 fingers and ten toes, if I'm barefoot. Anything over 20 is "many."
"A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it."
I count one, two, many, infinite.
Second Amendment: The difference between politicians and rulers.US Navy - US Army, RetiredNRA Benefactor Life Member
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.
Scott, US Army 1974-2004
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.
- Ronald Reagan
Anybody who needs 73 reasons for anything really isn't sure of any of them.
Attack Squadron 65 "Tigers", USS Eisenhower '80 - '83, peackeeping w/Iran, Libya, Lebanon and E. Europe
Read some history, entire books not the sound bite trash that gets served up all around these days
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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Never give in--never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.
- - Sir Winston Churchill, 1941